Episode 3 of the Ducati World Premier 2022 web series witnessed the Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak launch.
The V4 Pikes Peak edition was expected ever since the Borgo Panigale factory debuted the Multistrada V4.
Build on the Multistrada V4 platform; the Pikes Peak edition also carries a range of electronics from the base model, including cornering ABS, lean-sensitive traction control, wheelie control and Ducati DQS (quickshifter).
The world’s first radar sensor technology was also carried from the standard Multistrada V4 alongside a 6.5″ TFT screen, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot detection.
However, to ensure the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak continues the legacy as a sportier adventure-tourer, the bike comes equipped with Ducati’s single-sided swingarm and 17″ wheel replacing the double-sided swingarm and 19″ front wheel available on the standard V4.
Riding ergonomics are also different thanks to higher and farther back 10mm footpegs, narrower handlebars and revised rake and trail.
The changes allow Ducati to shed a total of 4 kilograms from the standard Multistrada V4.
Other upgrades include a new Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension piece and new ‘Race’ mode, which is said to make throttle response time more precise and direct and special Pikes Peak Livery inspired by the Italian firm MotoGP race bike.