Ducati Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak rides into India at Rs 21.42 lakh
Ducati last week launched the 2018 Multistrada 1260 and the Multistrada 1260 S variant in the Indian market with prices starting at Rs 15.99 lakh, ex-showroom, and the S variant priced at Rs 18.06 lakh, ex-showroom.Now the Italian motorcycle manufacturer has launched the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak edition which is premium Rs 3.36 lakh more than the S model, at Rs 21.42 lakh, ex-showroom.Ducati India has stated that the company will be imported limited units of the Pikes Edition in India and that bookings will be done at all Ducati dealerships in the country.With its increased displacement, now 1262 cc, the Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine sits higher for rideability and performance. The Euro 4 approved engine offers peak torque output in its class at 4,000 rpm, i.e. in the most frequently used rpm range – with 85 per cent of the torque available under 3,500 rpm, delivery at 5,500 rpm is 18 per cent higher compared to the predecessor model. Ducati says everything on the Multistrada 1260 has been designed for practicality and effectiveness. The DVT system has been recalibrated to maximize low-to-mid range torque delivery, bringing maximum output to 158 hp at 9,750 rpm and maximum torque to 13.2 kgm at 7,500 rpm.Power delivery is made easy by the new Ride-by-Wire system ensuring smoother throttle control significantly improving the riding experience offered by the DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down. The updated chassis, with a longer swinging arm and wheelbase and revised geometry up front, makes for sharper handling in curves and ensures full stability even when riding two-up at full load with the side panniers.advertisementThe Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak gets forged aluminum wheels with full LED headlights with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) functionality, this activates in curves to give optimal illumination of the road surface based on the lean angle. It also sports a Bluetooth module as a standard – this activates the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and can connect the bike to a smartphone for user-friendly control of basic functions such as receiving incoming calls, notification of text messages, or playing music via the handlebar controls.In addition, the Pikes Peak Multi has fitted with Ohlins fork and Ohlins TTX36 shocks.