Kevin Ash told us how the Ducati Multistrada 1200 performs off-road, but this is what happens when things go wrong on the dirt. Looks like a funky chicken went down at moderate speed off-road during its press launch in Lanzarote. The damage? We’re guessing that, if you bend the rear brake lever back, it’d be rideable, but that puddle underneath it is ominous. At a minimum, you’d be paying for a right pannier mount, new brake levers, a new exhaust collector and covers, clutch cover, bash plate, right side plastics, brush guard and bar end. Worst case scenario? A bent rear subframe and a holed sump. Ouch.
Update: Looks like the journalist in question was Costa Mouzouris from CMGOnline, he went down on a dirt road at around 85mph. He’s fine, even if the bike’s not.
Update 2: Costa tells us all about it below.