- EPA documents confirm Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak
- Likely to feature a unique livery
- Could get a sportier windscreen, manually adjustable suspension
Leaked EPA documents have revealed that Ducati is working on the Pikes Peak edition of the newly introduced Multistrada V4. The new variant of the motorcycle, which is named after the iconic hill climb challenge, will pack higher spec hardware and carbon fibre parts to distinguish it from the standard Multistrada V4.
Keeping the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak as a reference, the upcoming variant of the Multistrada V4, too, should benefit from unique graphics, carbon fibre body panels, a sportier windscreen, Ohlins-sourced suspension setup, Brembo callipers, and forged aluminium wheels. The Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak received performance-oriented Ohlins front forks and TTX36 rear monoshock, which featured manual adjustment. We could see a similar setup on the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak.
The underpinnings and engine, on the other hand, should remain similar to the standard Multistrada V4. The standard model, for reference, uses a 1,158cc, 90-degree V-layout, four-cylinder engine that makes 168bhp at 10,000rpm and 125Nm of peak torque at 8,750rpm.
The electronic rider aids on the standard Multistrada V4 comprises of cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), and Ducati Traction Control (DTC). The V4 S variant further benefits from Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL), and the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) control system with Autoleveling function.