Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour Revealed

Ducati has unveiled a new top-of-the-line variant of the Ducati Multistrada range, and it's the new Multistrada 1260 Grand Tour. The engine though, remains the same, before the Multistrada V4 makes its debut, possibly in 2021.

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The Multistrada 1260 Grand Tour gets standard panniers, fog lights and centre stand

Highlights

  • The Multistrada 1260 Grand Tour is a special edition model
  • The engine is the same 1,262 cc Testastretta L-twin as the 1260 S
  • Standard accessories include panniers, fog lights, heated grips and more

The new Ducati Multistrada 1260 Grand Tour is a special edition model of the current Ducati Multistrada 1260 S. The engine, and other components of the new model remain the same as the current 1260 S, with the same 1,262 cc, Testastretta DVT engine with 158 bhp, and the same electronics package as the current Multistrada 1260 S. The electronic Skyhook suspension by Sachs is also the same, but the Multistrada 1260 Grand Tour gets a few more standard accessories to make it a special edition model.

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The Multistrada 1260 Grand Tour is a special edition model with standard accessories, including panniers, fog lights, and more

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The bike gets a standard centre stand, plusher rider and passenger seats and standard panniers. Heated grips also come as standard, as well as additional LED lights, and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Other features include an electronics package with traction control, wheelie control, cornering ABS, cornering lights, up/down quickshifter, cruise control, vehicle hold control for stops on inclines, as well as the standard semi-active electronic suspension.

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There are no mechanical changes on the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Grand Tour, and it gets the same engine and electronics package as the 1260 S

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The Grand Tour is likely to be the last update on the L-twin engine Multistrada models, and will sit just below the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak. Next year, Ducati is likely to debut a V4 engine on the Multistrada series, and it will likely get the next generation electronics package, including radar assisted rider assist systems. But that will probably take a year or more, before the next generation Multistrada makes its debut.

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