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2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200: Pure Moto Porn

Posted in Ducati, General, Motorcycle by Kurt Ernst | April 15th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

The above TV ad is in Italian and it lacks subtitles, but who cares? It’s supposed to say something like, “When I was a child, they told me the world can’t change by simply pushing a button. But they were wrong; today, with just a click, I can change the world.” Honestly, it could say “Please spit in my pasta before you drag it across the filth-laden floor, then cop a feel from my wife before you punch me in the face” and I wouldn’t care. When a bike looks this good, all rational thought goes out the window. How could they get this bike so right, when the original Multistrada looked like a beluga whale riding a bicycle?

The 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200 features four power delivery and suspension settings that are electronically rider adjustable. These range from Sport (full-hoon), through Touring, Urban and finally, Enduro, which is meant for the loose stuff. In addition, the rider can choose electronic weight settings based on whether he’s solo, solo with luggage, with a passenger, or with a passenger and luggage. The Multistrada 1200’s v-twin motor puts out 150 horsepower, and the bike has a dry weight of just 417 pounds. If the new Multistrada is as functional as it is beautiful, BMW’s got their work cut out for them in the dual purpose segment.

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