The Multistrada 1260 S is Ducati's take on the long-travel-suspension streetbike market, much like the competing BMW RG 1250 GS, Honda Africa Twin, KTM 1290 Super Adventure S, and others. The heart of the Multistrada is the same 1,262cc Testastretta DVT V-twin engine that powers the Diavel 1260 S, coming equipped with ride-by-wire electronics package and four selectable riding modes—Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro. The big-bore Ducati tipped the in-house Cycle World scales at 570 pounds with the optional luggage.
We put the Multistrada 1260 S on the Cycle World dyno to record horsepower and torque measurements. The big-bore Ducati V-twin belted out 140.45 hp at 9,810 rpm and 87.14 pound-feet of torque at 7,820 rpm.