CHASSIS AND ERGONOMICS: The lowering of the vehicle also meant that the centre of gravity is lower, allowing the rider greater confidence during low speed manoeuvres, especially with a passenger and panniers. However, the restriction of the wheel travel has not limited the bike's off-road performance thanks to the Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo system, which, with its electronic management of the fork and shock absorber hydraulics, lets you tackle any type of terrain with maximum safety and control. The ergonomic triangle – the relative position of the seat, footpegs and handlebars – was also redesigned, reducing the handlebar height by 30 mm to improve riding comfort and to ensure a relaxed and natural position during long rides on the motorway. In addition to lowering the handlebars, the surfaces of the tank were modified for a better fit with the electric blocks during steering. DUCATI SKYHOOK SUSPENSION EVO (DSS): The DSS Evo system acts continuously to guarantee the perfect balance of the vehicle in all road and load conditions, providing both rider and passenger with maximum comfort. The DSS Evo system makes it possible to vary the bike's setup in a practical, intuitive and quick manner using the HMI interface, to have the ideal suspension in any conditions. Simply select the riding mode – Touring, Sport, Urban or Enduro – and the load condition – single rider, rider with panniers, rider with passenger and rider with passenger and panniers. Moreover, it is also possible to act separately on the fork and on the shock absorber to make a fine adjustment of the front and rear suspension without the need for complicated settings. The system configuration possibilities are almost unlimited and there are up to 400 combinations of the parameters that can be electronically selected by the rider via the interface. FRAME: The Multistrada 1260 Enduro has a front trellis with large diameter thinner tubes, two side subframes enclosed by a rear support element made of fibre loaded engineering plastic for maximum torsional rigidity. TYRES AND RIMS: This tyre offers the best of two worlds: off-road racing and street riding. Designed for the most demanding riders, its strengths include durability, consistency of performance throughout its life cycle and top performance on wet surfaces. The Multistrada 1260 Enduro is equipped with tubeless spoked rims with aluminium channels, 40 crossed spokes and gravity cast hubs. The rims have been redesigned and lightened by about 2 kg in total compared to the previous model. The measurements are 3.00 x 19" on the front and 4.50 x 17" on the rear. Moreover, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro has also been developed and approved for Pirelli Scorpion™ Rally knobby tyres, better suited for off-road use.