The U.S.A. has become Ducati’s largest market, says Gabriele Del Torchio, Ducati Motor Holding president. “We sell more bikes here in the United States now than we do in our domestic market. Only 20 percent of our bikes are sold in Italy, and 80 percent are exported,” Del Torchio said at a Ducati North America […]
2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Dolomites’ Peak Edition Revealed
(Update: Ducati has clarified the Dolomites’ Peak Edition is just a one-off created for Wrooom.)
Ducati has revealed a one-off variant of its Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Edition as part of the Wrooom 2013 celebrations at Italy’s Madonna di Campiglio ski resort. With the mountains of northeast Italy as the backdrop, MotoGP factory riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden pulled the covers of the new Multistrada 1200 S Dolomites’ Peak Edition.
The Dolomite’s Peak Edition is essentially the same as the Pikes Peak Edition, a replica of the Ducati Multistrada S that won the motorcycle class races at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb three years in a row. With the Ducati MotoGP team launch in the Dolomites, it made sense for Ducati to prepare special graphics for the occasion. The special edition models add with three-spoke Marchesini wheels, and carbon fiber racing screen, fenders, air scoops, side extractors and engine guards. Like the European-spec Pikes Peak Editions, the Dolomite’s Peak Edition is equipped with a carbon Termignoni exhaust.
What separates the two models is the paint. The Multistrada S Dolomite’s Peak edition has the same Ducati Corse striped paint scheme as the Pikes Peak version but adds a mountain motif on the white sections to represent the Dolomites mountain range. The Dolomites’ Peak Edition also bears several Wrooom decals.
Beyond that, the Dolomites’ Peak Edition is just a regular Pikes Peak Edition model. It is powered by a 1198cc Testastretta 11° dual spark engine claiming 148 hp at 9250 rpm and 91.8 ft-lb. of torque at 7500 rpm. Electronic features include ride-by-wire throttle control, four ride modes, traction control, ABS and the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension system.
At the moment, it looks like this will be just a one-off Ducati Multistrada 1200S Dolomites’ Peak Edition.