New Enduro Pro model
Over the last few years the Ducati Multistrada has steadily transformed itself from an adventure-styled sports tourer into a completely credible off-road machine – and now it’s taking another step towards the dirt. The new Enduro Pro builds on the foundations laid by the Multistrada Enduro and Ducati say the Pro is “designed for riders eager to get off-road and get exploring”. So what’s new?
Enduro’s new clothes
Like it or loathe it, a big part of the adventure bike craze is the look and that’s where many of the big changes come on the Enduro Pro. The whole bike has a new sand-coloured paintscheme that is reflected in the new two-tone saddle. To keep the sleek looks the subframe is now painted black, as are the alternator and clutch covers. Completing the rally look and helping with a better view of the road is a low screen.
To tempt you further off the beaten path, the Enduro Pro is fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres as standard and if those tyres take you places where it all gets out of hands, the Pro has a set of crash protection bars made by Touratech, which could come in handy. A Ducati wouldn’t be a Ducati without the sound track either, so the Pro also comes with a titanium Termignoni exhaust.
The rest of the bike is the same, so it shares the standard Enduro’s 1200cc Testrastretta DVT engine, which pumps out 160hp and 100ftlb of torque. It’s also got the same traction control, wheelie control, power modes and cornering ABS. It’s also retained the comforts of the standard Enduro including cruise control, hill-hold control, a decent 30-litre fuel tank and semi-active suspension.
It’s clear that the Enduro Pro has been designed to compete directly with the new BMW R1200GS Rallye, as it shares the same hardcore off-road focus while maintaining some road going sensibilities and comfort. While the electronic packages of both bikes are similar, the BMW has Pro modes attached to its electronics that are suited towards aggressive off-road riding. In practice they work very well, the brakes especially, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Ducati compares when the bike is available in July.
The Rallye has generated a lot of interest for BMW and clearly Ducati will be hoping the Enduro Pro will do the same for them.
It also leaves the door open for a Multistrada 950 Enduro, perhaps with a 21in front wheel to compete with the equally off-road focused KTM 1090 Adventure R.
Ducati say the Multistrada Enduro Pro will be available in the UK from July, starting from £18,995.
The new Enduro Pro looks rugged