Ducati is planning to introduce the Pikes Peak edition of the Multistrada V4 later this year, to recognize the brand’s success at the legendary hill climb race. The Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak is expected to feature similar styling details from the 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak edition with the underpinnings of the Multistrada V4. The Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak is expected to feature high-performance and lightweight body parts as well as advanced suspension and uprated brakes.
As of now, not much has been revealed pertaining to the details of what special parts are going to be employed on the Pikes Peak edition. However, the Pikes Peak package will not just be another cosmetic job but based on the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak edition which came with Ohlins performance suspension, forged aluminium wheels, upgraded seat upholstery and a lightweight high-performance exhaust. The Pikes Peak edition is also expected to feature a trimmed down windscreen, carbon fibre fenders, carbon fibre side covers and exhaust guards.
In the engine department, the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak edition is expected to be powered by the same Granturismo V4 engine which now replaces the Desmodromic valve distribution with a new spring valve return system which comes with a 60,000 km maintenance interval for valves clearance check. The new part chain, part gear valvetrain also stresses fewer components when compared to the Desmodromic system. The Multistrada V4 features a 1158cc 90-degree V4 that churns out 170 Hp of power and 125 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) bi-directional quickshifter.
The Pikes Peak edition is also expected to feature all the bells and whistles in the electronics department such as Ducati’s pioneering Front and Rear radar system, that offers features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Alert as well as blind-spot monitoring, Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Cornering Lights etc.