Ducati working on Pikes Peak edition Multistrada V4

Ducati is reportedly still working on a Pikes Peak edition Multistrada V4 despite motorcycles no longer appearing at the event

Ducati Multistrada V4

EPA documents that have been spotted by the press confirm that Ducati is working on a Pikes Peak edition of the Multistrada V4.

Going by what we know of previous Pikes Peak models, the V4 flavoured edition will likely come with a smattering of carbon parts included, unique graphics, uprated suspension (likely to be manually adjustable Öhlins), a fruity exhaust, lightweight wheels, and a cut-down front windscreen.

Beneath the skin, the engine and oily bits of the special edition bikes have always remained as per the standard model. To that effect, the latest Pikes Peak should land with the same 170bhp and 92lb-ft of torque that the stock model gets. Thanks to the use of carbon in the bodywork and those lightweight wheels we mention, we’d expect it to come in a few kilos lighter than the standard bike’s 243kg.

The model is normally released as an homage to the unique spectacle that is motorcycles racing up the Pikes Peak international hill climb, a sight that we sadly do not look likely to see again. The last time the event included motorcycles, US racer and long-time Ducati rider Carlin Dunne lost his life in accident just feet from the finish line.

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Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak price

As there is no official confirmation from the factory about the bike as yet, we can only take an educated guess as to the price. The Multistrada 1260 S had a UK price starting at £17,149 when new. The 1260 Pikes Peak special edition came in at a snip under £21k - £20,795, to be precise. The new Multistrada V4 S has a UK price tag of £19,995. If the £4k difference between the 1260 MTS and the Pikes Peak is still true, we can expect the V4 edition of the bike to come in at a hefty £23k to £24,000.