An official release by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) states that the 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 will carry a 1,262 cc V-twin, probably an evolution of the Testastretta 11 DVT engine used in the 2017 XDiavel and 2016 Multistrada 1200, as well as other models in the Ducati range. While no power figures were published, the XDiavel puts out 154 hp and the Multistrada 1200 158 hp, so the larger bore 1260 can be expected to produce something above the 160 hp mark.

There were certification filings with CARB for three versions of the 2018 Multistrada 1260 – a base model Multistrada, a Multistrada S and a Pikes Peak version – much the same as the current Multistrada line-up, excepting the Multistrasa Enduro which is a current year model. According to a motorcycle.com report, the CARB executive order does not reveal any other information.

We expect more news closer to the EICMA show in Italy this Novemeber about the 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260. Menawhile, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 is its premier dual-purpose sports-tourer, and retails in Malaysia for RM114,999, while the Multistrada 1200 S goes for RM125,999.

The Multistrada Enduro retails for between RM137,599 and RM157,999, while pricing for the Pikes Peak version is upon application. A little lower down the range is the Ducati Multistrada 950 that is priced at RM85,900, with all prices including GST.


GALLERY: 2017 Ducati Multistrada model range