A week with the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak: Part one | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is America’s version of our Isle of Man TT. It’s a race to the clouds, 14,115 feet above sea level to be exact, where a bunch of lunatics with motorcycles, quadbikes, cars and trucks carve their way up 12.42 miles of mountain course, flirting with its 156 turns, hairpins, and cliff edges while battling snow, bears and altitude sickness. And Ducati are a big player in the event, winning their class six times and retaining the motorcycle course record, set in 2012 on a Multistrada with a cracking time of 9:52:819. 
Ducati produced a celebratory, ultra-sleek Pikes Peak edition of the Multi back in 2011. And we’ve been treated to an updated model for 2016, which uses the 2015 Multistrada 1200S as a donor bike.