SETTING A NEW STANDARD
As soon as it was launched back in 2010, the Multistrada 1200 revolutionised the motorcycling world by
offering, for the very first time, nothing less than four bikes in one: from sport bike to long-distance tourer,
from everyday runabout to enduro. Now, Ducati’s technological expertise has produced a new generation of
Multistradas, bikes featuring the latest Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine and
a state-of-the-art technological package that sets a whole new standard in its product segment. The new
Multistrada 1200 is the “multibike” par excellence, with cutting-edge technology making it far more than just
the 4-bikes-in-1 offered by its Riding Modes.
In what is a first for the motorcycle industry, the DVT engine features a variable valve timing system with
independent control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts. This optimises engine performance
throughout the power range in all riding conditions, thus ensuring maximum power at high rpm, fluid
delivery, punchy low-rpm torque and low fuel consumption in full compliance with the latest Euro 4
The new Multistrada 1200 also sets a new electronics benchmark thanks to the Inertial Measurement Unit
(IMU), developed by Bosch technicians, which dynamically measures roll and pitch angles as well as the
accelleration on three axis; with this information, the Bosch IMU enhances both performance and safety. For
example, the presence of the IMU enables the ABS to include a Cornering system capable of controlling
braking even on bends where wheel lock could otherwise cause skidding. On the Multistrada 1200 S it also
enables control the Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) in its full LED headlamp. Moreover, the Bosch IMU has
allowed the introduction of Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC): this detects and corrects any front wheel lift to
ensure maximum acceleration in complete safety. Like Ducati Traction Control (DTC), DWC features ridersettable
8-level sensitivity. Lastly, the Bosch IMU inertial platform also interacts with the semi-active Ducati
Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution (DSS) control system featured on the Multistrada 1200 S.
All models now feature Electronic Cruise Control, which the rider can set as desired using controls
incorporated in the switchgear on the left handlebar. On the S version a Bluetooth module is included as
standard: this activates the Ducati Multimedia System and can connect the bike to a smartphone for userfriendly
control of basic functions such as receiving incoming calls, notification of text messages, or playing
music via the handlebar controls and on-dash info. Thanks to an iOS/Android app, the Bluetooth connection
lets riders use bike data to activate other functions which enhance, extend or let them share their everyday
riding or touring experiences; the app even allows interaction with the ducati.com website and social
- Touring Pack: heated grips, panniers and center stand
- Sport Pack: road-legal exhaust (homologated only for EU) Ducati Performance by Termignoni and
carbon fibre front mudguard, machined-from-billet aluminium brake and clutch reservoir caps
- Urban Pack: top case, tank bag with lock and USB hub
- Enduro Pack: supplementary lights and Ducati Performance components by Touratech: engine
protection bars, radiator guard, oil sump guard, bigger kickstand base and off-road footpegs
The launch of the new Multistrada is enriched also by the Multistrada Link App: a smartphone app, available
for iOS and Android, that further explains all content and new features of the bike. Through the app it‘s
possible to rate individual aspects of the bike, and submit ideas and comments directly to Ducati. Further, it
will deliver easily accessible weekly updates of a variety of content.
Stylistically inventive and technologically advanced, the new Multistrada 1200 is a limitless bike able to indulge and adapt to the rider’s every need. A simple click transforms it from super sport to long-distance tourer, yet it is equally capable as an everyday bike for getting to work or handling grittier off-road routes. All these characteristics have been poured into a new design that is more mature, sophisticated and effective than ever.
This new style of the Multistrada 1200 enhances its perceived quality compared to the previous model.
Clean surfaces, taut lines and contrasting front and rear visual mass give it dynamism and sportiness. A
greater number of painted parts lend it sophistication, while close attention to plastic part attachment has
greatly reduced the number of screws in sight. Distinctive features also include the compact full LED
headlampwhich is aggressive-looking yet decidedly high-tech, and the rear tail light. Aspects such as the
frame, which provides an optimum balance of weight and performance, the rear aluminium subframe with
incorporated luggage rack, and the new, ergonomic practical switchgear are just some of the features that
underscore Ducati’s conscientious attention to detail. Just like the new key with an aluminium insert, and
the, modern, compact instrument panel (LCD on the standard, TFT on the S and D-Air versions).
Everything on the new Multistrada 1200 has been designed for practicality and effectiveness. For example,
the rider’s seat is narrow at the front, allowing an easier reach to the ground; it’s also 20 mm longer and
offers 20 mm of height-adjustment. The passenger seat is lower and the passenger grab handles are more
ergonomic. The new windshield height adjustment system is more fluid and can be operated with only one
hand. Thanks to careful attention to every single component, the new Multistrada 1200 has a dry weight of
just 209 kg. Together with the bike’s optimal chassis set-up, this low weight gives the Multistrada 1200
exceptional handling, crucial in sport riding and when weaving through city traffic or riding over uneven
Ergonomic, comfort-focussed design
Developed to perform also as a long-distance tourer, the Multistrada 1200 was, from the very start, the subject of in-depth ergonomic studies both at CAD level and via repeated prototype testing, the aim being to ensure outstanding comfort with a fully laden bike. Ducati carefully analysed the “ergonomic triangle” of both rider and passenger to ensure comfort that allows extended journeys without fatigue.
This spacious bike can easily accommodate two people plus top case and panniers. The 1,530 mm
wheelbase ensures optimal centring of the rider (and panniers, where attached), thus enhancing dynamic
vehicle performance. To underscore the multi-role nature of the Multistrada 1200 even further the
ergonomics have been developed and tested to allow out-of-the-seat riding, essential for off-road use. The
footpegs have been fitted with rubber inserts to insulate against vibration but these can also be removed to
provide serrated-edge footpegs for added grip with off-road boots.
On the new Multistrada 1200 the seat is now height-adjustable between 825 and 845 mm and, thanks to
generous dimensions, immediately offers a sensation of comfort and wanderlust. The wide, tapered
handlebars have also been designed to optimise comfort and to provide a dominant riding position without
compromising tight turning performance. Moreover, the handlebars are mounted on damping blocks to filter
out vibration and provide an optimal mix of comfort and road feel.
A roomy storage area under the passenger seat contains the tool kit, and manual, with space also for other
The windshield on the new Multistrada 1200 is high and wide, its surfaces shaped to provide greater rider
protection over long distances. It also features a 60 mm vertical adjustment range: this is set with just one
hand. Two 12V power sockets, one positioned immediately underneath the passenger seat and the other on
the front section of the bike, are available: these can carry loads of up to 8A (fused) and power items such
as heated clothing, intercoms or mobile phone chargers. Available as a Ducati Performance accessory, the
GARMIN sat-nav is powered via a special connector near the instrumentation. A USB socket is also
available in the under-seat zone; this can be connected to a smartphone.
Numerous optional features make the Multistrada perfect for long-distance touring: these include the stylish,
roomy panniers, which are redesigned to enhance both style and practicality and are easily removable..
Other touring features include heated grips, which are indispensable in poor weather, and the centre stand,
which is useful when the bike is fully loaded.
DUCATI TESTASTRETTA DVT
A new generation
By independently varying the timing of the camshaft that controls the intake valves and the camshaft that controls the exhaust valves, the DVT engine optimises high-rpm performance to provide maximum power.
At low-to-medium rpm, instead, it smooths operation, making power delivery more fluid and boosting torque.
In practice, this is an engine that changes its characteristics as rpm varies while complying with Euro 4
specifications and giving good fuel economy.
When designing an engine one of the key performance parameters is intake and exhaust valve overlap. This
is defined as the interval of crankshaft rotation, expressed in degrees, during which both valves remain open
simultaneously. Overlap, which occurs between the end of the exhaust phase and the start of the intake
phase, is usually a fixed parameter – but not on the DVT.
Variance of the valve overlap angle has been achieved by adopting the DVT (Desmodromic Variable
Timing) system: a valve timing adjuster applied on the ends of each of the two overhead camshafts. The
DVT system is divided into two parts: an external housing rigidly connected to the timing belt and an internal
mechanism connected to the camshaft: the latter is coaxial to the former and can rotate in advance or delay
with respect to the housing depending on the oil pressure in special chambers. This oil pressure is adjusted
by dedicated valves and the timing of each cam is controlled dynamically by a sensor in the cam covers.
As might be expected, the Testastretta DVT engine uses the Desmodromic valve actuation system that has
made Ducati’s Bologna-built bikes famous worldwide. This special system closes the intake and exhaust
valves mechanically, with the same precision as they are opened. The term desmodromic stems from the
Greek words desmos (link) and dromos (stroke), and refers to mechanisms with a control to operate them in
one direction (e.g. opening) and another to activate them in the other (closure or return).The soundness of
this system, used on all Ducati models, is demonstrated by its utilisation on Ducati Corse’s Superbikes and
In the Testastretta DVT engine, Desmodromic valve actuation provides a clear advantage over traditional
valve springs; at low revs the system requires less force because there are no springs to be compressed.
This makes it possible to keep the individual valve timing adjusters compact, which minimizes their weight
and allows them to be smoothly integrated.
Ever-present strong torque
As a result, with a bore of 106 mm and stroke of 67.9 mm (giving a total displacement of 1198 cm³) the Ducati Testastretta DVT puts out 160 hp at 9500 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 7500 rpm, with very linear delivery. In fact, even at just 3500 rpm the available torque is already 80 Nm and remains near-constant, exceeding 100 Nm between 5750 and 9500 rpm.
Yet the DVT system, despite the increase in power, also decreases fuel consumption, which drops by an
average of 8% over the riding cycle.
Ducati’s continuous research and development into injection systems has led, on the Testastretta DVT, to
the use of fuel injectors positioned to direct their spray onto the heated rear of the intake valve instead of the
relatively cooler intake duct wall. This maximises fuel vaporisation, improving combustion and smoothness.
The DVT is also equipped with the Dual Spark (DS) system, which uses two spark plugs per cylinder to
enhance combustion efficiency and time. Each spark plug has independent ignition control to ensure
optimisation throughout the rev range under all riding conditions. There is also an anti-knock sensor to keep
the engine running smoothly even when lower-octane fuels are used or under other conditions (e.g. high
altitude) that might affect combustion.
Lastly, to maximize performance and minimize emissions, the Testastretta DVT also features a secondary
air system. This allows a richer fuel mixture to be used without increasing emissions, by completely oxidizing
unburnt hydrocarbons to keep HC and CO levels to a minimum.
The clutch on the Multistrada 1200 is of the oil-bath slipper type and can be operated with light effort at the
lever, thanks to a progressive self-servo mechanism which allows a reduced clutch spring load. The result is
improved feel and outstanding comfort even during frequent gear changing, in city traffic or on long-distance
trips. Upon deceleration, the same mechanism reduces pressure on the clutch plates, giving them a slipper
effect to prevent hopping of the rear end during aggressive downshifts.
The exhaust system layout is based on two primary manifolds that merge directly in the single 2-chamber
silencer; the latter, in addition to acting as a 2-1-2 collector, contains the catalytic converter. From here exit
two pipes directly to the light, compact silencers, which are side-mounted and feature aluminium alloy outer
Long maintenance intervals
Constant investment in quality – ensured by design, advanced materials and cutting-edge engineering – has allowed Ducati to reduce scheduled maintenance requirements; routine maintenance intervals have been extended to 15,000 km (or one year) and valve timing adjustment to 30,000 km, providing clear advantages for customers. This has been achieved by employing special materials for the valve seats, improving combustion efficiency, and containing the running temperature of the Testastretta DVT engine. Moreover, the innovative DVT system does not in any way complicate the valve timing adjustment procedure.
A new benchmark
The introduction of the Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) has reshaped the 4-bikes-in-1 concept that lies at the core of the Multistrada. In addition to allowing implementation of all the electronic strategies already featured on the previous version, the new Multistrada 1200 also introduces Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and Cornering ABS. The four Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro) are made even more effective as, on the Multistrada 1200 S, they are supported by the new Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution; this configures the suspension setup dynamically in response to different road and riding conditions, maintaining control, performance, and comfort at all times.
On the new Multistrada 1200 engine output is controlled by a Ride By Wire system. Power is not adjusted
directly via a throttle cable; instead, throttle body opening is regulated by the engine control unit after it
reads and processes the Ride by Wire signal input. This means three different mappings can be used to
adjust power delivery.
Sport Riding Mode
Selecting Sport Riding Mode provides a thrilling 160 hp and a breathtaking 136 Nm of torque, together with
(on the S version) a sporty suspension setupwith the appropriate DSS mapping. Sport Mode is also
characterised by low levels of Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control, and a level 2 ABS
setting. This gives braking response that suits highly dynamic riding, with a slight reduction in combined
front/rear action and rear-wheel lift detection off, while maintaining Cornering ABS functionality.
Touring Riding Mode
In Touring Riding Mode the Multistrada 1200 provides the engine’s full 160 hp with a smoother, less direct
throttle response compared to Sport Mode. Active safety is enhanced by higher DTC and DWC sensitivity
levels, to maintain rock-solid stability. The ABS is set to interaction level 3, perfect for touring; this turns rear wheel lift detection and Cornering ABS functionality on, while also optimising the front/rear combined braking effect. On the S version a suspension setup perfect for long-distance rides is selected, ensuring maximum comfort for rider and passenger alike, while the DSS mapping is reconfigured for additional onbike load.
Urban Riding Mode
In Urban Riding Mode power output is reduced to a maximum of 100 hp, and on the S version suspension is
set for optimum agility with corresponding DSS mapping. DTC and DWC are set to high levels for maximum
security on less-than-perfect city roads. ABS is set to “Safe and Stable”(3), which maximises the sensation
of confidence: rear-wheel lift detection is on, front/rear combined braking is optimised, and Cornering
functionality is engaged.
Enduro Riding Mode
The Multistrada 1200’s Enduro Riding Mode sets engine power to a maximum of 100 hp, with off-road
oriented suspension settings and DSS mapping for the S. DTC and DWC level settings are low and the ABS
is set to level 1 interaction, suitable for off-road use on low grip surfaces: rear-wheel lift detection is off,
Cornering functionality is off, and ABS on the rear wheel is disabled.
DTC (Ducati Traction Control)
A key part of the Ducati Safety Pack, DTC – a pure racing offshoot – is an intelligent system that acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. In just a few thousandths of a second, DTC can detect and control rear wheelspin, boosting performance and active safety significantly.
This system has eight different intervention levels. Each one has been programmed to provide a rear
wheelspin tolerance that matches progressive levels of riding ability (classified from one to eight). Level one
has the lowest degree of system intervention, while level eight, intended for wet road surfaces, gives
maximum prevention of wheelspin. On the Multistrada 1200 DTC is incorporated into the Riding Modes.
DTC levels within the four modes are initially pre-set but can subsequently be personalised and saved to
suit individual riding styles or preferences. The outcome of thousands of hours of road and track tests, this
technology significantly enhances safety when accelerating in turns. A Default function lets the user restore
the original factory settings.
Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
This system was developed from that used on the 1199 Superleggera: using data from the Bosch IMU, it
analyses the attitude of the bike (to detect any front wheel lift) and controls torque and power accordingly to
maximise acceleration in safety without destabilising balance. Like DTC, it features 8-level adjustment and is
incorporated into the Riding Modes. Again, a Default function lets the user restore the original factory
Brembo brake system with Bosch Cornering ABS
The entire Multistrada 1200 family features a Brembo braking system with the Bosch 9.1ME ABS ECU, an
integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). Cornering ABS makes use of the Bosch IMU (Inertial
Measurement Unit) platform to optimise front and rear braking power even in critical situations with the bike
at considerable lean angles.
Through interaction with the Riding Modes, the system provides compromise-free solutions whatever the
situation or riding conditions.
Thanks to its ABS control processor the Multistrada makes use of an Electronic Combined Braking System
that is optimised for the Urban and Touring Riding Modes but has a lower degree of interaction in Sport
mode where combined braking is less desirable. The combined braking system increases stability by using
four pressure detectors to allocate braking power optimally between front and rear.
Designed to improve rear tyre control during hard braking, the rear-wheel lift detection is fully enabled in
Urban and Touring Riding Modes yet disabled in Sport and Enduro modes. ABS can also be applied to the
front wheel only, as is the case in Enduro Riding Mode, the aim being to allow rear wheel lock on the dirt.
ABS can also be fully disabled from the instrument panel in any Riding Mode, and settings can be saved
and recalled at the next Key-On.
The system integrates smoothly with the Ducati Riding Modes and has three available levels. Level 2
ensures, in Sport mode, equilibrium between front and rear without rear wheel lift detection but with the
Cornering function on and calibrated for sports-style riding. Level 3 allows, in Touring and Urban modes,
optimisation of the combined braking action with rear wheel lift detection on for maximum safety and
performance and with Cornering fucntionality on and calibrated for maximum safety. Level 1 maximises offroad
performance by disabling rear-wheel lift detection and allowing the rear wheel to lock, with ABS being
applied only at the front.
The front braking system on the new Multistrada 1200 features monobloc radially-mounted Brembo 4-piston
callipers with 32 mm diameter pistons and 2 pads, a radial master cylinder with adjustable lever, and dual
320 mm discs. At the rear, there is a single 265 mm diameter disc gripped by a floating calliper, again from
Brembo. These components ensure top braking performance, a standard Ducati feature. On the Multistrada
1200 S the braking system draws directly on solutions used by Ducati in Superbike competition: 330 mm
discs at the front coupled with Brembo M50 monobloc radial 4-piston callipers with a 16 mm master cylinder.
Instrument panel and lighting
The dashboard consists of a large high-visibility LCD screen providing all primary and secondary
information. On the Multistrada 1200 S the LCD is replaced by a full colour 5” TFT display. Both the LCD
and TFT provide info on speed, rpm, selected gear, total mileage, trip1 and trip2, engine coolant
temperature, fuel gauge and a clock. Other information shown includes the selected Riding Mode, miles
remaining, current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed, air temperature, travelling
time and an icy road surface warning.
At a standstill it is possible to gain access, via the left handlebar switchgear, to a settings menu which
enables and adjusts various functions such as DTC and DWC personalisation and the 3-level Cornering
ABS function. On the Multistrada 1200 S suspension can also be adjusted through the settings menu.. It is
also possible, either at a standstill or on the move, to select the Riding Mode (Sport, Touring, Urban or
Enduro) and load settings to correspond with the current riding configuration: rider only, rider with luggage,
rider with passenger or rider with passenger and luggage.
The Multistrada 1200 S features a full LED headlight with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) functionality, which
activates in curves to give optimal illumination of the road surface. Once again, it is the Bosch IMU inertial
platform that makes this new function possible. Another option designed to enhance lighting efficiency
consists of a pair of supplementary headlights: controlled via a dedicated key on the left switchgear, these
provide excellent peripheral lighting. All models of the Multistrada 1200 also feature hazard lights, activated
simply by pressing a dedicated button.
Hands Free Ignition
The Multistrada 1200 can be started without inserting a mechanical key, if its electronic key is within a 2
metre radius of the bike. The system automatically reads the key’s code, even if it is never removed from the
rider’s pocket. Pressing the “on” button powers-up the bike, activates the display, and allows the engine to
be started. The electronic key also includes a mechanical “flip” key for seat and filler cap removal. Further,
the Multistrada 1200 features an electrical steering lock actuator: when the bike is parked, the steering lock
can be engaged with the push of a button, and is automatically released when the bike is next turned on.
The components used on the new Multistrada 1200 offer state-of-the art technological content and
performance: all components and production technologies have been designed to ensure maximum vehicle
performance and compliance with the distinctive design choices. Key chassis set-up parameters, such as
wheelbase, swingarm length and steering geometry (trail and offset), have been defined by identifying the
best possible compromise between high speed stability and handling. Low vehicle weight and a generous
steering lock make low-speed tight manoeuvring simple and easy: so doing a U-turn on city streets or
narrow mountain roads presents no problem at all.
The chassis design features a frontal Trellis frame with large-diameter yet thin tubing and two lateral
subframes closed off by a rear load bearing element made of fibreglass-reinforced engineering plastic for
maximum torsional rigidity.. On the new Multistrada 1200 the frame has been stiffened further and the
ground clearance has been raised by 20 mm to 180 mm, a big advantage when riding off-road.
From a mechanical viewpoint, the most important – and perhaps the most complex – component on the
Multistrada 1200 is the single-sided swingarm. This single, die-casted part, with fabricated and welded
sections, provides a strong, hollow and lightweight component that contributes considerably to the
Multistrada’s sure-footed handling.
The Multistrada 1200 features a 48 mm upside-down fork, with a dedicated cast lower, fully adjustable for
spring preload, compression, and rebound. The rear is controlled by a Sachs monoshock, also fully
adjustable in compression and rebound and with spring preload adjustable by using a handy remote manual
adjuster. The spring works progressively, therefore providing augmented riding comfort even when the bike
is fully laden.
The Multistrada 1200 S comes with a Sachs 48 mm front fork (with tubes in the typical ceramic grey) and
rear damper, which are both semi-active and controlled by the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution
system. In addition to allowing compression and rebound adjustment of the hydraulic damper and rear
spring preload (automatic and integrated into the Riding Modes or personalised via the on-board computer),
the semi-active system exerts continuous control to keep the bike perfectly balanced.
Both suspension systems feature 170 mm travel (both front and rear), allowing for comfortable riding even
with the bike loaded and, above all, safe handling on off-road routes. On the S comfort is enhanced further
by the DSS Evolution which allows quick, user-friendly modification of the bike’s configuration to suit riding
configuration and journey type: rider only, rider with luggage, rider with passenger and rider with passenger
Tyres and wheels
In the first decade of the new millennium, Ducati launched the new Multistrada. Pirelli, one of Ducati’s most
important partners, responded by developing the SCORPION™ Sync, the first sporty-on-the-road tyre to
feature a knobby tread, produced in the 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 sizes. Some ten years later, Pirelli is still
the leader – thanks to the introduction of SCORPION™ Trail dual compound 190/55-17” rear tyres – of a
segment revolution that ushered in a new generation of street enduro bikes like the new Ducati Multistrada
1200. The SCORPION™ Trail II, as standard on the Ducati Multistrada (190/55 R17 rear and 120/70 R17
front), is Pirelli’s latest enduro street tyre and the direct successor of the SCORPION™ Trail.
Pirelli was the first company to introduce the dual compound solution on certain sizes of rear enduro street
tyre like the SCORPION™ Trail. Now, the Italian manufacturer is able to apply this technology on all rear
tyres in the SCORPION™ Trail II range. Combining road and off-road performance to perfection. it has been
designed to satisfy even the most demanding motorcyclists: its strong points include outstanding mileage,
consistent performance throughout its lifecycle and first-rate running in the wet.
While the innovative SCORPION™ Trail II tread pattern is a derivative of the distinctive SCORPION™ offroad
style, it also draws on Pirelli’s experience in developing the ANGEL™ GT, Pirelli’s best sport touring
tyre that is also seen as the segment benchmark. Yet behind this aggressive-looking tread pattern typical of
an off-road tyre, the SCORPION™ Trail II provides first-rate performance that merges the characteristics of
both enduro and sport touring tyres.
The side slits on the new SCORPION™ Trail II are designed to channel away rainwater efficiently; water
dispersion is also aided by the ‘dual trench’ central groove arrangement, which also ensures improved
traction, greater solidity and more even wear. Compared to its predecessor, this new tyre gives greater
mileage without compromising on cornering performance and, above all, performs excellently in the wet.
SCORPION™ Trail II profiles derive directly from those used on the ANGEL™ GT, the winner of important
comparative tests carried out by top international magazines. Thanks to a shorter yet wider contact patch,
the profile reduces and evens out tread wear, ensuring greater mileage. Application of new profiles has also
resulted in better handling, which remains consistent throughout the product lifetime.
The Multistrada 1200, 1200 S and 1200 S D-Air feature light alloy Y-spoke wheels. All versions are
equipped with 3.50 x 17’’ front wheels and 6.00 x 17’’ rear wheels.
MULTISTRADA 1200 S D-AIR
Ducati, ever-attentive to new technology and safety, has also introduced a D-Air version of the new
Multistrada 1200 S which, in addition to the other as-standard features, provides an intelligent on-vehicle
system that is wirelessly connected to airbag-equipped Ducati Apparel D-Air® clothing by Dainese. This
solution, which brings together two major Italian brands, represents a big step forwards in two-wheel safety:
the combined experience of Ducati and Dainese has led to the development of a passive safety system that,
thanks to on-board sensors and electronics, constantly monitors the dynamic status of the vehicle so the
airbag can be activated in the event of an accident. The Multistrada D-Air analyses the data and can open
both rider and passenger in-jacket airbags in just 45 milliseconds, considerably reducing the risk of impactrelated
injuries. The Multistrada 1200 S D-Air is also certified by TÜV SÜD, the authoritative German body
responsible for wearable airbag standards. Use of technology developed jointly with Dainese once again
demonstrates Ducati’s constant commitment to safety, as already highlighted by the Ducati Safety Pack,
provided as standard across the entire Multistrada 1200 range.