2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 launched
- Available in two variants, 1260 and 1260 S
- Improved electronics and a full-colour TFT panel screen
- Eight years of Multistrada development and research in developing this model
Ducati India has launched its flagship adventure tourer, the Ducati Multistrada 1260 and Ducati Multistrada 1260 S with introductory prices of INR 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the standard Multistrada 1260, and INR 18.06 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Multistrada 1260 S.
The Multistrada 1260 uses a larger engine with the 1,262 cc, DVT Testastretta engine which gets a displacement bump, more power and torque. The L-twin puts out 158 bhp at 9,750 rpm and peak torque of 129.5 Nm at 7,500 rpm.
The Multistrada 1260 comes with a host of electronic rider aids, including ride-by-wire throttle, a Bosch inertial measurement unit (IMU) which controls the eight-level Ducati Wheelie Control, cornering ABS and traction control. The S variant also features the Ducati Quickshifter and cornering headlights.
The new Multistrada 1260 offers four riding modes and each mode has predetermined settings for traction control, wheelie control and ABS. Sport mode offers the full 158 bhp from the engine, Touring mode offers 158 bhp but a gentler throttle response. Urban mode is limited to 100 bhp of power with traction control and Enduro mode also has 100 bhp.
Bookings for the Multistrada 1260 and 1260 S are now open at all Ducati dealerships and deliveries will begin by the end of June 2018.