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- By the end of the days riding I was thoroughly impressed with the 2014 Ducati Multistrada S Pikes Peak. It’s a fun bike to ride, the engine is truly fantastic and the quality of the electronic systems is really good.
- From the mid-range onward, the Ducati is fast, it pulls extremely hard and wants to keep going.
- Ducati needs to work on the feeling of the controls, as neither clutch nor the front brake feel great. They have a spongy, unrelated feeling. And the bike would be even better if it had a little more front end handling feel.
- As we headed into the canyons the engine really came alive. Off the bottom it lacks excitement, but as soon as the bike pulls into the mid-range, the meat of the power, it’s a total rocket ship.
- Once you get the Ducati to lean it holds its line in the corner well. It was important to ride smooth and plan well ahead; deciding mid corner that you want to change direction is not something that is in the Ducati’s vocabulary.
- The engine makes it extremely fun to ride, it does require more gear shifting than other bikes of this class and the power has a real sweet spot, but you will be rewarded with a huge smile.
- All up, however, the 2014 Ducati Multistrada S Pikes Peak is a great bike. It’s fun to ride and definitely lets you go fast.
- The 2014 Ducati Multistrada S Pikes Peak has a really strong engine, but lacks the low down torquey pull of some other adventure bikes.
- The Bosch 9ME ABS and Brembo brakes on the 2014 Ducati Multistrada S Pikes Peak are a solid combination, with the adjustable sensitivity ABS and strong power allowing you to set the bike up completely to your own riding requirements.
- The Pikes Peak edition is pitched as a faithful replica of the bike that has claimed four consecutive wins at the legendary race.