The 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S placed first and third in its 1200cc class and second and sixth overall at its first ever race, the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. Five-time champ Greg Tracy rode the second place bike, reaching a top speed of 137mph at one point during the 12.42-mile, part dirt/part asphalt, 156-turn hillclimb. These are the first high-res photos of the Ducatis to come out of yesterday's race.
"When I was growing up, and all these factory teams would win races, I
was sure they had these $100,000 engines and that was why they went so
fast. I was wrong," said Tracy. "This is my first year on a factory motorcycle and
I'll tell you that bike was box-stock. It had some carbon, and few
tweaks and that was it. That motorcycle is crazy fast."
We'll bring you more photos and video from the race as they become
available, there's practice video here.