In 2012 Ducati introduced one of its most successful models of recent times, the Multistrada 1200.
The Multistrada 1200 was strongly evolved compared to its first version launched in 2003 and took the dual sport segment to a whole new level, by giving new meaning to the concept of versatile bike.
Based on the engine derived from the 1098, the Multistrada 1200 was equipped with all the technological and performance features developed in competitions. It was considered to be the most powerful bike in the dual sport category because it could deliver 150 hp.
Its design and volumes were revolutionary compared to the Ducati superbikes produced up to that moment and were inspired by the SUV concept of the automotive world in vogue since the 2000s. Although it belonged to a totally new segment for the company, the Multistrada 1200 embedded all the elements of Ducati's DNA: Style, Sophistication and Performance.
Thanks to the new riding mode technology, the Multistrada 1200 could be considered as four bikes in one, being designed to respond to multiple uses. Its advanced electronics allowed the rider to select a series of specific parameters at the touch of a button, which adapted this bike to four different situations: from touring to off-road, from sporty riding to city cruising.
Whatever the road conditions, the Multistrada 1200 delivered maximum driving pleasure by adjusting the suspension and electronic controls and engine performance to suit the rider's needs. In addition, there were a number of special accessories for each riding mode.
Emotions multiplied. Comfort and safety were guaranteed at all times. In addition to the different power deliveries, the electronic management of each riding mode regulated traction control, wheelie control and ABS settings.
The Urban riding mode made the Multistrada 1200 perfect for city use, while the Sport mode could set the suspension and engine power to deliver the thrills you can expect from a Ducati. The Touring mode allowed you to travel miles in search of new destinations to reach, while a wide range of accessories was available to make your stay in the seat even more enjoyable. And when it was time to leave the asphalt and go on a dirt road, the Enduro riding mode allowed you to tackle bumpy grounds for maximum fun.