Its been a week barely that the Ducati released its Multistrada and its S variant, and now its back with the Pikes Peak one. The name of this bike is an inspiration from the Pikes Peak Himalayan Hill Climb held in Colorado, USA.
The bike has dual-tone livery, low-racing type front screen, red chassis and forged lighter aluminium wheels finished in black as the improved exterior designing. The carbon fibre made front screen, front mud guard, hands free cover, front side panels give the two wheeler a different look, the seat compliments the same with a red colour.
A Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) 1,262 cc, L-twin cylinder engine churning out 156 BHP @ 9,500 rpm and a peak torque of 129.5 Nm @ 7,500 rpm powers the bike. A six speed transmission comes along with the same. Ride-By-Wire and Ducati Quick Shift mode comes in handy when required. Braking duties are handled by twin-320 mm semi-floating discs with Brembo 4-piston calipers at the front and a 265 mm disc with a 2-piston caliper at the rear. Bosch cornering ABS and Termignoni Carbon fiber silencers are also installed in the Pikes Peak. Both the wheelbase and the seat height of the bike is 1585 mm.
Riding Modes, cruise control, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), LED headlights with cornering lights, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and a 5-inch TFT instrument cluster are some of the unique features of the Multistrada beauty. The race inspired colour scheme of red and white looks quite classy and is the only available shade of the bike in the market. The price of the bike is expected to be around Rs. 21.42 lakhs.
The launch of this version of the Multistrada has been announced just after the renowned Ducati racer Carlin Dunne led the 2018 Spider Grips Ducati Pikes Peak team to reclaim the crown as King of the Mountains. “We did it. We took the podium,” said Dunne, the first motorcyclist ever to traverse the 4,720-foot Pikes Peak race course in a record time back in 2012. “The Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak proved as amazing as we all hoped. It performed flawlessly, giving me everything I needed to get up the mountain. Pikes Peak is never an easy race, but the weather cooperated and we clinched the victory for Ducati,” he further added.
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