Ducati unveils 2013 Multistrada range

The 2013 Pikes Peak edition Multisrada will wear this livery.
The 2013 Pikes Peak edition Multistrada will wear this livery.

Ducati has unveiled their 2013 Multistrada range, with some impressive new developments.

This is what the Granturismo looks like.

The motorcycles will all get a second-generation Testastretta 11° engine (more details on that to come, most likely after the bike’s press launch on Sept. 27). Several models (the S models) will also get Ducati’s new Skyhook suspension (DSS). Again, we don’t have many details, but it seems this is a semi-active suspension, similar to that found on the BMW S1000RR HP4.

The base model Multistrada won’t get DSS. Like all the other bikes in the range, though, it will get four engine power modes, eight traction control settings, and three ABS settings.

Along with the new motor and DSS, the other big news for Ducati is a purpose-built tourer in the Multistrada lineup called the Granturismo. This machine will feature extra luggage capacity and more lighting, as well as added wind protection and touring tires for the long haul rides.

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