Ducati Puts Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak Edition Through Its Paces
It will be powered by the 1158cc V4 motor, will come with Ohlins suspension, forged wheels, among other new bits.
Ducati is readying a Pikes Peak edition of the Multistrada V4, which has been spied tearing up a circuit in Europe recently.
Traditionally released after the adventure- and touring-oriented versions of the daddy Multistrada are put on sale, the Pikes Peak edition is named after the iconic hill climb race.
It also pays tribute to Carlin Dunne who lost his life in 2019 while competing in the 97th edition of the competition. Dunne won the race 4 times and was the defending champion when he met his fate.
So what is different between the recently spied Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak edition and the “regular” Multistrada V4 that was revealed last November?
Well, the motorcycle comes with full Ohlins suspension hardware, 17-inch forged aluminium wheels, and, although not completely clear from the spy shots, is likely to sport a Termignoni silencer.
It will have plentiful carbon-fibre components to make the bike lighter, as well as a race-inspired paint scheme, which, understandably, the test bike does not sport.
Powering the motorcycle will be the 1158cc V4 motor which, in the regular model is good for 170 HP and 125 Nm of torque. The Pikes Peak edition might get a few more horses, but we will have to wait for the full spec sheet to be released by Ducati.
However, the motorcycle’s Bosch-developed adaptive cruise control, top-notch electronics suite and safety hardware should be carried forward as is.
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