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2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle Review Price Specs

There are many changes to the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle, including the brand new Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) 1262 cubic-cm engine and a redesigned chassis, better electronics, and new fairing panels, and lighter, more sporty-looking wheels. A revolutionary bike when it was introduced in 2010, the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle offered four different riding experiences in one package: sport, long-distance tourer, the daily commuter, and enduro. The 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle raises the bar on performance, simplicity of use, comfort, and enjoyment thanks to its four souls, many new features, and Riding Modes.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle – Features and Price

Unique, elegant design

To achieve an unparalleled degree of quality and finish, the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle maintains the family’s distinguishing characteristics (clean surfaces, taut lines, and opposing visual masses in the front and rear). The revised side panels of the fairing give the front end a cleaner, more streamlined appearance. Ducati’s attention to detail can be seen in several places, including the frame, which strikes the perfect balance between weight and performance, the rear aluminum subframe with integrated luggage mounts, and the ergonomic, practical switchgear. To match the contemporary instrument panel and the new aluminum-insert key (see above).

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle

The new TFT instrument panel

The LCD instrument panel on the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle has been redesigned with a more intuitive information arrangement and menu system. New icons for the left switchgear simplify menu access: an empty dot indicates that a short press of the button is needed. In contrast, a solid dot indicates that the rider must press the button for a more extended period.

The 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle’s new 5″ TFT instrument display has a completely redesigned navigation interface. Improved visibility in the daylight, better visual laridert for menu navigation, and customizable settings are all features of this TFT panel’s new higher resolution (186.59 PPI – 800xRGBx480). There are also several Riding Modes, such as Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro, which have been given various colors to make them simpler to recognize: Red represents Sport, White means Touring, and Black represents Day Mode.

Speed, rpm, chosen gear, total distance, trips 1 and 2, engine coolant temperature, fuel gauge, and a clock are all shown on the LCD and TFT. The chosen Riding Mode, remaining range, current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed, air temperature, journey duration, and an ice road surface alert are among the other data shown.

To activate and modify different features such as DTC and DWC personalization and the 3-level Cornering ABS function, the left handlebar switchgear may be used at a stop. The suspension settings option on the S version allows the rider to make more adjustments. On the move or standing still, the rider can also select the Riding Mode (Sports Touring Urban or Enduro) and load settings to match the rider’s current riding configuration: solo, solo with baggage, passenger, or both passengers and luggage. It allows the rider to customize rider ride to fit riders’ needs ideally.

Hands-Free Ignition

The Hands-Free technology, which increases security, makes it possible to start the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle without using a mechanical key. Even if the electronic key is never taken from the rider’s pocket and is within a 2-meter radius of the bike, the system will automatically scan the key’s code. When the rider presses the “on” button, the bike is powered up, the display is active, and the engine may be started. To remove the seat and filler cap, the electronic key has a mechanical “flip” key. A steering lock with an electronic actuator is also available.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle

Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262

The DVT engine (Desmodromic Variable Timing) optimizes high-rpm performance to deliver optimum power by independently changing the timing of its exhaust and intake camshafts. To counter this, at low to medium rpms, it increases torque while decreasing fuel consumption. In reality, this is a Euro 4-compliant engine with excellent fuel efficiency that continuously alters its characteristics as the rpm changes – undetected by the rider.

The new standard for rideability and performance was established by the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle engine with an increased displacement of 1262 cc. The 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle engine was chosen as a starting point for Ducati’s new development to deliver maximum torque in the low-to-mid RPM band. Delivery at 5,500 rpm is 18% greater than the previous generation thanks to torque accessible beneath 3,500 rpm, accounting for 85% of the available torque. To put it another way, the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle has the most excellent torque output in its class while running at the most often utilized rpm range of 4,000 revolutions per minute (rpm).

To increase the displacement, the piston stroke was increased from 67.9mm to 71.5mm (the bore remains 106 mm). All three of these components needed to be replaced; thus, the engine had to be completely disassembled. 158 horsepower at 9,750 rpm and 13.2 kgm of torque at 7,500 rpm are the maximum output and torque, respectively, of the DVT system, which was re-calibrated to maximize low-to-mid range torque delivery.

To attain this level of performance, engineers modified the engine’s exhaust and intake systems. In addition to the modified exhaust pipe and pre silencer arrangement, the vehicle got a new silencer and silencer. The air intake mouth was modified at the intake end.

The DVT logo is included on metal support on the new belt covers. The 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle engine’s generator cover has been modified to suit the DQS Up & Down’s new, more advanced gear sensor. A shorter stroke has been added to the gear lever linkage for improved engagement accuracy, and the new “Mercury Grey” color has been applied to the generator and clutch covers. Integrated clutch slave cylinders are another unique element. They’re smaller and easier to install.

Each Riding Mode’s torque delivery varies depending on the chosen gear, thanks to extensive revisions to the engine tuneup focused on rideability. Engine brake control now reacts differently in each gear for much better riding comfort. The cruise control has also been re-adjusted for maximum comfort.

Desmo delight

The Desmodromic valve actuation technology, which has made Ducati’s Bologna-built motorcycles renowned worldwide, is used in the Testastretta DVT engine as anticipated. The intake and exhaust valves are mechanically closed using this technique with the same level of accuracy with which they are opened. When the rider hears the phrase desmodromic, the rider thinks about mechanisms that have one control to activate them in one way, as an opening and another for when they’re closed (closure or return). The usage of this technology on Ducati Corse’s Superbikes and MotoGP motorcycles demonstrates the soundness of this system, which is utilized on all Ducati models.


The 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle’s frame and swingarm have been completely redesigned. The redesigned swingarm is 48 mm longer and has a 24° increase in steering angle. These modifications have resulted in a 55-millimeter increase in wheelbase. Aside from providing improved cornering performance, the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle’s revised engine character and suspension configuration also provide complete stability while riding two-up with the side panniers fully loaded.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle

Frontal Trellis structure with large-diameter but thin tubing and two lateral subframes walled off by a fiberglass-reinforced plastic rear load-bearing element provide maximum torsional stiffness to the chassis. Designed as a single die-cast element with manufactured and weld core parts, the single-sided swingarm adds significantly to the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle’s sure-footed handling. It is robust, hollow, and lightweight.


The fork of the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle is a Kayaba 48 mm upside-down fork with a specialized cast bottom bracket with spring preload, compression, and rebound adjustments. The Sachs mono-shock in the rear has fully adjustable compression and rebound, as well as a spring preload adjuster that can be accessed through a convenient remote control. Even with the bike fully loaded, the spring provides improved riding comfort since it operates in stages.

Both the front and rear suspensions have 170 mm of travel each, providing a pleasant ride even when the bike is fully laden, as well as safe off-road handling. Both 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle’s internal suspension system has been changed.

Tires and rims

The 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle has 340 grams lighter, five-Y-spoke, light-alloy wheels than the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle. Pirelli SCORPIONTM Trail II, 120/70-17 tires, are mounted on the front, and 190/55-17″ tires are mounted on the rear on all variants.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle – Price

The new 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle is available at the price of $18,965 only.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Type Ducati Testastretta DVT having Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-Twin cylinder, four valves per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1.262 cc
Bore x Stroke 106 mm x 71.5 mm
Compression ratio 13:01
Power 116.2 kW (158 hp) at 9,500 rpm
Torque 129.5 Nm (95.5 lb-ft) at 7,500 rpm
Fuel injection Bosch electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies having Ride-by-Wire, equivalent diameter 56 mm
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler having catalytic converter and two lambda probes, aluminum tailpipes
Gearbox 6-speed
Gear Ratios (1st – 6th) First: 37/15,
Second: 30/17,
Third: 27/20,
Forth: 24/22,
Fifth: 23/24,
Sixth: 22/25
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
Clutch Light action, wet, multi-plate clutch, including hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run


Type Tubular steel Trellis frame
Wheelbase 1,585 mm (62.4 inches)
Rake 25°
Trail 111 mm (4.37 inches)
Front suspension 48 mm fully adjustable USD forks
Front-wheel travel 170 mm (6.7 inches)
Front-wheel 5-spoke Y-shape cast light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tire Pirelli Scopion Trail II 120/70 R17
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Sachs mono-shock unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
Rear-wheel travel 170 mm (6.7 inches)
Rear Wheel Five-spoke Y-shaped cast light alloy 6″ x 17″
Rear tire Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 R17
Front brake 2 x 320mm of semi-floating discs, radially attached monobloc Brembo calipers, Four pistons, 2-pad, having cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake 265mm of a disc, 2-piston floating caliper including cornering ABS as a standard equipment
Fuel tank capacity 20 l – 5.3 gallons (US)
Dry weight 209 kg (461 lb)
Wet weight 232 kg (511 lb)
Seat height Adjustable 825mm – 845mm (32.5 inches – 33.3 inches)


Instrumentation LCD
Ducati electronics Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch Cornering ABS + DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Cruise control, Hands-Free, Backlit handlebar switches, Auto-off indicators, ready for Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Anti-theft system
Additional equipment(Model weight-related) Touring Pack: panniers, heated grips, and center stand;
Sport Pack: road-legal exhaust Ducati Performance by Termignoni and machined-from-billet aluminum brake, new carbon fiber front mudguard and clutch reservoir caps;
Urban Pack: tank bag has a lock, top case, and USB hub;
Enduro Pack: supplementary lights & Ducati Performance components by Touratech: radiator guard, engine protection bars, oil sump guard, more significant kickstand base and an all-new off-road footpegs
Warranty 24 months, unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals 15,000km (9,000 miles) / 12 months
Valve clearance check 30,000 km (18,000 miles)
Standard Euro 4
Emissions CO2 120 g/km
Consumption 5.2l/100 km

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