2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 | First Photos

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First Multistrada 1200 Pictures

With completely new, but purely Ducati look and style, the 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 delivers sport bike power and excitement, being easy to ride and with a high priority on safety and comfort.

The heart of the 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 is derived from the World Championship-winning Superbike 1198 Testastretta engine, modified to provide smoothness and tractability. Referred to as the Testastretta 11° (eleven degrees), it represents a milestone in combining performance with usability.

Faithful to the original intuition, which combined sport bike technology with comfort and versatility, Ducati now extends the concept further with a brand new Multistrada 1200 designed to satisfy the demands of all motorcyclists. Ducati have designed a motorcycle to tackle all kinds of journey and road surface using technology derived from the Bologna made race bikes in MotoGP and World Superbike.

A bike with no limits, that can transform itself to suit the rider’s demands, from a supersport to a tourer for long journeys with a passenger and luggage, to an everyday bike which can breeze through the daily commute and also tackle off-road routes with the agility of an enduro; in other words, four bikes in one.

Ducati have once again pushed the limits of motorcycle design by adding Italian innovation to the elegance, style and technology which characterise the motorcycles that leave the Bologna factory.

All it needed was a heart, the perfect engine to fulfill the potential of this new design. The obvious starting point was the World Championship-winning engine, the Testastretta, used on the Superbike 1198. Engineers in Bologna have succeeded in harnessing the immense power of this engine, making it smooth and adaptable to any situation. The new Testastretta 11° engine is thus born, and represents a milestone in combining performance with usability.

Check back here soon at Ultimate Motorcycling for more news and reviews on the 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200.

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