Multistrada to 1260 engine for 2018

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  1. Yossarian™

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    Reported by Motorcycle.com, Ducati has CARB certification for a 1260 version of the road-oriented Multistrada models for 2018. All 1200 models certified also.

    Personally, I'm not sure it's a necessary thing, but then again, with the Multi 950 now on the market, perhaps Ducati wants to (1) create more differentiation between the 950 and the big brother and (2) chase a bit of market sizing with the KTM and possible BMW engine improvements.

    Owning a 1200, I can't say there's any need for more HP or torque for my purposes.
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    While I agree with your last statement, I know that I've never seen any complaints about the dreaded midrange "flat spot" on the newer Diavels with the 1262cc motor. Maybe that's the reasoning - so the bike runs as claimed without paying the Termi tax. :-)
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    More Power or maybe just needed for ECO compliance... ;)

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    C'mon lets be real here, the Tremi tax has been a thing for how long now? Plus the Tremi (or Mimvi) is a thing with the Multi ANYWAY to keep the cat from roasting your rear brake reservoir.
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    I put the full system Termignoni on my 1200S to eliminate the flat spot at 5000rpm. It does that very well. :-)

    The heat reduction was an additional benefit, but not my primary one.
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    I really don't get Ducati's strategy on leaving the Enduro as the only Multi not getting updated to the 1260 platform. While offering more choices is good, it's starting to get a bit complex.
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    Im far from knowledgeable on this but is it due to where the torque is perceived to be needed?

    Plus it is an outlet to move the engines they may have already built.
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    It's age of the platform, really. The Enduro is fairly new. The 17" wheel MTS was due for a refresh so it's fitting that it would see a new engine. Besides, the 17" wheel MTS is meant to be more road focused, anyway. Even if most of the MTS-E owners likely will never take theirs off tarmac.
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    A friend from work bought a 1260 last week and is amazed! It sure looks very good even if a bit long wheelbase. He is surprised as is more confy and protected as his previous 1200GS LC!

    For me it would be the 950! ;)
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    For sporty riding, a lot of things are going to be a marked improvement over a GS. The MTS is a significant leap in terms of sport riding. Glad to hear he's loving it.
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    That's what he wants... a bike that keeps up in an ocasional trackday, he used to have a RR just for that!
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    I test rode the 1260 today. I was prepared to be underwhelmed, instead I had them figure out what the deal would be to trade my '17 in for it. Great motor, great bike. I feared the longer wheelbase and while it is a hair slower handling, it still dances quite well.
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    Really?

    I would have figured that the front and rear changes would have been a show stopper. That is kinda cool I guess, even though I don't see myself coming off of my 2012 Pikes Peak, its well sorted and does what I need it to without complaint.
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