Mix equal parts superbike with equal parts motard. Add a dash of touring and a whole lot of torque, and you find yourself with an Italian Adventure Weapon! Intended for "many roads", the Ducati Multistrada 1200 is an all around brawler ready for anything you can throw at it. Urban roads, potholes, dirt roads, gravel, even race tracks. Don't let the optional luggage fool you, this bike has got what it takes to put a smile on your face and the competition in your rearview.
Motovation Accessories decided to take this amazing motorcycle, and turn it into a truly custom work of art. Ducati offers its famed "Tricolore" edition is several other applications. As of this moment, they have not released a factory edition of the Tricolore for the MTS1200 riders. We thought we might give them a nudge and offer the community a glimpse at what a true factory Tricolore Multistrada 1200 would look like.
It was extremely difficult to customize this new Multistrada 1200. Firstly because Ducati had done such a phenomenal job with its design in the first place and we did not want to do anything to it that would take away from all the key things that made this bike so special and beautiful. We spent many days staring at it from all different angles just to find a way to make full use of all the complex lines that already has such a synergy of design and function. We wanted to to keep the design current but also enduring so we decided to emulate the new 'Tricolore' paint scheme that we saw during the Panigale unveiling at Milan in 2011. It took us a whole 6 months just to come up with the way the lines would flow. Well, today you see before you the results of much love and attention. Complementing the design with top shelf components from Rizoma and carbon from CDT and Shift Tech, the Motovation Multistrada 'Tricolore;' also goes really fast and is loads of fun! We decided to use the Leo Vince cat eliminator midpipe to shed some weight and gain more power. The Termignoni slipon provided the perfect aesthetic complement for looks and sound. Redline performance did a custom ECU reflash for us and the result was smooth power delivery from idle with no stumbling or surging with midrange torque like a V8 diesel. This bike will now pull a wheelie extremely easily from 1st - 3rd gear just with a blip of the throttle. Clearly the most fun riding bike we have ever customized!
So far, the bike has been well received even by the most hard core of Ducatistis and is slowly making its rounds. Our philosophy with customizing these bikes is to show that with some off-the-shelf parts and a little love and care, anyone can transform their Ducati into a truly one off and unique machine.
The Multistrada 1200 is a motorcycle manufactured by Ducati since 2010. The engine is a retuned version of the Testastretta from the 1198 superbike, now called the Testastretta 11° for its 11° valve overlap (reduced from 41°). All models include throttle by wire, selectable engine mapping (full power with sensitive or relaxed throttle response, and reduced power with relaxed throttle response) and traction control adjustable through eight levels, called DTC (Ducati Traction Control).
The bike comes in three equipment levels, the base, the S-Sport and the S-Touring. The S models include ABS (optional on standard model) and electronically adjustable suspension, called DES (Ducati Electronic Suspension). The S Sport model features carbon fiber air intakes, cam belt covers and rear hugger, while the S Touring model comes with heated grips, hard luggage and a center stand.
The bike offers four engine power modes, Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro. Riders can change power modes with the motorcycle underway by using the turn-signal cancel button. Sport and Touring modes provide the full 150bhp with the Touring mode providing a softer throttle response. Urban and Enduro reduce horsepower to 100bhp and provide different levels of ABS and traction control accordingly. Riders also have the option of customizing any of these modes by changing the horsepower, throttle response, ABS and traction control levels using menu items inside the instrument cluster.
The Ducati Electronic Suspension, Öhlins mechatronic Suspension, was developed in MotoGP and World Superbike motorcycle racing.
On the S-model Multistradas, with electronic suspension, preload and damping rates change with each of the engine power modes. Riders can also choose between four different base-settings based on having a passenger or luggage. Just like with the the engine performance modes, riders can customize each of these settings using menu's inside the instrument cluster. Ducati sold over 10,000 units in the first year.
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