Originally Posted by Jeathrow Bowdean
Ducati Mulitstrada 620cc motorcycle is 450 lbs with about 40hp new, and 40 ft-lbs torque. They come with a 3.2 US gallon fuel tank at 40 to 45 mpg average range. The 1000cc unit comes with 66.7 hp new, but it is much heaver then the 620 unit.
The fellows on the Ducati forum don't like the single front brake disk, or the soft front forks, and a after market skid plate is a must because of the low slung pipe, if you plan on going off the highway. All the specs are close to my jap unit.
Good luck on your quest SRG. You might be on to something if you can find the price you are looking for.
From Flash Gordon
Not sure where you get your info, but the 620 has 63 bhp and 41 ft-lbs of torque and weighs in at just over 400lbs and the 1000 is 440lbs. The 1000 had 92hp and the 1100 95hp. The tank is actually the same as the 1000 with different venting. 3.9 gallons, another gallon (20litres total) if you ride a mile (to burp it) and top it off, or figure out the venting as some have done. The single front brake disk is on the dark only, and 45-50mpg is more typical in fairly spirited riding. 160-200 miles on a tank is common, 250 with the venting or burping. Forks have been discussed and if they are insufficient there are options for improving them. No offense but the xr650l (I had an r) and the dr650 are not in the same ballpark, thats not to say they aren't fine bikes.
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wizz screwed with this post 01-24-2013 at 09:59 PM