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2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000 S DS

Ducati Multistrada 1000 S DS Ducati Multistrada 1000 S DS

The Multistrada 1000 S DS is dedicated to riders who seek sporting satisfaction. The 1000 S DS is based on the 1000 DS, but a whole range of prestigious, exclusive, and high performance components have been added, many of them derived directly from the Ducati Superbike range. Fully adjustable Íhlins suspensions and carbon fibre body parts are a typical example.


The most exclusive Multistrada is equipped as a factory special. While identical to the 1000 DS in bodywork and instrumentation, it incorporates a large number of racing parts. The 1000 S DS perfectly embodies the sporting origins of this incredibly versatile motorcycle. The most eye-catching differences include the variable section aluminium alloy handlebars and carbon fibre timing belt covers on the sides of the cylinders. The front mudguard is in carbon fibre for added kudos too. Neither can you fail to be impressed by the prestigious Íhlins suspension front and rear derived from the 999, which give obvious benefits in terms of handling and look great in the process.


The fundamental dimensions of the chassis are the same as those of the 1000 DS, but the Multistrada 1000 S DS is equipped with more sophisticated suspension for a sportier setup and dramatically improved handling. In fact, this advanced suspension transforms the Multistrada 1000 S DS into a genuine raised frame superbike, and guarantees lightning fast responses through bends as well as fantastic directional precision. The Íhlins fork is the most obvious distinguishing feature of the sports-oriented 1000 S DS. It is an upside-down design, and fully adjustable for spring preload and hydraulic damping. The stanchions are Titanium Nitride coated for race-ready low-friction action. Even the rear monoshock is fully adjustable and incorporates the characteristic remote spring preload adjuster.


Its racing suspension already gives the Multistrada 1000 S DS amazing sports performance. On top of this, the latest twin spark L-twin engine delivers 92 HP at 8,000 rpm, with a generous dose of smooth, progressive torque spread over a wide rpm band. The resulting ride is both thrilling and satisfying. With performance like this as standard, you simply don't need to go looking for power add-ons that would only spoil the bike's amazing, designed-in balance.

Technical Specification;

  • Engine - L-twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
  • Displacement - 992 cc
  • Bore x Stroke - 94 x 71,5 mm
  • Compression Ratio - 10:1
  • *Power - 67.7 kW - 92 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • Fuel Injection - Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
  • Exhaust - Single steel muffler with catalytic converter (non-catalytic for USA version)
  • Emissions - Euro 2
  • Transmission - 6-speed
  • Ratio - 1st; 37/15, 2nd; 30/17, 3rd; 27/20, 4th; 24/22, 5th; 23/24, 6th; 24/28
  • Primary drive - Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84
  • Final drive - Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
  • Clutch - Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
  • Frame - Tubular steel trellis frame
  • Wheelbase - 1462 mm / 57.6 in
  • Rake - 24░
  • Steering angle - 35░ right and left
  • Front suspension - Íhlins 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
  • Front wheel travel - 165 mm / 6.5 in
  • Front wheel - 6-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
  • Front tyre - 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear suspension - Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Íhlins monoshock; hydraulic remote pre-load control
  • Rear wheel travel - 141 mm / 5.6 in
  • Rear wheel - 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
  • Rear tyre - 180/55 ZR 17
  • Front brake - 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston, 2-pad caliper
  • Rear brake - 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
  • **Dry weight - 196 Kg / 432 lbs
  • Seat height - 850 mm / 33.5 in
  • Max height - 1340 mm / 52.77 in
  • Max length - 2130 mm / 83.9 in
  • Instruments - Speedometer, rev counter, scheduled maintenance warning, remaining fuel metre, immobilizer
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 20 l (of which 6.5 l reserve). 5.3 US gal (of which 1.7 US gal reserve)
  • *Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer. **The weight excludes battery, lubricants and coolant for liquid cooled models.

    ***The conditions of the warranty are described in the warranty booklet provided with each motorcycle.