Ideal for a day in the mountains, the daily commute or a weekend tour, the Multistrada is aggressive like a sport bike when the road turns twisty, yet smooth and relaxed when scenery beckons.
For 2007, the Multistrada features a potent new 1100 Desmo engine with a quieter more robust 'wet' clutch, comfort enhancing vibration isolated handlebars and a new maintenance program that reduces costs by as much as 50%.
Developed on the winding mountain roads and city streets of Italy, the Multi-strada is a high performance sports bike that doesn't compromise comfort, versatility or practicality.
The Multistrada breaks down all the barriers. Its unique versatility is a matter of design. On mountain roads its impressive cornering performance comes by way of Superbike grade suspension, world class brakes and the renowned Ducati Trellis frame. For touring the longer travel suspension smoothes the way, vibration isolated handlebars reduce fatigue and the relaxed riding position optimises comfort for both rider and passenger. In town the agile chassis, wide bars and broad power of the new 1100 engine make city traffic an adventure to look forward to.
The Multistrada is available in two versions: The impressive Multistrada 1100 and, for those who demand the ultimate in sport performance, an all-conquering 's' version, the Multistrada 1100 S.
Thanks to its world-class suspension and componentry, this version is for those riders who demand the ultimate in sports performance. It is based on the Multistrada 1100, but features a number of components derived from the Ducati Superbikes, including fully adjustable Öhlins suspension and carbon fibre highlights. The Multistrada 1100 S is, to all intents and purposes, a production special. A bike that is capable of highlighting the sporting characteristics of a model whose winning feature is its versatility. The 1100 S features a number of racing components including front mudguard and cam belt covers in carbon fibre, as well as exclusive variable section alloy handlebars which, from this year, are fitted with vibration isolator mounts. The Öhlins suspension brings clear benefits in terms of road handling as well as an exclusive quality look.
The chassis is the same as the one that has always given the Ducati Multistrada its extreme versatility and all round performance and the Multistrada 1100 S earns its 's' status by adding sophisticated suspension and a sporting set-up to an already high performance motorcycle. It provides true superbike performance and is capable of lightning-quick cornering and extreme riding precision.
At the front 43mm Öhlins forks with low friction TiN fork sliders, adjustable in hydraulic compression, are complemented by a fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock with remote preload adjuster for Superbike-class road holding.