Ducati had teased an off-road model a few days ago and it was pretty obvious which motorcycle it was going to be. So, the Ducati Multistrada Enduro 1260 has been unveiled with a new engine and all sorts of goodies.

Ducati Multistrada Enduro 1260 gets the 1262cc, Testastretta DVT engine with variable valve timing. This engine is borrowed from the Multistrada 1200. The Enduro variant was making do with the engine from the older Multistrada 1200 but now it gets the fully loaded 1262cc unit. As claimed by Ducati, most (85%) of the 128 Nm torque is available from as low as 3500 rpm. They also state that at 5500 rpm has 17 per cent more grunt than the model it replaces.

Ducati has also improved on the Ride by Wire system to offer smoother throttle control. A two-way DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) system is also there. Now the extras and a whole lot of them available for the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro are Bosch Cornering ABS, Cornering Lights, Wheelie Control and Cruise Control along with Traction Control and Vehicle Hold Control. The wheels are spoked with the front at 19” and the rear at 17” to make the bike a treat when taken off the beaten track. The bike also boasts recalibrated electronic semi-active Sachs suspension with 185 mm of travel at both ends.

The seat and the handle bar position is kept low which according to Ducati, will help lower the centre of gravity. The standard seat is 860 mm, 10 mm lower than the 1200 Enduro, while optional seats can lower that to 840 mm or raise it to 880 mm. The standard screen can be adjusted through a 60 mm plane while a pair of 12-volt sockets, one on the dash and one under the seat, provide up to 8 amps to charge your devices on the run. Ignition is via proximity key with no requirement for the rider to insert the key in the ignition.

A 30-litre fuel tank promises a range of up to 450 kms according to Ducati. The 5” TFT dubbed as Human Machine Interface (HMI) has also been updated by Ducati and it gets the DMS (Ducati Multimedia System) as well. The DMS connects the bike to the rider’s smartphone via Bluetooth, giving access to all key multimedia functions (incoming calls, text messaging, and music). Other features include cruise control and a hands-free system.

The Multistrada 1260 Enduro is compatible with the new Ducati Link App: this lets riders set the journey mode (a combination of Load and Riding Mode) and personalise the parameters of each Riding Mode (ABS, Ducati Traction Control, etc.) via their smartphones.

The new Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro now boasts of 4 riding modes mentioned below:

Sport Riding Mode
Selecting Sport Riding Mode makes the bike unleash all 158 horses with a torque of 128 Nm and a sport-style suspension set-up. This Riding Mode is also characterised by reduced DTC (Ducati Traction Control) and DWC (Ducati Wheelie Control) intervention. ABS is set to Level 2 and rear wheel lift detection is disengaged but the Cornering function remains on.

Touring Riding Mode

In Ducati Touring Riding Mode maximum power available is 158 Bhp but the delivery is smooth and progressive. Active safety is enhanced by higher DTC and DWC intervention levels. The ABS is set to interaction Level 3, allowing supremely confident touring thanks to wheel rear lift detection, optimisation of combined braking and the Cornering function. Moreover, the suspension is automatically set-up for long-distance rides, maximising comfort for rider and passenger alike.

Urban Riding Mode

In Urban Riding Mode power delivered is dropped to 100 Bhp and the suspension settings let the rider overcome frequently encountered urban obstacles such as bumps and manhole covers with ease. DSS (Ducati Skyhook Suspension) is reconfigured for optimised handling of these continuous surface changes. DTC and DWC are set at very high intervention levels. ABS is set to Level 3.

Enduro Riding Mode

The Multistrada 1260 Enduro also offers unrivalled dirt-track potential. Agility and lightness, high and wide handlebars, serrated-edge pegs, an as-standard sump guard and specially designed tyres are perfect complements to the Enduro Riding Mode, which puts out 100 Bhp of engine power and activates the DSS Evolution off-road configuration. DTC and DWC intervention levels are ratcheted down and ABS is set to Level 1, suitable for off-road use on low-grip surfaces; rear wheel lift detection, Cornering and rear wheel ABS functions are deactivated.

Ducati Multistrada Enduro 1260 features and specs:

  1. 1262 cm3 Ducati Testastretta DVT engine
  2. 6-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  3. Brembo braking system with Bosch Cornering ABS
  4. 320 mm front discs with Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc calipers
  5. Cruise Control
  6. Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
  7. Ride-by-Wire
  8. Riding Modes
  9. Power Modes
  10. Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
  11. Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
  12. Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up&Down
  13. Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)
  14. Hands-Free System
  15. Semi-active Sachs electronic suspension (front and rear), Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution
  16. Full-LED headlight assembly with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL)
  17. Dashboard with 5″ TFT colour screen

The new Multistrada 1260 Enduro will be available in Ducati Red and Sand.

Optional Packages

Touring Pack: heated grips, Ducati Performance aluminium panniers by Touratech plus handlebar bag.

Sport Pack: type-approved Ducati Performance exhaust by Termignoni (complies with EU homologation requirements), black water pump cover, billet aluminium front brake fluid and clutch fluid reservoir plugs.

Urban Pack: Ducati Performance aluminium top case by Touratech, tank bag with tank lock and USB hub to charge electronic devices.

Enduro Pack: supplementary LED lights, Ducati Performance components by Touratech: engine crash bars, water radiator guard, oil radiator guard, sprocket cover, rear brake disc guard.