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Ducati Multistrada to tackle Pikes Peak

Hypermotard took class win in 2008 event

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 20, 2010
Ducati will attempt to conquer Pikes Peak with the Multistrada 1200.

Ducati North America is partnering with Spider Grips of Southern California to enter two Multistradas in the 2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, June 26-27. Spider Grips’ Paul Livingston also ran the Falkner Livingston Racing Team which entered the Hypermotard 1100 in 2008, wining the 1200cc motorcycle class.

“Considering the success we had with the Livingstons in 2008, we’ve been plotting a return to the mountain in 2010 since the early days of developing the new Multistrada 1200,” says Jason Chinnock Ducati North America’s sales and marketing director.

Ducati will try to find success once again at Pikes Peak with the new Multistrada 1200.

Greg Trachy, who rode the Hypermotard to the 1200cc class victory in 2008, and Alexander Smith, fourth in 2008, will return to ride the Multistrada 1200.

“We are excited to partner with Ducati for this year’s Pike Peak International Hill Climb,” says Livingston. “The new Multistrada 1200 caught our eye when Ducati unveiled it in Milan last November, and we have been dying to race one since. We are really looking forward to getting out there in June!”

The Spider Grips Ducati team will be at the Ducati Newport Beach dealership on May 21 at 5 pm for the unveiling of the race-prepped Multistradas. The two Multistrada 1200s will be displayed at the Costa Mesa, Calif., dealership through the weekend.