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Ducati Multistrada description
TEAM DUCATI PIKES PEAK RACE BIKE - 1 OF 3 ORIGINAL BIKES
One of the original Ducati race commissioned bike sits in the Ducati Museum in Bologna, Italy. The other's home is in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The last one could be yours.
The sale includes:
Current modifications from race condition include:
DOT Street Legal Tires, Headlight, Taillight, Rear Turn Signals and Rear Footpegs.
Condition to Sale: Bike cannot be parted out and must be treated as a collectible.
- RACE HISTORY - Spider Grips/Ducati’s Multistradas at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2010-2013
After testing a pre-production Multistrada 1200S as a possible race bike for competition at the 2010 PPIHC, three of the first production Multistrada 1200S models were sent from Ducati’s factory in Italy to Falkner/Livingston Racing’s Spider Grips/Ducati race team to set up for testing and entry at the 2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
First stop for the motorcycles was at the DynoJet factory in Las Vegas Nevada where Dusty Schaller broke-in the motors on their Dynamometers then tuned the motors with Power Commander V units before team track testing began. The performance results were identical, so FL race numbers were randomly given to each motorcycle. The number 5 was put on Bike #000669, the number 55 was given to Bike #000349 and the number 555 was given to Bike #000671.
Number 5 was entered in the 2010 Pikes Peak Hill Climb with Paul Livingston as the rider. Number 55 was entered with Alexander Smith as the rider, and number 555 was entered with Greg Tracy as the rider.
All the bikes were inspected and approved for competition but #5 was designated to be the spare bike for the primary riders Greg and Alexander, and would not be raced unless it was needed by them.
The bikes were then sent to Paul Thede at Race Tech in Corona, CA for suspension set-up and then to California Speedway for track time by the two riders. Later, Termignoni exhausts were added to #55 and #555 which then returned to the track for more testing.
Greg Tracy and #555 were victorious in the race that year – chronicled in the short video “156 Turns”.
After the Pikes Peak event, both #55 and #555 toured and were displayed on Ducati Island at the Indianapolis Moto GP and the Laguna Seca Moto GP. Ducati Motor Holdings requested a motorcycle for display at the European Motorcycle Trade shows, and the team sent #55. That winter #55 was brought to the Ducati Factory in Bologna Italy where it was displayed in the Design Studio. While Bike #55 was there it was the motorcycle used by Ducati as an inspiration for a special production ‘Pikes Peak’ model of the Multistrada 1200S in a race replica livery of the Spider Grips/Ducati Team bikes #5, #55, and #555 in honor Greg Tracy’s epic win.
The Spider Grips/Ducati team prepped all three motorcycles again for the 2011 race. Again Greg competed on #555 and Alexander on #55. Still a spare motorcycle, Bike #5 was fitted with a slipper clutch and temporarily re-numbered ‘Spare #555’ because the FL team race number ‘5’ was loaned to PPIHC rookie Carlin Dunne to use on his Santa Barbara Ducati Multistrada 1200. During early Tire Testing on Pikes Peak, Alexander lost control of Bike #55, and it went off the course landing on its rear section some distance away. Alexander described the trajectory as being ‘like a lawn dart”, and so motorcycle #55 became henceforth known to the team as Lawn Dart. Prior to the next practice the motorcycle was sent back to Race Tech for frame alignment and new body panels, returning as good as new. On race day 2011 Greg crashed his original #555 at Cove Creek and was unable to finish his run. Carlin Dunne finished first, setting a new motorcycle course record of 11:11 and Alexander Smith finished 3rd on #55. After the race, Bike #55 was again displayed at the Indianapolis Moto GP, and Laguna Seca Moto GP on Ducati Island that summer alongside Carlin’s Santa Barbara Ducati #5.
Alexander Smith’s Bike #55 became Greg Tracy’s replacement for the damaged original #555 and was fitted with a slipper clutch and renumbered #555. The spare bike #5 became Spider Grips/Ducati team rider Carlin Dunne’s bike. All of the bikes received custom one-off Akrapovic Pikes Peak Edition titanium exhausts, lightweight sub frames, and OZ wheels.
On race day 2012, Spider Grips/Ducati team rider Carlin Dunne on #5 broke his own record with a time of 9:52 becoming the first motorcycle to break the ten minute barrier; he was followed closely by teammate Greg Tracy on #555 also breaking ten minutes with a time of 9:58. Only one car had ever gone faster, a record set in 2011. By the end of race day 2012, two more cars broke the 10 minute time making a total of only 2 motorcycles and 3 cars to ever reach that mark in the history of the PPIHC. The new Bike #555 together with Bike #5 again toured the US Moto GP races at Indianapolis, Laguna Seca, and Austin.
Greg Tracy’s 2010 original #555 was requested by Ducati for display at their museum in Bologna, Italy. Carlin Dunne’s 2012 record setting Spider Grips/Ducati team bike #5 was requested by the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for display at its new Pikes Peak museum in Colorado Springs. The remaining motorcycle, original #55, was completely re-built by the team using MS Production carbon fiber parts & Sicom Carbon Composite brake discs, making it lighter and faster than any of the past team race configurations. Racing as team Falkner Livingston/Akrapovic this year, the team had only one rider – three time AMA National Champion, and former Pikes Peak International Hill Climb ‘Rookie of the Year’ Micky Dymond. The team acquired another Ducati Multistrada S, and it, together with original Bike #55 were re-christened with Dymond’s championship number - #43. Micky rode both motorcycles during
race week – each featured a slightly different configuration. Original #55 (still affectionately called ‘Lawn Dart’ by the team) with a dry slipper clutch would go into corners harder with more stability, while new #43 with a wet clutch had a different tune and came out of corners harder. On qualifying day Micky had to select one of the two as per race regulations – the same motorcycle must be used for both qualifying and competition. Micky selected new #43, leaving Lawn Dart as the spare for this year. After qualifying first for his class and posting the fastest motorcycle speeds on the race course during race week, Micky was the very first competitor to start the event on race day 2013. Although Micky went down twice during his run he was still able to complete the course, finishing with an incredible time of 12:30 minutes. After the race, the crashed #43 was decommissioned as a race bike, while Lawn Dart lives to ride another day.
As of this writing, Carlin Dunne’s record of 9:52 is still the standing Motorcycle record time on Pikes Peak.
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