2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000DS
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– 2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000DS
2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000DS
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.
Despite its revolutionary design, the Multistrada is still uniquely Ducati, with its trademark trellis frame, finely-calibrated suspension for precision handling, and braking system on par with that of top sport models.
The unmistakeable 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.
To personalise your Multistrada to perfection, take your pick from a wide selection of Ducati Performance accessories, such as colour-coordinated panniers, luggage rack and even a GPS navigation system.
MSRP $11,995 USD
TRATIONAL DESIGN UNMISTAKABLE STYLE
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 1000 S 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 unmistakeable, original look. More than just style, the Multistrada offers a design that makes sense.
MULTISTRADA 1000 DS
The versatile 1000 DS is the very definition of the Multistrada concept and the direct descendent of the machine first sold in 2004. Powered by a thoroughbred engine, the 1000 DS boasts genuine sporting specifications and delivers impressive performance.
Ducati has introduced a large number of innovations on this latest Multistrada to make it more exclusive than ever, and to distance it even further from its conventional rivals. The thoroughly restyled Multistrada 1000 DS is clearly in a class of its own as a result. The latest model features a two-part nose fairing, with a screen that moves with the handlebars to improve steering angle. The tank and seat assembly is more prestigious too, and features a single, 1100 mm long moulding. A number of complex engineering challenges had to be overcome to produce this part, but the result is well worth it: a fuel capacity of 20 litres, distributed between the conventional tank and a second tank under the seat. This high-tech tank system incorporates a sophisticated roll over valve at the rear, which ensures correct fuel distribution during refuelling and as the tank empties. The electrically adjustable headlight cluster is another distinguishing feature. Finally, the sporting lines of the characteristic tail are clearly enhanced by an under-tail exhaust.
The essential dimensions of the trellis frame on the Multistrada 1000 DS, particularly the steering head rake angle and the resulting trail, come directly from Ducati’s Superbikes. The centre of gravity, the bike’s weight distribution (47% over the front wheel and 53% over the rear with a rider in place), and the riding position itself are typically supermotard, however. This clever mix of characteristics, combined with a wheelbase of only 1,460 millimetres, gives the Multistrada 1000 DS its unique handling.
The chassis guarantees exceptional stability at speed, as well as fantastic agility through fast bends. Expert riders will find it easy to achieve blistering performance with the 1000 DS, while the less experienced will appreciate the sensation of total confidence that the bike inspires.
The round tube trellis frame is made from high quality steel (ALS 450) for maximum rigidity and precise directional control. The suspension embodies all of Ducati’s vast Superbike experience, and features fully adjustable Showa units at the front and rear. Adjustments for hydraulic compression and rebound damping as well as spring preload are provided front and rear too. The Multistrada’s suspension has a longer stroke and therefore longer wheel travel than on Superbike models, to achieve a perfect balance between performance and comfort. The upside-down fork has stanchions of 43 mm in diameter. The rear monoshock is equipped with a practical hydraulic remote control to adjust spring preload even while the bike is in motion. The monoshock operates through Ducati’s rising rate linkages that render seat height totally independent of suspension setting. These linkages are connected at the bottom to a prestigious aluminium single sided swingarm.
The Brembo Gold brakes are the best money can buy and like the suspension are derived from Ducati superbikes for unrivalled stopping power.
The 1000 DS is powered by the most advanced air-cooled twin on the market. This powerplant is not just an old engine that has been updated, but a brand new design, developed specifically to reduce emissions without affecting that legendary Ducati performance. Twin spark ignition has helped the new engine achieve its exceptional power, torque, and extended power band.
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase: 1462 mm / 57.6 in
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 Tire: 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 Tire: 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel 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, clock, scheduled maintenance warning, oil pressure warning light, fuel level, oil temperature, fuel reserve, neutral, turn signals, average speed, average fuel consumption, remaining fuel meter, fuel injection diagnostic system, immobilizer system
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Tank and Fairing Colours: Red, Glossy black, Silver
Frame and Wheel Colours: Red w/Metallic Grey wheels (on Red) – Black w/Metallic Grey wheels (on Black and Silver)
Versions: Two Seat
*=* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.
Type: L twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement: 992 cc
Bore and stroke: 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Power: 67.7 kw – 92 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque: 9.4 kgm – 68 ft-lbs @ 5000 rpm
Fuel system: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust: Single steel muffler and pre-silencer with catalytic converter (non-catalytic on USA version)
Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratio: 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