New Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro. Presented back in 2016, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro was Ducati‘s first travel enduro. Now, with the arrival of the 1260 Enduro, the Bologna-built globetrotter has become even more user-friendly and fun, letting riders experience unlimited Ducati technology, performance and comfort whatever the challenge.
The Enduro mounts the 158 hp 1262 cm3 Testastretta DVT with variable cam timing which made its debut last year on the Multistrada 1260. Compared to the previous version it has an extra 64 cm3 of displacement and a series of improvements that give it extremely smooth yet excellent pulling power right from the bottom of the rev range, making the bike more fun to ride than ever.
This allows less frequent gear shifts, meaning the rider can just focus on enjoying the ride. While the new Testastretta engine provides impressive performance, power is kept under control and delivered safely thanks to the Riding Modes, the new Ride by Wire function which ensures smoother, more satisfying throttle control, and the DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down which significantly improves the ride experience thanks to precise, fluid, clutchless upshifts and downshifts. The as-standard electronics package includes Bosch Cornering ABS, Cornering Lights, Wheelie Control, Traction Control and Vehicle Hold Control, making this bike the segment benchmark.
Thanks to spoked wheels – 19” at the front and 17” at the rear – the Multistrada 1260 Enduro is perfect for long adventure rides. Featuring recalibrated electronic semi-active Sachs suspension (with 185 mm of travel both front and rear) and a 30-litre fuel tank, the Enduro is, with a range of 450 km and beyond, an unstoppable globetrotter on any terrain.
A revised ergonomics (seat, handlebar and centre of gravity are all lower than on the 1200 version) and a new suspension setup ensure more comfort and fun to any rider in any condition.
A sophisticated new Human Machine Interface (HMI) ensures – via a 5″ TFT colour display and switchgear controls – user-friendly control of all bike settings and functions, the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) included. The DMS connects the bike to the rider’s smartphone via Bluetooth, giving access to all key multimedia functions (incoming calls, text messaging, music). Other Multistrada 1260 Enduro features include cruise control and a hands-free system.
The Multistrada 1260 Enduro is compatible with the new Ducati Link App: this lets riders set the journey mode (a combination of Load and Riding Mode) and personalise the parameters of each Riding Mode (ABS, Ducati Traction Control, etc.) via their smartphones. This versatile App also provides comprehensive maintenance deadline info, a user manual and a Ducati Store locator. Furthermore, the Ducati Link App lets riders record performance and routes so they can share their Enduro 1260 riding experiences.
The new Multistrada 1260 Enduro will be available in Ducati Red and Sand. There’s also a wide range of dedicated accessories, such as aluminium panniers and top case, and the Touring, Sport, Urban and Enduro packages. The Multistrada 1260 Enduro will be previewed in November at the EICMA fair in Milan and arrive at dealerships starting from early 2019.
MULTISTRADA 1260 ENDURO
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
116.4 kW (158,3 hp) @ 9,500 rpm
128 Nm (94,4 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm
Bosch electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, equivalent
diameter 56 mm
Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down
Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
1=38/14 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Sachs 48 mm fully adjustable usd forks. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment
with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo
Tubeless spoked wheel in light alloy 3″ x 19″
Pirelli Scopion Trail II 120/70 R19
as optional Pirelli Scorpion Rally same measure
Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Electronic
spring pre-load adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Tubeless spoked wheel in light alloy 4.50″ x 17″
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 R17
as optional Pirelli Scorpion Rally same measure
Wheel travel (front/rear)
185 mm – 185 mm (7.3 in – 7.3 in)
2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc M4.32-piston callipers, 2-pad,
radial pump with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Color TFT display 5″
Dimensions and weights
225 kg (496 lb)
254 kg (560 lb)
Not adjustable 860 mm (880 with high seat – 840 mm with low seat)
Fuel tank capacity
Number of seats
Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch Cornering ABS +
DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Cornering Lights
Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down, Cruise control, Hands- Free, Backlit handlebar switches, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Full-colour TFT display, Full LED
headlamp, Auto-off indicators
24 months, unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 12 months
Valve clearance check
30,000 km (18,000 miles)
Emissions and consumption
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).<