Ducati’s Multistrada 1260 S amps up the sport touring experience
These are premium sport touring motorcycles that offer a high level of versatility. Boasting of a powerful engine, meticulous attention to detail and ergonomics suited for long (and often pleasurable) rides, Ducati’s Multistrada 1260 and 1260 S are the perfect choice for a two-wheeled adventure.
Designed for touring
The Ducati Multistrada has a design that stands out from other adventure bikes on offer thanks to its clean surfaces, taut lines, and the fine quality of materials used in its construction. The Italian manufacturer has played with the packaging to offer a contrasting front and rear visual mass which lends the bike a purposeful sporty stance while giving it a powerful appearance. The Multistrada 1260 range looks like it means business and that it is destined to go to the far corners of the planet with ease.
Powering the Ducati Multistrada 1260 range is the 1,262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine that is lauded to set a new benchmark in rideability and performance. The L-Twin, dual spark, liquid cooled engine is capable of delivering 158 hp and 129.5 Nm of torque. This engine has been calibrated to maximise low to mid-range torque delivery thus making it ideal for varied riding conditions.
The Multistrada 1260 range comes with a Ride-by-Wire system that allows for smoother throttle control and you also get the Ducati Quick Shift which improves the riding experience as well. With an updated chassis, these bikes boast of improved handling and better overall stability. With its multiple riding modes, the Multistrada 1260 can transform from a quiet urban commuter to an aggressive sport-touring machine with the push of a few buttons.
The motorcycle range comes with a long list of cutting-edge features which include Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, cruise control, backlit handlebar switches, and the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) to name a few.
The bikes also get a full LED headlight with Ducati Cornering Lights functionality. They sport a Bluetooth module as standard which activates the DMS and can connect the bike to a smartphone for control of basic functions such as receiving incoming calls, notification of text messages, or playing music via the handlebar controls.
With an extended maintenance interval of 30,000 km and an oil change every 15,000 km, these bikes are designed for the long haul without having to worry about maintenance. Bookings for the Multistrada 1260 and Multistrada 1260 S are now open, and the bikes are priced at `15,99,000 and `18,06,000 respectively.