The striking Ducati Corse paint scheme looks the business, subtle but different enough to stand out from standard machine. Aesthetic tweaks extend to black anodising of the engine guard and rear peg hangers, rim pin-striping and a custom seat with red stitching. No special edition is complete these days without a smattering of carbon fibre, the Multi’s race screen, front mudguard and Termignoni silencer don’t disappoint.
The annual ‘Race to the Clouds’ is held in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado and tests riders and equipment to the extreme with a 1,438m climb in altitude over the 20km course of asphalt, dirt and loose gravel. Sheer drops and no barriers keep the mind focused and should you wish to test the Multistrada’s 4 computer controlled riding modes, then Pikes Peak is the place to do it.
If you are not familiar with Pikes Peak, in fact even if you are, watch this.
Greg Tracy, Alexander Smith and Ducati Corse are preparing for their 2011 assault on the infamous mountain and hope to bring the title home for a second time this June. You can get your hands on a 2012 Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition from May 2011 onwards for £16,750.