The motorcycle is fun on mixed terrain and, despite the knobby tires, it is able to interpret curves bending as a true sports bike, with an engine that is always nice and fast when exiting the curve.
City driving, wearing a suit and tie and loafers, is the least suitable for this kind of motorcycles, the size is considerable, maneuvering is not easy and … you better not lose your balance. On the other hand, everybody turns around to look at this “big-girl”.
Off-road riding is where we went wild, since with only a bit caution and passable skills you can go almost everywhere. However, if you are thinking that, thanks to its electronics and to the Endurowriting on the tank, it is easy to ride everywhere in addition to “normal” off-road” trails, your math is off! After we got to know the motorcycle pre-set adjustments, via the TFT display we zero-set all the devices including ABS and Traction control. A long shot that paid off since it allowed a more objective assessment of the bike’s qualities: lots of fun even with the 19” front tire that eats up any obstacle, excellently assisted by the suspensions always at the top. Maneuverability and stability are its best attributes, the Brembo braking system features a double front disc brake that directly responds to the pressure applied to the lever, and a rear brake that intervenes at the right moment when going into a skid. The Scorpion Rally tires are excellent on blacktop and on dry dirt roads, but aren’t as good on wet ground especially the front which tends to widen the trajectory. Always accurate when changing gears, the transmission of this Ducati is smooth in shifting and spacing. Finally, the fuel consumption of the two-cylinder Testastretta engine is low since it provides a range of over 500 km.
To become the owner of an ENDURO PRO you need to shell out 23.000,- Euro to the bike dealer;it is not chicken feed but the equipment supplied as standard, the excellent quality of the finish together with performance and aesthetics to die for, make it worth it.
We loved the Multistrada Enduro PRO.
Text by: Pietro Bartolomei