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First Ducati 1100 Breaks Cover, and it’s a MultiStrada; New Monster Also Announced

2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100

As Dirck said in his article on the 6th, rumors have been swirling regarding the possibility of a new 1100cc air-cooled powerplant from Ducati. Well, it’s official – today Ducati announced the 2007 Multistrada 1100.

The new Multistrada 1100 carries over the same chassis as the 2006 Multistrada 1000DS, but features a modified, big-bore version of Ducati’s popular 1000DS air-cooled V-Twin motor. A 4mm increase in bore (from 94mm to 98mm) gives a new displacement of 1078cc (the 1000DS displaced 992cc), resulting in an increase in power from the old bike’s 92hp@8000rpm to a new 95hp@7750rpm, and from 68lb-ft of torque at 5000rpm to 76lb-ft@4750rpm.

Of course, the Multistrada isn’t the only Ducati powered by the 1000DS motor – models in the Monster and Supersport ranges also feature the 1000DS. This means that we’re likely to see 1100DS Monster and Supersport models in the near future.

Ducati also announced a new Monster, the Monster S4R Testastretta, featuring the same 998cc V-Twin found in their 999 superbike – producing a claimed 130hp at the crank. Similar to the S4Rs introduced last year, the S4R lacks the high-end, and expensive Ohlins supension components. Nevertheless, tieh its own high-end features like radial-mount Brembo front brakes and fully adjustable suspension front and rear (Showa forks, Sachs shock), this is one trick Monster.

2007 Ducati Monster S4R Testastretta
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