Leaf, first and foremost, congrats on the new NTX. It is the one bike that I would give my Multistrada up for, and would love to recreate my '09 Stelvio (Guzzitech modded) in this new package. I missed on the one at my local dealer (sold to Asia) but I'm fairly certain they could source another. A brilliant re-design, I just love the improvements that they made.
edit: the only thing i don't like about the motorcycle is its weight....spend time in/on/around a MTS and you'll know what i mean.
Great write-up, thanks for sharing.