Multistrada is Italian for “many roads”, and that reflects the broad capabilities built in by Ducati and Pierre Terblanche – their attempt at a touring bike you could hustle with. As MCN put it, “On face value, the Ducati Multistrada 1000DS shouldn’t work – monster trailie motorcycle dimensions and posture mixed with street brakes and tyres should equal boingy mess – but it does, thanks to clean sheet design and street calibrated suspension. Overall it slaughters other ‘upright’ motorcycles.”
Styling of the first generation was quite polarizing as the windshield/top of the front fairing rotated with the bars, though the rest of front fairing was stationary. But no one could argue with the performance – Cycle World called it the best sport touring bike of 2005.
This example is VIN: ZDM1VABP56B016945. The seller acquired it in October of 2020 from a collector in Arizona and he’s covered just 15 miles with it. He used to own a Multistrada 620 and bought this to recapture some of that magic, but he felt it was too nice to put too many miles on. The bike has just 731 miles on it and it’s ready to ride except for the 8 year-old tires.
Find this barely-ridden Multi for sale in Ventura, California with bidding up to $7,100 here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
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