Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Multistrada Pikes Peak

At the 2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Greg Tracy took victory in the 1,205 cc motorcycle class aboard his #555 Ducati Multistrada, while team-mate Alexander Smith came in third on the #55 bike.

Now, a little over eight months after the event, Ducati has launched the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition to mark their achievements. A case of better late than never, perhaps?

An obvious difference from the standard bike is the eye-catching Ducati Corse inspired colour scheme, which is complemented by red pin-striping on the wheels, a bespoke seat, plus a black anodised finish for the engine guard and pillion foot peg hangers.

Finishing off the package is a Ducati Performance front mudguard, an EU-approved Termignoni silencer and a low screen, all of which are carbon fibre.

Available from May 2011 onwards, the Pikes Peak Special Edition will be priced at £16,750 (excluding on the road charges) in the UK. Considering that the Multistrada 1200 S Sport costs £14,795, that’s quite a premium.

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