The new 2015 Ducati Multistrada with DVT and IMU.
Ducati unveiled their updated Multistrada today at EICMA in Milan Italy. Taking a shot at the title of most powerful ADV bike as well as adding some very sophisticated safety features Ducati aims for top bragging rights in the category.
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The engine has been updated with Desmodromici Variable Timing (DVT) pushing peak output to 160HP and 100LBFT of torque. A bump of 10HP and 8.2LBFT the DVT also improves low end torque and fuel economy. DVT features a variable valve timing system with independent control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts.
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The Multistrada 1200 is outfitted with a new Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). This new electronics package measures roll, yaw and pitch angles as well as rate of their change. The IMU enables the ABS to include a Cornering system capable of controlling braking even on bends where wheel lock would normally cause a loss of traction. Ducati's answer to KTM's MSC. It also enables control the Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) that are full LED lights. The IMU includes Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) with 8-level settings. The IMU also is integrated with the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution (DSS) control system featured on the Multistrada 1200 S.
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All versions of the Multistrada will come with electronic cruise control and the S will have an integrated Bluetooth module for connectivity to a smartphone. This system activates the Ducati Multimedia System with basic functions such as receiving incoming calls, notification of text messages, or playing music via the handlebar controls and on-dash info. Thanks to an iOS/Android app, the Bluetooth connection lets riders use bike data to activate other functions which enhance, extend or let them share their everyday riding or touring experiences; the app even allows interaction with the ducati.com website and social networks.