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Fri, 12 Oct 2018

New MULTISTRADA 1260 ENDURO

Launched today the new Ducati 1260 Multistrada Enduro.

The Multistrada Enduro continues to evolve thanks to the new 1262 cm3 Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine, major chassis and electronics upgrades and an all-new colour scheme. This new Euro 4-compliant 1262 cm3 Ducati Testastretta DVT ensures outstanding pulling power right from the low-to-mid rev range. In fact, 85% of maximum torque is already available below 3,500 rpm with - compared to the torque curve on the engine that powered the previous model - an 17% increase at 5,500 rpm. This makes the Multistrada 1260 Enduro the motorcycle with the highest torque (at 4,000 rpm, the most common rev rate while riding) in its category.

While the new Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro provides impressive performance, power delivery is kept under control thanks to the Riding Modes, the new Ride by Wire function which ensures both smoother throttle control and outstanding safety, and the DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down, which significantly improves the ride experience by ensuring precise, fluid upshift and downshift gear meshing.

Thanks to spoked wheels - 19’’ at the front and 17’’ at the rear - the Multistrada 1260 Enduro is perfect for long-distance adventure rides. Featuring electronic semi-active Sachs suspension (with 185 mm of travel both front and rear) and a 30-litre fuel tank, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro is, with a range of 450 km (280 miles) and beyond, an unstoppable globetrotter on any terrain.

A revised ergonomics (seat, handlebar and centre of gravity are all lower than on the 1200 version) and a new suspension setup ensure more comfort and fun to any rider in any condition.

On the electronics front, the new Multistrada 1260 Enduro has the most advanced package in the segment. The new 6-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) controls Bosch ABS Cornering, Cornering Lights (DCL) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC). Riders can set both DWC and DTC to one of 8 different levels, or simply deactivate them. Also as-standard on the Multistrada 1260 Enduro is Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), which makes uphill starts easier, especially with a full load. Lastly, the Bosch IMU also interacts with the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution control system.

A sophisticated new Human Machine Interface (HMI) ensures - via a 5’’ TFT colour display and switchgear controls - user-friendly control of all bike settings and functions, the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) included. The DMS connects the bike to the rider's smartphone via Bluetooth, giving access to all key multimedia functions (incoming calls, text messaging, music). Other Multistrada 1260 Enduro features include cruise control and a hands-free system.

The Multistrada 1260 Enduro has long maintenance intervals: the oil only needs changing every 15,000 km (9000 miles) while a Desmo Service is required only every 30,000 km (18,000 miles). The result? Carefree riding, even on the longest adventures.

The Multistrada 1260 Enduro comes in two colours: Sand and Ducati Red.