Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro – the king of off-road motorcycles
If you are someone who wishes to take his motorcycle to untouched territories, unpaved roads, and remote countryside, this news is surely going to bring a big smile on your face. Ducati, the Italian two-wheeler manufacturing giant has officially launched its hard-core off-road motorcycle in India – the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro.
Unstoppable on any terrain, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro has been developed to take the rider anywhere without sacrificing comfort and control. And for all the fanboys of the Ducati brand, the 1200 Enduro does hold a special place. It is the first Ducati bike designed, engineered, and manufactured to take the rider to placed that don’t even have tarmac. It is directly aimed at the off-road biking enthusiasts of India, a segment which is rising rapidly since the past couple of years. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the most affordable adventure tourer currently on offer in the Indian two wheeler market. But with the Ducati brand, affordable isn’t even a term in the brochure! Hence, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro price in India is tagged at a whopping mark of Rs. 17.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Fun Fact!
You can buy a Mahindra XUV5OO with the same amount of money, and even it can ably take you off-road. But, there’s a popular saying – four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul. And the Multistrada 1200 is squarely aimed at the customers who believe in and preach the aforementioned saying.
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Engine
This Ducati off-road bike is powered by a 1198.4 cc Testastretta DVT L-twin engine that churns out 160 BHP @ 9,500 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The presence of a Ride by Wire (RbW) system means that Ducati has offered four different riding modes with the Multistrada 1200 Enduro. The four riding modes include Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro, and modify the throttle response and suspension dampning to suit the requirement of the rider as well as the terrain.
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro – What makes it an able off-roader?
In order to tackle rough terrains, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro comes with a semi-active electronic front and rear Sachs suspension that has been tuned to offer a wheel travel of 200 mm. Moreover, the larger 19-inch front wheel and smaller 17-inch rear wheel helps in aiding maneuverability to dodge obstacles, while minimizing shocks on the seat and the handlebars. Ducati engineers have also acknowledged the fact that going off-road means that no fueling stations. As a result, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro gets a 30-litre fuel tank, that offers a hefty riding range of around 450 kilometers to the Enduro.
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Safety features
Safety features on offer with the new 1200 Enduro include Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ride by Wire system, Ducati Wheelie Control and the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution. All these cumulatively work to ensure that the rider is given all electronic assistance to tackle off-roading challenges with ease.