Best Open Streetbike: Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport

Ducati’s all-road-ready Multistrada flexes its new Superbike heart—and adds mega amenities.

Best Open Streetbike: Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport - Ten Best Bikes 2010
Best Open Streetbike: Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
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Corner carving in many regions has degenerated into an endurance contest, wherein hardened enthusiasts suffer through hours of low bars, high pegs and thin seats in a quest for sportbikedom's Holy Grail, the apex.

This is why the 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport is a revelation. With its broad, high-leverage handlebar and bolt-upright ergonomics, a punchy, superbike-sourced 135-horsepower liquid-cooled V-Twin and 17-inch wheels, the newest Multi is comfortable and fun and fast everywhere—a true horizon-expander.

Icing on the desmo, so to speak, is the Sport's electronically adjustable Öhlins suspension, traction control and anti-lock brakes. Cool thing is, all those electronic add-ons actually work to your advantage on or off the beaten path. For big-bore, go-anywhere, do-anything versatility, nothing beats the Multistrada 1200 S Sport.

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