When Ducati USA unveiled a new (stunning) livery for the team’s two Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak race bikes, there was some good gossip that the red and white paint scheme could find its way into production. The rumor is now gaining some more steam, as the folks at Moto.it have gotten their hands on a photo of a road-going version of the Multistrada 1200 S with the Pikes Peak livery adorning its Italian lines.

There are a couple things of note from what we see here, namely that the bike in question appears to be sans Öhlins suspension. Presumably Ducati has replaced the electronically control front forks from the Swedish brand with units from another company — WP Suspension perhaps? Though, the Italians could just be masking the gold-colored forks for reasons beyond our comprehension. Either way, it makes for some interesting conjecture.

Aside from the new paint job, the only other thing that catches our eye is the solid carbon fiber windscreen, which may or may not be a Ducati Performance part add-on. We’ll have to wait until November to see what Ducati has in store for the MTS1200 S Pikes Peak edition, but considering the first batch of model sold out, a revamp to the line isn’t all that surprising. Find photos of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak race bikes below.

Source: Moto.it; Photos: © 2012 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0

  • Kenny

    Not so sure.. No Ohlins and base model brakes.. Perhaps a 848 version?

  • anders eliasson

    The Duc ‘bird beak’ is just fugly, never have liked that …


  • counter point

    Have u ridden a PP? Have u ever stood up on the pegs and peered over the front to see the amazing shadow that front end casts? It is awesome, reminds me of a stealth fighter. Those who don’t ride think they know while others ……….
    Proud owner of a PP.

  • anders eliasson

    Counter Point,

    Have never ridden a PP, and my opinion about it’s looks is just that, an opinion … and I do ride, just not Ducs. BSA, Norton, Benelli, Moto-guzzi, Honda, Aprilia … even tried out a Kaw KLR250 moto-x’er recently. Why would you assume that b/c I find the PPs nose fugly, I don’t ride? :^D …