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2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike Review Specs Price

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike offers the Pikes Peak edition, inspired by the classic American hill climb competition, and brings out the sporty side of the Multistrada 1260.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, commonly known as “The Race to the Clouds,” takes place in the Rocky Mountains about 16 kilometers west of Colorado Springs. The starting line at 2,862 meters and the finishing line at 4,300 meters are separated by 20 kilometers. It’s a grueling competition that Ducati has previously won three times.

The Pikes Peak variant built on the mechanical underpinnings of the Multistrada 1260 S has a 1262cc Euro-4 compliant Ducati Testastretta DVT engine and updated chassis proportions, including modified front end geometry and a larger swingarm. Along with a race-inspired color scheme, the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak has new forged aluminum wheels lighter than the Multistrada 1260 S. Furthermore; the bike is outfitted with an Ohlins fork an Ohlins TTX36 shock, both of which can be adjusted mechanically.

A brand new carbon fiber Ducati Performance silencer by Termignoni (EU type-approved) and a low racing-type carbon fiber screen are also available for the Pikes Peak variant and the standard silencer and nose fairing. The brand new front mudguard hands-free cover and front side panels are also made of carbon fiber, and the red-stitched seat has been expressly created to bring out the racing character of this Multistrada.

The Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak provides an even more pleasurable riding experience thanks to the 1262 cc Euro 4 compatible Ducati Testastretta DVT engine. Eighty-five percent of the torque is accessible at 3,500 rpm, with an 18% increase at 5,500 rpm compared to the previous model. As a result, the Multistrada 1260 is the motorbike in its class with the most significant torque figures at 4,000 rpm, which is the most commonly utilized rev range.

This level of performance is also simple to manage, thanks to the new Ride by Wire system, which allows for even smoother fuel delivery, and the DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down system, which contributes to an improved riding experience through seamless and accurate gear meshing during both upshifting and downshifting.

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike comes standard with a Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that dynamically measures pitch and roll angles and acceleration in three axes raising performance and safety requirements even further. The Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak is a technological marvel that includes Cornering ABS, Cornering Lights (DCL) on the full-LED headlight, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), and Cruise Control as standard. The latter, with the help of the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), allows riders to connect the bike to a smartphone and manage essential multimedia functions (incoming calls, text messaging, music).

The Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak, like the other bikes in the family, maybe outfitted with one or more Ducati Performance accessory packages. In addition to individual items, the Touring Pack (which includes heated grips, panniers, and a center stand), the Urban Pack (which consists of a top case, tank bag with a tank lock, and a USB hub to charge electronic devices) and the Enduro Pack are all available (consisting of auxiliary LED lights and Ducati Performance components by Touratech: engine crash bars, sump guard, radiator crash bars, a broader kickstand base, and off-road footpegs).

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike – Features

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike

Expand Your Comfort Zone

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike offers the principle of adaptability to the fullest: The new 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT engine provides power even in low gear, while the redesigned chassis and cutting-edge electronics improve control and ease of driving in any weather or on any route.

The Maximum on Any Road

We have improved usability and control. The new Multistrada 1260 transports you to a new “comfort zone” where driving pleasure becomes a sense of well-being, travel becomes an adventure, and performance becomes pure emotion.

Elegant and Unique

The new Multistrada 1260 raises the bar in terms of quality and finish. The model’s aesthetics are distinguished by its smooth surfaces, flowing design, and elegant lines between the front and back. The new Y-shaped 5 spoke wheels round out the appearance and offer the Multistrada 1260 a commanding presence.

New Testastretta DVT 1262

The new Multistrada 1260 is powered by a new Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 cm3 Euro 4 engine, which increases torque at low and mid-range engine speeds making everyday usage even more enjoyable. At 4000 rpm, the new Multistrada 1260 boasts the maximum available torque in its class, delivering rapid and forceful acceleration.

Even more comfort for your travels

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike has redesigned chassis dimensions, including a giant swing arm and a new front end form, making handling bends easier and maintaining maximum stability even with loaded panniers and a passenger onboard.

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike

Technological Reference Point

The new Multistrada 1260 is also a technological reference point. The IMU (Inertial Management Unit), which controls the ABS and Cornering Light, ensures maximum safety. Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control, the highly regarded Skyhook suspension, and Vehicle Hold Control are also incorporated for easier uphill starts.

The Road, a Free Mind

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike has maintenance intervals extended on the new Multistrada 1260. Oil changes are recommended every 15000 km, and valve clearance should be checked every 30000 km (Desmo Service). The extended servicing intervals allow you to relax and enjoy even the most extended trips.

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike – Price

The new 2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Motorcycle is available at $25,795 only.

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike – Technical Specifications


Type Ducati Testastretta DVT including Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-twin cylinder, four valves-per-cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,262cc
Bore x stroke 106mm x 71.5mm
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Power 158 hp (116kW) at 9,500rpm
Torque 95 lb-ft (13.2kgm, 129Nm) at 7,500rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system, eq56mm elliptical throttle bodies including new Ride-by-Wire system
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler including the catalytic converter & 2-lambda probes, aluminum tailpipes

2020 Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak Ducati Touring Bike


Gearbox Six speed including Ducati Quick Shift up/down – DQS
Primary drive Straight cut gears, ratio: 1.84:1
Final drive Chain, Front: sprocket Z15, Rear: sprocket Z40
Clutch Light action, wet, multi-plate clutch including hydraulic control, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run


Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension Öhlins 48mm fully adjustable USD fork having TiN treatment
Front-wheel 3-spoke Ѱ-shape forged light alloy 3.5-inch x 17-inch
Front tire Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70ZR17
Rear suspension Fully adjustable Öhlins TTX36 unit, aluminum single-sided swingarm
Rear-wheel 3-spoke Ѱ-shape forged light alloy 6-inch x 17-inch
Rear tire Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) 170 mm / 170 mm (6.7 inches / 6.7 inches)
Front brake 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc M50 Evo 4-piston calipers, radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS
Rear brake Ø265 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper, Cornering ABS
Instrumentation 5-inch color TFT display

Dimensions and weights

Dry weight 206kg (454lb)
Kerb weight 229kg (505lb)
Seat height Adjustable 825mm – 845mm (32.5-inch – 33.3-inch)
Wheelbase 1,585 mm (62.4 inches)
Rake 25-degree
Trail 111mm (4.4 inches)
Fuel tank capacity 20 l (5.3 US gal)
Number of seats 3


Safety equipment Riding Mode, Power Mode, Cornering ABS, Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
Standard equipment Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS), Cruise control, Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS), Hands-Free, Backlit handlebar switches, 5-inch color TFT display, Full-LED headlight, Auto-off turn indicators, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Ducati Performance by Termignoni homologated exhaust, Carbon fiber windscreen, Öhlins suspension, Carbon fiber front mudguard, Carbon fiber side panels, Hands-Free carbon fiber cover

Warranty and maintenance

Warranty 24 months, Unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals 15,000km (9,000 miles) / 12 months
Desmoservice 30,000km (18,000 miles)

Emissions and consumption

Standard Euro-4
CO2 emissions 120 g/km
Consumption 5.2 l/100 km

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