Today saw the 96th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with riders and drivers once again racing to the clouds, just outside Colorado Springs. This year’s race was framed as Ducati vs. KTM, with the Australian claiming the outright record at Pikes Peak, after Chris Fillmore took his KTM 1290 Super Duke R up to the summit in 9:49.625. Looking to reclaim its crown, Ducati came back to Pikes Peak after a short hiatus, enlisting the help of Carlin Dunne (of A&R fame) and Codie Vahsholtz. The duo would square off against Cycle News test editor Rennie Scaysbrook, who would ride again on his KTM 1290 Super Duke R, while Chris Fillmore would take on the middleweight class with a KTM 790 Duke, in a quest to post a sub-10 minute time on the smaller bike.
Motorcycle-Only Results from the 95th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: Overall Pos. Rider Time Nation Bike Heavyweight 5 Chris Fillmore (R) 9:49.625* USA 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R 7 Rennie Scaysbrook 9:57.712 AUS 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R 11 Bruno Langlois 10:12.317 FRA 2017 Kawasaki Z900 17 Shane
Motorcycle-Only Results from the 94th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: P.I.C. Name Class Lap Time Machine 1 Bruno Langlois Pikes Peak Heavyweight 10:13.106 Kawasaki 1 Don Canet PPC-Electric Bike 10:17.813 Victory 1 Jeremy Toye PPC-Exhibition Powersport 10:19.777 Victory 2 Rennie Scaysbrook (R) Pikes Peak Heavyweight 10:28.407 KTM 3 Shane Scott Pikes Peak Heavyweight 10:35.953 KTM 1 Kris Lillegard Pikes Peak Middleweight 10:46.406 MV Agusta 1 Davey Durelle Pikes Peak Lightweight 10:55.288
Motorcycle-only Results from the 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, USA