Ducati Launches Multistrada 1260 Enduro In India

Modified On Jul 9, 2019 By Gaurav Sadanand for Ducati Multistrada 1260

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It’s expected to command a premium of around Rs 1 lakh-Rs 1.5 lakh over the outgoing Multistrada 1200 Enduro

  • The bike gets a bigger engine, a new paint scheme and better ergonomics compared to the outgoing model. 
  • It's powered by a new 1262cc L-twin engine which produces 158PS and 128Nm. 
  • Comes with a host of electronic rider aids like traction control, cornering ABS, hill-hold control and much more!

Ducati has launched its top-spec Multistrada 1260 Enduro in India, priced at Rs 19.99lakh (ex-showroom India). It gets a bigger, more powerful engine, a new paint scheme and better ergonomics compared to the outgoing model. The Italian brand’s flagship ADV commands a premium of around Rs 1.96 lakh over the current Multistrada 1200 Enduro, which was priced at Rs 18.03 lakh. Ducati also offers the bike in a new paint “Sand” paint scheme, priced at Rs 20.23 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India).

 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

The biggest difference is the new 1262cc, Testastretta DVT, liquid-cooled, L-twin motor which produces 157.7PS at 9,500rpm and 128Nm at 7500rpm. That’s a whole 5.5PS more powerful than the outgoing version. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed transmission and a bi-directional quick-shifter which is part of the standard equipment. 

To help you ride faster and safer, the bike comes equipped with a number of electronic rider aids like traction control (8-level), three-level cornering ABS, rider modes, wheelie control and hill-hold control. Other notable features include cruise control, backlit handlebar switches, a 5-inch colour TFT display with smartphone connectivity, LED lights and cornering LED headlamps. (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Cosmetic updates come in the form of a new “Sand” paint scheme which replaces the grey colour option seen on the Multistrada 1200 Enduro. Moreover, to improve ergonomics, Ducati has lowered the seat height by 10mm along with the handlebar and footpegs. 

In terms of underpinnings, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro gets an electronically adjustable Ducati Skyhook suspension with a 48mm upside-down fork and a rear monoshock, both of which offer 200mm wheel travel. Anchoring the bike are dual 320mm discs clamped by Brembo M4.32 radial calipers up front and a read disc brake. It's 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels come wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tubeless tyres. A massive 30-litre fuel tank should keep you on the road for a lot longer.

The Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro competes against the Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx (Rs 17 lakh) and the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure (Rs 18.25 lakh).

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