MCN's Andy Downes tries the 2010 Multistrada 1200 out for size

MCN's Andy Downes tries the 2010 Multistrada 1200 out for size

 

Milan show: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 to cost £10,995

By Rob Hull -

New bikes

 10 November 2009 08:46

Ducati's UK Manager Tim Maccabee has confirmed to MCN that the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 will retail for £10,995 on the road.

The 150bhp GS rival was officially launched in all three of its 2010 guises at the EICMA Show in Milan last night.

And while prices haven’t been officially confirmed for the higher spec Multristrada 1200 S models, the S Touring and S Sport, Maccabbee said they would be in the region of £14K.

That means in its most basic form the Ducati Multistrada 1200 will be priced aggressively in comparison to its rivals.

Even with the mass of the technological advances that you can read all about in tomorrow’s copy of MCN (out on November 11), the Multistrada 1200 will be priced just shy of £1,000 more than the current BMW R1200GS (£9,305) and the KTM SMT (£9,595).

“This bike is not just going to appeal to our loyal Ducati fans,” Maccabee told MCN.

“We’re very lucky to have loyal customers, and this will offer a compromise to anyone who kept a Ducati ST or one of the Multistrada 1100’s.

“And we feel this is a great time to release the bike in the UK as there are people who own GS’s but are ready to move on to something different.”

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 will be available to buy in the UK in the Spring with deliveries expected in late March early April time.

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