Ducati Multistrada gets bigger, cleverer and more powerful for 2018 – and it’s more rideable too.

For 2018 Ducati has updated its Multistrada range with four new models: the standard 1260, the 1260 S (the one we tested), 1260 D|Air which connects with the Dainese airbag system, and the top of the range Pikes Peak model with Ohlins suspension, carbon fibre mudguards and panels, Termignoni exhaust and forged wheels.

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WORDS: Mikko Nieminen, Editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure PHOTOGRAPHY: Milagro

The S model differs from the stock Multistrada 1260 in six ways. It has higher spec brakes, Ducati Multimedia System, up and down quickshifter, full LED headlight with cornering lights, hi-res TFT instrument panel, and the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo semi-active electronic suspension.