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– 2005 Ducati Multistrada 1000DS

Ducati set out to create a revolutionary motorcycle – to be innovative, to set new standards that will inspire others to follow, to create a generation of sports bikes capable of tackling all road conditions. And the result is the Ducati Multistrada. Whether your journey takes you up twisty mountain roads, to busy city centers or on your daily commute, the Multistrada excels wherever there is asphalt. Delivering performance without sacrificing practicality, versatility without compromising road-manners and advanced design without forfeiting function, the Multistrada is a real-world motorcycle for real-world riders. In addition to the now acclaimed 1000 DS, Ducati has launched a new, agile 620 entry-level model and a high-performance 1000S DS version for 2005.

Take a seat on the new Multistrada and experience how effortless and natural the forward, upright riding position feels. Enjoy the super-friendly handling, take pleasure in stress-free motorcycling: With the Multistrada, you can have it all.

The new Multistrada is admired for its unmistakable, original look. More than just style, the Multistrada offers a design that makes sense.

Features & Benefits

The exceptional performance of the Multistrada 1000 DS is derived from its impressive twin-cylinder 1000 DS engine and top-of-the-line Superbike components.

The unmistakable Ducati trellis frame combines with the fully adjustable Showa long travel fork to provide smooth performance as well as safe, secure handling. The fuel injected 1000 DS is the most advanced, air-cooled Ducati Desmo engine ever.


Type L-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement 992 cc
BorexStroke 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Power 67.7 kw – 92 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque 9.4 kgm @ 5000 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust Single steel muffler and pre-silencer with catalytic converter (non-catalytic on USA version)
Emissions Euro2


Gearbox 6 speed
Ratios 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary drive Straight cut gears; ratio 1.84
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch Dry multiplate with hydraulic control


Frame Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase 1462 mm / 57.6 in
Rake 24°
Front suspension Showa 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable fork
Front wheel travel 165 mm / 6.5 in
Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston 2-pad caliper
Front wheel 6-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock; hydraulic remote pre-load control. Single-sided aluminium swingarm
Rear wheel travel 141 mm / 5.6 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity 20 L / 5.3 US gal (includes 6.5 L / 1.7 US gal reserve)
Weight * 196 kg / 432 lbs
Seat height 850 mm / 33.5 in
Instruments Speedometer, rev counter, neutral light, oil pressure warning light, low fuel warning light, high beam indicator, clock, turn signals, scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, fuel injection diagnostic system, immobilizer system, average speed, fuel level, remaining fuel meter, average fuel consumption
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Tank Colours Red, glossy black, grey
Frame and Wheel colours Black, red on red tank
Versions Two seats

* = The weight includes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.

Additional Features

New for 2005 With the Multistrada, Ducati invented a whole new motorcycling concept, that of a machine capable of tackling all types of road and performing superbly on them all, a highly personal motorcycle able to combine touring comfort and sports performance. The Multistrada burst on to the motorcycling scene and in some ways redefined versatility and performance, and offered a true alternative to traditional motorcycles. Now, with the arrival of its 2005 models, Ducati provides more alternatives. The Multistrada family has expanded in two directions, with even higher performance in the form of the new 1000S DS with a more sophisticated chassis to satisfy the most demanding riders and to a wider audience with the introduction of two new entry level models. The real news for 2005 is the arrival of the Multistrada and Multistrada Dark, with nothing in their names to identify the engine size but actually powered by the latest 620 cc engines.



If that’s not enough, you can personalise your Multistrada to your own specifications by choosing from the many items available in the Ducati Performance accessories catalogue.


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