Thursday, November 06, 2014

2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 unveiled at EICMA, gets DVT, IMU

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Ducati bikes like the 2015 Multistrada 1200 are now packed with so much technology, it will soon take computer geeks, rather than motorcycle bloggers, to write about these machines...

Earlier this week, Ducati unveiled the new, 2015-spec Multistrada 1200, which gets the latest Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine that features a variable valve timing system with independent control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts. This optimises engine performance throughout the engine's rev range, ensuring maximum power at high revs, smoother power delivery, better low-rpm performance and lower fuel consumption, along with full Euro 4 compliance.

New bits on the 2015 Multistrada 1200 include an improved ABS system (which is now also optimised for performance while cornering at high speeds...), LED headlamps with additional LED cornering lights, a wheelie control system, electronic cruise control, Bluetooth compatibility, smartphone connectivity (iOS and Android apps are also available, which let you control various functions of the bike...), colour TFT dashboard and, as with the new Panigale 1299, an Intertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which sees, measures, understands and controls everything. Yeah, well, we find it boring to write too much about things like IMU etc., so we'll just leave it at this - IMU is the new 'brain' on Ducati sportsbikes and helps you go faster and ride safer.

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