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Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike Review Specs

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike offers the new Multistrada 1260 Enduro widens the notion of adventure by featuring a new Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 engine with a complete torque curve and a redesigned chassis for better ease of riding at low speeds or while navigating. A blend of performance and comfort will make your adventures both on and off the road unforgettable.

The Multistrada Enduro continues to evolve with the addition of a new 1262 cm3 Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine, large chassis, electronics changes, and an all-new color scheme. This unique Euro 4-compliant 1262 cm3 Ducati Testastretta DVT provides excellent pulling power from the low-to-mid rpm range. Eighty-five percent of maximum torque is already accessible at 3,500 rpm, with a 17 percent increase at 5,500 rpm compared to the torque curve on the engine that powered the previous model. As a result, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro has the most torque (at 4,000 rpm, the most common rev rate while riding) in its class.

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike – Features and Price

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike

Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike offers the DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine that optimizes high-rev performance to maximize power by separately adjusting the timing of the camshaft that monitors the intake valves and the camshaft that controls the exhaust valves. Instead, at low-to-medium rpm, it smooths engine performance makes power delivery more linear and increases torque. The engine’s characteristics change continually as rpm varies, always staying within Euro 4 standards and maintaining consumption under tight control. The Ducati Testastretta DVT, like every other Ducati, has the Desmodromic engine valve closing mechanism that has made the brand famous worldwide.

The bike has a displacement of 1262 cm3; the new Multistrada 1260 Enduro engine establishes new benchmarks in handling and performance. Ducati engineers concentrated on assuring maximum, ideal torque delivery across the low-mid rpm range while developing this new engine placed on the Multistrada 1260. Eighty-five percent of the torque is already available below 3,500 rpm, with a 17 percent increase at 5,500 rpm compared to the previous 1198 cm3 model. As a result, the MultistradaEnduro 1260 has the most excellent torque (at 4,000 rpm which is the most typical rev rate while riding) in its class.

The revised displacement was obtained by increasing the piston stroke length from 67.9 to 71.5 mm (the bore remains unchanged at 106 mm). It entailed creating new piston rods, a new crankshaft and new cylinders. Furthermore, the DVT system has been recalibrated to maximize torque delivery at low and mid revs resulting in 158 horsepower at 9,500 rpm and 13 kgm at 7,500 rpm.

To achieve this level of performance, the exhaust and intake systems had to be completely overhauled. The exhaust features a new pipe arrangement, a new internal layout for the pre-silencer, and a new silencer; the air intake zone has been changed.

New belt covers feature the DVT logo, which is now applied to metallic support. The Multistrada 1260 Enduro engine also features a modified alternator cover which houses a new cutting-edge gear sensor that is required for the DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down technology which permits clutchless upshifting and downshifting. The gear shift linkage has been modified with shorter strokes allowing for more precise meshing.

Compared to the Multistrada 1260, the Enduro variant includes a six-speed transmission with a shorter first gear to increase off-road performance. The clutch piston has been modified as well becoming more compact and integrated.

The engine calibration has been entirely reworked to improve handling, with torque delivery varying in each Riding Mode according to the selected gear. Furthermore, to improve rider comfort engine braking control is now differentiated on a gear-by-gear basis. Cruise control has also been re-calibrated to improve comfort even more.

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike

Innovative Technology

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike has to manage power delivery; the Multistrada 1260 Enduro has a redesigned throttle that communicates with the Ride by Wire technology. This new throttle provides a more fluid accelerator link and a better ride feel.

The new 6-axis Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) platform governs Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Bosch ABS Cornering, and electronic speed control on the Multistrada 1260 Enduro. The Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution system configures the suspension set-up almost instantly thanks to input from on-vehicle sensors, rounds out the four Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro). It insulates the car body from road surface bumps, dips and ripples making rides more pleasant. Vehicle Hold Control is standard on the Multistrada 1260 Enduro (VHC).

Bosch Brembo Brake System

The new Multistrada 1260 Enduro is equipped with Brembo brakes and the ABS 9.1ME Cornering device, part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). Cornering ABS uses the Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) platform to optimize front and rear braking power even in crucial conditions and with the bike leaning significantly. The system gives solutions suited for any occasion or riding condition by interacting with the Riding Modes.

The Multistrada employs an Electronic Combined Braking System, which is controlled by an ABS control processor (which merges front and rear braking). It is optimized for urban and touring riding modes but has less intervention in Sport mode when automated control is less desirable. The combined braking system improves stability by employing four pressure detectors to distribute braking force between the front and back wheels efficiently.

The ABS wheel lift detection function is completely activated in Urban and Touring Riding Modes but disabled in Sport and Enduro modes. It is designed to enhance rear tire control during severe braking. The ABS function may also be restricted to the front brakes which is a feature used by the Multistrada in Enduro Riding Mode to allow the rear wheel to slide when braking. Nonetheless, in Enduro Riding Mode, the ABS may be disengaged via the instrument panel, and settings can be saved and retrieved at the next Key-On.

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike


Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike boasts a redesigned chassis setup with a half-kilo double-sided swingarm. The rake has not altered. However, the offset has been raised by 1 mm to 111 mm. The Multistrada 1260 Enduro is built on a solid frontal Trellis frame made of large-diameter, low-thickness tubing with the two lateral subframes closed off by a rear load-bearing techno-polymer fiberglass element for maximum torsional stiffness.

The Multistrada 1260 Enduro which has a Sachs steering damper that enhances handling in severe circumstances, delivers performance levels previously unreachable in the maxi-enduro tourer class.


The 2020 Multistrada 1260 Enduro has a 48 mm Sachs fork with ceramic grey sleeves and forged fork bottoms. At the back, a Sachs shock absorber is used both the front and rear are semi-active and are managed by the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution system. In addition to permitting automated adjustment of rebound and compression damping and spring pre-load incorporated into the Riding Modes or customized via the on-board computer – the semi-active system exerts continual control to maintain optimal vehicle balance.

Both front and rear suspension have 185 mm of wheel travel (15 mm less than the Multistrada 1200 Enduro), delivering great comfort even when fully laden and allowing riders to drive off-road in perfect safety.

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike

Tires and wheels

The Pirelli SCORPIONTM Trail II tires for the Multistrada 1260 are 120/70 R19 in the front and 170/60 R17 in the back. The SCORPIONTM Trail II is the ideal combination of off-road racing capability and road performance. Its advantages include long mileage, stable performance throughout its life cycle, and first-rate wet performance. It is designed for the most demanding bikers.

The revolutionary tread design on the SCORPIONTM Trail II blends the off-road approach used across the SCORPIONTM family with Pirelli’s experience in producing the ANGELTM GT Pirelli’s finest sport touring tire and the category benchmark.

The new SCORPIONTM Trail II tire’s side grooves are intended to provide excellent drainage in the rain, while the arrangement and shape of the middle tracks not only improve water drainage performance but also provide improved grip, more stability and more even wear.

This new tire outperforms its predecessor in terms of mileage while maintaining cornering and wet weather performance. The SCORPIONTM Trail II profiles are directly derived from the ANGELTM GT profiles. Because of the profile’s shorter, broader contact patch, it helps decrease and level tread wear extending mileage. New profiles have also enhanced handling which will continue to be consistent throughout the product’s life cycle. The Multistrada 1260 Enduro may be equipped with Pirelli SCORPIONTM Rally tires which are more suited to off-road use.

Tubeless spoked wheels with aluminum rims, 40 cross-mounted spokes and gravity cast hubs are standard on the Multistrada 1260 Enduro. The wheels have been changed and weighted down by around 2 kg compared to the previous generation. The dimensions are 3.00 x 19′′ in the front and 4.50 x 17′′ on the back.

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike – Price

The new Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Motorcycle is available at $22,295 only.

Multistrada 1260 Enduro Ducati 2020 Touring Bike – 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 (77.0 cu in)
Bore x stroke 106 x 71.5 mm
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Power 158 hp (116 kW) at 9,500rpm
Torque 94 lb-ft (13.0 kgm, 128 Nm) at 7,500rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system, eq56mm elliptical throttle bodies including Ride-by-Wire system
Exhaust Stainless steel single muffler, Catalytic converter, and two lambda probes


Gearbox Six speed with Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS)
Primary drive Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket Z15, Rear sprocket Z43
Clutch Light action, Wet, Multiplate clutch having hydraulic control, Self-servo action on drive, Slipper action on over-run


Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Front suspension Ø48 mm fully adjustable USD fork, Electronic rebound, and compression damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS)
Front-wheel Tubeless spoked wheel in light alloy 3-inchx19-inch
Front tire Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70ZR19 (vehicle also homologated for Pirelli Scorpion Rally, same measures)
Rear suspension Fully adjustable mono-shock, Electronic compression, rebound damping, & spring pre-load adjustment having Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS), a double-sided aluminum swingarm
Rear-wheel Tubeless spoked wheel in light alloy 4.5-inchx17-inch
Rear tire Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60ZR17 (vehicle also homologated for Pirelli Scorpion Rally, same measures)
Wheel travel (front/rear) 185mm / 185mm (7.3 inches / 7.3 inches)
Front brake 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, Radially mounted Brembo monobloc M4.32-piston calipers, 2-pad, Radial Master Cylinder, Cornering ABS
Rear brake Ø265 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper, Cornering ABS
Instrumentation 5″ color TFT display

Dimensions and weights

Dry weight 225 kg (496 lb)
Kerb weight 254 kg (560 lb)
Seat height 860mm (33.8 inches), 880mm (34.6 inches) with a high seat
Wheelbase 1,592 mm (62.7 in)
Rake 25°
Trail 112 mm (4.4 in)
Fuel tank capacity 30 l (7.9 US gal)
Number of seats 2


Safety equipment Riding Mode, Power Mode, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
Standard equipment Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS), Cruise control, Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS), Full-LED headlight, Hands-Free, Backlit handlebar switches, 5″ color TFT display, Auto-off turn indicators, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)

Warranty and maintenance

Warranty 24 months, Unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals 15,000km (9,000 miles) / 12month
Desmoservice 30,000km (18,000 miles)

Emissions and consumption

Standard Euro 4
CO2 emissions 130 g/km
Consumption 5.5 l/100 km

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