Starting on the right side, angle your knee backwards and lift your hip until your leg clears the seat, adjust your balance to the right as you extend your leg and rotate the bike off its sidestand with pressure on the right bar as you lower your weight onto the seat. Take the weight with your right leg, kick up the sidestand with your left and click the gear selector half a notch up from first to select neutral. Turn the key to “on”, and thumb the starter button until the engine turns over. Now things get difficult. The Ducati Multistrada 1200 can operate in one of four modes; beyond that you can adjust the suspension on the “S” model to deal with passenger and luggage loads and even customize your own engine map, throttle response and suspension height. Here’s how.
Update: three more videos added below. >