Ducati has launched its flagship adventure tourer, Multistrada 1260 Enduro in India. It is available in two colour schemes - Red and Sand, and priced at Rs.19.9 lakhs, and Rs.20.23 lakhs, respectively. As compared to the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro, launched in 2016, 1260 Enduro gains in features, electronics and an updated engine. It enters a segment where BMW R 1250 GS, and Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx show off their prowess.
New Multistrada 1260 Enduro is open for bookings at company dealerships, and marks a new chapter for true off-road enthusiasts and adventure tourers in India. It is seen with some on road and off road centric features, and comes powered by a 1262 cm3 Ducati Testastretta DVT engine capable of 158 PS power and 128 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm. It receives Ride by Wire and four riding modes of Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro and electronics among which are semi active Sachs suspension at 185mm front and rear and a 30 liter fuel tank capacity offering over 450 km range.
Multistrada 1260 Enduro also gains in terms of better ergonomics over its predecessor. It comes in with a new seat, well positioned handlebars and centre of gravity which is lower than that offered on the Multistrada 1200 Enduro. It also gets Ducati Quick Shift Up and Down for enhanced riding experience, fluid upshift and down shift gear meshing and sits on spoked wheels measuring 19" front and 17" rear.
The advanced electronics also include 6 axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit, Bosch Cornering, Ducati Cornering Lights and Ducati Wheelie Control. DWC and DRC can be set to one of 8 different levels or can be deactivated completely. The company has also added Vehicle Hold Control to the new 1260 Enduro allowing for more efficient uphill starts while the bike also sports a Bosch IMU which interacts with semi active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution control system. The on-board electronics and connectivity features can be accessed via a 5", full color TFT screen with Ducati Multimedia System which connects to the rider's smartphone via Bluetooth. This allows for access to calls, text messaging and music.
Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said, "With its debut back in 2016, Multistrada 1200 Enduro made its place among the hearts of adventure motorcyclists and now, Multistrada 1260 Enduro presents a much more refined and an out-and-out adventure biking experience. The all-new adventure tourer is armed with all the necessary credentials to take on the toughest terrains that can be thrown at it. Built to impress, the all-new Multistrada 1260 Enduro is now more accessible and is poised to impress & excite hardcore adventure riders. Occupying the sporty end of the adventure bike spectrum, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro marks an all-new chapter for true off-road enthusiasts and adventure tourers in India."
Ducati is offering the Multistrada 1260 Enduro with long maintenance intervals and oil change at 15,000 kms and a Desmo service at 30,000 kms. Bookings have opened at all company dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad.
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