2013 Ducati MotorcycleFor 2013, there’s a new flagship in the legendary Ducati Multistrada 1200 S line – the 2013 Granturismo. Designed for long-distance treks, the new Gran Turismo gets increased luggage capacity, a top case, additional LED illumination, more wind protections and longer-wearing Pirelli Angel GT tires.
Also, the Granturismo has the new second-generation Testastretta 11° motor, semi- active Ducati Skyhook Suspension, and updated ABS. A Touring version is also available.2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: Desmodromic L-twin
BORE x STROKE: 106mm x 67.9mm
COMPRESSION RATIO: 11.5:1
WHEELBASE: 60.2 inches
RAKE: 25 degrees
WET WEIGHT: 516 pounds
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!