2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro Unveiled

  • Ducati has unveiled the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro.

  • It uses the same engine as the road-going Multistradas and XDiavel, bumping its power to 158 bhp and 127 Nm.

  • Ducati has revised the ergonomics to make it accessible to medium sized riders.

The 2019 Ducat Multistrada 1260 Enduro has been unveiled after the Italian manufacturer teased us with shots of a muddy bike.

The launch of the Multistrada 1260 Enduro followed in the footsteps of the Multistrada 1260 and Multistrada 1260 S road models.

The new Enduro’s main highlight is the new engine, of course. The 1262cc, DVT-equipped Tetastretta 11o, 90o V-Twin (Ducati calls it “L-Twin”) is a common platform among other two Multistradas and XDiavel.

The extra 64cc pushes power output to 158 bhp and an arm stretching 127 Nm of torque.  The Multistrada Enduro ought to benefit the most as 85% of the peak torque is available from below 3,500 RPM, in addition to the smoother power delivery of the DVT-equipped engine, especially in off-road conditions.

Of course, where would the Multistrada 1260 Enduro be if without Ducati’s extensive electronics suit that’s akin to a two-wheeled supercomputer.

Cornering ABS and IMU-based traction control, cornering lights, wheelie control, hill-start assist, up and down quick shifter, semi-active Sachs suspension are all standard on the Enduro. The display layout on the TFT display has also been revised to mimic that of the Ducati Panigale V4. Riders can use the Ducati Link App to adjust various riding modes, rider aid besides recording routes.

Ducati has also reworked the bike’s ergonomics, although it looks similar to the previous model’s. As a result, the 1260 Enduro has a lower centre of gravity and seat height, making it more accessible to a wider range of riders.

The massive 30-litre fuel-tank remains. So do the spoked 19” front and 17” rear wheels.

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