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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

Yet another entry level Duke but the Ducati Multistrada 620 is more of an ‘all-rounder’ motorcycle to the Monsters’ ‘roadster’. The looks are an acquired taste and it’s not got a whole lot up top in the power department but the Ducati Mulitstrada 620 is a good, practical first big motorcycle. A bit more oomph and a bigger tank would have made it even more so.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

The Ducati Multistrada 620 houses the same engine as the Ducati M620 Monster but has considerably more weight to propel. In other words, whilst it’s good, it’s a bit lacking. The Ducati Multistrada 620 is revvy and fun, there’s plenty of low down and midrange power but the top end’s breathless. Power delivery via the fuel injection is as sharp as a knife: newbies, hold on!

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

The Ducati Multistrada has a low(ish), comfy seat, wide bars and effective screen combined with good brakes and handling, which makes for an enjoyable ride. There’s a slipper clutch to avoid gut-wrenching, slippery down changes and the gearbox is nice and slick. The Ducati Multistrada is comfortable enough for long journeys so why make the tank so small?

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 3

The Ducati Multistrada 620 is nicely finished but for the price you’d at least expect a fuel gauge (rather than just a warning light). Sachs rear shock, Marzocchi forks and Brembo calipers are all good and there’s an impressive list of aftermarket parts available. How about an engine upgrade kit? It increases the Ducati Multistrada 620's displacement to 750cc: bet that’s got some top end poke.

Ducati Multistrada 620 (2005-2007)

Detail Value
New price £5,495
Dealer used prices
£3,500 (2007) - £3,500 (2007)
Private used prices
£3,150 (2007) - £3,150 (2007)
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Engine size 618 cc
Power 63 bhp
Top speed 125 mph
Insurance group 11 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 5
Engine rating is 4 rating is 4
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 4
Equipment rating is 4 rating is 3
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 4
Value rating is 3 rating is 4

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

The Big Daddy Ducati Multistrada 1000DS is a flash piece of kit and the Ducati M620 Monster is always popular so the Ducati Multistrada 620's heritage bodes well for both its quality and lifespan. Be aware that Ducati parts and servicing veers towards the pricey side of reasonable.

Value

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4

Hmm… the Ducati Multistrada 620 is not cheap. Numerous rivals out gun it on horsepower as well as price: just look at the Yamaha FZ6 Fazer, or the Suzuki GSF650 Bandit or Suzuki DL650 V-Strom… But we all know you pay a premium for the Ducati badge on the tank; the thing is, would you consider it over the similarly entry-level, even cheaper and definitely more sexy Ducati M620 Monster? Find a Ducati Multistrada 620 for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: 11 of 17

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Model History

2005: Ducati Multistrada 620 introduced. It’s a kind of hybrid with the engine of a Ducati M620 Monster and bodywork based on that of its big brother, theDucati Multistrada 1000DS.

Other Versions

None

Specifications

Top speed 125 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 63 bhp
Max torque 41 ft-lb
Weight 183 kg
Seat height 830 mm
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Average fuel consumption 35 mpg
Tank range 115 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 11 of 17
Engine size 618 cc
Engine specification 4v V-twin, 6 gears
Frame Tubular steel trellis
Front suspension adjustment None
Rear suspension adjustment Preload and rebound
Front brakes Twin 300mm discs
Rear brake 245mm disc
Front tyre size 120/60 x 17
Rear tyre size 160/60 x 17

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4(1 review)

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    Goldie127

    Average rating rating is 4

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    As a 'back to biking after 20 years' rider I have found the Multistrada an ideal starter bike. The front brakes are a little fierce, but you get used to them and the tank size is far too small. I am getting about 50 to the gallon and the light comes on between 90 and 150 mile depending on how it's riden. I would highly recommend this as a starter bike and will be keeping it for some time.

    31 March 2007

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Multistrada,

Working in bike sales for a while, you ride alot of different bikes,from the downright "interesting" to top drawer stuff. Which leads me on to the Multistrada, it was one of the best(very unexpected) rides ive had. Came back just giggling like a kid,so so much fun. try it.

23 April 2010 19:51

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