2020 Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour
The new Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour is the Multistrada that better expresses the concept of premium sport touring bike, for those who love to travel without sacrificing anything.
The design, performance, and comfort of the Multistrada 1260 S blend with a rich equipment and an exclusive livery.
158 hp (116 kW)
13.2 kgm (129 Nm, 95 lb-ft)
Adjustable, 825 – 845 mm (32.5 – 33.3 in)
215 kg (474 lb)
The Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour can be easily identified thanks to the harmonious and dynamic design characteristic of the Multistrada family ad to the exclusive Grand Tour livery.
The smart matte Sandstone Grey color and the tone-on-tone 1260 logo on the side of the bike, combined with the Ducati red frame and details on wheel rims and fairing, are a refined and yet sporty color match.
Thanks to the 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT engine and the 4 Riding Modes, the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour is suitable both for daily use and for traveling, as it can also be a faithful companion for long trips when two-ups and with luggage.
This is possible because 85% of the torque delivered by the Testastretta DVT twin-cylinder engine is already available at 3,500 rpm. The maximum power of 158 hp is available at 9,500 rpm and maximum torque of 13.2 kgm at 7,500 rpm are always easy to manage thanks to the Ride by Wire system ensuring smooth throttle control and to the Riding Modes that turn the Multistrada into four different bikes, depending on the rider’s requirements: more sporty, more tourer for long trips, more for commuting or for enduro.
The Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, in terms of electronic equipment, is a benchmark. The IMU inertial platform (Inertial Measurement Unit) provides the ECU precious information concerning bike position and speed in space thereby allowing operation of the ABS Cornering, of the Cornering Lights (DCL) – present in the full LED headlight fitted to the bike – and of the Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC).
Both DWC and DTC can be customized by the rider through 8 levels or can be disabled. Standard equipment for the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour also includes the Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) and the semi-active suspension control Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS).
Chassis and ergonomics
Chassis dimensions of the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, together with the 17″ alloy wheels, ensure an efficient and responsive ride in bends and also utmost stability, even when fully loaded and at high speed, with panniers and passenger.
The ergonomics of the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour was designed to ensure a natural, comfortable and relaxing riding position in case of long trips, both for the rider and for the passenger, and at the same time a riding stance that could be dynamic, active and performing when bends spark your desire for fun.