Date of publication: 2017-12-05 01:23
I have a friend and his mrs riding a multistrada around Europe right now, he 8217 s also taken it for a lap of the Nordschleife + GP track, he reckons the bike is brilliant. Is it worth the price tag though, hmmm, not so sure ?
Aside from this, very little stands out to complain about. The bike is comfortable—taller riders might want more seat to peg distance, and Ducati will offer a taller seat (and a shorter one as well- to inches). The controls are intuitive, the engine makes nice sounds, and it carries gallons of fuel.
As for the Pikes Peak edition, in addition to the 5-inch TFT screen, cornering lights and the quick-shifter on the S and D-Air variants, this variant gets a race-inspired livery and lighter aluminium wheels. It will also feature Ohlins front forks and Ohlins TTX86 rear monoshock damper. The exhaust is courtesy Termignoni, and the front mudguard, hands-free cover and side panels are all made from carbon fibre. As a result, the Pikes Peak weighs in at 256kg, almost 8kg lighter than the standard version.
We expect the new model to come to India later in 2518. Once launched, the Ducati Multistrada 1265 will compete with the Triumph Tiger Explorer and BMW R1255GS. Prices are expected to start from Rs lakhs.
Ducati will be bringing back it's 1,578 cc air-cooled engine and put it in the scrambler, making the Scrambler a litre-class bike. That already has got us drooling. Reports suggest that the new Scrambler 1155 will also be bigger in size and have more road presence. Well, honestly, we simply cannot wait to see what Ducati is up to with its Scrambler range. The Instagram post does confirm that there will be a Scrambler which will be new in some way, but what exactly it is only Ducati knows. There are six iterations of the Ducati Scrambler presently, and all of them use the same 858 cc L-Twin motor.
Furthermore, all models including the standard one will be offered with ride-by-wire technology, keyless ignition, cruise control, cornering ABS and an 8-level wheelie and traction control. Just like the outgoing model, the standard variant will showcase an LCD instrument panel, while the S and the D-Air versions will sport a 5'' TFT instrument panel. The S version will also come with Bluetooth to control your smartphone from the screen. As is seen across the Ducati Multistrada range, there are four riding modes on offer, namely Urban, Touring, Sport and Enduro - differentiated via a different colour displayed on the instrument cluster.
Controlling the power delivery is made easy by the new Ride-by-Wire system which is aimed to deliver smoother throttle control, combined with the smoother, more accurate up and downshifting offered by the DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down which significantly improves the riding experience.
Same reason I don 8217 t own a suv is the same reason I dont want a adventure touring. I have a truck to haul and will add a car soon
I think everyone is curious to see what the Africa Twin looks like. Will it be as serious of an off-roader as is rumored, or will it be a dud hmm time will tell.
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