If the Ducati Multistrada Enduro isn’t ‘pro’ enough for you
It seems like Ducati wants to offer a Multistrada for every kind of buyer. For the rookies, there is the 950, for someone wanting more power there is the 1200 and those who seek to take the unexplored path there is the Enduro. Now, the Italian bike maker has added a new variant to the Multistrada line-up and it promises to be a little more off-road focused than the Enduro.
The first thing you notice about the Multistrada Enduro Pro is that it isn’t red. This new offering comes in what Ducati calls ‘sand’ (Read: beige) and it gets a slightly rough matte finish. In sync with the rest of the bike, the seat too is dual tone beige and black. But the Multistrada Enduro Pro is more than just a colour scheme. To make it more off-road capable than the Enduro, Ducati has fitted it with Pirelli Scorpion Rally rubber. Other changes include Ducati performance branded crash bars, additional LED lights and a shorter screen for better visibility. The stock exhaust has been replaced by a road-legal aftermarket one sourced from Termignoni.
While the Enduro Pro does get a few changes that are likely to improve its off-road capabilities, underneath, it is based on the Enduro. The 1198.4cc Testastretta L-twin motor makes 160bhp and 136Nm. With the change in tyres and the addition of the crash bars, the Enduro Pro gains 7 kilograms over the Enduro, tipping the scale at 261kg. The Enduro Pro gets the same tech as the standard Enduro including traction control, cornering ABS, riding modes, semi-active suspension hill start control, wheelie control and more.
Ducati has introduced the Multistrada Enduro Pro to compete against the BMW R 1200 GS Rallye. Considering that Ducati has launched almost their entire global portfolio in India, they might bring the Multistrada Enduro Pro to our shores as well. The Ducati Multistrada Enduro Pro will go on sale in UK next month at a sticker price of £18,995 (Rs 15.5 lakhs approx.)