The new Multistrada 1200 S D|air is a milestone in terms of technological innovation and riding enjoyment complementing the other ‘as-standard’ bike safety features. The intelligent vehicle-integrated system is wireless-connected to the Dainese-made Ducati Apparel D|air airbag jacket. The Multistrada D|air system analyses the data, inflating the jacket airbags (rider and passenger) in just 45 milliseconds, considerably reducing the risk of impact-related injuries. The Multistrada 1200 S D|air has TÜV SÜD certification issued by the authoritative German body responsible for wearable airbag standards.
The Multistrada 1200 S D|air was recently awarded the prestigious Professor Ferdinand Porsche award for technological innovation by the Vienna University of Technology. This is the first time a motorcycle has won the sought-after award, which celebrates engineering excellence in the European automotive industry.
The D|air system adds to a motorcycle that already brims with electronic technology. For example, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) dynamically measures roll and pitch angles as well as the acceleration on three axis; with this information, the Bosch IMU enables Cornering ABS, Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and interacts with the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution control system featured on the Multistrada 1200 S. The bike also features the first motorcycle engine with variable timing of both the intake and exhaust camshafts, named Ducati Testastretta DVT, Desmodromic Variable Timing.
The 2015 version of the Multistrada 1200 S D|air is available from dealers with an RRP of £16,190 and is offered with Ducati TriOptions finance from £195 per month.