Motorcycle Tyres for Ducati Multi Strada 1000DS Motorcycle

The Ducati Multi Strada series of V-twin "street trailie" motorcycles first appeared in 2003, with the 1000DS reaching the streets in 2005. The series was designed to be something of an all-rounder, appealing to both the touring and sports markets with some track racing capability thrown in too (top speed is around 138 mph). “Multi strada” literally translates as “many roads”. However, it wraps all this up in a strikingly original design that you either love or hate. Multi Stradas compete against other dual-sport motorcycles such as the Yamaha TDM850 or BMW GS.

The engine is a 992cc air-cooled two valve dual-spark (hence “DS”) four-stroke, similar to the one in this bike’s nearest ancestor the Cagiva Gran Canyon. However, it is considerably more comfortable than the Gran Canyon with inventively improved forward visibility in the form of a handlebar-mounted windscreen. It has a tall upright profile and roomy seating area, which probably recommends it for touring more than racing. However, owners have been known to complain about the thin seat. Choosing Ducati 1000 DS Multi Strada tyres that are soft and quiet rolling will help you to mitigate any long-distance discomfort from that.

The total weight of the 1000DS with oil and a full fuel tank is around 229 kg (505 lbs). That’s not too heavy for a bike in this class and, combined with the reasonably upright posture, this bike is likely to lure you into riding regularly on urban rides. If that’s the case, look for a tyre brand with good cornering and steering ratings. Ducati 1000 DS Multi Strada tyres are normally a 120/70 ZR17 at the front with a 180/55 ZR17 behind.

Ducati’s are very desirable and collectable bikes but they benefit from a good maintenance routine. Protyre are experts in servicing Ducati bikes so why not book yours in for a service at the same time you call for new tyres.

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Choosing the Right Tyres for the Ducati Multi Strada 1000DS Motorcycle

When it comes to choosing new tyres for your Ducati Multi Strada 1000DS motorcycle rest assured we have a host of options available to you from a number of premium manufacturers for you to make your selection from. Manufacturers include Pirelli Metzeler, Bridgestone, Michelin and Dunlop.

If you're searching for tyres for your Ducati Multi Strada 1000DS motorcycle, Protyre can help. With over 100 garages, we're a nationwide network that promises outstanding local service. Our experienced technicians will be pleased to service or MOT your bike, as necessary, as well as discuss your tyre options. With an extensive range of all the top tyre makes in stock, we are able to guarantee same or next day fitting for the majority of the tyre brands that we sell. We also have fully trained motorcycle mechanics.

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At Protyre we have a reputation as the local garage you can trust. That means the friendly, professional and experienced team at your local Protyre centre will be able to advise you on the ideal tyres for an Ducati Multi Strada 1000DS motorcycle.


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