is a group of models of motorcycles
manufactured by Ducati
. The Multistrada has the appearance of an off road or adventure-tourer motorcycle given the upright riding position, but is not designed to leave sealed or paved roads, and has been described as Supermoto. It has a half fairing
, but high pipes and a naked lower section.
The Multistrada 1000DS was released in 2003. There were two basic Ducati Multistrada
models in 2005, the 1000DS and the 620. There was also the 620 Dark entry model. For 2007 there are the Multistrada 1100 and 1100S models.
Ducati Multistrada 1000DS
The 2005 Ducati
Multistrada 1000DS has a 992 cc air cooled 90° V-Twin with a 40 degree included valve angle, based on Ducati's existing engines, with twin-spark plug heads, pressure fed plain camshaft
bearings, redesigned crankshaft
, higher oil pressure and volume, and new alloy clutch basket, drive and driven plates. The 2006 1000DS uses Ducati's signature trellis frame with fully adjustable 165 mm travel Showa forks up front, and a single-sided swingarm, with an Öhlins
fully-adjustable rear shock coupled with a rising rate, height-adjustable suspension system at the rear. Brembo
"Serie Oro" four piston brake callipers are used in the front and rear disc brakes
. Front 320 mm discs, single 245 mm rear disc, and... Read More