Ducati Multistrada 1200 Review

Ducati Multistrada 1200 overview

With much focus being placed on the Multistrada 1200S models, the Multistrada 1200 has somehow been passed by and yet it is a bike which has a whole lot to offer its riders.  The S-models may have electronically adjustable suspension, and a great all-round aspect but the Multistrada 1200 does offer excellent power delivery, impressive traction control and several different riding modes all at the flick of a switch.

The Multistrada 1200 offers suitable suspension for most UK roads, and although it may not be as refined at the electronic system in the 1200S it can still hold its own whether you want to take it out and about town or hit the open country roads.  The motor is also pretty good; based on the 1198 V-twin, the 1200 has a Testastretta 11º engine which offers a smooth ride and enough power to compete with the majority of other bikes in this category.

Although the Multistrada 1200 is what many would consider to be a ‘base’ model, you still get plenty of perks with an adjustable, fully digital LCD display screen, high and low seating options, a single-sided swing arm and slipper clutch.  There is also the option to add in extras such as ABS and touring panniers.  Ducati bikes continue to be improved and the Multistrada 1200 is evidence of this with these bikes able to easily eat up to 15,000 miles before they require a service.  New, prices start at around £12,900 but it is possible to pick up a second hand bargain for around half this amount.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 spec 

Seat height850mm
Weight217kg
EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, twin cylinder, 4v
Capacity1198cc
Average fuel consumption38mpg
Top speed150mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:BonnyladReview Date: May 2017
Comfort
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Big adventure bike so can be a handful on fast tight bends
Build Quality & Reliability
Fairly solid
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Awesome
Brake Rating
Not as good as previous bikes?
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Overall
Pros CommentsBottom end grunt. Love it even for all the niggles
Cons CommentsWeight of cat

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