The Ducati Multistrada 1200 will be unveiled on November 9th, according to an official teaser site. The big news here isn't the date (coinciding with EICMA, where the bike will debut) or the way it looks (photos leaked a couple weeks ago), but rather the name. Initially thought to be "Strada Aperta" or "Stradaperta," which translates to "Open Road," the "Multistrada 1200" tag indicates that the bike's receiving the 1198.4cc twin from the Ducati 1198 rather than the less powerful 1099cc engine from the Streetfighter. Video below.
Update: Official specs of the 150bhp adventure tourer have supposedly leaked, you'll find them below.
Engine: 1199cc "Testastretta 11º" liquid-cooled v-twin with 150bhp at the crank and ride-by-wire throttle and switchable maps allowing for softer power delivery in low-traction situations and race-like response with full power for dry, smooth streets.
Instruments: trip time, lap time, range to empty, and current and average fuel consumption.
Frame: Steel trellis combined with cast aluminum swingarm pivot.
Suspension: fully adjustable Marzocchi fork and sachs shock on the base model, Ohlins on the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S.
Electronics: ABS and traction control available on the "S"
Dry weight: around 425lbs, 192kg
Availability: late Spring, 2010.
Ducati via Ducati News Today