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Old 06-Nov-2007, 12:56
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Ducati Press Rel. - 2008MY Multistrada all variants


The Ducati Multistrada defines a new generation of sport bikes, capable of excelling on every road you challenge with amazing sports performance, outstanding comfort and versatility for everyday-use. Ideal for a day in the mountains, the daily commute or a weekend tour, the Multistrada is aggressive like a sport bike when the road turns twisty, yet smooth and relaxed when scenery beckons.

The many technical innovations introduced last season on the Multistrada 1100 will continue to make the bike a class leader in 2008. The Multistrada features a potent 1100 Desmo engine with a silent ‘wet’ clutch, comfort enhancing vibration-isolated handlebars, and a new maintenance program that reduces costs by as much as 50% - the Multistrada’s all-round performance is better than ever.

Developed on the winding mountain roads and city streets of Italy, the Multistrada is a real-world motorcycle for real-world riders, a dream come true, a high performance sports bike that doesn’t compromise comfort, versatility or practicality.

The Multistrada breaks down all barriers. Its unique versatility is a matter of design. On mountain roads its impressive cornering performance comes by way of Superbike-spec suspension, world-class brakes and its renowned Ducati Trellis frame. For extended journeys, the longer travel suspension smoothes the way, vibration isolated handlebars reduce fatigue and the relaxed riding position optimises comfort for both rider and passenger. In town the agile chassis, wide bars and broad power of the 1100 engine make crossing busy city traffic an adventure to look forward to.

It is this extreme versatility and all-round performance that prompted some important sector magazines to nominate the Multistrada as “Bike of the year” in the street segment.

The Multistrada is available in two versions: The impressive Multistrada 1100 and, for those who demand the ultimate in sport performance, an all-conquering ‘S’ version, the Multistrada 1100 S.

The Multistrada 1100 and 1100 S have also received a new lettering font in order to match the other new Ducati models.


The Multistrada 1100 broadens the horizons of those who are ‘sport motorcyclists’ at heart but still want a bike they can use seven days a week. Riding a Multistrada makes every road a thrill. The powerful new 1100 Desmo L-Twin engine delivers smoother, more tractable power delivery and, coupled with a refined chassis, delivers confident handling and optimal comfort- even over long distances.

The unmistakable Ducati Trellis frame combines with a fully-adjustable suspension to adapt the bike for any road condition and every riding style, while rider comfort has been improved upon by vibration-isolated handlebars.

Superb road holding, a powerful 1100 engine and all day comfort gives the versatile Multistrada a unique personality and true Ducati character.

The 1100 is the latest evolution of the Multistrada concept, introduced by Ducati at the start of 2003. It contains all of the innovations that helped to make this model the benchmark for a totally new market segment.

The characteristic two-part nose fairing, with a transparent screen that moves with the handlebars, allows improved steering manuverability. The unique tank and seat assembly comes from a single moulding and provides a fuel capacity of 20 litres. One of the features on the Multistrada 1100 is the inclusion of a fuel reserve sensor. The joint action of the fuel level gauge and the new sensor guarantees a reliable and constant indication of the amount of fuel remaining in the tank at all times.

Other style features of the Multistrada are the front headlight cluster, the single-sided aluminium swingarm, the tail section and the aggressive exhaust system.

As with the rest of the 2008 range, the Multistrada 1100 fully complies with EURO 3 exhaust emissions. The lambda probe inside the muffler unit is combined with a three-way catalytic converter to ensure maximum efficiency. The function of the lambda probe is to detect the amount of oxygen present in exhaust gases and gauge the fuel mixture. In this way the oxygen concentration through the catalytic converter allows the correct chemical reaction and the three-way converter oxydizes the unburnt hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide and reduces the nitrogen oxides.


The renowned Multistrada chassis remains unchanged, guaranteeing exceptional stability at speed, as well as fantastic agility through fast bends, thus allowing expert riders to find it easy to achieve blistering performance with the 1100.

The round tube Trellis frame is made from high quality steel (ALS 450) for maximum rigidity and precise directional control.

The fully adjustable suspension of the Multistrada 1100 features Showa forks at the front with upside-down 43 mm stanchions. Adjustments for hydraulic compression and rebound damping as well as spring preload are standard.

The Sachs rear monoshock is equipped with a practical hydraulic remote control to adjust spring preload, which operates through Ducati’s rising rate linkages.
The Multistrada is equipped with an exceptional braking system; two 320 mm semi-floating discs at the front wheel with two 4-piston Brembo calipers, while rear stopping power is provided by one 245 mm disc with a Brembo 2-piston caliper.

The entire Multistrada family benefits from vibration-isolated handlebars, which through a pair of rubber-mounted risers contained in the specially-designed top yoke, increase rider comfort.


The Multistrada is equipped with an evolution of the renowned Desmodue air-cooled twin-cylinder engine. For this model the Ducati 1100 Dual Spark now has a displacement of 1078 cc, which offers exceptional torque and excellent reliability.

The engine benefits from a bore increase of 4 mm. (To 98 mm, vs. the 1000 Dual Spark’s 94 mm.) As a result the cylinder displacement is 1078 cc, a considerable increase compared to the 992 cc of the previous version.

This new engine now offers a power output of 95 hp at 7750 rpm and 10,5 kgm of torque at 4750 rpm. These superb values contribute to the bike’s rideability and the powerful mid-range delivery of this modern air-cooled engine highlights the sporting character of the new Multistrada 1100.
The engine has been designed to comply to Euro 3 standards while at the same time boosting performance.

Compact and powerful the1100 Dual Spark Desmo engine that equips the Multistrada family is the result of decades of experience and a whole series of innovations that extend from the combustion chambers to the crankshaft.

The end result is a powerful engine that is particularly potent in the mid-range. In addition to offering the significant advantages of an air-cooled power plant, the 1100 DS also draws inspiration from the advanced Testastretta racing engine, including the special casting techniques used to make the cylinder heads, the use of oil-pressurized bearings to support the camshafts, as well as the angle and configuration of the valves.

All this; plus the exclusive Dual Spark ignition- with its ‘double flame front’- offers better combustion, while simultaneously boosting mid-range power and reducing emission levels.

A closer look at the 1100 DS engine reveals a reduced angle between the intake and exhaust valves, one of the basic principles with which the renowned Testastretta engine was designed. This allows a more compact combustion chamber, reducing the volume and thus obtaining improved combustion. The improved efficiency of the combustion chamber allows the engine to run on a leaner air/fuel mixture without compromising performance at high temperatures, and significantly reduces the emission of hydrocarbons (HC).

The camshafts are supported on oil pressurised bearings, which reduces the overall dimensions, weight, and the number of moving parts- all while also improving heat dispersal. The new configuration also puts the camshafts in a more direct relationship with the valves, reducing friction and stress on valve components and thus increasing reliability. Although the cylinder head is more compact, it allows more space for the intake and exhaust valves, which are 45 mm and 40 mm in diameter respectively. Further innovations include valve seats made of beryllium bronze, an advanced material that offers better heat dissipation and wear-resistance and thus maintains valve clearances more accurately over a longer period of time.

To guarantee high mid-range performance, the crankshaft, cylinders and pistons have been designed for a bore and stroke value of 98 mm and 71.5 mm respectively. The pistons use nitrided steel rings, which offer improved sealing and a significant reduction in oil consumption. The connecting rods are made from a new material composition (30NiCrMo12) that has exceptional flow characteristics during forging. In cross section, the new rods are thinner side-to-side, but wider side to side, increasing strength and lowering weight for increased reliability and performance.
The crankshaft is a more compact design and the oil passages have been strategically repositioned in areas less critical to structural strength. The result is a stiffer crankshaft with less flex, causing for less vibration and improved reliability.

The 1100 Dual Spark engine also features a new ‘wet’ clutch which provides a less lever pull, is quieter than a dry clutch, and characterised by having exceptional wear-resistance.
Thanks to an excellent compromise between performance, reliability, noise and lever effort, this clutch is ideal for sport riding and at the same time ensures a more progressive action and feel.

The overall look of the engine is further characterised by injection-moulded timing belt covers in high mechanical and thermal resistance plastic. The engine covers are in a new dark grey colour.

As a result of constant investment in engineering and quality control, every model in the 2007 range will benefit from a new maintenance program in which service intervals have been extended, less parts are required and fewer repairs have to be performed. The result is that the bike’s overall scheduled maintenance costs are reduced by up to 50%.


Thanks to its world-class suspension and componentry, the “S” version is for riders who demand the ultimate in sports performance. It is based on the Multistrada 1100, but features a number of components derived from the Ducati Superbikes, including fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension and carbon fibre highlights.

The Multistrada 1100 S is, for all intensive purposes, a production special. A bike that is capable of highlighting the sporting characteristics of a model whose main feature is versatility.

The 1100 S features a number of racing components including a front mudguard and cam belt covers in carbon fiber, as well as exclusive variable-section alloy handlebars which are fitted with vibration isolating mounts. The prestigious Öhlins suspension, derived from the Ducati Superbikes, brings clear benefits in terms of superior road handling as well as an exclusive quality finish.


The chassis is the same one that has given the Ducati Multistrada its extreme versatility and all-round performance. The Multistrada 1100 S earns its ‘S’ status by adding sophisticated suspension and a sporting set-up to an already high performance motorcycle. It provides true Superbike performance and is capable of lightning-quick cornering and extreme riding precision.

At the front 43 mm Öhlins forks with low friction TiN fork sliders, adjustable in hydraulic compression, are complemented by a fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock with remote preload adjuster for Superbike-class road holding.

All the information is available at http://www.ducati.com/en/bikes/index.jhtml

Multistrada: Type : Fairing Frame Wheels

Multistrada 1100 Red Red Black

Multistrada 1100 S Red Red Black

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Old 06-Nov-2007, 16:26
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