Unveiled at the Ducati World Premiere in Rimini, Italy, was the 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour. This variant on the base Multistrada 1260 S is designed for long distance road touring and comes with side panniers as standard with a Sandstone grey paint job on Ducati red frame.

Setting the Grand Tour version of the Multistrada 1260 S apart from the range is a centre stand, height-adjustable seat with Grand Tour logo and auxiliary LED riding lights. Also included in the list of rider conveniences is a keyless fuel tank cap, heated grips and tyre pressure monitoring system.

Coming with the Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) V-twin displacing 1,262 cc, the Grand Tour rider has 158 hp at 9,500 rpm and 132 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm on tap. Power is transmitted through a six-speed gearbox equipped with an up-and-down quickshifter and chain final drive.

The 17-inch wheels in black with Ducati red trim biases the Multistrada 1260 Grand Tour towards road use, along with the Ducati Skyhook Evolution semi-active electronic suspension. Inside the cockpit is a 5-inch full-colour TFT-LCD instrument panel that comes standard with a Bluetooth module, allowing the rider to tap into the Ducti Multimedia System using a smartphone and controlled via buttons on the handlebar switch pods.

Other rider conveniences include cruise control, four ride modes, vehicle hold control, cornering ABS and Ducati Wheelie and Launch Control which can be set to one of eight levels independently or completely deactivated. The 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour is now available in Europe.