2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Review

For 2010, Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has released the successor to its tried-and-true motorcycling Swiss Army knife: The 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200. Despite using the same name as before, the new generation machine expands upon its original concept by utilizing a multitude of imaginative technologies that we’ve never seen on a Ducati, or any other production street bike. This allows it to achieve higher levels of performance, comfort and, above all, practicality. To discover some of its potential, Ducati invited MotoUSA to ride the new machine in one of Mother Nature’s most rugged, diverse, and ultimately magnificent proving grounds: The Canary Island’s Lanzarote, located west of the Moroccan coast.

The Concept

For Ducati the new Multistrada represents a changing of the guard within the walls of its Borgo Panigale factory. It’s a much more broadly-focused motorcycle, designed for use by all types of riders. From zigzagging through canyons, to touring cross-country, jetting across the city or the occasional mild off-road escapade, the new Multistrada is designed to do it all.

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Ducati Introduces the 2011 Monster 796

April 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Ducati, New Products

Ducati North America is excited to announce the newest member of its internationally acclaimed Monster range- the Monster 796.

The 2011 Monster 796 combines the top level components and style of the Monster 1100 with the user friendliness of the Monster 696. Priced at $9,995; it will be invading streets nationwide this June in white, black, and Ducati red. All three colors share the lightweight Ducati trellis frame in red, along with red wheel striping.

The Monster 796’s air-cooled engine produces a potent 87hp and 56lb/ft of torque, which is enough to propel the svelte 367lb bike to any destination in a rapid fashion. In the interest of rider comfort; the Monster 796 has adapted a comfortable new seat, higher handlebars and optional passenger grab handles to enable an optimum riding experience. Borrowing from its 1100cc sibling, the Monster 796 features a single sided swingarm and four piston Brembo brakes. These features combine with an APTC slipper clutch, blackened foot rests, and new five spoke wheels to make the ultimate middleweight Monster.

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Ducati “Second Skin” Promotion

Ducati North America is pleased to announce the “Monster Second Skin” promotion for all new purchases of Monster 1100 and 1100 S models. Customers who buy a Monster through June 30 will receive a FREE Monster Art Body Kit, allowing them to customize the look and attitude of their bike.

As the first motorcycle manufacturer to offer do-it-yourself interchangeable panels, Ducati produces artistic options that appeal to a wide range of enthusiasts. The kit includes a tank mudguard, micro-bikini fairing and seat covers in the color of the rider’s choice. Essentially, in as little as 10 minutes, riders can change the body color of their Monster daily to suit their mood and riding style.

The new Monster Art graphic options for the promotion include:

* “Giallo Ducati” Ducati Yellow
* “Lilla Glamour” Lilac
* “Arancione Scrambler” Ducati Scrambler Orange
* “Ducati Corse” Inspired by the new Ducati Corse logo
* “Imola 72” In honor of the Imola 200 winning 750SS
* “Darmah” Modeled after the legendary black and gold striping of the late seventies.
* “Isle of Mann 79” A tribute to Ducati’s 1978 Senior TT Win
* “Pantah” Ducati’s iconic logo from the eighties
* “Mach 1” A vibrant red in the spirit of the 1960’s
* “Sport 100” A historic blue from Ducati’s of the past

All of the new color choices and details on the promotion can be viewed at www.ducatiusa.com; along with the Monster 696, 1100 and the new Monster 796.