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2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S looks set to conquer all

Ducati's latest Multi is a powerful beast with remarkably refined handling and oodles of tech. It's also one of the most distinctive-looking bikes on the road.

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This is the 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S!

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The Multistrada 1260 S is perhaps not Ducati's sexiest-looking bike, but it's surely one of its most advanced. 

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It's a tall, sporty adventure bike, meant to conquer all sorts of terrain and do it with aplomb. 

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Part of the way it does that is with an incredibly advanced "Skyhook" suspension system that dynamically adjusts to road conditions in fractions of a second.

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It's powered by a 1,262-cc twin-cylinder motor that puts down a whopping 158 horsepower. 

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Thanks to variable-valve timing, it's remarkably smooth at low revs and yet screams up high. 

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Thumb controls are simple and intuitive, though I kept catching that headlight flasher when I didn't mean to. 

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The display, meanwhile, is bright and clear and easy to read in any conditions. 

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The display opens up a world of customization and configuration options that's virtually unparalleled. 

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The Multistrada 1260 S is a remarkable machine and, if you need just one motorcycle, you'd be hard-pressed to find better. 

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