Thursday, December 03, 2009

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Makes First U.S. Appearance

Ducati North America has announced the debut its latest model, the Multistrada 1200, in North America at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif. December 4-6.

Photo Credit: Ducati

Shown for the first time just weeks ago at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show, the Multistrada 1200 was named “Most Beautiful Bike in Show” and hailed as a true ‘game-changing’ motorcycle. During the Long Beach show, motorcycle enthusiasts will see why the Multistrada 1200 is considered a marvel and four bikes in one.

Because of its unprecedented technology and class-leading features this motorcycle is able to unleash four unique riding modes including Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro, enabling the rider to enjoy a truly customizable riding experience. The power and torque delivery, suspension settings and traction control can be modified while riding this motorcycle to adapt to the rider’s needs, and not the other way around.

“We are very excited to launch the technologically-advanced Multistrada to North America at the world’s largest motorcycle show series,” said CEO Michael Lock. “The Multistrada 1200 is a unique model for us since it really attracts all types of riders. It is not only powerful and playful, but also a comfortable and versatile adventure on two wheels.”

The light weight 417-pound Multistrada 1200 will boast 150hp and 87.5lb/ft of torque. There will be three option packages available to suit the rider’s taste –Multistrada 1200 including the Bosch-Brembo ABS system; Multistrada 1200 “S Sport” package; and the Multistrada 1200 “S Touring” model which includes side luggage, a center stand and heated grips.

Source: Ducati
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