Ducati recently unveiled its 2012 Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition, commemorating Greg Tracy’s 2010 victory at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. This special edition has several primarily cosmetic features that differentiate it from the “standard” 1200 S that was named Best Open Streetbike Cycle World’s 2010 Ten Best Bikes [hyperlink]. The “Pikes Peak” is dressed up in Ducati Corse graphics and is highlighted by a red trellis frame, red pin-striped wheels and red-contrast seat stitching. Additional carbon-fiber bits from the Ducati Performance catalog include a shorty wind-deflector windscreen replacement, a front fender and cam-belt covers.
The Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition will be available in dealerships this June as an early-release 2012 model for $21,995.
Tracy and teammate Alexander Smith are currently honing the Multistrada race bikes that they will campaign in the June 26, 2011, race. Tracy’s victory not only confirmed his riding ability but also underlined the versatility and potential of the Multistrada. First held in 1916, the “Race to the Clouds” in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, is a 12.42 mile mountain-road hillclimb that twists its way from 9390 feet at the start to its 14,110-foot finish line.
In conjunction with the 2011 race, Ducati organized a Multistrada owner’s tour to the event dubbed “All Roads Lead to Pikes Peak.” This will be the first official Multistrada owner’s gathering to date—more details to follow at www.ducatiusa.com.