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Old 01-07-2011, 06:12 AM   #2101
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An italian bike won every 500 World Championship from 1952 until 1974 when the two strokes came along. MV Augusta won every championship from 1958 until 1974.

In world superbike since 1988 Ducati have won 16 Manufacturers Championships and Aprillia are the current champion. Honda have won 4 and Suzuki and Yamaha 1 each.

Since Formula 1 began in 1950 a little known car maker called Ferrari has won 15 championships with Mclaren second on 12. Alfa Romeo and Maserati won 2 each as well.
I guess we made cug the clueless also speechless.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #2102
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check out: www.altrider.com

Designed and built in Seattle... top notch quality products
Just installed their crashbars on my MTS1200st. Easy install, great instructions and they look sturdy.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:44 AM   #2103
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Just bumping this page back to life again to see if any of you Multi owners have some new stories to add.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:44 AM   #2104
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Just bumping this page back to life again to see if any of you Multi owners have some new stories to add.
Still waiting for my Ducati dealer to get the ECU upgrade to stop the surging and poor low rpm fueling. It seems that some dealers have it and some dont.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:47 AM   #2105
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Still waiting for my Ducati dealer to get the ECU upgrade to stop the surging and poor low rpm fueling. It seems that some dealers have it and some dont.
Yeah, I've been hearing the same thing. I also heard that at least one dealer replaced the whole ECU with an "updated" one - but that it didn't make much difference.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:04 AM   #2106
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You still famous over at Ducati.ms jpooch00 ?

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Old 01-13-2011, 03:21 PM   #2107
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You still famous over at Ducati.ms jpooch00 ?

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Lil' ole me, famous? Not that I know of.

Thanks for askin', though.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:46 AM   #2108
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mmm, well I test rode a 1200 abs version yesterday and WOW.... I am in ultimate Moto Lust.

I was almost ready to buy a new Triumph Tiger but while I was having a recall done on my Sprint I started to notice the Ducati. After riding it and adding up the stuff I was planning to spend on the Tiger as upgrades (standard on the 1200 Touring...) then I am not that far off...

I ride 20-30k a year of mostly slab. I ride two up probably 5-10k every year. Have a few ?'s



Is there any changes in the 2011 Touring models?

How does your pillion feel after 500 miles in the stock seat?

Is this Ducati going to hold up for 100k plus over the next 5 years?
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:49 AM   #2109
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My wife loves it 2up, most comfortable bike so far she says.

MPG is like 38 so a tank gets you 185 miles.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:45 AM   #2110
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My wife loves it 2up, most comfortable bike so far she says.

MPG is like 38 so a tank gets you 185 miles.

Still using the stock seat?

How has your maintenance been?

How big is the stock Panniers? Can you fit a full face helmet in them?
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:05 AM   #2111
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Yes. Stock seats are great.

$300 for 600 mile service (changed oil and filter) Last trip to that dealer!

Panniers are small, especially right side with exhaust cutout relief. Helmet will not fit in panniers, not even close.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:35 AM   #2112
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Hmm. Looks like the Panniers are about the same as my current Sprint St.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:55 AM   #2113
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My wife says the stock seat is the best she's ever sat on. We've done multiple 350 mile days without a problem. We still have stock seat. I've done 800 mile days on worse seats. The multi seat is very good for me, I know I could do a 1k easy on it.

My 600 mile service was much less than $300. Currently have 5k miles on the bike. Only real problem has been the fuel gauge, replaced under warranty.

A helmet will fit in the side bags with the large covers. The top box is awesome.

If electronic suspension is not your cup of tea, price out a base or ABS model with the additions you want (side bags/ top case, center stand). The multi then becomes even more $ competative to other models. The base model forks are very good.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:00 AM   #2114
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The bigger pannier lids add a lot of capacity and a lot of girth.





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Old 01-21-2011, 08:12 AM   #2115
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The bigger pannier lids add a lot of capacity and a lot of girth.





Man, those are hideous - but I suppose they DO hold a lot.
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