Whether in a roadster, a cruiser or a trail, Ducati has not forgotten its DNA: sport. You only have to see the disproportionate powers that come out of the Multistrada. Although their missions range from the trail-GT trip to the post-border expedition, it doesn’t take much for a good dose of nervousness to rise to the surface.. And there is one that develops its athletic side much more than the others, it is the Pikes Peak version..
Accompanying the range for a good series of years, this sprinter also benefits from the arrival of the new 1262 cm3 engine. Dedicated to the XDiavel, retaining the variable valve timing DVT technology and increased displacement, the twin widens its torque range and availability. At 3500 rpm, we already have 11.2 mkg. And the peak is 13.2 mkg. To accompany, 158 horses are waiting for the impatience of the pilot to gallop with robustness. MTS Pikes Peak dyed to her crowns as Queen of the American Mountain, and she shows it.
Here, we forget about tourism. This bike is hot-blooded, cravings for turns and a crimson outfit. It is distinguished unequivocally with its color "Corsica". Then, the beautiful pieces are not there for flattery but for efficiency. Here, all the suspensions are signed Öhlins, with 48mm inverted fork and TTX36 shock; fully adjustable as it should. A must for ground connections. And more dynamism with the lighter forged aluminum rims. These are shod with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires. Almost a shame; we would have seen a sportier ride for a machine of this caliber.
Strong in power and character, the twin-cylinder fully expresses its vocalizations with a signed Termignoni exhaust "Ducati Performance". And to have fun, this MTS has a saddle with red stitching and a selection of carbon parts: racing screen, front fender, side deflectors and switch surround.
Compared to the ex-Pikes Peak, the Multistrada 1262 DVT has revised its chassis dimensions with a new more open caster angle (from 24 ° to 25 °), a longer swingarm and an increased wheelbase. It weighs 3 kilos less than the standard MTS, mainly thanks to its Marchesini rims, and 6 less than the 1200 before. Electronics are improved with more efficient ride-by-wire.
We find the big 330 mm brakes with Bembo M50 calipers, the IMU inertial unit, and all the equipment of the S version. Let’s count a rather impressive list including the 4 driving modes, the 5 inch TFT color dashboard , hill start aid, keyless start, ABS active in curves, traction control, anti-wheeling, up / down shifter, cruise control, adaptive full LED lighting in turn and a Bluetooth link to pair the smartphone.
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1200 Multistrada DVT Pikes Peak 2017
Model marketed in
medium: 5.20 l
about 240 km / h
The technical aspect
Ducati 1260 Multistrada Pikes Peak 2018
- Tank: 20 liters
- Wheelbase: 1,585 mm
- Dry weight: 206 kg
- Operating weight: 229 kg
- Train before
- secondary by chain
- Rear axle
1 262 cc
(106 x 71.5 mm)
at 9,500 rpm
at 7,500 rpm