Multistrada 1200 Testastretta
Hot on the heels of the exciting new 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 launch, Ducati is getting ready for another family model expansion. This time it will be the Multistrada family. And instead of going down in engine size, the new 2010 Ducati Multistrada will be going up in engine size.
The original Ducati Multistrada DS was launched with a 1000cc air-cooled 90-degree v-twin engine that was later bumped up to 1100cc. The new 2010 Multistrada has been redone and bumped up in engine displacement once again to 1200cc. The sneak peek we got showed a more aggressively styled motorcycle. Ducati is set to announce the new 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 on November 9th at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan. We will bring you more photos and details on the new Ducati here on Ultimate Motorcycling as we get them.Just in from Ducati… Ducati have now confirmed that the Multistrada 1200, which for months has filled international publications, forums and blogs with rumours and speculation, will have its official public presentation at the EICMA 2009 International Motorcycle Show in Milan, where the brand new model will take centre stage.From November 10-15, in Hall 18 of the Milano Fiera, the exciting new motorcycle will be exhibited to the public for the first time, preceded by a dedicated unveiling to International Press during a conference on November 9th.Faithful to the original intuition, which combined sport bike technology with comfort and versatility, Ducati now extend the concept further with a brand new Multistrada 1200 designed to satisfy the demands of all motorcyclists.With completely new, but purely Ducati look and style, the Multistrada 1200 delivers sport bike power and excitement, being easy to ride and with a high priority on safety and comfort.Ducati have designed a motorcycle to tackle all kinds of journeys and road surfaces using technology derived from the Bologna made race bikes in MotoGP and World Superbike. From a sport bike for outright excitement to a tourer for long journeys with passenger and luggage, and from an everyday bike which can breeze through the daily commute to an agile enduro able to tackle off-road routes, the brand new Ducati is transforms itself to suit the rider’s demands.The heart of the Multistrada 1200 is derived from the World Championship-winning Superbike 1198 Testastretta engine, modified to provide unprecedented smoothness and tractability. Referred to as the Testastretta 11° (eleven degrees), it represents a milestone in combining performance with usability.