Multistrada 1200

This bike is located at Barnet and Vauxhall

4 personalities, 1 bike

Four bikes in one, each just a click away, ensuring the motorcycle adapts perfectly to both the terrain and your riding style. The standard version of the Multistrada 1200 combines the outstanding performance of the
new Testastretta 11° DS engine with sophisticated Ducati Safety Pack technology and unmistakeable Ducati instinct.

Ducati’s four-bikes-in-one concept is achieved by selecting from a choice of four pre-set Riding Modes programmed to instantly change the engine character and the riding parameters of the Multistrada 1200 – even while riding. The four modes are made possible by combining a number of class-leading technologies. An electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system administers different mappings to regulate power delivery by interpreting the rider’s throttle input, while the world-beating Ducati Traction Control system (DTC) uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing wheel-spin. For 2013, ABS is also programmed to offer the optimum setting appropriate to the Riding Mode selected and, for the ‘S’ versions, Sachs electronic suspension front and rear not only configures the suspension set-up with Riding Mode appropriate electronic adjustment, but Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) now also instantly reacts to
additional inputs to maintain overall vehicle composure for a smoother ride.


The Touring Riding Mode is also programmed to produce 150hp, however, the power characteristics are designed in a touring configuration with a smoother, more user-friendly delivery. Active safety is enhanced by increasing DTC system intervention to level five, specifically intended for an enjoyable and relaxing ride and ABS to a touring-oriented level three interaction for maximum confidence with “lift-up” detection active and combined braking optimised. On the ‘S’ versions, the suspension automatically dials-in a set-up ideal for long distance touring, ensuring maximum comfort for both the rider and passenger and DSS again reconfigured to provide appropriate active management, even considering the amount of load onboard preprogrammed into the system by the rider.


“Enduro Riding Mode If adventure invites the Multistrada 1200 off the beaten track, it has the capability to take off-road routes in its stride. Agile and lightweight and with high, wide handlebars, serrated footrests and specially designed tyres, the Multistrada also features an Enduro Riding Mode which instantly produces a smooth 100hp engine, immediately dials-in an appropriate suspension setting on the ‘S’ versions and reconfigures DSS to provide appropriate active management. The DTC system is reduced to level two for minimal intervention
and ABS to an off-road-oriented level one interaction for a low-grip terrain appropriate setting with “lift-up” detection deactivated and rear wheel ABS partially interrupted for controlled rear end drifting.”


As an urban environment often requires an even more user-friendly motorcycle, the Urban Riding Mode instantly transforms the Multistrada 1200 into the most manageable, everyday transport. Power output is reduced to 100hp, and the suspension, on the ‘S’ versions, to a setting perfect for tackling the maze of city streets full of speed bumps and drain covers. Once again, DSS is also reconfigured to provide appropriate active management in this demanding environment. DTC is further enhanced to level six to provide high system intervention during the most chaotic of stop-start traffic and ABS to a city-oriented level three interaction for maximum confidence with “lift-up” detection active and combined braking optimised.


Sport Riding Mode The Sport Riding Mode provides the rider with an adrenalin-fuelled 150hp ride with a sport-oriented throttle response and, on the ‘S’ versions, an instant high performance suspension set-up with DSS reconfigured to provide appropriate active management in this mode. In character with its Superbike heritage, the sport mode also changes the DTC system intervention to level four for expert riders and ABS to level two for a performance-oriented interaction with combined front/rear function slightly reduced and “lift-up” detection deactivated for those whose ‘comfort zone’ is a little closer to the limit.



TYPE: L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, Dual Spark, liquid cooled


BORE X STROKE: 106×67.9mm


POWER: 150hp – 110.3kw @ 9250rpm

TORQUE: 124.5 Nm (91.8 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm

FUEL INJECTION: tsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies

EXHAUST: Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes


GEARBOX: 6 speed

PRIMARY DRIVE: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1

RATIO: 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25

FINAL DRIVE: Chain 5.30″; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40

CLUTCH: Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run


FRAME: Tubular steel Trellis frame

FRONT SUSPENSION: Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks

FRONT WHEEL: 10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17

FRONT TYRE: Pirelli Scorpion Trail 120/70 17”

REAR SUSPENSION: Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminium single-sided swingarm

REAR WHEEL: 10-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17

REAR TYRE: Pirelli Scorpion Trail 190/55 17”

FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL: 170mm (6.7in)

REAR WHEEL TRAVEL: 170mm (6.7in)

FRONT BRAKE: 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad

REAR BRAKE: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper

INSTRUMENTATION: Multifunction digital dashboard of two displays with white backlight. Main LCD display: odometer (total, trip 1 and trip2), speedometer, rev counter, clock, gear indicator, coolant temperature; fuel level. Circular LCD dot-matrix display: trip computer (riding style set-up, active riding parameters, remaining fuel/distance, current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed, air temperature, trip time), maintenance intervals indicator (Km), signaling alarms and errors detection (diagnosis), setup menu and customization functions. Interface for the management of Riding Modes (control power curve and throttle response power, traction control, ABS). “Parking” and “Steering lock” indicators. Lights: oil pressure, neutral N, fuel warning, turn signal, EOBD (diagnosis), high beam, DTC intervention (Traction Control) and deterrent immobilizer (in Key-Off). Headlight control: auto switching-off during engine start, auto turning-off after 60 seconds from Key-On without starting the engine. The key management of the various function menus are integrated in the left and right switch controls.

Dimensions and Weight

DRY WEIGHT: 196kg (423lb)

WET WEIGHT(KERB): 224kg (494lb)

SEAT HEIGHT: 850mm (33.5in)

WHEELBASE: 1530mm (60.2in)

RAKE: 25°

TRAIL: 110mm (4.33in)

FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 20l – 5.3 gallon (US)



STANDARD EQUIPMENT: DSP Ducati Safety Pack ( ABS-9ME + DTC ) Riding modes, Power modes RbW, Hands Free


WARRANTY: 2 years unlimited mileage


VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK: 24.000km (15,000m)

Emissions and Consumption


Prices quoted are SRP’s valid from 1st January 2014 including the labour aspect of the first run-in service but do not include OTR (on-the-road costs). OTR costs consist of PDI (pre delivery inspection), Datatag kit fitment, first registration fee, 12 months road fund licence, number plate, administration fees and fuel, are payable over and above the prices quoted at just £299. The Information on this website has a mere indicative value and is not binding for Metropols Motorcycles. Metropolis Motorcycles will not be liable for any mistakes in printing/or translation. Ducati and Metropolis Motorcycles reserve the right to make changes and improvements to any product without obligation to give prior notice or to carry out changes to products already sold.

Model:Multistrada 1200

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