Ducati Multistrada 1260S DAir 2019 User Manual
The Ducati Multistrada 1260S DAir 2019 is a groundbreaking adventure touring bike with an innovative D-Air system that takes rider safety to a whole new level. The Multistrada 1260S DAir gives riders an exciting and safe ride thanks to its beautiful design, exhilarating performance, and cutting-edge technology. This motorbike has a strong 1,262cc Testastretta DVT engine that gives it a lot of power, smooth torque, and quick acceleration for an amazing ride on any road or terrain. What makes it stand out is the built-in D-Air system, which uses smart sensors to spot possible accidents and inflates airbags for the rider and passenger, giving them a level of protection that has never been seen before. Along with this innovative safety feature, the Multistrada 1260S DAir has state-of-the-art electronics like the Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo, cornering ABS, traction control, and multiple riding modes that make sure the bike works well and can adapt to different riding situations. The Multistrada 1260S DAir keeps riders informed, linked, and in charge during their trips. It has a full-color TFT display, built-in navigation, and smartphone connectivity. The Ducati Multistrada 1260S DAir 2019 is the best choice for users who want a thrilling adventure with top-level safety and cutting-edge technology.
The instrument panel receives information about the actual motorcycle speed (calculated in km/h) and displays the value increased by 5% and converted in the set unit of measurement (km/h or mph).
A string of dashes “- – -” is displayed with the set unit of measurement if:
- speed is higher than 299 km/h (186 mph) or the instrument panel is not receiving the speed value (“- – -” steady on);
- the rear speed sensor is in fault (flashing “- – -“).
If the instrument panel does not receive any information on the unit of measurement, the last unit of measurement set is displayed flashing.
This function displays the fuel level.
The low fuel light (5, turns on when the level goes down to 2 steady marks that become orange, the fuel pump symbol is orange: this means that there are approximately 4 liters left in the tank.
If the level goes further down, the last mark will be red and flashing and the fuel pump symbol will be steady and red.
In case of fault or error of the fuel level sensor, no level marks will be displayed, the fuel pump symbol will be red and flashing, and the Generic Error warning light will be on.
If the vehicle enters the reserve status and the light has turned on, it is recommended to turn the vehicle off when refueling (Key-Off); if fuel is added without turning it off (Key-On and engine off) the data may not be immediately updated.
Engine Coolant temperature
The instrument panel receives information about the engine temperature (already calculated in °C) and displays the value in the set unit of measurement (°C or °F), followed by the unit of measurement and the engine temperature symbol. The temperature display range goes from 40 °C to+120 °C (+104 °F ÷ +248 °F).
If reading is:
- <= (lower than or equal to) -40 °C (-40 °F), a string of flashing dashes ” – – – ” is displayed;
- within the range -39 °C (-38 °F) to +39 °C (+102 °F), “LO” is displayed steadily;
- within the range +40 °C (+104 °F) to +120 °C (+248 °F), the value is displayed steadily;
- >= (higher than or equal to) +121 °C (+250 °F), “HI” is displayed flashing and in red and the Temperature symbol is steady and red.
If the coolant temperature sensor is in fault, a string of flashing dashes “- – -” is displayed with the set unit of measurement and the MIL light turns on (9, .
If the instrument panel is not receiving coolant temperature value, a string of steady dashes “- – -” is displayed, followed by the unit of measurement.
If the instrument panel does not receive any information on the unit of measurement, the default unit of measurement is displayed flashing.
The instrument panel shows the time in the following format:
- A.M. (from 12:00 to 11:59) or P.M. (from 12:00 to 11:59).
- hh (hours) : mm (minutes);
In case of a power off (Battery Off), upon the following Key-On, the instrument panel displays 4 dashes ” – – : – – ” steadily and with a flashing colon, until the clock is set through the Setting Menu.
- The Riding Mode can be selected from the instrument panel. Four preset riding modes are available: SPORT, TOURING, URBAN, and ENDURO. The selected and active riding mode is displayed on the central lower side of the display.
Ducati recommends changing the Riding mode when the motorcycle is stopped. If the riding mode is changed while riding, be very careful (it is recommended to change the Riding mode at a low speed).
Every Riding Mode contains the following parameters, set by Ducati or customized by the user through the setting function pages:
- a specific level of intervention for the DTC traction control (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, OFF);
- a specific level of intervention for the DWC (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, OFF);
- a specific ABS calibration (1, 2, 3, OFF);
- a specific DQS level (UP/DW, OFF)
- a specific engine power that will change throttle behavior (HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW).
- specific calibration of DSS suspensions (setup of front and rear suspensions and spring preload setup for the rear shock absorber).
If an on/off or off/on change of the ABS system is associated to the Riding Mode change, when the selected riding mode is confirmed, the instrument panel also starts the procedure to enable/disable the ABS explained in “ABS enabling/disabling” (page 132) (only possible in the ENDURO Riding Mode).
A different standard screen layout (TRACK, FULL, CITY and OFF ROAD) is associated to every riding mode; it is set by Ducati or customized by the user from the setting function page; the layouts set by Ducati are associated to the Riding modes as follows:
- TRACK layout for the SPORT Riding mode (;
- FULL layout for the TOURING Riding mode (;
- CITY layout for the URBAN Riding mode (;
- OFF-ROAD layout for the ENDURO Riding mode (.
Riding mode change function
This Function allows changing vehicle Riding Modes in static and dynamic conditions. There are four possible riding modes: SPORT, TOURING, URBAN and ENDURO.
To select the riding mode it is necessary to access the specific Riding Mode Menu by pressing button (4) for 1 second.
The instrument panel displays the speed indication (on the right) and riding mode name (on the left):
One of these will be highlighted to indicate that it was the last memorized setting and is currently in use. The “EXIT” message is also present: if button (4) is pressed when this application is selected, the instrument panel will quit without memorizing the new riding mode.
For the highlighted riding mode some of the parameter settings are displayed:
- engine power (ENGINE): “ENGINE” message followed by set engine power (“HIGH”, “MED” or “LOW”);
- DTC system: the “DTC” message followed by the level of intervention set (“1”, “2”, “3”, “4”, “5”, “6”, “7”, “8”) in case the DTC is active or by “off” in case the DTC is disabled;
- ABS system: the “ABS” message followed by the level of the calibration set (“1”, “2”, “3”) in case the ABS is active or by “off” in case the ABS is disabled;
- DWC system: the “DWC” message followed by the level of intervention set (“1”, “2”, “3”, “4”, “5”, “6”, “7”, “8”) in case the DWC is active or by “off” in case the DWC is disabled;
- DSS front suspension: “FRONT lettering followed by set compression and rebound for the fork (only for versions with electronic suspensions);
- DSS rear suspension: “REAR” lettering followed by set compression and rebound for the rear shock absorber (only for versions with electronic suspensions);
- rear shock absorber spring preload: PRELOAD lettering followed by set spring preload (from 01 to 24) for the rear shock absorber (only for versions with electronic suspensions);
- DQS system: the “DQS” message followed by the level of intervention set (“UP/DW”) in case the DQS is active or by “off” in case the DQS is disabled.
The displayed information is the settings stored for every single Riding Mode. The stored settings may be the Ducati default settings or the ones customized by the owner.
Now, every time button (1) or button (2) is pressed the instrument panel scrolls the other Riding Modes (SPORT, TOURING, URBAN and ENDURO) and ” EXIT”. If, for instance, the starting Riding Mode is SPORT, by pressing button (2) the instrument panel highlights TOURING, URBAN, ENDURO and ” EXIT” to then go back to SPORT; by pressing instead button (1) the instrument panel will highlight ” EXIT”, ENDURO, URBAN, TOURING to then go back to SPORT.
Once the desired riding mode is selected press button (4) to memorize the new Riding Mode.
If the vehicle speed is lower than or equal to 5 Km/h (3 mph) the instrument panel checks the throttle position only:
- if the throttle is “closed”, the instrument panel will confirm the selected riding mode, the name of Riding Mode flashes for 3 seconds and the instrument panel goes back to the “standard page” displaying;
- if the throttle is “open” the instrument panel activates the “CLOSE THROTTLE” indication; only when throttle control is “closed” the newly selected riding mode is confirmed and memorized, and the instrument panel goes back to the “standard page” displaying.
The Ducati Multistrada 1260S D-Air 2019 is a high-performance adventure touring motorcycle equipped with the innovative D-Air system for rider safety.
The D-Air system is an advanced airbag technology integrated into the rider’s jacket and the motorcycle itself to provide enhanced protection during accidents.
The D-Air system uses sensors and algorithms to detect a crash scenario. When a collision is detected, the airbags in the rider’s jacket and motorcycle are deployed to minimize injury.
The Multistrada 1260S D-Air is powered by a 1,262cc Testastretta DVT V-twin engine, delivering strong performance across various riding conditions.
The Testastretta DVT engine in the Multistrada 1260S D-Air produces around 158 horsepower, providing exhilarating acceleration.
The Multistrada 1260S D-Air features fully adjustable suspension components, including a Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo system for optimal comfort and control.
Yes, the Multistrada 1260S D-Air offers multiple riding modes that adjust throttle response, traction control, ABS, and other settings to suit different riding conditions.
Yes, the Multistrada 1260S D-Air usually features an adjustable windscreen to tailor wind protection for the rider’s preference.
Yes, the Multistrada 1260S D-Air is equipped with a range of electronic rider aids, including cornering ABS, wheelie control, and more.
Yes, the D-Air system is typically standard on the Multistrada 1260S D-Air, providing an additional layer of safety for riders.
The Multistrada 1260S D-Air usually comes with high-quality sport-touring tires suitable for a mix of on-road and light off-road riding.
Yes, the Multistrada 1260S D-Air often allows riders to customize various settings, including suspension, power delivery, and rider aids.
Yes, the Multistrada 1260S D-Air is often equipped with a quick-shifter that enables seamless upshifts and downshifts without using the clutch.
The weight of the Multistrada 1260S D-Air can vary but is typically around 518 lbs (235 kg) with fluids. The fuel tank can hold approximately 5.3 gallons (20 liters) of fuel.
Yes, the Multistrada 1260S D-Air’s combination of performance, comfort, and advanced safety features makes it well-suited for long-distance touring and adventure riding.