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New Ducati is right up my Strada

New Ducati is right up my Strada

The new 2015 Multistrada 1200 S D|air is now available to order from Ducati dealers.

The S D|air is a milestone in terms of technological innovation and riding enjoyment, complementing the other standard bike safety features. The intelligent vehicle-integrated system is wireless-connected to the Dainese-made Ducati Apparel D|air airbag jacket. 

The Multistrada D|air system analyses the data, inflating the jacket airbags (rider and passenger) in just 45 milliseconds, considerably reducing the risk of impact-related injuries. The Multistrada 1200 S D|air has TÜV SÜD certification issued by the authoritative German body responsible for wearable airbag standards.

The system was recently awarded the prestigious Professor Ferdinand Porsche award for technological innovation by the Vienna University of Technology. This is the first time a motorcycle has won the sought-after award, which celebrates engineering excellence in the European automotive industry.

The D|air system adds to a motorcycle that already brims with electronic technology. One such feature is the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which dynamically measures roll and pitch angles as well as the acceleration on three axis. With this information the Bosch IMU enables Cornering ABS, Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and interacts with the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution control system featured on the Multistrada 1200 S. 

The bike also features the first motorcycle engine with variable timing of both the intake and exhaust camshafts, named Ducati Testastretta DVT, Desmodromic Variable Timing.