The Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak has the same 170 HP as the ‘regular’ V4
Ducati has revealed the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak, the most sportiest iteration of the adventure tourer, through the third episode of the Ducati World Premiere 2022.
Featuring a new ‘Pikes Peak’ livery inspired by the MotoGP race-winning Desmosedici GP ’21, the motorcycle is based on the Multistrada V4 platform.
The Italian marque says the motorcycle has a dedicated chassis setup, Ohlins suspension, single-sided swingarm, a different riding position, 17-inch front wheel and sporty road tyres.
There are components made of carbon-fibre on the bike, a smoked flyscreen, Akrapovic titanium and carbon silencer and a 2-tone Black and Red rear saddle embellished with the V4 logo that set the bike apart from other Multistrada V4 models.
Underneath there are more changes than meets the eye. Ducati has changed the steering head angle (now 25.75 degrees, instead of the regular V4’s 24.5 degrees) and the trail and wheelbase geometry have been recalibrated too.
Moreover, the handlebar is now narrower, the foot pegs are higher and moved rearward (with respect to the Multistrada V4) to make attaining maximum lean angles a bit easier.
Fitted with 120/70-section front and 190/55-section rear tyres, the 17-inch wheels of the bike are forged aluminium jobbies from Marchesini. They are 2.7 kg lighter than those of the Multistrada V4 S. In all, the bike weighs 4 kg less than the V4 S at 239 kg (wet).
Power comes from the 1158cc V4 Granturismo motor that makes 170 HP at 10,500 RPM and 125 Nm of torque at 8750 rpm. It is teamed to a 6-speed gearbox that has a slipper clutch and a quickshifter.
The Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak inherits the electronic package of the Multistrada V4 S, which includes, the radar technology that offers Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD).
In addition, the pack includes riding modes (‘Race’ mode is new), wheelie control, cornering ABS, Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension and the 6.5-inch TFT dash with Ducati Connect system.
As for stopping power, the V4 Pikes Peak is equipped with dual 330 mm front discs with Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers and a single 265 mm rear disc with a Brembo floating caliper.