Review: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 SJuly 23, 2012 by: Nishant Panwar
Hey, by any chance were you of the opinion that the Italian giants are no more roaring? If yes, then I am really sorry to disappoint you but these giants were preparing their special edition 2012 Multistrada 1200 S.
Ducati has this time targeted the young riders by introducing the special edition Multistrada 1200 S which is a combo pack of innovative design and latest features. The engine is powered by testastretta 11 vacuum die cast and vacural technology.
The bike is loaded with strong panniers, stylish heated grips and for your surprise a center stand too. The breaking system is controlled by electronic adjustment and traction control system. There are many more specifications that would keep your eyes and mouth wide open.
Displacement: 1198.40 ccm (73.13 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2, four-stroke
Power: 150.00 HP (109.5 kW)) @ 9250 RPM
Torque: 118.65 Nm (12.1 kgf-m or 87.5 ft.lbs) @ 7500 RPM
Bore x stroke: 106.0 x 67.9 mm (4.2 x 2.7 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies
Fuel control: Desmodromic valve control
Cooling system: Liquid
Dry weight: 192.0 kg
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 220.0 kg (485.0 pounds)
Power/weight ratio: 0.7813 HP/kg
Seat height: 850 mm
Wheelbase: 1,530 mm
Fuel capacity: 20.00 litres
Final drive: Chain
Clutch: Light action, wet, multi-plate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Emission details: Follows the US Federal Regulation
Exhaust system: Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
Frame type: Tubular steel Trellis frame
Rake (fork angle): 25.0°
Front brakes: Double disc. ABS. 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad.
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm
Rear brakes: Single disc. ABS. 2-piston caliper.
Rear brakes diameter: 245 mm
Color options: Red, white, titan
Front tire dimensions: 120/70-17
Rear tire dimensions: 190/55-17
Well Ducati, the name is enough for any speed crazy and with specifications like this, I guess the young riders are in for a treat from the Italian giants.