With most new things, there remains some room for improvement. Such was the case for Ducati’s multi-faceted Multistrada, a sport-tourer loaded with potential but saddled with some rough edges when first introduced last year. What a difference a few well-executed nips and tucks have made for the long-legged Duc. While revisiting the drawing board, Ducati created the 1000S, an even sportier Multistrada equipped with race-quality Öhlins suspension, carbon-fiber front fender and an attractive tapered handlebar. The second time’s a charm, as the Bologna Boys have built the sport-bagger we would most like to spend extended weekends aboard exploring endless backroads. Bella!