Ducati MTS Enduro

Touratech founder and CEO Herbert Schwarz is a seasoned adventure traveler with decades of experience riding motorcycles to the far corners of the world. He is also one of the luckiest guys on Earth because when top manufacturers come out with a new Adventure Bike, he’s one of the first outsiders to get a test ride so that his company can outfit it with Touratech accessories.

In “The Wild Side of Ducati – Episode 3,” Herbert gives his first impressions on the exciting new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro after riding a pre-production model through Croatia, Montenegro and Albania. In Croatia, the Touratech Chief rides 1,500 miles (2,500 km) of rugged terrain that includes dirt roads, river crossings and rocky trails. On another exclusive test ride, he travels 800 miles (1,300 km) through the Alps in a single day from Germany to Italy..........


The Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro is perhaps the Italian model we look forward to riding the most this year, as it marks the first modern Ducati that earnestly is meant to go off-road.

Ducati has made some obvious changes to its Multistrada 1200 platform to make the Enduro model ready for the dirt, the most noticeable of which are the spoked wheels (with a 19-incher up front) and the beefier double-sided swingarm. The optionally equipped Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires, slimmer exhaust can, and crash bars help complete the transformation, as well.

With 158hp on tap from the 1198cc Testastretta DVTv-twin engine, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro should be quite potent on-road as well -something we are seeing more of in the ADV space.

It will be interesting to see how the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro stacks up against the KTM 1190 Adventure, which makes 10hp less than the Ducati, but also comes with KTM's impeccable off-roading credentials.

The ADV market is heating up now, especially with the on-road focused "Adventure-Sport" machines that we have seen from European manufacturers, which are supplanting the sport-tourer markets.

The more off-road leaning selections are getting beefier as well though. Does this mean that we'll see a 150hp+ ADV bike from BMW? Based off theS1000XR, perhaps?

The German manufacturer is obviously still dominating this sector with its R1200GS offering, but ADV riders certainly have more choices now than they did previously. The ADV market should be an interesting segment to watch.

In the meantime, we have over 100 high-resolution photos of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro available for your photonic consumption.Enjoy!

Click the web-link = http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/ducati-multistrada-1200-enduro-photo-gallery/


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Well, looked at various MTSE and sat on (with / without panniers and "pizza delivery top box") recently and do really love my 2012 MTS-PP...
Sorry ~ MTSE = very big bike in my personal opinion (dimensions) but did not take one for a test ride as lost interest while just looking and sitting on them... 'nuff said...
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