The Ducati Multistrada 1200 now features the Testatretta Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT), giving independent control of the intake and exhaust cams for – Ducati says – “maximum power at high rpm, fluid deliver, punchy low-rpm torque and low fuel consumption”. Power is up 10bhp to 160bhp @ 9500rpm (250rpm higher than the previous model), while torque jumps from 92lb-ft to 100lb-ft @ 7500 rpm.
An Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) measures roll, yaw and pitch, along with their rate of change to offer Cornering ABS and Wheelie Control, as well as Cornering Lights (on the S models). Of the three machines (1200, 1200 S and 1200 S D|air), all three have backlit switchgear, selectable riding and power modes and electronic cruise control, while the S models gain a Bluetooth multimedia system and dynamic suspension compression and rebound adjustment.
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