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Ducati Introduces Multistrada 1200 Enduro (with video)


With spoked wheels (including a 19″ front), the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro enters Ducati in the harder-core off-road, maxi-enduro category, and includes plenty of options (including huge luggage capacity) for the globe trotters among you.  Here is a brief statement from Ducati on the new model. We will update this article with more details a bit later.

The all-new Multistrada 1200 Enduro opens up a whole new “Wild” world and represents Ducati’s entry into the maxi-enduro segment. Born to explore, unstoppable on any terrain, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro is a full-optional bike designed to satisfy even the most demanding globetrotter. Moreover, it’s a maxi-enduro that has specifically been designed and built to handle the stress and strain of off-road riding. Thanks to spoked wheels – 19’’ at the front and 17’’ at the rear – the Multistrada 1200 Enduro is perfect for long adventure rides. Featuring electronic semi-active Sachs suspension (front and rear) and a 30-litre fuel tank, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro is at home on any terrain and is unstoppable thanks to a range that can exceed 450 kilometres. On the Multistrada 1200 Enduro Cornering ABS, Cornering Lights (DCL), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution system, with 200 mm of wheel travel, all come as standard. Moreover, Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) has been introduced to aid uphill starts. Lastly, in parallel with the Multistrada 1200 Enduro itself, a broad range of dedicated accessories – the most important being an aluminium luggage set – has also been developed.






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  1. todd says:

    This is truly the ugliest bike I’ve ever seen. I don’t care what the specifications are for it. No bike should ever be this ugly.

  2. Brinskee says:

    I like it. This might just maybe possibly be my next bike.

  3. Stevo says:

    Well I have a 2012 MTS and a KTM 1190 Adventure R. I can’t fathom how you would modify the duck to work as well as the KTM. The orange bike has protection and the parts that are in harms way are a fraction of the price. Duck is for sale.

  4. John says:

    I am waiting for a motocycle manufacturer to man up and paint their beak yellow and make it official.

  5. John says:

    The new Benelli TRK may have some promise, assuming its 460lb weight is fully filled with the shown luggage, not dry. Looks like a MultiStrada, but with a new 500cc twin.

    And why would my comment require moderation? WTF, MD!

  6. Stuki Moi says:

    If my intended usage for a motorcycle was to roost wheelies for 450km between fill ups, this would be my bike………

  7. Jeremy in TX says:

    Today’s lesson on how to “meh”:


    expressing a lack of interest or enthusiasm.
    “Meh. I’m not impressed so far”

    uninspiring; unexceptional.
    “a lot of his movies are … meh”

  8. Dino says:

    Holy Cheeze Whiz! Could they have used a bigger plastic sail for the sides of that front? Maybe if they shaved some of the mosquito-beak.

    Somewhere between this, and the truely naked Yamaha XSR900 (almost TOO naked?)

  9. beasty says:

    I’m going with “Meh” also. (although I do like the seat)

  10. Glenn says:

    How could you not buy this? Even the tires transform from street to dirt AUTOMAGICALLY! I thought electronic suspension was where it was at, but this takes motorcycling to a whole new level of fun and convenience.

  11. Randy in Ridgecrest says:

    OK, then! That’s a good rider. He rides that Multi like I almost ride my 990 Adventure. I’m sure this bike is far better on the road too.I like it. I’ll never buy it.

  12. Spot says:

    Starbucks or Bust

  13. stratkat says:

    meh??? really, you wonder why??? maybe because everyone else has a big bore adventure bike. wheres the excitment in that?

    • TexasADV says:

      For me, the excitement is in the fact that I prefer a Ducati to “everyone else” and have been waiting for this version since the current MTS was introduced in ’10. Sign me up!

      • TF says:

        I’m pretty impressed too. Bigger spoked wheels, longer/taller suspension, an 8 gallon tank, double sided swing arm, a rear brake that looks like it will actually work. I looks like a serious react to the 1290 KTM. Hopefully they have worked the bugs out of the DVT and the fuel mapping.

  14. TF says:

    Man, they really made some significant changes. Definitely not just a Multistrada with a 19″ front wheel.

  15. Jeremy in TX says:


    • xLaYN says:

      meh? really???… interesting, I tough it was going to be one of those “love it” machines, spoke wheels, big engine, italian brand, lots of hp’s.
      mind elaborating on why meh?

      • Jeremy in TX says:

        Taking an existing model and adding spoke wheels to it just doesn’t garner much excitement from me nor does it turn the Multistrada into an “enduro”. Plus the heavy-weight adventure scene is pretty played out, and I am getting bored with in general to tell the truth.

        • stratkat says:

          me too. i used to excited around this time of year but i tell ya, nothing is setting me on fire lately.

          • Jeremy in TX says:

            Yes, it was like Christmas this time last year. I am definitely hoping some of the other manufacturers have more exciting news. Ducati certainly hasn’t done anything to fire me up.

          • Blackcayman says:

            its is only directed at the Ducatisti Faithful…and it gives them a bit more Off-Road cred.

            That is all

          • Jeremy in TX says:

            KTM envy.

    • Half Baked says:

      What exactly is the definition of meh and do you go around saying it in face to face conversion.

      • TF says:

        I was thinking the same thing. It sounds like something a ten year old would say when you ask them if they want some Brussels sprouts. Give it six months and you will never hear it again.

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