Even in its detuned state, the Ducati 1198 engine is reason enough to buy a Multistrada 1200S. As an adventure bike with genuine superbike power it essentially invented a new class (although it probably took inspiration from the KTM990 SMT).
The electronically adjustable Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes are still exceptional by today’s standards, and the electronic riding modes which adapt the suspension, power delivery and traction control settings reinvented what we thought was possible from rider aids.
The Multistrada genuinely handles like a (tall) superbike in ‘Sport’ mode but is capable off-road in ‘Enduro’ mode and has a setting for just about everything in between.
The standard Multistrada 1200 (without the ‘S’) comes with manually adjustable non-Ohlins shocks and therefore doesn’t have the same riding mode technology but it’s only a few hundred pounds cheaper on the used market so it hardly seems worth the downgrade.
What the seller says
“This Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring has four power modes, electronic Ohlins suspension, makes 150 bhp and comes with detachable panniers, ABS and traction control. It’s the ideal touring machine!”
Find this Ducati and other Multistrada models at MCN Bikes for Sale.