2011 Ducati MotorcycleIt wasn’t too long ago that the idea of matching Ducati to the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb would seem like a hopeless stretch.
This bike has changed all that by winning at Pikes Peak-a true multistrada race. To achieve Pikes Peak status, this version of the Multistrada has special carbon fiber parts, as well as exclusive livery.The Multistrada S is packed with all sorts of electronic trickery to make it work in conditions ranging from potholed urban environments to rural dirt roads. Öhlins provides the Multistrada’s highly adjustable Ducati Electronic Suspension.2011 Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: Desmodromic L-twin
BORE x STROKE: 106mm x 67.9mm
COMP. RATIO: 11.5:1
WHEELBASE: 60.2 inches
RAKE: 25 degrees
DRY WEIGHT: 423 pounds
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This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!