Monday, 19 March 2012

Ducati Multistrada 1200, 2011

 
 Ducati Multistrada 1200, 2011
 
North American Specifications
USA MSRP - $14,995 USD

Chassis
FRAME Tubular steel Trellis frame
WHEELBASE 1530mm (60.2in)
RAKE 25°

FRONT SUSPENSION
Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks

FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL 170mm (6.7in)
FRONT WHEEL 10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
  • FRONT TYRE Pirelli Scorpion Trail 120/70 17''
  • REAR SUSPENSION Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
  • REAR WHEEL TRAVEL 170mm (6.7in)
  • REAR WHEEL 10-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
  • REAR TYRE Pirelli Scorpion Trail 190/55 17''
  • FRONT BRAKE 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad
  • REAR BRAKE 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
  • FUEL TANK CAPACITY 20l - 5.3 gallon (US)
  • DRY WEIGHT 189kg (417lb)
BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL)
  • Red (racing grey / black) - Arctic white (racing grey / black)
  • VERSIONS Dual seat, ABS optional
  • SEAT HEIGHT 850mm (33.5in)
Engine
  • TYPE L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
  • DISPLACEMENT 1198.4cc
  • BORE X STROKE 106x67.9mm
  • COMPRESSION RATIO 11.5:1
  • POWER 150hp - 110.3kw @ 9250rpm
  • TORQUE 87,5lb-ft 118,7Nm @7500rpm
FUEL INJECTION tsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies
EXHAUST Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes

Transmission
  • GEARBOX 6 speed
  • RATIO 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
  • PRIMARY DRIVE Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
  • FINAL DRIVE Chain 5.30"; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
  • CLUTCH Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Emissions
STANDARD follows the US Federal Regulation

Design
All components used in the construction of the Multistrada 1200 are of the highest quality. Their selection and subsequent assembly is the result of a design brief based on uncompromised performance.

Chassis geometry, such as wheelbase, swingarm length, and rake, trail and offset is the result of a quest for the best balance of stability at high speeds and dynamic agility. The chassis is designed to achieve lean angles of up to 45° and the combination of reduced weight and generous steering lock of 76° (38° left and right) makes tight manoeuvres at low speeds easy to manage.

Frame
The Ducati signature Trellis frame uses large diameter, light gauge tubing with two central cast aluminium sections and a Trellis rear subframe to achieve 19% more torsional rigidity than the original Multistrada 1100. The high pressure, die cast, magnesium front sub-frame reduces the high, frontal weight and contributes to chassis feel and control.

Suspension
The standard version Multistrada 1200 uses 50mm Marzocchi front forks, featuring a special forged fork bottom and full adjustability in spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. The rear is controlled by a Sachs monoshock adjustable in compression and rebound damping and in spring pre-load by using the handy remote manual adjuster.

The ‘S’ version features the front and rear Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) system by Öhlins. The
48mm Öhlins forks are adjustable electronically in compression and rebound damping while spring pre-load is manual. The Öhlins TTX rear unit features twin tube technology to offer totally separate damping adjustment in compression and rebound and uses experience gained in racing to minimise friction and reduce the risk of cavitation under extreme conditions. In addition, the unit is fully adjustable electronically in compression and rebound damping as well as spring pre-load.

The front and rear suspension of both versions provide 170mm of travel, the extra-long movement ensuring excellent comfort even when fully loaded or if the rider decides to leave the asphalt for off-road routes.

Braking system & ABS
The front brakes use twin radially-mounted Brembo four piston, two pad callipers actuated by a master cylinder with an adjustable lever. The fronts grip 320mm discs, while a single 245mm disc on the rear is gripped by a single Brembo calliper. Typical of all Ducatis, these components ensure high performance braking and set the standard in this segment.

The Multistrada 1200 is also equipped with a Bosch-Brembo ABS system, optional for the standard version and fitted as original equipment on the ‘S’ version. It delivers outstanding braking performance in all conditions and provides a major contribution towards performance safety. An option to disable the ABS is available via the instrumentation, but is automatically reactivated at the next ignition-on.

Wheels and tyres
Ducati’s technical partner, Pirelli, worked alongside the Multistrada’s engineers throughout the project, developing the new Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres specifically for the Multistrada 1200. The new tyres represent the first ever dual compound for on/off road use with a harder compound central section. Combined with a special tread design and carcass structure, their 190/55 section delivers racing performance on the road in terms of grip and lean angles, while ensuring high mileage for touring and good off-road performance. The new generation tyres are purposely designed for the Multistrada’s four-bikes-in-one concept.

The Multistrada 1200 rides on lightweight 10-spoke lightweight alloy wheels, 3.50x17 front and 6.00x17 rear. All colours of Multistrada 1200 use wheels finished in black.

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