To enter dealerships from December 2017, the new Ducati Multistrada 1260 will receive a new engine, chassis and electronics and a Euro IV compliant Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) 1262cc engine offering 158 hp power at 9,500 rpm and 95.5 lb/ft torque at 3,500 rpm thus claiming the highest torque output in its class.
2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Standard will be available in Ducati Red with grey frame and black wheels. S and D-Air get an Iceberg White and Volcano Grey color scheme with grey frame and gold wheels. Each of these models are fitted with Ride-by-Wire system, Ducati Quick Shift Up and Down clutch shifting and a host of technologies among which is a new LCD instrument panel on the Standard model and a 5" TFT on S and D-Air. Ducati Multimedia System connects to a smartphone to display and control incoming calls, text and music is via a new TFR dashboard and the bike is also equipped with Hands and a keyless ignition system.
It also gets four riding modes in different colors on its dash. Sport model is in red, Touring in white at night and black during the day, Urban is in grey with Enduro in brown. All three Multistrada variants receive light alloy five Y spoke wheels, Pirelli SCORPION Train II tyres and are seen with new number plate holder and LED rear turn signals.
2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak variant draws inspiration from the American hill climb race with race inspired color scheme, forged aluminum wheels, Ohlins fork and TTX36 shocks and carbon fiber Ducati Performance silencer by Termignoni.