2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000S DS With 731 Miles



Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000S. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Multistrada is Italian for “many roads”, and that reflects the broad capabilities built in by Ducati and Pierre Terblanche – their attempt at a touring bike you could hustle with. As MCN put it, “On face value, the Ducati Multistrada 1000DS shouldn’t work – monster trailie motorcycle dimensions and posture mixed with street brakes and tyres should equal boingy mess – but it does, thanks to clean sheet design and street calibrated suspension. Overall it slaughters other ‘upright’ motorcycles.”

The model was introduced in 2003, though two years later Ducati released the up-spec “S” which featured Ohlins suspension front and rear.

Cycle World called the S model the Best Sport-Touring Bike of 2005, praising not just the breadth of its capabilities, but also how much fun it was. “The Bologna Boys have built the sport-bagger we would most like to spend extended weekends aboard exploring endless backroads.”

This example is VIN: ZDM1VABP56B016945. The seller acquired it in October of 2020 from a collector in Arizona.

During his ownership, the seller has covered 15 miles. The odometer shows 731 miles.

Upon arrival, I changed the oil to Motul 300V (the expensive green stuff) and had Ducati of Santa Barbara check it out. They installed new plugs, new cam belts, and new fork seals, all to the tune of $1,076.53 (invoice included). They were also nice enough to print out the service history report that they had in the Ducati dealer system.

I owned a 2006 Multistrada before and had planned on riding this one up the 33 on selected Sundays, but just couldn’t do it to a museum quality bike. I rode it exactly 15 miles in 18 months total, just to keep the juices flowing. The bike is all original except: (1) fluids, (2) spark plugs, (3) cam belts, and (4) Bridgestone Battlax T30 tires. The latter ones carry a 2014 date code. It even still has the green paper (!) stickers on the wheels. The bike comes with a small folder of documents, basically everything I have. It has has been sitting on carpet in my climate-controlled showroom in Ventura ever since and can be inspected there anytime. It starts, runs, and rides like a brand new bike with zero issues to report. It’s most likely the best on on the planet.”

This Multistrada 1000S is completely stock.

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Currently located in Ventura, California, this Ducati is offered on a clean California title with registration current through November 2022.

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