there've been a couple Pikes Peak runs... I do recall one of them talking about how the bike was basically stock (termi and some suspension tweaks) but don't remember if Dunne ever discussed his setup.What's the tune of his motor? Is it a semi-stock MTS motor, or more 1198/SF tune?
So you mean the 11 or 12 Multi he won with that year? Might be tough to figure out if it was stock or not without going to PP and asking Dunne this year:Sorry, I should have clarified. I wasn't talking about the DVT motor, but the non-DVT.
Despite what you will hear from the privateers, the Ducati team is running fairly stock machines. All the street-legal pieces have been removed of course, with Tracy’s #555 machine getting a bit more attention to its modifications than Dunne’s #5 machine. Both bikes benefit from upgraded brakes, which feature Brembo MotoGP radial master cylinders and brakes pads, as well as the Ducati Superbike 1198’s monoblock brake calipers.
Suspension is stock, but has been massaged by Paul Thede at Race Tech, while Akrapovic has built a special Evolution exhaust for the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak race bikes (six were made for the team, with only 50 units built for consumers worldwide, 20 of which will be coming the US). Glossy aluminum superbike wheels are courtesy of OZ Wheels, while the subframe and bodywork have also been modified by the team.
Both bikes feature a full-band auto-tuning ECU system, which should help the Multistrada’s deal with the massive altitude change over the course of the race (the starting line is at 9,300, while the finish line is at 14,100 feet). Ducati won’t talk openly about modifications to the motor, though it was suggested that not much work has been done to the machines internally. We can imagine that both the #5 and #555 bikes have had their engines blueprinted, and that none of the major components have been altered.