By Evans Brasfield Editor Score: 91.25%
2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour
Editor Score: 91.25%
I’ve ridden touring bikes all across the American continent. From a transcontinental dash on a touring cruiser to multi-day jaunts on Gold Wings to a gravel road to the Arctic Ocean in Prudhoe Bay, AK, I’ve done my time and racked up the miles, but none of the touring motorcycles I’ve ridden appeal to me as much as the sport adventure touring class of motorcycles. They appeal to me and the type of riding that I like to do. With that said, the 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour is a great example of the species.
What you get with the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour is all of the features of the S model (most notably the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo, which allows easy adjustment of suspension baseline parameters) and adds a list of trim and comfort features. First, the Grand Tour gets an exclusive colorway of Sandstone Grey with a 1260 graphic on the fairing combined with a red frame and red highlights on the cast aluminum five-spoke wheels. The GT’s touring chops are augmented by standard hard bags and a centerstand. The rider and passenger seats feature Grand Tour logos. Premium electronic features include heated grips, tire pressure monitoring system, and keyless starting and fuel tank access. Dual LED spotlights increase conspicuity and nighttime visibility.
Other than all of the above listed items, the Grand Tour is all Multistrada 1260 S, and that’s a good thing. The Testastretta 1262cc DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) is an engine seemingly without weak …read more