2017 Ducati Multistrada Spied Testing

There are some new spy photos that surfaced the web, and they might indicate a new model will join the Ducati Multistrada range. It looks smaller and seems to use parts from smaller bikes too.
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The photos recently appeared on show a heavily camouflaged Ducati adventure bike, which instantly makes you think of a new Multistrada 1200. But look closely and you’ll discover it uses quite some odd parts in some places, which puts it a bit under the big adventure bike.

Although the camouflaged fairing pattern isn’t quite revealing the true shape underneath, you can tell the new motorcycle is based on the same frame as the Multistrada 1200. The seat looks the same, but the front brakes appear to be borrowed from the small Hypermotard.

More interesting stuff happens at the rear, where, instead of a new and modern single-sided swingarm, the bike uses a double-sided one, a feature also seen on the smaller Monster 821. On the other hand, the Monster 1200 does come with the beefy single-sided setup, which means the bike tested here is surely not powered by the big engine.

Rumor is, the new adventure motorcycle will get its oomph from a 937 cc L-twin, borrowed from the smaller bikes in the stable it shares parts with. This means it will offer 113 hp and 72.2 lb.ft of torque on tap.

If all these are true, it means the bike is smaller than the Multistrada 1200, which in turn will make it lighter, more nimble and of course, more affordable. The current big adventure from Ducati starts at €21,190 in Europe and $21,495 in North America. In this case, expect the smaller upcoming Multistrada model to shave around 2k off that price.

We have a hunch this new model will make its debut at this year’s EICMA motor show in Italy, so stick close to find out more.
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