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Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro is more expensive than the perfect ADV in the segment, BMW R 1250 GS Adventure

Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro has been launched in India with a hefty price tag of Rs 19.99 lakh ex-showroom pan India. This 1260 Enduro is now the flagship ADV of Ducati in India. There is another Sand color scheme which commands a premium of another Rs 24,000 over the standard Enduro. Enduro 1260 with Sand paint job is priced at Rs 2.23 lakh ex-showroom.

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Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro is focused more towards offroading unlike its road-biased brother the Multistrada 1260. Powering the ultimate machine is a 1262 cc Testasteretta DCV twin cylinder engine. This powerplant churns out massive 158bhp at 9500rpm and metal bending 128Nm at 7500rpm. A 6-speed gearbox transfer power to the rear wheel. One can do clutchless up and downshifts with the help of Ducati Quickshifter which comes as standard.

Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro is now the second-most expensive Adventure tourer in India behind BMW R1250 GS Adventure Pro

This is an offroader, so it is an expensive ritual for the bike to come with a boatload of electronic aids for the rider. There is six-axis IMU, cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Hill Hold Assist, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and skyhook suspension package. There are four riding modes for different terrain and weather – Urban, Sport, Touring, and Enduro.

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Speaking about the instrument console, a 5.0-inch full-color TFT display shows all the data. The console can also be paired to your smartphone to monitor ride statistics and even alter the bike’s setup.

Also Read: BMW R 1250 GS launched from Rs 16.85 lakh

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro rides on USD forks up front and monoshock at the rear with 185 mm travel at either end. The seat height is quite high at 860 mm which would be difficult for short riders under 5’6. However, there is an option to reduce the seat height to 840 mm which looks comforting. What is not easy for the back is the weight, Enduro weighs in at 254 kg strong.

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Despite spoked wheels, the tyres are tubeless. Front tyre is 120/90 R19 while the rear is 170/60 R17 slapped with top of the line Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres.

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In the Indian market, The Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro will rival the likes of BMW R 1250 GS Adventure which is priced at Rs 18.25 lakh, a motorcycle which is an exemplary adventure tourer in the segment. Another horse in the race is Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx which carries a price tag of Rs 17 lakh ex-showroom. Bookings for 1260 Enduro is now open at all the dealerships in India.

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