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Ducati Announces Multistrada 1200 with D-Air Integration for Europe

Ducati Announces Multistrada 1200 with D-Air Integration for Europe

Ducati announced it is introducing a special Multistrada D-Air model, what the company calls the world's first motorcycle fully integrated with an airbag-equipped riding jacket. Working with riding apparel maker Dainese, Ducati developed the Europe-only Multistrada variant to use its existing...

Published on March 25 2014, 19:33
Source: blog.motorcycle.com
 

Italy's iconic motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati, announces the introduction of the Multistrada D-Air model, featuring a fully integrated, intelligent system of sensors wirelessly connected to Ducati Apparel airbag jackets by Dainese. Marking a 'world's first' in the motorcycle industry and... 

Mano a mano, red vs red, these two pointy-beaked "adventure sports" are powered by retuned superbike engines making a claimed 160 horsepower. (Photography by Kevin Wing) When Ducati introduced the Multistrada 1200 for 2010, it injected a big dose of performance into the utilitarian adventure... 

Editor Score:88.75% Engine 18.0/20 Suspension/Handling 13.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 9.0/10 Brakes 9.0/10 Instruments/Controls 4.75/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.0/10 Appearance/Quality 9.0/10 Desirability 9.0/10 Value 8.0/10 Overall Score 88.75/100 Seems like only yesterday Ducati summoned us to Spain... 

The Testastretta DVT engine independently varies the timing of the camshaft that controls the intake valves and the camshaft that controls the exhaust valves. At high rpm, the system increases the amount of valve overlap, maximizing performance. At lower engine speeds, the overlap is minimized... 

Undoubtedly fueled by Audi's purchase of Ducati Motor Holding, rumors out of Italy now peg Fiat to acquire MV Agusta. While neither party will talk about the rumors, it is no secret that MV Agusta is in need of more cash, as the company had difficulty securing credit after the Castiglioni's... 

Ducati officially presented the D|Air-compatible version of the Mulitstrada 1200, which claims to be the industry's first motorcycle wirelessly connected to a wearable airbag. Available only for Europe, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring D|Air combines onboard sensors and Dainese's D|Air... 

Ducati is making an interesting announcement today, boasting that it will bring front and rear radar technology to its motorcycles by the year 2020. Using radar technology developed with the Politecnico di Milano University, Ducati will use radar not only to detect vehicles in the motorcycle's...