Originally Posted by SpaceManSpiff
presumably the 2012 MS will have a re-designed rear seat to address the problem of being "locked in".
That is the official line, apparently. From Ducati News Today
(and obviously based on factory press info):
"The Multistrada 1200 S Touring will also be offered in a brand new “race titanium matte” color scheme with a “racing black” frame, arriving in dealerships December, 2011. All 2012 models will have a revised, comfort-enhanced rider’s seat with an increased front and rear length