If you’re one to believe a recent filing with the California Air Research Board (CARB) and those pesky internet blogs, Ducati is set to bring a “Corse” version of its Multistrada 1200 to the United States. While we like anything named “Corse” that’s from Italy, we weren’t sure exactly what a 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Corse model would look like in reality, considering in the past the Corse line has been comprised of some go-fast parts, and the Ducati Corse paint scheme.
Since that’s essentially the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak Special Edition in a nutshell, we reached out Ducati North America to see what the lowdown was on this apparently new model (which our sources forgot to tip us off about) that will likely be making the rounds on the interwebs today. The answer is frighteningly simple: it’s what the company was going to call the Pikes Peak edition if they didn’t get the nod from the famed mountain race to use its trademark. Sorry folks, nothing to see here.
Although it’s still perfectly acceptable to day-dream about a Corse model of the MTS 1200, there are some concerns of what that motorcycle could even have been. An even more street-oriented offering of the Multistrada, with lower suspension perhaps and some more aggressive styling? We do love us some mean beaked street machine (we bought the license plate BIGBIRD just in case one found its way into our garage), but that sort of idea would likely be too close to the equally hip and cool water-cooled Streetfighter (which actually is in our garage, license plate HDOUKEN if you must know).
If you want to get real crazy with your mid-day snooze, you could imagine Ducati getting more onto the dirt side of that adventure equation, which makes little sense with the Corse name, but would be something worth seeing nonetheless (knobbies on a Ducati, hmm…). As it is of course, there’s much adieu about nothing in this story, but it’s a slow news day, and we’d like to have some good fodder for our post-lunch hibernation. Happy Wednesday everyone.
Source: Ducati North America