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4/4/2011-Motorcycle Digest

April 4, 2011
Filed under Features

Ducati unveils Multristrada special edition
Ducati has unveiled the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition, in celebration of Greg Tracy’s victory in the 2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
The Special Edition follows the first year for the award-winning Multistrada 1200, which set a benchmark in technology with its four-bikes-in-one concept.
The Pikes Peak Special Edition is specially dressed in a Ducati Corse paint scheme with red trellis frame; featuring red pin-striping on the wheels and the passenger foot-peg hangers plus an engine guard anodized in black finish. In addition to the original equipment silencer and windscreen, the Pikes Peak Special Edition comes with a race-derived carbon fiber low windscreen, a Ducati Performance carbon fiber front mudguard and custom-made seats with red stitching to complete a package well worthy of a race-winning replica.
The early arrival model year 2012 Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition will be available from June onwards, with an MSRP of $21,995.
Husqvarna adds two to its new team
Following on the heels of announcing its $12 million racing contingency program and the release of its 2011 Model Year Brochure, Husqvarna Motorcycles North America continues its rapid expansion by adding industry veteran Sharon Richards to the team.
“These dynamic moves reinforce BMW’s strong commitment to the Husqvarna brand and strategically position it for success in the highly competitive off-road motorcycle industry,” says National Marketing Manager Corey Eastman.
In her new role with Husqvarna North America, Richards will be based in the Corona headquarters. Her job title is marketing coordinator, “but she will really be doing everything, from overseeing our amateur race efforts to marketing and communications,” Eastman said. The company also announced Derek Sorenson has joined its team. “We really scored with getting Derek on board,” Eastman said. “His official title is product and racing manager — perfect given his recent race team management duties, not to mention his time in the trenches spinning wrenches for racers.”
Scooter manufacturer extends warranty
Three-wheel scooter OEM TheAutoMoto.com Corp. has extended its warranty to a two-year limited parts and labor plan.
The new warranty, which comes at no cost to consumers, is effective immediately on all Auto Moto scooters, and it also applies to 2010 model year units purchased by dealers after Jan. 1, 2011.
Parts covered include: the engine, transmission, steering system, suspension, brakes, electrical system, gauges, fuel system, cooling system, fluids, seals and gaskets.
“This change came as a result of our realizing that only a few minor warranty claims were made in 2010, all of which were quickly fixed with a replacement part,” TheAutoMoto.com Corp. Vice President Guy Cohen said in a press release. PSB

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