The Multistrada 1260 Enduro is the most hardcore off-road version of Ducati's flagship adventure tourer, and it replaces the Multistrada 1200 Enduro.
Say hello to the new Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro. Priced at Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the 1260 Enduro is, as the name suggests, the most hardcore off-road version of the regular Multistrada 1260, and it now sits at the top of Ducati’s off-road-oriented motorcycle range.
On the mechanical front, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro is more or less unchanged from the regular Multistrada 1260. This means it comes powered by the same 1,262cc Testastretta DVT V-Twin engine. Power output stands at 156bhp and the engine develops 127Nm of torque. According to Ducati, more than 85 per cent of torque comes gushing in from as low as 3,500rpm. Power transmission duties are carried out by a six-speed gearbox.
What sets the Enduro apart are its off-road focussed parts. Compared to the regular model, it gets a recalibrated Sachs electronic semi-active suspension that offers more travel on both ends – 185mm at front and rear. And instead of 17-inch alloy wheels, this one comes fitted with 19-inch and 17-inch spoke rims with chunky off-road rubber. There’s also a bigger, 30-litre fuel tank, which will translate into a range of 450km.
Apart from this, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro comes with a raft of electronic aids, which includes ride-by-wire throttle, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Bosch Cornering ABS, cornering lights, Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati Traction Control, and so on. It also gets a 5-inch TFT display.
The Multistrada 1260 Enduro replaces the Multistrada 1200 Enduro and will compete with the likes of the BMW R 1250 GS and Triumph Tiger 1200.