2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring in Race Titanium Matte

2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring

2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring in Race Titanium Matte

 

Heads up, there is a color change for the 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring which will be Race Titanium Matte. From the photos, it looks more like a satin finish, which is all good and I like the contrasting black logo. I made a request directly to Ducati USA for a dark gray color along with a production version of the stunning Pikes Peak race color scheme, which Ducati did deliver. However I didn’t think they would discontinue the Diamond Black color option; and on a side note they also canceled the sexy carbon fiber Sport model. I think rotating in a forth color option would be nice for this popular high performance adventurer tourer, but not in sacrifice to the classy black color option. I was going to sing Ducati praises for quickly listening to their fans, but I hesitate since they nixed the black out of the Multistrada’s 1200 line-up. Call me old-school, but a motorcycle should always be offered in some version of back. Black is timeless and never seams dated as other trendy colors do. Ducati was considering school bus yellow, but that’s not for me – no thanks.

The minor updates appear to show a more contoured sculpted seat and a racing black frame, which is cool, but they still have not addressed the yellow/gold anodized forks. I can’t be the only one that thinks they look out of place in the overall design. However, all and all I really like it and I think the Race Titanium Matte will be super successful. I can’t help but think how cool it would look in the Sport version with carbon fiber trim. Now Arai just has to reintroduce the XD3 Helmet in Silver and Gray Frost to match the new Race Titanium Matte paint.

Go check out this cool article 2011 Adventure Touring Shootout on www.motorcycle-usa.com, comparing the latest and greatest adventure touring motorcycles including the 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring, it’s a great read!

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