The Pikes Peak version – which draws its inspiration from the legendary American hill climb race – really brings out the sports character of the Multistrada 1260.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, also known as the “The Race to the Clouds”, is held in an area of the Rocky Mountains some 16 km west of Colorado Springs. A distance of 20 kilometres separates the starting line, at an altitude of 2,862 metres, from the finishing line at 4,300 m. It’s an incredibly tough competition: Ducati has already won it three times.
Developed on the technical foundations of the Multistrada 1260 S, the Pikes Peak version benefits from the 1262 cc Euro 4 compliant Ducati Testastretta DVT engine and new chassis dimensions, which include a new front end geometry and a longer swingarm. Along with a race-inspired colour scheme, the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak comes equipped with new forged aluminium wheels, which are lighter than those of the Multistrada 1260 S. In addition, the bike is fitted with the Öhlins fork and Öhlins TTX36 shock, which can both be adjusted mechanically.
Ducati Testastretta DVT with Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
155.8 hp @ 9,500 RPM
129.5 Nm @ 7,500 RPM
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Öhilins 48 mm fully adjustable usd forks
Fully adjustable Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc Evo M50 4-piston callipers, 2-pad, radial pump with cornering ABS as standard equipment
265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Color TFT display 5″