The most aggressive iteration of Ducati's flagship adventure tourer has arrived on our shores, although it's got an eye-watering price tag of ₹31.48 lakh!
Ducati India has launched its new flagship adventure tourer, the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak, priced at ₹31.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With an electronically adjustable Ohlins suspension, 17-inch rims shod with stickier rubber, a single-sided swingarm, and a new 'Race' riding mode, the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak is the most aggressive iteration of the Multistrada V4 line-up.
It is propelled by the same 1,158cc V4 Granturismo engine as the standard version, and it generates 170bhp and 125Nm of torque. The bike's engine has a unique feature that employs rear bank deactivation, by turning off the combustion in the rear cylinder.
To match, and stop, the go of the V4 motor, the braking system of the Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak features 330mm discs and Brembo Stylema monobloc callipers, similar to those on the Multistrada V4 S. The rear brakes feature a single 265 mm disc and a floating Brembo calliper. Moreover, the Ducati Wheelie Control of the bike has been enhanced with a new approach that delivers better response and more precise control when you twist the throttle wide open.
The bike sports the 'Pikes Peak' look, and it's also inspired by the Desmosedici GP '21 in terms of graphics and colours. It also features numerous carbon fibre components, Akrapovič titanium and carbon exhaust, a two-tone Black and red rear seat with the V4 logo, a low-smoked Plexi screen, and Cornering ABS.
With a price tag of ₹31.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the bike is significantly more expensive than the standard Multistrada V4 S, as well as the BMW S 1000 XR, but, then, it's surely loaded with a lot more features. Deliveries for the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak in India will begin in November 2022.