For the year 2019, Ducati made improvements for the Multistrada 1260 Enduro model. The Multistrada 1260 Enduro shares most of the technical solutions with Multistrada 1260, which belongs to the category of sports-turer motorcycles, while the Enduro version is intended for those users who from time to time like to descend from the asphalt on the off road.
Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
The Multistrada 1260 Enduro is the successor to the Multistrada 1200 Enduro model, which is also the first Ducati enduro motorcycle. After two years, Ducati decided to upgrade the motorcycle. The largest change was made on the aggregate, the working volume of the aggregate increased from 1198 cm³ to 1262 cm³. The higher working volume of the aggregate was obtained by the longer piston stroke while the piston diameter remained unchanged. In the aggregate there are different piston rods built in relation to the last generation of aggregates. Increasing the workload has been done to gain more power at low and medium revs. 85% of the maximum torque is already available at 3.500 rpm. Compared to the previous aggregate, the new aggregate has 17% more power at 5,500 RPM. Thanks to the increase in the workload, Ducati easily managed to meet the Euro 4 standard with increased power.
The heart of the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro model is the Ducati Testastretta DVT engine that delivers 158.3 hp at 9,500 RPM with a maximum torque of 128 NM at 7,500 RPM, which is a fairly respectable power for an enduro motorcycle. As far as the maintenance of the motorcycle is concerned, Ducati has prescribed oil change for every 15,000 Km, while the Desmo Service is done at a 30,000 Km. The volume of the tank is 30 liters and with a full tank, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro is able to cross 450 Km.
Big engine power could pose a problem on some terrain. To drive as safe as possible, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro has a number of electronic devices. Now the inevitable quick shifter offers the possibility of changing the gear up and down without using a clutch. Control of electronic system performs Bosch’s inertial measurement unit (IMU) which monitors all events on motorcycle in 6 axes. IMU control systems, such as control of raising on the rear wheel, four maps of agregate working modes Traction Control, Ducati Skyhook Suspension System (DSS), hill start control and ABS.
The Multistrada 1260 Enduro has four modes of operation: sports, touring, urban and enduro.
The sport mode gives the driver all of the 158 HP with minimal mixing of the traction control and tilt control on the rear wheel.
The Touring Mode also allows maximum power delivery, but the traction control and tilt control on the rear wheel is more active. The delivery of power is much smoother and the aggregate is not so “sharp” when suddenly adding throttle.
Urban mode offers a maximum power of 100 hp, and the suspension is set for a city bump like speed bump. Traction control is at a very high degree of sensitivity.
Enduro mode is adapted to deliver 100 hp. In this mode, the ABS at the rear wheel is off. On the Multistrada 1260 Enduro, the Ducati Skyhook Evolution Suspension System (DSS) has been upgraded. The upgraded version has a new Sachs upside-down front fork with a 48 mm diameter rod. The return and compression are fully adjustable via a semi-active system that is responsible for always keeping the motorcycle in balance. In the front fork there are sensors that measure the load of the spring while in the rear is a sensor that measures the length of stroke on the rear shock. In order for this to happen smoothly, the system also uses information from the acceleration sensor.
The setting is also set in relation to the operating mode selection. In addition, the system provides 3 options: driver only, with luggage and with passenger and luggage. If you are not satisfied with the setting, it is possible to set the entire system individually.
The Brembo M4.32 monoblock are radially-mounted brakes performs stopping operations. In front are the discs of 320 mm in diameter and in the rear disc is 265 mm in diameter. The Bosch ABS system is responsible for safe stopping in all weather conditions and on all types of substrate. In urban and touring mode, when braking, the system activates the combined braking with the front and rear brake.
The Multistrada 1260 Enduro is equipped with Pirelli SCORPION ™ Trail II tires in dimensions of 120/70 R19 in front and 170/60 R17 at the rear.
The TFT screen is viewed even with high intensity of sunlight. When the motorcycle is standing, you can activate or adjust the traction and spin control of the rear wheel as well as the degree of sensitivity of the ABS system by pressing the buttons on the left side of the handle bar. The semi-active suspension also adjusts when the motorcycle is not in motion. The aggregate maps selection can be selected when the motorcycle is in motion.
The Multistrada 1260 Enduro leaves the impression of a motorcycle that is able to overcome all obstacles on the road. It remains to be seen how it will show up on the tests, but it surely Ducati managed to make an excellent Enduro motorcycle for longer trips.