Ducati launched Multistrada 1260 and Multistrada 1260 S, in India that brings the best performance and riding versatility to the Indian roads.
Maximizing the concept of versatility, the luxury bike maker Ducati has announced the launch of the two new Multistradas heading to India, 1260, and they will be positioned as sports tourers rather than adventure touring motorcycles. The company also introduced a variant of the bike – Multistrada 1260 S.
The new Multistrada features an increased steering rake of 25 degrees and a 48 mm longer swingarm. This effectively gives the bike a longer wheelbase, allowing for better stability. The bike will come equipped with a Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which controls cornering ABS, Ducati Cornering Lights, and Wheelie Control. It features 48 mm inverted forks up front and a Sachs rear shock, both fully adjustable.
The DVT on 1260 is tuned to deliver an ideal combination of horsepower and low-end torque. Something ADV riders will appreciate is that 85 percent of the torque will be delivered at as low as 3,500 rpm, the most frequently used rpm range.
The Ducati Multistrada 1260 will be available in Red colour only whereas the 1260S will come in 3 colours – Grey, Red, and White
The 1260 S also gets a new high-definition full-color TFT display, navigation, Ducati Quick Shift (up/down) and cornering lights. Both the 1260 and 1260 S receive a host of riding modes-Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro — which changes engine characteristics in the 1260 but also the suspension setup in the 1260 S, thanks to the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS)
With a bigger displacement of 1,260 cc, owing to a longer 71.5 mm stroke, the engine features Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT). The 1260’s engine is capable of producing 160 PS of power at 9,500 rpm and 129.4 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm.
Bookings for the pike have already begun and the deliveries will start by the end of June.