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Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak launched at Rs 31.48 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The V4 Pikes Peak is the one Multistrada accessible at present with a 17-inch entrance wheel.

Ducati has launched the sportiest iteration of its flagship journey tourer, the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak, at Rs 31.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak builds upon the sporting intent of the Multistrada V4 S and rolls on 17-inch rims shod with stickier rubber, electronically adjustable Ohlins suspension, a single-sided swingarm and a brand new ‘Race’ driving mode. 

Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak: engine, underpinnings & electronics

The Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak sports activities the identical engine and gearbox because the common Multistrada V4 vary, with none modifications to both element. As such, the liquid-cooled, 1,158cc 90-degree V4 engine making 170hp at 10,500rpm and 125Nm at 8,750rpm is carried over unchanged, as is the 6-speed gearbox.

The aluminium monocoque body and the whole thing of the braking {hardware} are additionally the identical as discovered on the Multistrada V4. The seat top is adjustable between 810-860mm and it additionally has the identical 22-litre gas tank discovered on the common Multistrada V4. Nevertheless, that’s the place the similarities come to an finish.

A single-sided swingarm, which places the rear wheel on full show, was one of many highlights of the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak. The Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak marks the return of the single-sided swing arm and it definitely provides visible distinction to the remainder of the V4 Mutistradas.

That is additionally the one V4-powered Multistrada you should purchase at present with 17-inch wheels sized 120/70-ZR17 (entrance) and 190/55-ZR17 (rear), each of that are cast aluminium items. The rubber fitted to those light-weight rims can be a lot stickier, within the type of Pirelli Diablo Rosso four tyres, the identical ones discovered on the not too long ago launched Streetfighter V2.

Persevering with with the general sporting intent is the superbike-spec electronically adjustable Ohlins 48mm fork and monoshock. On prime of that, Ducati has geared up the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak with a homologated Akrapovic slip-on exhaust and a litany of carbon-fibre elements as commonplace. The results of all these modifications is a lighter 239kg kerb weight (down 4kg on the Multistrada V4 Sand 1kg on the usual V4). 

To swimsuit the racier nature of the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak, Ducati has additionally revised the rider triangle with larger and extra rear-set footpegs, a decrease handlebar and a shorter entrance windscreen as effectively. To enhance the modifications made to the {hardware}, the software program has been revised, with the addition of a brand new Race driving mode promising sharper throttle response and diminished intervention from the digital security aids. 

Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak: pricing and rivals

The Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak is successfully a superbike-on-stilts and by way of efficiency, its nearest rival is the BMW S 1000 XR. Nevertheless, the Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak is better-equipped and is bound to be extra unique than its Bavarian rival, to not point out an entire lot costlier to buy.

Priced at Rs 31.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak is costlier than the BMW S 1000 XR by over Rs 10 lakh, making it a machine for the very well-heeled. In truth, this pricing makes the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak simply Rs 50,000 shy of its superbike sibling, the Panigale V4 S.  

Would you buy the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak over its superbike sibling or its all-rounder sibling, the V4 S? Tell us within the feedback part under. 

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