Special-edition Multistrada celebrates Pikes Peak win

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In celebration of Greg Tracy’s victory in last year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Ducati created the 2012 Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition. The model will be available in June with an MSRP of $21,995.

The bike is specially dressed in a Ducati Corse paint scheme with a red trellis frame. Other features include red pin-striping on the wheels and the passenger foot-peg hangers, plus an engine guard anodized in black. In addition to the original equipment silencer and windscreen, the Pikes Peak Special Edition comes with a race-derived carbon fiber low windscreen, a Ducati Performance carbon fiber front mudguard, and custom-made seats with red stitching. Each Pikes Peak Special Edition Multistrada will come with a numbered badge on the engine crankcase cover.

Winning the multi-surface Pikes Peak race — which climbs a mountain track through 4,300 feet of altitude change — underlines the all-terrain versatility of the Multistrada, Ducati says. “The race demonstrated how its four different riding modes can immediately adapt the motorcycle to any environment,” the company says. “The Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro riding modes are selected by the simple click of a button, instantly transforming the Multistrada’s suspension, power output and traction control settings electronically — a feature that Greg Tracy will use again in 2011.”

In conjunction with the launch of the new model, Ducati announces its entry in the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, featuring last year’s winning lineup of Greg Tracy and Alexander Smith. The race is in June, and Ducati will be organizing a Multistrada owner tour to the race dubbed “All Roads Lead To Pikes Peak.” The event will be the first official Multistrada owner’s gathering, and details will be on the www.ducatiusa.com website shortly.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, or “Race to the Clouds,” is situated in a range of the Rocky Mountains, 10 miles west of Colorado Springs and races 12.42 miles from a start line altitude of 9,390 feet to a finish line at 14,110 feet. First held in 1916, the event is now on the international calendar of the FIA in addition to holding seven motorcycle categories from 250cc to 1200cc.

Posted by Arlo Redwine

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