Originally Posted by Pampero
The GS sounds like it could split the difference nicely, but it will still be heavier. It was the relative sense of light weight that hooked me on the Multi. If it were to be just about long rides, I think the GS will hold the edge. I doubt it will actually be more satisfying to ride for shorter runs, but only riding can answer that. They have stepped up their game with it, but it will need to be freer spinning than the air cooled motor has been in the past to capture the elan of a Ducati.
Yup, range and pack-ablity plus the 19" front wheel is why I'll be keeping my GS/A for cross border LD toruing into Canada or Mexico.
Still waiting for my new MTS with diminishing patience.