69 Photos of the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200

10/03/2012 @ 5:08 pm, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 is a lot like the old Ducati Multistrada 1200, but we figured there are enough Ducatisti trolling the pages of A&R that a little moto porn wouldn’t hurt things too much. Gone is the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport, which has essentially be replaced by the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak bike (which looks a-mazing).

The whole line benefits from the Testastretta 11° DS engine, which features a dual-spark ignition system that gives the MTS1200 a slight mid-range power boost, as well as the LED low-beam headlights. However, the real changes occur at the “S” trim level, which are the first bikes from Bologna to get the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) semi-active suspension package.

The last big change to the Multistrada line is the addition of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Grantourismo, which has some more kit for you if the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring isn’t touring enough for you. One-hundred-twenty-one liters of panniers and top case, the Grantourismo also has crash bars, LED fog lights, and a larger windscreen for its extra $2,000 over the Touring model.

We were thoroughly impressed with the original Multistrada 1200 when it came out in 2010, and the updates to the 2013 line seem compelling enough to keep Ducati in the mix for adventure riders who are looking for something a little bit more sporty than the 2013 BMW R1200GS and 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure.

While both the BMW and KTM are attractive machines in their own right, it is hard to beat that Italian sense of style. As such, sixty-nine high-res photos of the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 model line are waiting for you after the jump.

Photos of the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200:

Photos of the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak:

Photos of the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring:

Photos of the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Grantourismo:

Source: Ducati

  • Tedd Riggs

    Awesome looking Ducati !

  • shallwedance?

    i’m sorry but it looks ridiculous I can’t cope with that budgie beak intake :-(

  • Gary

    Awful that a company with such pedigree should stoop this low with such a clownish design, just to appear relevant. And this isn’t their only model worthy of this criticism.

  • Alonzo

    It’s amazing to me how much time and energy people spend hating bikes that are different. The Multistrada works excellently on multiple types of riding just as the name implies. It’s comfortable an the 11 degree engine is amazing. If you don’t like it you’re free not to buy one but if you ride it you might change your mind. For the record I don’t own one but I’d love a pikes peak. I’m capable of loving this bike, the Panigale, the Diavel and even the occasional Gold Wing or scooter. They’re all bikes

  • paulus

    I agree with Alonzo
    any day on 2 wheels is better than a day on 4 wheels

  • Wayne

    I had the original 2003 Multistrada 1000. It was a great bike, even though some people hated the looks. I now have a 1200 Multi Touring S. It is an incredible bike with amazing performance and I like the fact it looks like a bird of prey. It’s a good thing we don’t all like the same thing. It would be a boring world.