Wide applicability and sporting blood

The Ducati Multistrada is a motorcycle that makes you want to drive German autobahns without speed limits. In contrast to similar motorcycles, it comes to life easily on the highway. When the engine turns to higher revs, the motorcyclist feels as if he was spurred by the spurs of a durable horse. The engine becomes even more responsive, the ride speed increases incredibly quickly, and above all, perhaps most importantly, the nose of the motorcycle remains completely still. Photo: MMC RTV SLO/David Šavli

Anyone who knows at least a little bit about motorcyclesknows that when the name Ducati is mentioned, we are talking about a brand that has offered the world many off-the-shelf models motorcycles. For the most part, they are fast, how fast, extreme fast motorcycles whose owners say that the vibration of the Ducati engine is the most beautiful sound in the world.

Because we are in Automobiles still more family-oriented, and because we decided to start by trying to present it to you motorcycleswhich are also intended for riding in pairs, we will leave the sporty ducats for another time and focus on a slightly different motorcycle this time.

For the city, the terrain and the highway

However, we must be careful when presenting. Ducati multistrada is a city-use motorcycle that can also handle lighter off-road efforts and is a competitor to the famous touring motorcycles. Despite the above, sports blood still flows through his veins. The image of the motorcycle, especially in the form as it was tested multistradawith three panniers that call for comfortable travel, could easily fool many into thinking it’s just another clunky touring motorcycle.

Misleading because the unit, which is otherwise much calmer than the machines mentioned in the introduction, still offers a power of 125 kW. In other words, a motorcycle ready to ride, weights less than 250 kilograms, and the engine offers a more friendly measurement unit of around 170 horses. If we add 125 Nm of torque, at a high 8750 engine revolutions, it is quickly clear that it is by no means a lazy touring motorcycle.

Ergonomics, aerodynamics, seating position and comfort are at the same high level as the powerful 1158 cubic centimeter engine. Photo: MMC RTV SLO/David Šavli

Up to all challenges

Multistrada is, if I avoid the controversy of the best motorcycle, definitely a motorcycle that rides at the forefront of its class. Of course, there are different criteria of individual drivers who appreciate such and different goodies. But if we focus on those who appreciate the power unit and the range of assistance systems, it is multistrada a clear victory. Regardless of driving speed, the closure of a winding road, or the monotony of a straight highway.
Multistrada simply isn’t afraid of a challenge, and in fact you could say the opposite – it’s hard to put a challenge that this motorcycle isn’t up to.

A 6.5-inch screen is available to the motorist to provide information, which is large enough and perfectly readable in any weather. More important than the screen itself is what it shows. If the selection of the driving program is something common, the set of adjustable options for the operation of assistance systems, chassis and brakes is truly incredible. As many stages as the multistrada offers, you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Photo: MMC RTV SLO/David Šavli

A 6.5-inch screen is available to the motorist to provide information, which is large enough and perfectly readable in any weather. More important than the screen itself is what it shows. If the selection of the driving program is something common, the set of adjustable options for the operation of assistance systems, chassis and brakes is truly incredible. As many stages as the multistrada offers, you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Photo: MMC RTV SLO/David Šavli

If we exclude driving on extreme terrain, where the motorcycle must be fitted with the right tires and we must focus on riding on a paved surface, multistrada impresses in all areas. This is also why it is difficult to quickly and simply say and show where it is the best. For example, it takes corners so easily that the driver is not even aware that he is driving fast, because the driving is safe and reliable. If we turn onto the highway, the traveling speed can be really high. Regardless of the driving speed, the position of the motorcycle or the ride itself is extremely calm.

More about this interesting motorcycle in a longer video contribution from the show Automobility.


The article is in Slovenian

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