15,000 Mile Service Intervals from Ducati
“Doubling the mileage between valve clearance inspections has been made possible due to the introduction of a new valve seat material. This material enables the new "Testastretta 11°" powerplant to go the distance- both literally and figuratively,” a company statement reads.
“Incorporating improved combustion efficiency and a new temperature management system, the Testastretta 11° engine ushers in a new era of service and reliability. The engine lowers the cost of maintenance, improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions- all while retaining exhilarating performance capabilities.”
First revealed at the Milan International Motorcycle Show in November 2009, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 is based on a four-bikes-in-one concept. Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro, enabling a customizable riding.
Arriving in Ducati showrooms from early 2010, the 189kg (417lb) Multistrada 1200 is offered with optional ABS, while the flagship Multistrada 1200 S presents ABS and Ducati Electronic Suspension by Öhlins as standard equipment. The 1200 S is available in ‘Sport edition' with specific components in carbon fibre or ‘Touring edition' with side luggage, heated grips and centre stand.
Recently, Ducati also launched the “Roads – Multistrada 1200” photo contest, with prizes including a holiday, a set of Multistrada 1200 technical apparel, and Ducati riding courses. The images must represent the bike's 4 riding modes (through roads pictures, not showing any bike) and should evoke the 4 abstract concepts of "daily life", "freedom", "adventure" and "adrenaline", concepts that are linked to each of the bike's settings.