Ducati India has introduced the Pikes Peak edition in the market, with bookings open from today onwards. As you’d have guessed, the Pikes Peak variant is inspired by the legendary American hill climb race (Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race in Colorado). Interestingly, the launch comes just after Ducati racer Carlin Dunne of the 2018 Spider Grips Ducati Pikes Peak team reclaimed the crown as ‘King of the Mountain’ during this year’s annual running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). Dunne completed course in a blistering 9:59:102.
The Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak variant is powered by the same engine as the recently launched Standard and the S variants. However, this version features a carbon fibre and plexiglass windscreen, carbon fibre front mudguard, intake covers, front side bulkheads and knuckle guards. Speaking of mechanical additions, the motorcycle comes with a Termignoni exhaust system and forged aluminium wheels which are 3kg lighter than the ones on the S variant. Ducati has equipped the Pikes Peak version with Ohlins inverted front forks and Ohlins TTX36 rear monoshock, both fully adjustable mechanically.
The 1262cc Ducati Testastretta DVT liquid-cooled L-twin motor is good for 158PS at 9500rpm, and 129.5Nm at 7500rpm. It works in conjunction with a 6-speed transmission with Ducati Quick Shifter (up and down) as standard. The Pikes Peak variant is Rs 5.49 lakh more expensive than the standard model.
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