New Ducati Multistrada 1200 unveiled

Ducati Multistrada in red 700px

Ducati has revealed the new Multistrada 1200 in Milan.

The updated 1200 comes complete with a wide range of technology features and maintains its multibike Riding Modes which allow riders to pick between commuter, enduro, super sport and tourer riding set-ups.

In terms of looks, not too much has changed on the Multistrada and the major updates come in the form of advanced safety and technology features.

At the top of the list is the Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) system, which optimises engine performance.

According to the Italian manufacturer, the DVT system helps deliver appropriate torque throughout the rev range and low fuel consumption figures.

An Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) also grabs the headlines and this innovative system measures roll, pitch and yaw.

This information is then relayed to other driver aids, like ABS, to improve safety and performance.

But the IMU has also allowed the manufacturer to add a new Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) system that detects wheel lift and allows for safe acceleration.

As standard, an electronic cruise control system is fitted while higher up the range; S versions come with Bluetooth and the Ducati Multimedia System that links to smartphones and allows riders to access bike data and calls.

The Multistrada 1200 goes on sale in 2015 and was revealed at the EICMA international motorbike show.

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