The revamped Ducati Multistrada 1200 recently went on a winter tour of alpine ski resorts throughout Northern Europe.During the tour, Ducati visited eight resorts so people could get up close and personal with the new Multistrada 1200, which is highlighted by the new Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) engine that produces 160 horsepower, and the latest in savvy electronics, including cornering ABS and rider modes.
The 2015 Multistrada 1200 is available in a base and S version, the latter arriving with semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) and full LED headlamps with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL).Each model can also be ordered with one of four “personalization packs,” or a combination of any pack:
Touring Pack: heated grips, panniers and center stand
Sport Pack: road-legal exhaust (homologated only for Europe) Ducati Performance by Termignoni and carbon fiber front mudguard, machined-from-billet aluminium brake and clutch reservoir caps
Urban Pack: top case, tank bag with lock and USB hub
Enduro Pack: supplementary lights and Ducati Performance components by Touratech: engine protection bars, radiator guard, oil sump guard, bigger kickstand base and off-road footpegs
Ducati recently released the above video that highlights the Muttistrada Winter Tour. Speaking of the video, Ducati says “For those who love Ducati, the destination is not the most important part of a trip: the real fun lies in the journey itself.”
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, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.