The Ducati Multistrada was introduced in 2003. ‘Multistrada’ refers to ‘many roads’ in Italian and this is because of the fact that the bike can handle unpaved as well as asphalt surfaces with equal élan. The bike combines the super-moto and sports touring elements. The upright riding capacity provides stronger appeal to people who love touring but do not want the heavy touring bikes. The Multistrada is a contender in the same niche market, although it is not meant to be used off the road, despite the inspired body.
This is why the model is classed under ‘Standard’.
The design and aesthetics of the Ducati Multistrada are responsible for comparing it to a big cat with an enlarged forehead. The bike uses an L-twin cylinder 1198.4cc engine with 8 valves, liquid cooled engine that leads to an optimum torque output of 124.5N m at 7500 rpm. The power output is of 150bhp which is available at 9250rpm. The engine has 6 speed manual gearbox including a gear shift pattern of a single gear down and 5 up shift. The engine has been created to provide long and powerful journeys. The optimum speed is 250km/hour without lacking in power.
The enhanced torque makes sure that the rider does not have to shift gears frequently and enjoy stress free rides. Despite the high gear ratios, the throttle response is commendable. The torque of 200 rpm enhances city performance, allowing you to attain 0-100 km/hour within 4 seconds. The unparalleled tourer bike is apt for weekend getaways.