The new Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour is the Multistrada that better expresses the concept of premium touring bike, for those who love to travel without sacrificing anything.
The design, performance and comfort of the Multistrada 1260 S blend with a rich standard equipment and an exclusive livery.
The Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour can be easily identified thanks to the harmonious and dynamic design characteristic of the Multistrada family ad to the exclusive Grand Tour livery.
The smart matte Sandstone Grey colour and the tone-on-tone 1260 logo on the side of the bike, combined with the Ducati red frame and details on wheel rims and fairing, are a refined and yet sporty colour match.
Thanks to the 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine and the 4 Riding Modes, the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour is suitable both for daily use and for travelling, as it can also be a faithful companion for long trips when two-ups and with luggage.
This is possible because 85% of the torque delivered by the Testastretta DVT twin-cylinder engine is already available at 3,500 rpm. The maximum power of 158 hp is available at 9,500 rpm and maximum torque of 13.2 kgm at 7,500 rpm are always easy to manage thanks to the Ride by Wire system ensuring smooth throttle control and to the Riding Modes that turn the Multistrada into four different bikes, depending on the rider's requirements: more sporty, more tourer for long trips, more for commuting or for enduro.
Moreover, thanks to the Ducati Quick Shift up & down (DQS) you can stop thinking about the clutch in mountain roads full of bends, thus simply enjoying your ride as gear shifts will be smooth and accurate no matter if you're shifting up or down.
The Testastretta engine also combines top-class performance with long maintenance intervals: oil changes are scheduled every 15,000 km, while the "Desmo Service" is required every 30,000 km; these distances allow you to enjoy all your travels, even the longest rides, without any worries.
Developed and fine-tuned by Ducati engineers, the DVT system optimises performance and fluidity of delivery at all end speed levels. The Ducati Testrastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine, which varies both the timing of the camshaft that controls the intake valves, and the camshaft that controls the exhaust valves independently, it optimizes performance at high speeds to achieve maximum power, while improving smooth delivery and increasing torque at low and medium range speeds. This means you have an engine that changes its characteristics by continuously varying the rpm without the rider even noticing it, remaining within the Euro 4 approval requirements whilst paying great attention to fuel consumption.
Displacement and torque
Thanks to its new displacement of 1262 cm3, the new Multistrada 1260 engine sets outstanding new riding and performance standards. In developing this new engine, derived from the unit fitted on the new Multistrada 1200, Ducati engineers focused on guaranteeing the maximum and best possible torque delivery at low and mid range engine speeds. 85% of the torque is in fact already available below 3,500 rpm with an 18% increase in the curve at 5,500 rpm compared to the previous model. All this makes the new Multistrada 1260 the motorcycle with the highest torque value in its category, an exceptional 4,000 rpm, i.e. the average rpm rate used when riding. To reach this new displacement level, the piston stroke was increased from 67.9 to 71.5 mm (the bore remains 106 mm). This was achieved thanks to the use of new connecting rods, a new crankshaft and new cylinders. The DVT system was then recalibrated to maximise mid to low range engine torque delivery, leading to a maximum power of 158 hp at 9,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.2 kgm at 7,500 rpm.
Ducati Testastretta DVT with Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
Bore X Stroke
106 x 71.5 mm
Max Power Output
158 hp (116 kW)
13.2 kgm (129 Nm, 95 lb-ft)
Fuel Tank Capacity
20 l (5.3 US gal)
6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS)
1,585 mm (62.4 in)
Adjustable, 825 - 845 mm (32.5 - 33.3 in)
238 kg (525 lb)
Tyre Size Front
Pirelli Scopion Trail II, 120/70 ZR 17
Tyre Size Rear
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II, 190/55 ZR 17
Brakes Type Front
2 x Ø330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc M50 Evo 4-piston callipers, radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS
Brakes Type Rear
265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, Cornering ABS
Sixteen years have passed since the first Multistrada came off the production line at the Borgo Panigale factory. So far, over 100,000 examples of the bike conceived to satisfy a desire to travel without frontiers and without compromises, have been produced.
Tests that are ever more severe and long-lasting, improved production processes and advanced numerical simulation have brought Ducati's level of reliability to its highest level ever.
Building on this experience, Ducati is now offering 4Ever Multistrada, a 4-year warranty with unlimited mileage for all of the models making up the 2020 range of the Multistrada family.
Riding a Multistrada is a unique, exciting and satisfying experience. The technology, performance and design that have always distinguished Ducati motorcycles, are combined with rider and passenger comfort and load capacity, inspiring in every rider the desire to travel ever longer distances. It is for this reason that Ducati has created 4Ever Multistrada.
Valid for all the 950 and 1260 Multistrada models of the range, including the new 1260 S Multistrada Grand Tour, 4Ever Multistrada* is offered directly by Ducati and is effective in all European territory. This warranty makes use of the excellent service provided by the entire network of Ducati dealers, a skilled team which undergoes constant training so as to be able to treat every single Ducati motorcycle with the same care with which it is designed and assembled in Borgo Panigale.
For further information about 4Ever Multistrada you may consult the dedicated section on the Ducati website or contact your local dealer.
* The 4Ever Multistrada warranty is valid for the Multistrada models of the 2020 range purchased from 1 November 2019 onwards.
Price does not include first registration fee or road fund licence.