Ducati, the official motorcycle partner of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), is honoring the centennial of this historic race as well as commemorating its six PPIHC victories and current course record by releasing a limited edition Pikes Peak 100th Anniversary Replica Kit. The engine is based on the Superbike 1198 engine. It has improved overall smoothness, especially in the mid-range. The front brakes consist of Brembo radial callipers with four 32-mm pistons and 2 pads, radial cylinders with adjustable levers, and two 320-mm discs. At the back, you’ll find a single 245-mm disc, 5-mm thick, gripped by a Brembo calliper with a single 34-mm piston. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the 2013 Multistrada 1200 comes with standard Bosch 9ME ABS. The Pikes Peak Special Edition is a faithful replica of the Multistrada that has been victorious in the prestigious PPIHC three years running. Based on the S version, it includes all the elements typical of Ducati’s sporting tradition: Marchesini 3-spoke wheels, This one has an Akrapovič carbon tipped exhaust on it, it sounds great!!! Ducati’s four-bikes-in-one concept is achieved by selecting from a choice of four pre-set Riding Modes programmed to instantly change the engine character and the riding parameters of the Multistrada 1200 - even while riding. The four modes are made possible by combining a number of class-leading technologies. An electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system administers different mappings to regulate power delivery by interpreting the rider’s throttle input, while the world-beating Ducati Traction Control system (DTC) uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing wheel-spin. For 2013, ABS is also programmed to offer the optimum setting appropriate to the Riding Mode selected and, for the ‘S’ versions, Sachs electronic suspension front and rear not only configures the suspension set-up with Riding Mode appropriate electronic adjustment, but Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) now also instantly reacts to additional inputs to maintain overall vehicle composure for a smoother ride. With 150 hp power, 12.7 Kgm (124.5 Nm) torque and 10% less consumption (at 90 kph), the Testastretta 11° DS engine sets a new benchmark for Ducati twin-cylinder engines.