Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes-Peak Desert


Make Model

Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak Desert




Four stroke, 90° Granturismo V 4, counter rotating crankshaft, 4 valves per cylinder, Twin Pulse firing order


1158 cc / 71 cu-in

Bore x Stroke

83 x 53.5 mm

Compression Ratio


Cooling System

Liquid cooled


Akrapovič muffler
Emission Euro 5


Electronic fuel injection system, Øeq 46 mm elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system



Max Power

170 hp / 125 kW @ 10500 rpm

Max Torque

125 Nm / 92 lb-ft @ 8750 rpm


Multiplate wet clutch with hydraulic control, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run


6-speed gearbox with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up & Down System

Final Drive

Chain, front sprocket z16, rear sprocket z42

Gear Ratios

1st 40/13, 2nd 36/16, 3rd 34/19, 4th 31/21, 5th 29/23, 6th 27/25

Primary Drive Straight cut gears, ratio 1.8:1


Aluminum monocoque frame

Front Suspension

48mm Öhlins fully adjustable usd fork with TiN treatment, electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode

Front Wheel Travel

170 mm / 6.7 in

Rear Suspension

Öhlins TTX36 fully adjustable monoshock, electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode, electronic preload adjustment, aluminium single-sided swingarm

Rear Wheel Travel

170 mm / 6.7 in

Front Brakes

2x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Stylema monobloc 4-piston 2-pad callipers, radial master cylinder

Rear Brakes

Single 265 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calliper

ABS System

Standard Cornering ABS


Marchesini light alloy forged

Front Rim

3.0 x 17

Rear Rim

6.0 x 17

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV

Rear Tyre

190/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV




120. mm / 4.7 in


1595 mm / 62.8 in

Seat Height

840 mm – 860 mm / 3.1 in – 33.9 in  -  Adjustable

Ground Clearance

220 mm / 8.6 in

Dry Weight

214 kg / 472 lbs

Wet Weight

239 kg / 527 lbs
Fuel Capacity  22 Litres / 5.8 US gal
Instrumentation 6.5″ TFT colour display with Ducati Connect and full-map navigation system
Safety Equipment Riding Modes, Power Modes, ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Daytime Running Light, Ducati Cornering Light, Ducati Brake Light, Vehicle Hold Control, Blind Spot Detection
Standard Equipment Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 electronic suspension, Ducati Quick Shift, Adaptive Cruise Control, Hands-free, Backlit handlebar switches, 6.5″ TFT colour display with Ducati Connect and full-map navigation system, Full LED headlight, Carbon fiber front mudguard and beak, Type-approved Akrapovic muffler, Two-tone seat

From a press release issued By Ducati:

A Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak, personalized through the Ducati Unica program, is ready to further enrich the "Playground" of Massimo Bottura, the owner of Osteria Francescana, the restaurant twice awarded first place in "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" ranking.

From the creative and value-based bond that has linked Ducati and the world-famous chef for many years a new motorcycle jewel is born. Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak Desert; this is the name of the work resulted from the union between the artistic vision of chef Bottura and Ducati's attention to detail. The motorcycle belongs to the Ducati Unica customization programme : launched by the Bologna-based company in January 2022, this program allows Ducatisti to create the motorcycle of their dreams, interacting directly with the designers of the Centro Stile Ducati and accessing fine materials, exclusive finishes and special colours.

The Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak Desert was designed from an aesthetic point of view with meticulous work on the paintwork that gives it an unmistakable look, as if the bike just came out from an adventure in the desert. This unique eye-catching aspect is obtained through the use of a particular type of "sand effect" paint that has been applied to different parts of the motorcycle, including the wings, the handguards, the mudguard and the rims. Other elements have also been redefined to make the Pikes Peak Desert even more elegant: the Alcantara seat recalls the main shades of the bike, just as fine work has been done on the brake calipers, the engine crankcase, the shock absorber spring and the exhaust, equipped with a special Akrapovič silencer made specifically for this model.

In this Ducati Unica version, the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak Desert adopts the handguards and handle of the Multistrada V4 RS and is embellished with some details dedicated to the chef's career , such as Massimo Bottura's iconic signature on the seat and the famous three “Michelin stars” that since 2011 have accompanied the culinary experience of Osteria Francescana, to which has been added the "Green Star", which rewards restaurants particularly committed to sustainable cuisine.

“There are motorcycles, and then there is Ducati”. This is the thought of Bottura expressed in the chef's latest book entitled "Slow Food, Fast Cars", co-written with his wife Lara Gilmore. A phrase that contains the essence of a spontaneous and authentic relationship that has made Bottura a true ambassador of the Ducati brand over the years. A successful collaboration, driven by passion, which has now been enriched with a fascinating new chapter.