With the world united on the brilliance of Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 S-models, the arrival of the base model Multistrada slipped under the radar. Whereas the S-models are topped off with electronically adjusted Ohlins suspension and carbon parts on the S-sport, panniers on S-Touring, the base model has manually adjustable Marzocchi forks and Sachs rear shock. ABS is optional. The detuned sports 1198 V-twin motor is reason enough in our book to buy one. As for Ducati’s revolutionary ‘riding mode’ system seen on the S-models, the base model still gets adjustable power delivery and traction control at the flick of a switch between ‘Sport’, ‘Touring’, ‘Urban’ and ‘Enduro’ modes.