The Pikes Peak Ducati Multistrada

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Last year, two mostly-stock Ducati Multistrada 1200s placed second and sixth at Colorado’s Pikes Peak Hillclimb. This year, they intend to win. Before they do, this special edition commemorates last year’s race bike. In keeping with the mostly-stock theme, this special edition is mostly just paint, but there’s a few parts from the performance catalog thrown in too — a short carbon windscreen, carbon mudguard, Termignoni pipe and red stitching on the seat. Greg Tracy and Alexander Smith will be entering two similar bikes in the Race to the Clouds on June 26.

Update: the North American Pikes Peak edition swaps the exhaust for a little numbered plaque and will cost $21,995 when it goes on-sale in June. So yeah, $2,000 for paint.

  • Daniel

    Nothing like white stripes to get the max speed out of your bike :D

    It looks good, i like it.

    • noone1569

      Makes sense to me. The White Stripes were one of the best bands ever. ;)

      • Pat

        +1

  • nymoto

    I saw this bike at the NY motorcycle show, got to sit on it (and yes I made vroom noises in my head). The actual race bike was badass. Looked almost as good as the 2 models “guarding” the diavel.

  • Ben

    I don’t think I could ever put an aftermarket exhaust on this bike. It has, in my opinion, one of the best stock exhausts. It just looks so fantastic.

    • noone1569

      This is an aftermarket exhaust but put on my the manufacturer…

      • Ben

        I know. That’s what my comment was in reference too. How I WOULDN’T remove the original can. Sorry, it was poorly worded. I did intend to reference this one, though.
        http://usridernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2010-Ducati-Multistrada-1200-leak-6.jpg

        • noone1569

          Oh yeah. Makes sense now. I certainly agree. The stock can adds a sense of refinement and carries the lines of the ‘strada, while the termi just looks almost ricer. But arguement is irrelevant as per the update to the article.

  • jason

    I rode Pike’s Peak last June. I would love to see the race itself because I can’t imagine hauling ass up that road. Although most of it is paved now. Saw some badass big horn sheep there too. Worth the price.

    • RSassi

      I was wondering what you would suggest riding up that road? I have a sport-tourer type that I was going to pack with camping gear.

      • RSassi

        I’m planning on riding down to the Springs sometime on Saturday the 25th and camping up at Glen Cove. Are you from that area?

  • MotoRandom

    I believe it is still worth giving a shout out to Walker Pew, who with an aircooled Buell XB12sTT, a plaid shirt pulled over his leathers, and mere dealer sponsership beat one of the factory Ducs. You are an inspiration to privateers everywhere.