Ducati India today announced the launch of Multistrada 1260 and 1260 S in India at an introductory price of Rs 15,99,000 and Rs 18,06,000 respectively. The Multistrada 1260 and 1260 S offer a top of the line sport touring experience, according to Ducati.The Multistrada 1260 gets clean surfaces, taut lines and contrasting front and rear visual mass – and brings them to a qualitative finish. The new Multistrada 1260 gets an optimum balance of weight and performance, ergonomic practical switchgear and a thoroughly revised interface.With its increased displacement, now 1262 cc, the Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine sits higher for rideability and performance. The Euro 4 approved engine offers peak torque output in its class at 4,000 rpm, i.e. in the most frequently used rpm range – with 85 per cent of the torque available under 3,500 rpm, delivery at 5,500 rpm is 18 per cent higher compared to the predecessor model. Ducati says everything on the Multistrada 1260 has been designed for practicality and effectiveness. The DVT system has been recalibrated to maximize low-to-mid range torque delivery, bringing maximum output to 158 hp at 9,750 rpm and maximum torque to 13.2 kgm at 7,500 rpm.Power delivery is made easy by the new Ride-by-Wire system ensuring smoother throttle control significantly improving the riding experience offered by the DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down. The updated chassis, with a longer swinging arm and wheelbase and revised geometry up front, makes for sharper handling in curves and ensures full stability even when riding two-up at full load with the side panniers.The Multistrada 1260 gets an upright riding position and multiple riding modes. The S version gets five Y-spoke wheels with full LED headlights with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) functionality, this activates in curves to give optimal illumination of the road surface based on the lean angle. It also sports a Bluetooth module as a standard – this activates the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and can connect the bike to a smartphone for user-friendly control of basic functions such as receiving incoming calls, notification of text messages, or playing music via the handlebar controls.The Multistrada 1260 range is geared with various electronic features like Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Cruise Control, Backlit handlebar switches, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) amongst others, setting a benchmark in motorcycle electronics. Multistrada 1260 also comes with a new Hands-Free system for enhanced security. The maintenance interval has been extended to every 30,000 km with “Desmo Service” and oil change at every 15,000 km ensuring the rider can go on longer biking trips without worrying about maintenance.Bookings for the Multistrada 1260 and Multistrada 1260 S are now open, and deliveries will start by end of June 2018 across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata & Chennai.advertisementHere are pictures from the launch.
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OnlineUndoBryant joins Yao Ming in becoming an ambassador for basketball’s biggest competitionAs a global ambassador, Bryant will help promote the World Cup and take part in activities on the Road to China 2019 as well as at the first-ever 32-team edition of FIBA’s flagship competition.“Growing up in Italy and spending many years visiting China, I have always appreciated the global impact that basketball has had on the positive development of young people,” Bryant said. “I’m honored FIBA has invited me to serve as an ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. I hope my participation inspires and motivates the best players from the 32 participating teams to represent their respective country on the world’s biggest stage. I look forward to seeing who will lift the trophy next year.”Also Read: Kobe Bryant boosts business portfolio with body care line for athletesFIBA President Horacio Muratore welcomed the latest FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador.“We’re thrilled and honored to have a basketball and sporting legend of Kobe Bryant’s caliber join us in building up to next year’s World Cup,” he said. “This speaks to the impressive stature of our flagship competition. With a record number of participating teams and as the culmination of the ongoing Qualifiers, the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China will be a truly unique event and the sporting fixture of 2019.“Kobe has proudly represented the USA on the world’s biggest stages, where he’s achieved the highest successes. As such, it’s only fitting to have him take on this role ahead of our biggest-ever competition.”Announcing Bryant as a global ambassador is the latest in an impressive list of exciting activities taking place ahead of the World Cup. Previous ones have included: unveiling Yao Ming as the first ambassador; revealing the competition’s logo and mascot; the start of the World Cup Qualifiers to determine the 31 teams joining hosts China; and marking 1 year to the start of China 2019 with the presentation of Tissot countdown clocks in all eight host cities.Before the competition tips off on August 31, more activities and milestones will take place, including the launch of the Trophy Tour and the competition’s draw on March 16, in Shenzhen.Also Read: Norwegian Airline announced as presenting partner of NBA London Game 2019 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleQatar Airways in talks for Premier League sponsorship: ReportNext articleWomen’s World Boxing Championship live on Star Sports Select, Select HD Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Formula 1 TAGSFIBA 2019 World CupFIBA Basketball World Cup 2019KOBE BRYANTNBA SHARE Cricket Former NBA and USA national team superstar Kobe Bryant has been appointed as global ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Over the course of a stellar 20-year career, Bryant won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and two Olympic gold medals with the USA. He is widely considered to be one of the best players in basketball history and among the world’s greatest athletes.His popularity in China is second to none and this is reflected by the fact that he ranks as the most followed NBA player on Chinese social media, where he has some 6.84 million followers. 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