Ducati Multistrada Enduro 1200 Pro squarely aims at the buyers preferring BMW R1200GS Rallye with off-road intent and packed electronics
In recent years, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 has seen different evolutions pertaining to various group of customers. From being a high-end touring machine to a ravishing off-roader, Ducati has decided that it is time for the Multistrada to make the next big step into the world of dirt. The brand new 1200 Enduro Pro does just that and it has followed the footsteps of the highly successful 1200 Enduro. Moreover, it could give rise to a Multistrada 950 Enduro in the future.
The Italian brand says it is designed for customers enthusiastic about going off-roading and exploring new pathways. You might be now wondering where has the changes been made to differentiate it from the regular Enduro? Ducati has made modifications to the way the adventure motorcycle looks. The Enduro Pro has a sleek subframe, clutch and alternator painted in black and new sand colour giving a dual-tone appearance.
Since its primary focus is to go rallying, the windscreen has been lowered for better rider visibility. It comes equipped with Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres as standard fitment and for improved safety there are crash protectors built by Touratech. For a more exhaust grunt, the Enduro Pro features a titanium Termignoni system.
Other than these additions and revisions, it retains all the components of the regular Enduro including the Testastretta DVT engine displacing 1,200 cc. It is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 160 ponies and 136 Nm of peak torque. Assistance technologies like traction control, cornering ABS, power modes and wheelie control have been carried over as well.
Moreover, features like semi-active suspension, cruise control, hill hold control and 30-litre fuel tank are plonked on to the Enduro Pro from the standard Enduro 1200. The bike will be taking on the new BMW R1200GS Rallye considering the target customers, nature of the motorcycle and equipment on offer.
It will go on sale in the UK from July at a starting price of £18,995 (approx Rs. 15.5 lakh) and could enter during the course of this year or perhaps in 2018. Ducati, with the Enduro 1200 Pro, will be looking to replicate the same interest created by the R1200GS Rallye that even comprises of dedicated Pro modes for extreme off-roading.
It was reportedly confirmed for launch in India as a full import meaning that it could have been the most expensive Multistrada 1200 sold in the country. However, trashing rumours, Ducati has now said that it won’t be launched anytime soon disappointingly but the standard Enduro can be kitted up with these new accessories to make it a ‘Pro’.
The shorter Enduro Windscreen, priced at Rs. 16,706, gives riders better view over the bike when riding while the Enduro accessory pack, at Rs. 97,799, allows for LED lights, Touratech protectors including engine protection bars, radiator protection, oil radiator guard, sprocket cover and rear brake guard. The specially-made Termignoni exhaust carries a price of Rs. 95,411 (all prices before GST).