Ducati Multistrada 1200 rivals compared

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Ducati’s new Multistrada 1200S has just blown us away at its launch in Lanzarote with an astonishing mixture of power, flexibility and sophistication.

In MCN this week (out Wednesday Mar 3) we analyse the bike’s strengths and weaknesses.

As a taster, take a look at this table showing the key attributes of the Multistrada and its rivals.

Which looks like the best value to you? Does a bike like this really need 150bhp? What differences stand out – such as the fact that the Multistrada wears a superbike-spec 190-section rear tyre...


KTM 990 ADVENTURE £11,245
Ducati Multistrada 1200S £14,295 BMW R1200GS £9,925 (£12,200 in comparable trim)
YAMAHA XT1200Z Super Tenere £13,499
Engine 990cc V-twin 1198cc V-twin, desmodromic valve 1170cc flat twin 1199cc parallel twin
Power 105bhp 150bhp 110bhp 108bhp
Weight 209kg (wet) 220kg (wet) 215kg (wet) 245kg (wet)
Power to weight ratio 0.50 0.68 0.51 0.44
Torque 73.8ftlb 87.5ftlb 88ftlb 84.2ftlb
Wheel size (F/R) 21in/18in 17in/17in 19in/17in 19in/17in
Tyres (F/R) 90/90 & 150/70 120/70 & 190/55 110/80 & 150/70 110/80 & 150/70
Tank capacity 19.5 litres 20 litres 20 litres 23 litres
Seat height 860mm 850mm 850/870mm 845/870mm
Rake/trail 26.6°/119mm 25°/na 26.7°/101mm na
Traction control No Full adjustable (8 steps) Single mode Three modes
ABS No Dual mode Dual mode Constantly variable, linked
Wheelbase 1570mm 1530mm 1530mm 1530mm

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John Westlake

By John Westlake