The Ducati Multistrada is ADV at its highest order. The 1200 was first introduced in 2010 as a successor for the Multistrada 1100 and has been constantly gone under the microscope of the Italians to undergo technical upgrades. Over the years, the motorcycle has gained everything from ABS to traction control, and from multi-engine modes to electronically adjustable damping, moving the machine closer and closer to perfection.
For 2015, the Multistrada 1200 gets a revised 1190 cc Testastretta 11-degree engine that improves on power delivery and smoothness. The riding modes selection gives an additional boon to riders while the uprated 160 bhp engine makes sure that there is always a constant surge of power.
In the aesthetic department, the new 2015 model new runs a full LED front end that includes LED parking lights, low and high beams. The machine also gets an updated 5-inch TFT colour instrument display panel with heaps of new information available to the rider at any given time.
But above all, where the Multistrada 1200 shines most is the technology it carries under all the bodywork. The adventure machine comes fitted with cruise control, electronically adjustable suspensions, keyless ignition, cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control and cornering lights. For European buyers, the Multistrada 1200 also comes pre-equipped with the Dainese D-Air airbag system that combined with the Dainese D-Air riding gear would deploy the airbags when detecting a collision.
With such high levels of work and efforts gone into creating the Multistrada 1200, every bit and piece has to be carefully fitted on the machine, and perfection has to be achieved to make sure that everything works in sync with each other. And for Ducati, there is no machine to achieve such feat, as everything has to be hand fitted, hand tested, cause that, off course, is the best standard of practice. So, sit back and enjoy the next one minute or so to see the beautiful timelapse where the engineers work hard to put together the beautiful Italian machine.
Hit the link below to watch – The Birth of The Multistrada 1200: