Ducati India has launched its two adventure bikes the Ducati Multistrada 1260 and Ducati Multistrada 1260 S. The the Ducati Multistrada has been launched at a starting price of Rs. 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the standard Multistrada 1260 and it goes up to Rs. 18.06 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Multistrada 1260 S. The S variant of Ducati Multistrada 1260 comes with semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension, top-spec brakes with Brembo M50 monobloc four-piston calipers and a full-colour TFT instrument panel. The new variants of the Ducati Multistrada comes with new engine, updated electronics, new chassis and longer swingarm and it will replace the existing Ducati Multistrada 1200 range in India.
Sergio Canovas, Managing Director, Ducati India said: “Eight years of Multistrada innovation has led to the production of this masterpiece, directed to expand every adventure enthusiast’s comfort zone with its versatility,”. “The new Multistrada 1260 range is a consummate sport-touring adventure bike, designed for those who hope to ride greater distances and enjoy a good rev around twisty roads. The Multistrada 1260 and 1260 S is a testament to our commitment to bring the best of Italian design, engineering and performance to Indian roads.” he added.
The Multistrada 1260 is powered by a 1,262 cc, DVT Testastretta engine which gets a displacement bump, more power and torque. The L-twin generates max power of 158 bhp at 9750 rpm and a peak torque of 129.5 Nm at 7500 rpm. The engine generates 85 percent of its torque below 3500 rpm and delivers better torque. The S variant comes with the Ducati Quickshifter and cornering headlights. The Multistrada 1260 has an extended maintenance interval with oil changes required at every 15,000 km and valve adjustments at 30,000 km.
The Ducati Multistrada 1260 competes with the Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx and the BMW R 1200 GS in India.
Ducati Multistrada 1260 Technical Specifications :
|Ducati Multistrada 1260||Ducati Multistrada 1260 S|
|Engine||1,262 cc Testastretta DVT L-Twin||1,262 cc Testastretta DVT L-Twin|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
|Max Power||158 bhp @ 9,500 rpm||158 bhp @ 9,500 rpm|
|Peak Torque||129.5 Nm @ 7,500 rpm||129.5 Nm @ 7,500 rpm|
|Frame||Tubular Steel Trellis Frame||Tubular Steel Trellis Frame|
|Front Suspension||48 mm inverted Kayaba fork||48 mm inverted Sachs shock electronically adjustable|
|Rear Suspension||Fully adjustable Sachs shock||Fully adjustable semi-active Ducati Skyhook electronic|
|Front Brake||320 mm dual disc with Brembo 4-piston calipers, cornering ABS||330 mm dual discs with Brembo M50 calipers, cornering ABS|
|Rear Brake||265 mm single disc with 2-piston caliper, cornering ABS||265 mm single disc with 2-piston caliper, cornering ABS|
|Kerb Weight||232 kg||235 kg|