Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak

Where the road ends and beyond

Ready to take on the toughest challenge, the new Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak in racing livery boasts high performance specifications including a fully adjustable Öhlins fork and premium quality TTX36 rear shock. Ultralight carbon fibre componentry and the internationally homologated Ducati Performance by Termignoni carbon fibre silencer, enhance the motorcycle’s competitive spirit.

Infinite roads, no sacrifice.

A concentration of innovations, advanced technology and refined style. This is the Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak. A bike that elevates the riding experience to a dimension without compromise. No sacrifice with the Ducati Testastretta DVT engine. Power, torque and fluidity are guaranteed by an innovative double variable valve timing system that gives perfect distribution with each change in speed. No sacrifice in terms of riding precision. The ABS cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control and Skyhook suspension communicate perfectly with the Bosch inertial platform to ensure stability and safety when turning or riding in a straight line, as well as when braking and accelerating. No sacrifice in terms of style. A dynamic, fluid and technological design, LED headlights and state-of-the-art full-TFT colour instrumentation make for breath-taking appeal and attention to detail.

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    “”Sport”” mode reveals the sportiest face of the Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak for road riding. Full power (160 Hp), an even more spontaneous and direct throttle response and a more restrained DTC/ABS/DWC intervention bring the full potential of the machine.

    In “”Touring”” mode, the control systems are set to ensure optimum performance on dry roads. This mode provides a gentle throttle response on dry roads. “”Touring”” combines full-engine power and torque with high controllability.

    “”Urban”” mode provides especially soft dosage and response characteristics to support the rider, max engine power is limited at 100 Hp. The DTC/DWC and ABS respond more readily than in “”Touring”” mode.

    The “”Enduro”” mode get the Multistrada 1200 ready to explore new enduro worlds. A soft throttle response with limited engine power (100 Hp), restrained control intervention, optimum brake distribution and ABS control.

    Race-inspired looks and cutting-edge technology combine in a race-replica Multi-bike

    Lightweight carbon fibre components highlight the sporty character of the new Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak. The dedicated livery underlines the racing heritage that exists deep inside every Ducati. The Pikes Peak features the same innovative features as the new Multistrada 1200 S further equipped with enhanced components and a race-inspired look.

    Choose your Multistrada

    The Multistrada 1200 exceeds every limit with top of the range standard equipment. With the Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak and S are equipped with LED headlights and full-TFT colour display. the Pikes Peak features manually adjustable high-performance Öhlins suspension, while the Multistrada S has electronic Skyhook suspension. The Multistrada 1200 S D|Air allows for maximum safety. There are infinite ways in which to make the Multistrada stand out. Four customisation packages (Touring, Sport, Urban, Enduro) to enhance the type of use. A wide range of accessories to create made-to-measure kit.


    Long Service Intervals

    Careful engineering and top-quality materials achieved amazing results: the valve clearances are checked every 30,000 km, and the service intervals are every 15.000 Km.

    Anti-knocking sensor

    The Ducati Testastretta DVT features an integrated anti-knocking sensor; while optimized for high octane fuel (RON 95), thanks to an anti-knocking sensor the motor can also operate – without manual intervention – on lower octane normal fuel (RON 91) as are sometimes found in distant countries.

    Independent Dual-Spark configuration

    The Ducati Testastretta DVT is equipped with two sparks whose ignition is managed independently: (1) one is placed at the center of the combustion chamber, the additional one (2) on the external side.

    The benefit is to provide at any engine speeds a further more effective twin flame-front that ensures complete and efficient burning (quicker and more complete) of the fuel-air mixture within the combustion chamber across a shorter period of time.

    At low engine speeds the two plugs work simultaneously, while at high engine speeds the two plugs are managed independently with a dedicated ignition timing.

    Exhaust system

    The homologated carbon fibre Ducati Perfromance by Termignoni silencer adds an exciting exhaust note to the typical Ducati V-Twin sound. The main manifolds are channelled into the single 3-chamber collector box and accommodates cat converter and sound-deadening material.

    Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT)

    The Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) uses hydraulically operated camshaft-phasers (two for each heads) to manipulate camshaft position relative to the sprocket connected to the timing belt and therefore vary valve timing. They are on both the intake and exhaust camshaft.

    The camshaft-phaser is a two-piece mechanism comprised an outer sprocket (2) connected to the timing belt and an inner rotor (3) connected to the camshaft that varies the valve timing by adjusting the rotation angle of the camshaft.

    The two pieces can move about 45° crankshaft degrees independently of each other in 0,45 sec. This inner rotor consists of a set of lobes, ports inside the phaser direct oil in or out of the space between (chambers) the outer housing and the lobes. Oil seals fit into machined grooves of the rotor to provide a tight seal between the chambers. The chambers are grouped into two sides.

    Left alone the outer sprocket will simply spin at the same rate as the inner rotor. As one group of chambers receives pressurized oil (system adds oil to one side of the lobe), and the others are vented it provides the force necessary to move or hold the rotor relative to the phaser body.

    The camshaft-phasers of each head are connected to the engine oil system via two solenoid valves (4) attached to the cylinder heads.

    They direct oil pressure to both the camshaft-phasers according to the signal from the engine control unit.

    The oil pressure acting in the cam phasers is continually adjusted by the oil control valves in order to set the right position of each camshaft

    The position of the camshaft is dynamically controlled by a specific sensor mounted on the head covers.

    The engine control unit according to engine-information (engine speed, engine load and temperature and the positions of the crankshaft and camshafts) actuates the solenoid valves. They open oil galleries in the control housing. Engine oil flows through the control housing into the camshaft-phasers. The camshaft-phasers turn and adjust the camshaft timing according to the specifications of the engine control unit.


    The chassis is designed to deliver high overall performance in a wide range of riding situations: the 1.529 mm of wheelbase ensures great abitability and keep the weight of the passenger and side paniers inside the wheelbase length, a considerable contribution to the motorcycle’s dynamic performance; a maximum lean angles of 47° to have fun on back roads; 180 mm of ground clearance makes the bike enjoyable in off-road; the total steering lock angle of 80° combined with a low weight and a perfect weight-balancing (50% front, 50% rear) makes tight maneuvers at low speeds, typical of urban environment, easy to manage.

    The fuel tank has a capacity of 20 Litres. Subject to riding style, the 20 Litres can provide more than 400 km of motorcycle pleasure between fuel stops, measured on homologation riding cycle.

    Y-pattern 3-spoke wheel rims

    The sporty attitude of the Monster 1200 is emphasized by its Y-pattern 3-spoke sport rim design in light alloy. The 3.5×17 front wheel and 6×17 rear wheel are fitted, respectively, with 120/70 R and 190/55 R Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres.

    Superbike spec Brembo braking system

    The Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak features a Superbike spec Brembo braking system composed by racing oriented PR 16 brake pump managing two Ø 330 mm front discs coupled with Superbike-spec Brembo Monobloc M50 calipers. The rear performs with an huge single Æ 265 mm disc gripped by a single 2 x 28 floating Brembo caliper with sintered pads.

    The performance of the brake system are supported by the 2 channels Bosh 9ME multi-calibrations ABS with cornering functionality that provides optimum braking even in bends.

    Adjustable seat

    The Multistrada 1200 seat provides an instant feeling of comfort and stirs up your desire to ride. Two independent seats for rider and passenger, designed with great attention to shape and foam density ensure excellent comfort also on long trips and excellent ground reach.The rider’s seat is adjustable by ± 20 mm so that the standard seat height can be easily adjusted from the lower 825 mm position to 845 mm.


    The Multistrada 1200 underwent an extensive ergonomic study to ensure superior comfort for rider and passenger.

    Rider and passenger triangles have been designed to offer the most comfort and fit. There is ample space for riding two up with top case and side panniers installed.

    The screen features 60 mm of vertical adjustment with an one-hand manually operated system to ensure a further more efficient wind protection for all rider heights and effortless high-speed riding over long distances.

    The wide handlebars have been designed for maximum comfort and ensure a commanding riding position. A confidence-inspiring passenger grab-handle offers a secure and comfortable grip.

    To further enhance its “multi-purpose” vocation, the Multistrada 1200’s ergonomics were designed and tested to make it easy to ride standing up, a significant benefit when riding on bumpy terrain.

    Trellis frame

    The Multistrada 1200 features a Ducati signature Trellis frame with large diameter, light gauge tubing with two central cast Aluminum sections and a sophisticated rear casted sub-frame. At the front an high pressure, die cast, magnesium front sub-frame reduces the high, frontal weight and contributes to chassis feel and control.

    Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires

    As the first generation the Pirelli Scorpion Trail II is purposely designed for on/off road use to deliver sport performance on the road in terms of grip and lean angles, while ensuring high mileage for touring and good off-road performance.

    The new tire offers:
    Greater grip on the edges with light and precise handling;
    Improved carcass structures for enhanced straight line stability at high speed;
    Increased maximum mileage on the street;
    Greater traction on light off-road surfaces thanks to the new central tread pattern and compound.

    High performance Öhlins suspension

    High performance, manually adjustable Öhlins suspension front and back enhance handling and precision. The fork features preload and damping adjustment via the top cap, allowing riders to tailor the fork to their preference. The gold finish also enhances the racing design of the Multistrada Pikes Peak.

    For superior dynamic behavior the Multistrada Pikes Peak features an Öhlins TTX36 rear shock, improving feedback and control. Individually manually adjustable compression and rebound damping, the TTX36 shock is developed to withstand the rigors of sporty on- and off-road use.

    Single-sided swinging arm

    The Multistrada 1200 is equipped with a single-sided cast Aluminum swing-arm that ensures high rigidity, low weight, excellent stability, it provides technical and professional look and contributes to deliver superior on-road performance.


    Bosch 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS

    The Multistrada 1200 comes standard with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) that combines the Bosh 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS with the Ducati branded 8-levels DTC.

    The sophisticated 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS improves active safety during braking situations while riding straight as well as while cornering without sacrificing dynamic performance or riding fun.

    The 9ME cornering ABS provides in braking phase top performance and state of the art active safety level with the following customer benefits:

    ensures optimum distribution of brake force at all times preventing front and rear wheels from locking

    prevents the rear wheel from lifting uncontrollably when braking

    reduces the risk of “lowsiders” by limiting the maximum brake force. It distributes the maximum available brake force between the wheels, ensuring the best possible brake performance under cornering conditions

    when braking heavily in curves the ABS, reduces the motorcycle’s tendency to return to an upright position leaving the desired lane. The combined brake system function creates the best possible distribution of brake force between the wheels, and thus stabilizes the bike during cornering

    possibility to switch from a calibration configuration to another by selecting the appropriate Riding Mode

    Of course ABS can be deactivated if rider wishes. ABS-Off can be loaded as a configuration of a riding mode and is maintained switching after key-off.

    Full-TFT Instrument Panel

    The Multistrada 1200 S is equipped with a state of the art full-TFT instrument panel. The display’s configuration is variable and automatically adapts to variations in environmental light, also changing according to the selected Riding Mode or fully selectable by the rider.

    There are four configurations, different in background style, information displayed, and display layout: the visualizations are different for rev-counter style, information displayed and display lay-out. Sport and Touring are the most complete for information displayed; in Sport the rpm bar graph has the same style as those of the Panigales; in Urban only the most essential riding information are displayed, Enduro view adds rpm bar graph.

    Full-LED Headlights

    The Multistrada 1200 S features the latest lighting technologies; the headlights use LED technology for position, low and high beams while at the rear a 3D light guide for position light and LED lights for stop light.

    Full-LED front indicators integrated in the hand guards and traditional lamps indicators at the rear complete the lighting system.

    Multistrada Link

    With Ducati Multistrada Link, the new app for the IOS operating system (soon to be available for Android too), each journey becomes an even more engaging, ultra-connected ride riding experience.

    Thanks to the standard Bluetooth technology on the Multistrada 1200 Enduro, the Multistrada Link app lets users record numerous parameters on their smartphones before, during and after a ride. Speed, lean angle, power, fuel consumption and much more besides can be saved and consulted at any time thanks to the travel diary, letting riders re-live the route in the form of maps, descriptions and photos so that not a single memory is lost.

    The Multistrada Link also lets users check maximum values for several parameters and pinpoint where they occurred on the route; at the end of a journey it’s also possible to display how much, in terms of percentages, the different Riding Modes were used. Lastly, the Multistrada Link keeps track of the achievement of personal goals related to use of the App and the rider’s Multistrada by awarding badges and updating performance data.

    Cruise Control

    The Multistrada 1200 comes standard with an electronic cruise control function making lengthy motorway rides more relaxed and comfortable.

    The function is activated by pressing a dedicated easy-to-access button at the left-hand end of the handlebars, via the same button is possible to increase or reduce the currently selected road speed. Here the two throttle valves are activated by the engine control and independently of the accelerator twist grip.

    When the front or rear brake or the clutch are activated or the throttle grip is turned in the opposite direction cruise control is switched off. The “Resume” function allows the rider to re-activate the originally selected speed, which the vehicle then automatically restores.

    Inertial Platform

    The Multistrada 1200 is equipped with the latest evolution of Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) by Bosh that provides the information used to deliver a significantly greater level of safety and riding control, of course without sacrificing riding pleasure and performance.

    The sensor measures the 5D inertial signals, roll rate (ΩX), yaw rate (ΩZ), longitudinal acceleration (aX), transverse acceleration (aY) and vertical acceleration (aZ) of the motorcycle; an algorithm uses these values, provided via CAN, (and other data such as wheel speeds and other motorcycle-specific parameters) to determine the lean and pitch angles.

    The lean and pitch angles are provided by the IMU to 9ME cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), and Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL).

    Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)

    The Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) algorithm is computed by the BBS (BlackBoxSystem unit) and it uses wheels speed, roll and pitch angle (provided by Bosch IMU), longitudinal acceleration signals

    The DWC control algorithm uses those signals to determine the status of the bike and the magnitude of the wheelie as a consequence of that the system allows maximum acceleration in a safe manner

    Based on these information the DWC control unit computes a power/torque request which is sent on CAN to the ECU (Engine Control Unit). The ECU interprets the data communicated by the DWC control unit to reduce the power/torque level required by the rider. The power/torque reduction is shown by the DTC light on the dashboard. Depending on the DWC level, ranging from 1 to 8, there are different reductions of engine power/torque compared with the same motorcycle dynamic conditions. In particular the power reduction is lower with level 1 and higher with level 8.

    Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)

    The Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) is offered standard throughout the Multistrada 1200 range, giving evidence of how Ducati gives top priority to road safety. Designed to achieve superior control and active safety, the DSP includes Brembo’s state-of-the-art 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS with three mappings and 8-levels Ducati Traction Control (DTC).

    Riding Mode

    The new Multistrada 1200 incorporates the very latest innovative Ducati technologies, including the famous Ducati branded Riding Modes. The four Riding Modes (URBAN, TOURING, SPORT, ENDURO) are enabled by combining class-leading technologies such as: Ride-by-Wire (RbW), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), multi-calibration 9ME cornering ABS, Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and the graphics on the instrument panel. The rider can change the character of the bike by selecting from the left-hand switchgear – even while riding – among four different pre-set configurations (Riding Modes) that best adapt to the riding style or riding conditions.

    The Riding Modes make it possible to instantly modify the power delivered by the engine (RbW), the activation levels of DTC, ABS, DWC, the damping damping set-up of DSS Evo and the graphics on the instrument panel.

    The Riding Modes are factory pre-set in each of the three parameters, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider. A “default”option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.

    Ducati Traction Control

    An integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), the Ducati Traction Control system can be adjusted to eight levels (four of which are integrated in the Riding Modes). It processes the inputs from the wheel speed sensors to control rear wheel slip, significantly improving performance and active safety.

    The system installed on the Multistrada 1200 offers a very smooth intervention of the system, which gives priority to ignition delay. In case of wheel-spin, the system reacts by delaying the ignition, up to a 60% torque reduction request. For higher torque reduction requests the injection is cut off.

    Each pre-set DTC level associated with the different Riding Modes can be customised by the rider and stored from the setup menu.

    Hands-Free Ignition

    The Multistrada 1200 is actuated without a mechanical key. As the rider approaches the bike with the electronic key in his pocket, the system will recognise the key code within a 2-metre range and enable actuation. At this point, a simple press of the key-on button will switch on the panel, and then the rider can start the engine.

    The steering lock is electrically actuated. When parking the bike, it can be actuated by pressing the key-on button. The steering lock is released automatically at the next key-on.

    Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL)

    The Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) constantly supplies lean angle data to the Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) that equip the Multistrada 1200 S to provide a greater active safety at night or whenever visibility is poor.

    When entering a bend, the dedicated LED located in the headlights turn on in the direction of the road, according to a defined lean angle, allowing to see around the corner instead of having to ride into darkness.

    When the lean angle sensor detects the bike is bending the LED are turned on and the illumination is directed into the bend to balance the angle of lean and as consequence to become any obstacles visible sooner.

    Premium Handlebar Switches

    The handlebar switches are easy to operate thanks to generous dimension and extreme intuitive with one single operation for button.

    High quality look and feel is combined with backlight for the main functions to easily locate buttons even during night time riding.



    Ducati Testastretta DVT with Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
    Bore x Stroke
    Compression ratio
    160 hp (117.7 kW) @ 9,500 rpm
    100.3 lb-ft (136 Nm) @ 7,500 rpm
    The power values indicated above are measured using a chassis dynamometer. Homologated power data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document, are measured using an engine dynamometer according to the homologation regulation. The two power values may differ because of the different measurement equipments.
    Fuel injection
    Bosch electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, equivalent diameter 56 mm
    Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminum tail pipes


    6 speed
    Primary drive
    Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
    1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
    Final drive
    Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
    Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run


    Tubular steel Trellis frame
    Front suspension
    Öhlins 48 mm fully adjustable usd fork with TiN treatment
    Front wheel
    Y-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy, 3.50″ x 17″
    Front Tyre
    Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 ZR17
    Rear suspension
    Fully adjustable Öhlins TTX36 unit. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
    Rear wheel
    Y-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy, 6.00″ x 17″
    Rear tyre
    Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 ZR17
    Front wheel travel
    6.7 in (170 mm)
    Rear wheel travel
    6.7 in (170 mm)
    Front brake
    2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Evo M50 4-piston callipers, 2-pad, radial pump with cornering ABS as standard equipment
    Rear brake
    265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, cornering ABS as standard equipment
    Color TFT display 5″

    Dimensions and weight

    Dry weight
    458 lb (208 kg)
    Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
    Wet weight (KERB)
    509 lb (231 kg)
    Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
    Seat height
    Adjustable 32.5 – 33.3 in (825 – 845 mm)
    60.2 in (1,529 mm)
    106 mm (4.2 in)
    Fuel tank capacity
    5.3 US gal (20 l)
    Number of seats
    Dual seat


    Standard Equipment
    Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (cornering ABS + DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control, Cruise control, Full LED headlamp with Ducati Cornering Lights, Hands-Free, Backlit handlebar switches, Bluetooth module for multimedia system


    2 years unlimited mileage
    Maintenance service intervals
    9,000 mi (15,000 km) / 12 months
    Valve clearance check
    18,000 mi (30,000 km)

    Emissions and Consumption

    Euro 4
    4,9 l/100 km – CO2 = 115 g/km

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