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Watch out, BMW Motorrad and Triumph! Ducati has just launched its most off-road-centric Multistrada in India
- Powering the Multistrada 1260 Enduro is a bigger 1262cc engine.
- The ergonomics have been altered compared to the older model.
- Suspension travel has been reduced at both ends.
- The previous grey paint scheme has been replaced by the new “Sand” colour option.
Ducati has launched its most hardcore adventure motorcycle, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro, in India at Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom India). At this price, the top-of-the-line variant is Rs 1.96 lakh more expensive than the Multistrada 1200 Enduro.
So, what does it get for that additional moolah? Quite a lot, actually. First off, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro is powered by a new 1262cc, liquid-cooled, L-twin motor which pumps out 157.7PS and 128Nm, which is 5.5PS more than the outgoing model. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox and a bi-directional quick-shifter is offered as a standard fitment. The suspension setup consists of electronically adjustable Ducati Skyhook suspension fork up front and a rear monoshock. However, at 185mm, the suspension travel at both ends has been reduced by 15mm.
Even the seat height has been lowered by 10mm, and so are the handlebars and footpegs, for better ergonomics. Braking hardware consists of dual 320mm discs with Brembo M4.32 radial calipers at the front and a single disc at the rear.
To help it stand apart in the sea of red Multistradas, Ducati has given the 1260 Enduro a new “Sand” colour option. This colour replaces the grey seen on the older model and costs Rs 24,000 more than the standard red paint option. In terms of rider aids, it gets a 6-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit, cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control and riding modes (Urban, Sport, Touring and Enduro).
In terms of competition, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro faces tough competition from the likes of Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx (Rs 17 lakh) and the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure (Rs 18.25 lakh, both prices ex-showroom).
Source Name : www.zigwheels.com