Ducati India has launched the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak edition in the country. The Pikes Peak version draws its inspiration from the legendary American hill climb race, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race in Colorado.
Ducati Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Edition Price in India:
Only a limited numbers of this special motorcycle will be available in India at a price of INR 21.42 Lakh ex-showroom pan India.
The announcement comes immediately after legendary Ducati racer Carlin Dunne led the 2018 Spider Grips Ducati Pikes Peak team to victory and reclaimed the crown as King of the Mountain during this year’s annual running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC).
Dunne completed the “Race to the Clouds” in 9:59:102. Rounding out the Ducati team this year was new member Codie Vahsholtz, who finished in third with a time of 10:12:703. This is Ducati’s seventh victory on the mountain since the company’s debut in 2008.
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.
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 Pikes Peak livery, the limited edition 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 Ohlins fork and Ohlins TTX36 shock, which can both be adjusted mechanically.
In addition to the silencer and nose fairing, fitted as standard, a carbon fibre Ducati Performance silencer by Termignoni and a low racing-type carbon fibre screen are also available for the Pikes Peak version. Further carbon fibre components include the front mudguard, hands free cover and front side panels, while the red-stitched seat has been specially designed to bring out this Multistrada’s racing spirit.
Thanks to the 1262 cc Euro 4 compliant Ducati Testastretta DVT engine, the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak offers an even more enjoyable riding experience. 85% of the torque is in fact already available below 3500 rpm with, compared to the previous model, 18% increase at 5500 rpm. This makes the Multistrada 1260 the motorcycle in its category with the highest torque values at 4000 rpm, that is the most frequently used rev range.
This level of performance is easy to manage too, thanks to the new Ride by Wire which allows for an even smoother fuel supply, and to the DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down, which contributes to an improved riding experience thanks to seamless and accurate gear meshing during both upshifting and downshifting.
The Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak is equipped as standard with the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), developed by Bosch, which dynamically measures pitch and roll angles and acceleration along the 3 axes, raising performance and safety standards even further.
Equipped with Cornering ABS, Cornering Lights (DCL) on the full-LED headlight, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) and Cruise Control, the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak is a concentrate of technology.
The bike is also fitted with a Bluetooth module as standard. Using the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), this system lets riders connect the bike to a smartphone and manage key multimedia functions such as incoming calls, text messaging, music, etc. via the switchgears and display information on the TFT dashboard.
Like other bikes in the family, the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak can mount one or more Ducati Performance accessory packages. Also available, in addition to individual items are the Touring Pack which includes heated grips, panniers and centre stand, the Urban Pack with top case, tank bag with tank lock and USB hub to charge electronic devices, the Enduro Pack consisting of supplementary LED lights and Ducati Performance components by Touratech – engine crash bars, radiator crash bars, sump guard, a broader kickstand base and off-road footpegs.