Ducati Multistrada 1200: Shrink the globe on a bulletproof bike

  • New colours, tyres for road and off-road travel
  • Accessories designed for the less-beaten track
  • Cutting-edge performance, active safety
2017 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 PRO: Image: Ducati / Newspress
2017 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 PRO: Image: Ducati / Newspress

BORGO PANIGALE, Bologna – Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 Enduro, the bikemaker says, is now even more of a globetrotter thanks to the introduction of a Pro version.

“The trail-blazing spirit of this the most venturesome Multistrada,” Ducati says, “now reaches new heights thanks to this latest version designed for riders eager to get off-road and get exploring.”

2017 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 PRO: Image: Ducati / Newspress
2017 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 PRO: Image: Ducati / Newspress

The Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro has an eye-catching sand-coloured rough surface finish on the front end and tank cover, the latter bearing an Enduro logo on each side. Other Enduro Pro exclusive features include a two-tone seat and black sub-frame and clutch/alternator covers.

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The off-road spirit of the bike has been enhanced with Pirelli Scorpion rally tyres, standard rubber being 120/70 R19 at the front, 170/60 R17 at the rear.

“Perfect for off-road use,” Ducati says, “and with outstanding performance on asphalt. Other Pro features include Ducati Performance bull bars by Touratech with diode lights, a low screen that’s great for on-the-pegs off-roading, and a type-approved Ducati Performance exhaust by Termignoni.”

2017 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 PRO: Image: Ducati / Newspress
2017 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 PRO: Image: Ducati / Newspress

The Multistrada’s  frame is reported to have been tested and developed “under the most extreme conditions” and the machine is powered by the a 114kW Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine with EURO 4 type approval and, “thanks to riding mode technology” (Enduro, Touring, Sport ,Urban) has the same “four-bikes-in-one” spirit that has made this Ducati multibike such a success.

CRUISING SPEED CONTROL

Standard on the Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro are anti-lock brakes, cornering lights, traction, wheelie control and the semi-active Ducati Skyhook suspension Evolution system with 200mm of wheel travel, and hill-start assistance.

Long-distance riders will appreciate electronic speed control and the Bluetooth communication module which operates, through a smartphone, key multimedia functions (incoming calls, text messaging, music) via the switchgear and display information on the TFT dashboard.

2017 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 PRO: Image: Ducati / Newspress
2017 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 PRO: Image: Ducati / Newspress

ALL THE FEATURES…
Sand colour
Dedicated two-tone seat
Black rear sub-frame
Black alternator and clutch cover
Low screen
Ducati Performance tubular-steel tank bars by Touratech with supplementary LED lighting
Ducati Performance titanium silencer by Termignoni
Scorpion Rally tyres

…AND STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Ducati Testastretta DVT engine
Bosch inertial measurement unit
Bosch-Brembo ABS 9.1ME Cornering braking system
Electronic cruise control

Riding Modes
Ducati multimedia system
Ride-by-wire power modes
Ducati wheelie control
Ducati traction control
Vehicle hold control
Sachs semi-active electronic suspension (front/rear): Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evolution system
Diode headlight and cornering lights
Dashboard with full-TFT 5” colour screen
Centre stand

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