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– 2005 Ducati Multistrada 620 Dark

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

A Dark version of the Multistrada 620 is also available. Its classic matte black colouring and front brake with single large-diameter disc evokes the minimalist aesthetics of the supermotard. The new entry-level model retains all the outstanding performance, total control and maximum comfort of the Multistrada 1000 DS, yet has the added benefit of being noticeably lighter and lower: a full 13 kg/28 lbs lighter and 20 mm lower.

Light in weight, and with potent power delivered over a wide rpm range, the Multistrada 620 is both versatile and economical.


Engine/Drivetrain

Type L-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement 618 cc
BorexStroke 80 x 61.5 mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Power 46.4 kw – 63 hp @ 9500 rpm
Torque 5.7 kgm @ 6750 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust Single steel muffler and pipe system with catalytic converter
Emissions Euro2

TRASMISSION

Gearbox 6 speed
Ratios 1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3rd 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Primary drive Straight cut gears; ratio 1.85
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 48
Clutch APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control


Chassis/Suspension

Frame Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase 1459 mm / 57.4 in
Rake 24°
Front suspension Marzocchi 43 mm upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 145 mm / 5.71 in
Front brake 1 x 320 mm semi-floating disc, 4-piston 2-pad caliper
Front wheel 3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/60 ZR 17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with adjustable Sachs monoshock. Steel double-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel 121 mm / 4.8 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel 3-spoke light alloy 4.50 x 17
Rear tyre 160/60 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity 15 L / 3.9 US gal (includes 4 L /1 US gal reserve)
Weight * 183 kg / 402 lbs
Seat height 830 mm / 32.69 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
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Tank Colours Matte black
Frame and Wheel colours Black
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.

 

Accessories

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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