According to Mike Moran, Senior Media Consultant for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati, will enter a pair of Multistrada 1200s in this years Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. According to Mike's email, Team Spider Grips Ducati will field a two bike team with riders Greg Tracy and Alexander Smith. Both riders are no stranger to riding Ducatis up the mountain, having raced the Ducati Hypermotard in 2008, and are enthusiastic about the Multistrada, hoping to put its traction control, ride by wire throttle and other electronic aids to good use.

This will be Ducati’s second attempt to win the prestigious Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, following a 2008 'skunk works' effort (details here) in which Ducati won the 1200cc class with their Hypermotard 1100. This year however, Ducati has organized an official effort surrounding the new Multistrada 1200, and have partnered with Spider Grips of Southern California to run the team // [comment]

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  1. I'm sure those riders will do well in the race because this is a nice motorcycle, plus it's italian!