Ducati Is Working on a Multistrada V4 with Single-Sided Swingarm

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The Multistrada V4 is set to get another installment, this time one with a sportier focus, so say the spy photos.

Shod with 17″ wheels, a single-sided swingarm, the supposed “Pikes Peak” version of the Multistrada V4 has been hinted at before, and now spotted on the road.

The bike also seems to come without the electronic Skyhook suspension, with the Italian brand instead opting for standard mechanical bits from Öhlins.

The offering of a Ducati Multistrada V4 S Pikes Peak should surely sooth the ires of many Ducatisti who made a clamoring about the current Multistrada V4 being without a single-sided swingarm and 17″ front wheel.

It remains to be seen if Ducati will differentiate the Pikes Peak model with the 205hp (153 kW) Desmosedici Stradale engine found on the Streetfighter V4, rather than the 168hp (125 kW) Granturismo V4, though that fool’s thought is not supported by any information.

What we do have is that the “Pikes Peak” name has been spotted in government documents, and Ducati seems set to revive the sport-focused Multistrada, which will surely take the place of the Multistrada V4 S Sport model.

We would expect such a bike to debut later this year, for the 2022 model year, though with the state of production and supply chains, almost nothing is certain anymore.

There is a matter of the name as well, as the Pikes Peak moniker has long been a staple for the Multistrada lineup. But, Ducati’s last foray up the Colorado mountain was not done with the Multistrada V4, and of course that endeavor ended with the death of Carlin Dunne.

It is hard to understand how Ducati is reviving the Pikes Peak name when it has little bearing on the Multistrada V4 models story, and is still associated with such a tragedy. But, time will tell what the plans are from Bologna.

Source: Motorcycle News