Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro to be launched in India on July 9
Last year, Ducati unveiled the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro which is essentially a more hardcore adventure version of the Multistrada 1260. The latest iteration of the Enduro gets a larger displacement motor, comes with additional equipment and a host of rider tech to make the Enduro more purpose built than before. Powering the new 2019 1260 Enduro is the more powerful, 1,262cc Testastretta V-twin engine with variable valve timing technology called the Desmodromic Variable Timing or DVT. Ducati will be launching the 2019 Multistrada 1260 Enduro in India on July 9. The company dealerships have already started accepting bookings for the same, the deliveries of which are expected to commence in this month itself.
Saddle height for the standard seat on the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro is lower than the Multistrada Enduro at 860mm, thereby making it more comfortable for shorter riders to swing a leg over
Ducati has achieved larger displacement with the help of a longer piston stroke from 67.9 to 71.5mm. However, the bore has been left unchanged at 106mm. The engine features updated piston rods, crankshaft and also new cylinders. The DVT system has been tweaked to improve the torque delivery at lower and mid range. Ducati mentions that 85 per cent of the torque in the new Enduro is available at below 3,500rpm. Also, the torque output has been increased at 5,500rpm by 17 per cent as compared to the 1,200cc offering. The larger engine has also resulted in a better power delivery of 158PS at 9,500rpm and a torque of 127Nm at 7,500rpm. Additionally, the exhaust pipe layout has been updated with a new pre-silencer internal layout and a redesigned air-intake. The engine also gets a new alternator cover which has the new gear sensor, that takes care of the DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up and Down system that allows clutchless up and downshifts.
Just like the Multistrada 1260, the DSS or Ducati Skyhook Suspension on the 1260 Enduro has been recalibrated too and also works in sync with the IMU now. Coming to physical changes, the 1260 Enduro now runs on Pirelli's Scorpion Trail II tyres which claim better off-road ability and longer life. The riding position has been revised as well. Seat height is 10mm lower than the Multistrada 1260 and 1260S, while the handlebars are now placed 30mm lower than before and the tank cover has been redesigned as well to improve ergonomics. The aluminium sump guard is attached to the frame directly while the frame and swingarm are both lighter now.
Rounding off this extensive list of updates is the new 5 inch TFT display for the instrument cluster. This is the same as the Multistrada 1260 and offers a better interface and easier readability on the go. The DMS or Ducati Multimedia System allows riders to sync their smartphones via Bluetooth, thereby enabling connectivity for receiving phone calls, text messages and more. The Ducati Link App customise riding mode and other settings via their phone itself apart from offering information about service schedules and the like. There's revised graphics too and 1260 is now writ large across the tank, which makes for a fresher appearance
Here's the first ride review video of the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
Also see: Road Test - 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S
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