2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike Review

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The newly launched 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike is an impressive bike for those riders who want style during long rides. It’s 30 liters of fuel tank provides an awesome long ride while the 19 inches of the front wheel with the long suspension travel are optimized for better riding experience. Its rugged bodywork with the full support of off-road tires allows the best two-wheel riding experience. It allows the comfortable riding position with an ultimate engine performance. Its high-tech equipment adds another level to exciting ride making it an ideal bike for adventure lovers. It comes with the latest technology in terms of safety, Bosch IMU platform, cornering ABS, combined braking and much more. With its 5 inches of TFT display screen, a rider can easily get all the information with only one look. It’s cruise control and back-lit switch gear improves the comfort and safety in all conditions. Its new LED headlights provide the best light output. The new electronic semi-active suspension is adjustable according to the riding style. The powerful Testastretta engine comes with the continuously variable timing with ultimate power, superb torque and outstanding acceleration throughout the entire rev range.

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike – Specification

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike

Engine Features

The all-new 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike comes with the Testastretta DVT engine, which uses the Desmodromic valve actuation system. This system has made the Bologna-built bikes famous worldwide. This system closes the intake and exhaust valves mechanically with greater precision. The design is very intelligently designed to provide the best output. The bore to stroke ratio is about 106 mm and 67.9 mm. Its engine delivers the output of 160 horsepower and torque of 136 Nm much more than the 2017 Ducati 950 Multistrada. The new six-speed gearbox provides the best off-road and on-road riding experience. The clutch is of the oil-bath slipper type. This touring bike is equipped with two sparks whose ignition is managed independently i.e. first is placed right at the center of combustion chamber while the second is positioned on the external side. They ensure the complete and efficient burning of fuel-air mixture within the combustion chamber. The layout of an exhaust system is based on two primary manifolds which merge directly in the single 2-chamber silencer. The use of advanced materials and cutting-edge engineering has allowed the Ducati to reduce the scheduled maintenance requirements. It is made possible by using the special material for valve seats, by improving the combustion efficiency and design of the engine. The use of anti-knocking sensor has enabled the motor to use lower octane normal fuel (RON 91) as well as high octane fuel (RON 95). The DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) uses the hydraulically operated camshaft-phasers to manipulate the position of the camshaft relative to the sprocket connected to the timing belt and therefore vary valve timing. They are on both intake and exhaust camshaft. The camshaft-phasers is the two-piece mechanism comprised on an outer sprocket connected to the timing belt and an inner rotor is connected to the camshaft. The two pieces can move about 45 crankshaft degrees independently of each other in 0.45 seconds.

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike

Chassis

The all-new 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike comes with the strong and compact frame. The riding position is carefully designed to ensure the best off-road handling and ultimate on-road comfort. Its handlebars are kept higher while the seat is designed is a way for maximum contact point between the rider and the bike. The footpegs are steel-made featuring the removable rubber covers. The rear brake lever is fully adjustable according to the rider preference. The overall design is kept same as its previous 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 model.  The braking system comes with the Bosch 9.1ME ABS ECU, which is an integrated part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). The new cornering ABS efficiently make use of Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) platform to optimize the front and rear braking power in all critical situation. The front braking system features the Monobloc radially-mounted Brembo 4-piston calipers with the 32 mm discs. The rear braking system features the solo 265 mm diameter of disc gripped by the floating caliper from Brembo. The newly launched 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike features the solid frontal trellis frame with the larger-diameter and low-thickness tubing. The two lateral sub-frames are closed off by the rear load-bearing, techno-polymer and fiberglass material for added torsional rigidity. It provides the ground clearance of 205 mm for greater off-road riding advantage. Its new double-sided swingarm is made by the shell-cast aluminum. It offers the best performance due to the best combination of brushed and rough-finished parts. This swingarm is specially designed for the off-road use. The new DSS (Ducati Skyhook Suspension) is specially designed for this touring bike. It comes with the 48 mm fork and the Sachs rear shock. It guarantees the 200 mm of wheel travel on both front and rear. An electronic suspension provides the continuous rebound and compression damping adjustment with the semi-active control offering the optimal vehicle balance. This suspension provides the smooth ride in all road conditions. This bike has the full support of DTC (Ducati Traction Control), which reduces the acceleration and deceleration to ensure the smooth fun ride. The new Pirelli SCORPION Trail 2 tires are being used in it. The front tire is of 120/70 R19 while the rear is 170/60 R17. These tires offer the best riding experience on both on-road and off-road conditions. The tubeless spoked wheels with aluminum rims provide another sense of satisfaction. They feature the 40 cross-mounted spokes and gravity-cast hubs. The front wheel measurement is about 3.00 x 19 inches at the front while the 4.50 x 17 inches at the rear.

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike

Equipment

The all-new 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike comes with the state-of-the-art full TFT instrument panel. It display varies according to the riders preference and selected Riding Mode. There are four different riding modes in this Ducati bike and the background style, display layout and information displayed changed accordingly. In Sport and Touring modes, the rider will receive all information on this display. The Urban mode shows an essential riding information while the Enduro mode view adds rpm bar graph as well. As mentioned earlier, four riding modes are available on this bike.

  • Enduro: The Enduro Riding Mode is usually for off-road riding. In this engine delivers the power of 100 horsepower and the DSS Evolution intervention is reconfigured for rough terrain riding. The DTC system ensures the mass off-road grip and acceleration while the DWC system is disengaged. The ABS is set on the Level 1 for low-grip surfaces.
  • Touring: The Touring Riding Mode usually delivers the maximum power of 152 horsepower offering the smooth and progressive power delivery. The higher intervention levels of DTC and DWC are being used for added safety. The level 3 for ABS is used for perfect touring experience. The DSS is set on for added comfort for both rider and passenger during long rides.
  • Sport: The Sports Riding Mode enables the engine to deliver the 152 horsepower with the max torque of 128 Nm with the full support of sport-style suspension. The intervention of DTC and DWC in reduced while the ABS is set on the Level 2 for added fun and sporty feeling.
  • Urban: The Urban Riding Mode reduces the power of an engine to 100 horsepower and changes the suspension setting according to urban demand. The intervention of DTC and DWC is kept high while the ABS is set on Level 3 for extreme safety.

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike

The IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) constantly supplies the angle of lean angle to the DCL (Ducati Cornering Lights), which offers the greater active safety at night or dark. When entering a bend, the dedicated LED located in the headlights turn on in the direction of the road, according to a defined lean angle, allowing to see around the corner instead of having to ride into darkness. Whenever the lean angle sensor detects that bike is bending, it turns on the LED so that any obstacles become visible. The DSP (Ducati Safety Pack) is specially designed to achieve the superior control and active safety. It includes the Brembo 9.1ME multi-calibration cornering ABS with three mappings and 8-levels of DTC (Ducati Traction Control). The switches of handlebar are easy to operate and gives and impressive look to the handlebar. The new DWC (Ducati Wheelie Control) detects the lift of front wheel and control the torque and power accordingly. This control comes in eight different level depending upon the rider skills or selected riding mode. This new 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike features the advanced lighting technology. The headlights use the latest LED technology while the rear 3D light provides the best look and light output. This bike offers the hands-free ignition system i.e. when the rider approaches this motorcycle with an electronic key in his pocket. This system recognizes the code of key within the 2-meter range and enables the actuation. Rider just has to simply press the on button and engine is ready to go. The steering lock is an electronically actuated just by pressing the key on the button. An electronic cruise control function comes as a standard for more relaxed and comfortable ride. It can easily be activated by using the left-hand end of the handlebar. The new DMS (Ducati Multimedia System) comes as standard and it can be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth technology. An additional icon will display on the dash as an alert of incoming calls, messages or audio player. There is an app as well for the riders so that they can enjoy more from their bike, they call this app as Multistrada Ling. Currently, this app is only for IOS soon it will also be available for Android users as well.

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike – Technical Specification

Engine

Type Testastretta with the variable valve timing, L-Twin cylinder, 4-valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1198.4 cc
Bore x Stroke 106 mm x 67.9 mm
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Power 112 kW (152 hp) @ 9,500 rpm
Torque 128 Nm (94 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm
Fuel injection Bosch electronic fuel injection system, an elliptical throttle bodies with the Ride-by-Wire, equivalent diameter 56 mm
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler with a catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, Ducati Performance by the Termignoni single titanium muffler

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike Specs

Transmission

Gearbox 6 speed
Primary drive Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Ratio 1=38/14; 2=30/17; 3=27/20; 4=24/22; 5=23/24; 6=22/25
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Clutch Light action, wet, multi-plate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike Specs

Chassis

Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension Sachs 48 mm of fully adjustable USD forks. An electronic compression and the rebound damping adjustment with the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS)
Front wheel Tubeless spoked wheel in the light alloy 3″ x 19″
Front Tyre Pirelli Scorpion Rally 120/70 R19
Rear suspension Fully adjustable Sachs unit. An Electronic compression & rebound damping adjustment. An electronic spring pre-load adjustment with the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS). Aluminum double-sided swingarm
Rear wheel Tubeless spoked wheel in light alloy 4.50″ x 17″
Rear tyre Pirelli Scorpion Rally 170/60 R17
Front wheel travel 200 mm (7.9 inches)
Rear wheel travel 200 mm (7.9 inches)
Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo calipers, 4-piston, 2-pad, with cornering ABS as a standard equipment
Rear brake 265 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper, with cornering ABS as a standard equipment
Instrumentation Color TFT display 5″

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike Specs

Dimensions and Weight

Dry weight 232 kg (511 lb)
Wet weight (KERB) 261 kg (575 lb)
Seat height 870 mm (34.25 inches)
Wheelbase 1.594 mm (62.76 inches)
Rake 25°
Trail 110 mm (4.3 inches)
Fuel tank capacity 30 liters
Number of seats Dual seat

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike Specs

Equipment

Standard Equipment Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ride by Wire (RbW), Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch Cornering ABS + DTC), Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo, Cruise control, Full LED headlamp with Ducati Cornering Lights, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Hands-Free, Backlit handlebar switches, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Full colour TFT display, Ducati Performance by Touratech side tank protectors, LED additional lights, low windscreen, Steering damper, Anti-theft ready

Warranty

Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals 15,000 km (9.000 m) / 12 months
Valve clearance check 30.000km (18,000m)

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro Touring Bike Specs

Emissions and Consumption

Standard Euro 4 (Only for Euro 4 countries)
Consumption 5.6 liters/100 km – CO2 132 g/km (Only for Euro 4 countries)