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Old 10-25-2011, 05:43 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by zimm View Post
Wow, and you have the multi! Can you give us some insight as to why?
Well, now you're talking 16k for the multistrada vs 11,700-13,000 for the KTM which is significant. I always like the KTM and it has plenty of power. The MS has crazy superbike power. As I have said before, its a 1098 with an upright riding position. My bike with the full Termi is an absolute animal!!!!!! If you like sportbike power than the MS might be your ticket. The ultimate choice depends on your intended use. I don't like the MS for two up and thats why I got the GS. The fueling and vibrations from the Desmo are just not smooth enough to prevent significant head banging between rider and pillion at low speeds. Once up to speed its a different story. The GS IMHO is the best of the three for touring and any two up riding.
'13 Ducati Diavel AMG #163
'09 KTM 65XC (son's ride)

Gone: '10 Ducati Multistrada 1200S, '11 BMW R1200GS, '10 BMW S1000RR, '08 BMW HP2 Megamoto, '07 KTM 950SMR, '05 BMW R1200GS, '94 BMW R1100R
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