A group of media people were invited by Ducati to their Bosch testing facility near Detroit. The Italian company promised their guests that their new 2015 Multistrada is “uncrashable”. This claim is backed by anti-lock braking system and traction control system, which has sensors that measure the motorcycle’s movement in any direction. All of this is believed to make the Multistrada provide the maximum amount of acceleration or brake even when you’re leaned over.
After the guests tried out the new Multistrada, here are a few things they have noticed.
This is proven by the fact that the 2015 Ducati Multistrada is equipped with Bosch MSC or Motorcycle Stability Control. This feature is composed of wheel speed sensors, Bosch’s latest ABS system and five-axis lean angle sensor, all of which provide the maximum amount of brake pressure allowed by the available traction. This is then updated hundreds of times every second. This doesn’t mean though that you won’t need to use the brakes in the middle of a tight corner. But if the tires have enough traction to let you brake, you’ll be able to do so. Otherwise, it won’t.
One of the guests from the media was instructed to ride in circles at 35, 45 and 55 mph at 35 degrees of lean angle. To test the cornering ABS and traction control, he was also asked to stab at the brakes or throttle with increasing intensity while it was pouring. Should he used another motorcycle, this would have resulted in a crash. The Multistrada lived up to its hype.
With its amazing systems including stoppie control, wheelie control, ABS and traction control, the new Ducati bike will not only keep you safer in normal riding circumstances, but also safer. This means that you won’t have to worry about all that power getting you into trouble while on the road. As long as you don’t drive too much faster than the motorcycle can handle, then you’ll be fine.
All in all, the new Multistrada is a great bike to invest in – even without the rider aids.