One of the more interesting releases from Ducati today is the 2016 Ducati Multistrada Enduro – a modified version of the standard Multistrada that is much more off-road focused. This isn’t just a new name and a bash plate though, Ducati have made some extra modifications that actually mean this is a machine that many a KTM and BMW rider may look at seriously.
Spoked wheels are now present, and the front wheel has been increased to 19 inches in diameter. The fuel tank is now a massive 30 litres in size which Ducati says is good for a range of over 450 kilometres (about 280 miles). A double-sided swingarm replaces the single sided unit which is a fairly big departure for Ducati but obviously improves the strengh of the bike for off-road adventures.
Engine output remains an impressive 160 hp and includes all the bells and whistles of the standard model. Ducati have also included and ‘Enduro’ riding mode where engine power is reduced to 100 hp and traction control and other rider aids have been tailored to looser grip surfacs. The ABS system is also modified so that rear wheel lift detection is deactivated, as are the cornering and ABS functions on the rear wheel so that it can be locked.
The biggest and most important change however is that suspension travel is increased to 200 mm both front and back. This, coupled with the fact that Ducati’s incredibly impressive semi-electronic suspension system is standard on the Multistrada Enduro means that this will be a truly wonderful machine to operate off-road. Standard tires are the new Pirelli Scorpion Trail II or, Scorpion Rally’s which are show in the images below.
2016 Ducati Multistrada Enduro Specifications
|Engine||Ducati Testastretta DVT with Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-Twin
cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
|Power||117,7 kW (160 hp) @ 9,500 rpm|
|Torque||136 Nm (100,3 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm|
|Gear Box||6 gears|
|Front Brakes||2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted monoblocco Brembo
callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad, with cornering ABS as standard equipment
|Rear Brakes||265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, with cornering ABS as standard
|Front Suspension||Sachs 48 mm fully adjustable usd forks. Electronic compression and
rebound damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), 200mm travel
|Rear Suspension||Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Electronic compression & rebound damping
adjustment. Electronic spring pre-load adjustment with Ducati Skyhook
Suspension (DSS). Aluminium double-sided swingarm, 200mm travel
|Front Tire||Tubeless spoked wheel in light alloy 3" x 19"|
|Rear Tire||Tubeless spoked wheel in light alloy 4.50" x 17"|
|Tank Capacity||30 litres|