MILAN SHOW: Ducati target GS with Multistrada 1200 Enduro

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Ducati have added two new additional models to the Multistrada 1200 model range in the form of the Enduro model, while also reintroducing the Pikes Peak edition.

Multistrada Enduro highlights

  • Larger 19in front wheel
  • Wire spoked wheels
  • 30-litre fuel tank
  • New DVT engine
  • Extended front 'beak'

Both new models share the same 1199cc version of the Desmodomic Variable Timing (DVT) motor released earlier this year in the standard Multistrada 1200 and S models. This variable valve timing system works to smooth out the power delivery of the big V-twin motor at the lower end of the rev range.

The Enduro model is the most extreme Ducati Multistrada – in terms of off-road ability – yet seen. Changes include a larger 19-inch front wheel, 30-litre fuel tank, wire-spoked wheels, extended front ‘beak’ for increased rider protection, modified front mudguard and new anodised aluminium side panels.

Further work has been carried out on the bike with a modified riding position to make off road riding easier, with the handlebars set higher, the seat made narrower, steel footrests fitted rather than aluminium, a height-adjustable rear brake lever is now fitted and the gearlever has a coupling to prevent it getting broken in a crash. An aluminium sump guard now protects the engine from rocks and debris. A narrower pillion seat and lower Plexiglass screen are also available to make stand-up off road riding easier.

As standard the Enduro version comes fitted with off-road capable but road-focussed Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres in 120/70/19 up front and 170/60/17 at the back. Optional Pirelli Scorpion Rally knobbly tyres can be specified and they are more suited to proper off road terrain.

It will cost £16,690 in red, or £16,890 in grey/white.

There's a Multistrada Pikes Peak edition, too

Ducati are rightly proud of their successes at the tough Pikes Peak International Hillclimb held annually in Colorado, USA and the Pikes Peak bike celebrates those class victories. Its spec includes a low carbon fibre windscreen, Termignoni exhaust system, different colourscheme, mechanically adjustable Öhlins suspension, different three spoke wheels and an array of carbon fibre parts, all adding up to a wallet-smashing £19,220 price tag.

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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter