Ducati has launched a special edition Multistrada 1200 special edition to celebrate winning the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado, America last year.
The Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition celebrates Greg Tracy’s victory and has Ducati Corse-style paint scheme with passenger foot-peg hangers and engine guard anodised in black finish and red pin-striping on the wheels.
In addition to the original equipment silencer and screen there’s an EU-approved Ducati Performance carbon fibre silencer by Termignoni and a race-derived low screen in carbon fibre. The bike also gets a Ducati Performance carbon fibre front mudguard, and custom-made seat detailed with red stitching.
Ducati says: “In conjunction with the launch of this striking new model, Ducati is pleased to announce its entry in the 2011 Pikes Peak event, featuring last year’s winning line-up of Greg Tracy and Alexander Smith. Preparations are already underway for the title defence in June, when Ducati will be fighting for the fastest time up the mountain.”
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, or “Race to the Clouds”, is situated in a range of the Rocky Mountains, west of Colorado Springs and races 12.5m from a start line altitude of 2,862 metres to a finish line at 4,300. First held in 1916, the event is now on the international calendar of the FIA in addition to holding seven motorcycle categories from 250-1200cc.
The early arrival model year 2012 Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition will be available from May 2011 onwards at £16,750.