The Multistrada is getting a much bigger engine for 2018, because the California Air Assets Board has launched paperwork certifying a 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260.
Based on the CARB government order, the Multistrada 1260 will use a 1262cc engine, probably based mostly on the prevailing Testastretta DVT engine used on the XDiavel. The Desmodromic Variable Timing engine truly debuted on the Multistrada 1200 for the 2015, so we anticipate the know-how to proceed with the brand new mannequin, which Ducati claims presents extra energy whereas burning eight% much less gasoline. The brand new Multi’s engine gained’t be precisely the identical because the XDiavel’s powerplant; CARB has individually licensed the 2018 XDiavel, and paperwork present the Multistrada 1260 produces larger ranges of emissions.
Ducati claims the XDiavel produces 154 hp at 9500 rpm and ninety five lb-ft. at 5000 rpm when rated at its crankshaft, however we anticipate a better rev restrict and extra horsepower from the Multi 1260’s engine. The present Multistrada 1200 claims 158 hp at 9500 rpm and one hundred.three lb-ft. at 7500 rpm from its 1198cc DVT engine, so we’d anticipate greater than one hundred sixty horsepower and a much bigger bump in torque because of the bigger displacement.
The CARB doc additionally certifies three variations for 2018, the bottom Multistrada 1260, an S variant and a Pikes Peak version. What’s lacking, nevertheless, is a Multistrada 1260 Enduro. CARB has additionally licensed the Multistrada 1200 fashions for 2018, together with an Enduro model, so it’s attainable the extra off-street succesful model will keep on with the previous motor for at the very least another yr.
Sadly, the CARB government order doesn’t reveal another modifications to the Multistrada. We’ll have to attend for Ducati to offer official particulars. The 2018 Multistrada 1260 will probably debut at EICMA in November, if not sooner.