Ducati upgrades the Multistrada with torquier 1262cc L-Twin engine

This year's Milan Motorcycle Show not only saw Ducati reveal the all-new Panigale V4 flagship sport bike. Also making its world debut at the annual motorcycle show is the Multistrada 1260 adventure bike. It now comes with a more powerful 1262cc L-Twin engine and is available in three variants.

Unlike its predecessor which had a 1,198cc motor, the all-new Mutlistrada 1260 comes with a 1262cc L-Twin which benefits from Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT). Not only does it deliver more power, it has better torque output at low rpms and better emissions. The result is 160 PS at 9500 rpm along with 129 Nm of torque at 7500 rpm. Compared to the 1200, the new 1260 produces 10 PS and 11 Nm more.

EICMA 2017: More powerful Ducati Mulitstrada 1260 rolls out

Despite peak torque being available at high revs, Ducati claimed that the Multistrada 1260's pulling power is readily available at 3500 rpm and that it has a flat torque curve.

As for the chassis itself, it gets adjustable 48mm inverted front forks and rear monoshock from Sachs and a slightly longer swingarm. Its wheelbase, on the other hand, has been extended to 1585mm (1530mm before) for a more comfortable ride and better stability.

EICMA 2017: More powerful Ducati Mulitstrada 1260 rolls out

Both the 1260 and 1260 S roll on 17-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion 120/70 at the front and 190/55 at the rear. In addition, the former gets Brembo 320mm front discs with four-piston calipers while the latter is equipped with 330mm discs and Evo M50 calipers.

Aside from the 1260 and 1260 S, there is also the 1260 Pikes Peak which comes with an Ohlins 48mm inverted front forks, TTX36 shocks, forged aluminum wheels and a Termignoni exhaust system.