bikemaker Ducati on Tuesday announced the #india
launch of its #multistrada1260
at introductory prices of ₹15.99 lakh and ₹18.06 lakh (both ex-showroom) respectively. The company has started taking bookings for the new model and deliveries for the same will start by end of this month.
The Multistrada 1260 is #ducati
top of the line sport touring motorcycle range which will replace the Multistrada 1200 series.
"In general, the touring adventure segment is a very important segment in India. People like a lot to go to the mountains and have this feeling of having a bike not only for commuting but to escape and to have these kinds of freedom experiences. That's why, since the beginning, the Multistrada for us has been a keep rolling and we have been always focused on big engine capacity," Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of #ducatiindia
The new Multistrada 1260 features the same signature design of the family with some minor changes over its predecessor like new alloy wheels and the frame colour. The updated chassis, with a longer swinging arm and wheelbase, and revised geometry up front, makes for sharper handling in curves, and ensures full stability even when riding two-up at full load with the side panniers, the company said in a statement. While the bike almost mimics the Multistrada 1200, the major update is the engine which is said to be bigger and better than before. "Multistrada 1260 is a big improvement compared to the previous one. We have been focusing a lot on the touring capabilities of the bike more than the aesthetics. So, we have changes the engine which is the biggest thing we have done. We have adopted the 1262cc Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) from the XDiavel," Sergi said.
The liquid-cooled, L-twin engine churns out 158PS at 9,750rpm and a peak torque of 129.5Nm at 7,500rpm. Sergi said that the new engine not only offers more torque but delivers it in a better way. "At 3,500rpm, you have 85 per cent of the torque." He also said that almost 90 per cent of the torque is available between 3,500rpm and 5,000rpm, which is the normally the rpm range when you are touring.