Originally Posted by GB
Don't forget that the SuperTenere was ridden without the recommended oil changes. If memory serves, he rode from Alsaka to Ushuaia, 3 times back to back in 100 days and had 2 or maybe 3 oil changes in 80,000 km.
That's serious abuse especially in the dirty riding conditions and using any grade of fuel he could find when the SuperTen is supposed to run on premium fuel. Motorrad called the engine kaputproof!
The Motorrad test had all the oil changes done properly. It wasn't even close to the same test as the one with Nick Sanders.
And given the results from Motorrad, the Multi actually looks just as good, if not better than the Super Tenere, in that particular case
. Given the photos and descriptions of the internals, the Multi sounded better than the ST.