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  Specifications 1200

A dream Ducati - 4 bikes in 1. A sport bike, long-distance tourer, urban and road enduro are now separated by just one click. Five versions available: 1200, 1200S "Sport", 1200S "Pikes Peak" Edition, 1200S "Touring" and 1200 S "Granturismo".

The "S Sport" version of the Multistrada 1200 is equipped with carbon fibre components such as cam belt covers, air intakes and hugger. The "S Touring" doesn't have the carbon fibre but does include panniers, heated grips and a centre stand as standard. Standard equipment on both S versions of the Multistrada includes the innovative DES system (Ducati Electronic Suspension) that electronically adjusts the Íhlins suspension thru 2012; Sachs "Skyhook" for 2013 on, DTC (level 3 in sport mode, 5 in touring, 7 in urban and 1 in enduro mode) and ABS. The Pikes Peak edition includes a special paint schema and forged aluminum wheels. The Granturismo is the same as the "Touring" but with a special paint schema, frame crash bars & driving lights.


Configuration 90 degree liquid cooled "L"-twin, wet sump
Valve system Dual overhead camshafts (belt driven), four valves per cylinder, desmodromic valve actuation
Bore x stroke 106 x 67.9 mm
Displacement 1198.4 cc
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Ignition Electronic
Fuel system Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies
Exhaust system Stainless steel muffler with catalyc converter and 2 lambda probesm aluminium tail pipes.


Max. power 150 Hp (110.3 kW) @ 9250 rpm
Max torque 118,7 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Top speed N/a


Primary drive Straight cur gears, ratio 1.84:1
Clutch Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Gearbox 6 gears, ratios 1st thru 6th: 37/15, 30/17, 27/20, 24/22, 23/24, 22/25
Secondary drive O-ring chain 5.30", front sprocket 15 teeth, rear sprocket 40 teeth

Chassis and suspension

Chassis type Tubular steel trellis frame using engine as stressed member, cast subframe
Rake 25 degrees
Steering lock 76 degrees
Front suspension 1200: Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable upside-down fork
1200S: Íhlins 48 mm fully adjustable upsidedown fork, electronic compression and rebound adjusters
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
1200: Fully adjustable Sachs monoshock
1200S: Fully adjustable Íhlins electronic monoshock.
Wheel travel 170mm front and rear
Wheelbase 1530mm
Front brakes 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad
Rear brakes 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper
ABS Availabe on request on the 1200, standard on the "S" versions
Wheels Front: 10 spoke light alloy 3,50 x 17
Rear: 10-spoke light alloy 6,00 x 17
Front tyre Pirelli Scropion Trial 120/70 ZR 17
Rear tyre Pirelli Scropion Trial 190/55 ZR 17

Size and weight

Length 2150mm
Width N/a
Height 1400mm
Seat height 850mm
Dry weight 1200:189 Kg
1200S: 192 Kg
Fuel capacity 20 litres, including reserve


Colours 1200 and 1200S: Red, Arctic white
1200S only: Diamond black
Security Keyless Ignition
Other equipment N/a