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Old 10-12-2011, 06:00 PM   #2686
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The 990ADVR is roomier than the MTS12, but the big diff is the ride quality depending on the surface. Functionally, the choice is straightforward... if frequent and serious off road journeys are on the horizon go 990ADVR, otherwise opt for the MTS12. On road, the KTM doesn't compare. Off road, the MTS12 doesn't compare.
Simple and well said. To many people expect a do all be all bike. Compare this to that,I have found that I choose a bike based on what I want it to do for the riding I will do not what the general population expect it to be. I ride 90% touring/sporting and 10% off road and when I say off road its a fire break or a dirt road that has been graded.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:29 AM   #2687
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I just purcased a pikes peak seat for mine and I dont see a significant difference between it and the stock seat. All in all, the MS 1200 seat is the most comfortable stock seat I've ever ridden on.
My feet don't reach the ground on the stock seat. They both do with the PP seat.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:48 AM   #2688
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My feet don't reach the ground on the stock seat. They both do with the PP seat.
The comfort feels the same, maybe the PP is a bit better. Since I have a 35in inseam I really didnt check the reach to the ground. It does feel like my knees are a tad more bent so your observations are probably correct.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:12 AM   #2689
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The comfort feels the same, maybe the PP is a bit better. Since I have a 35in inseam I really didnt check the reach to the ground. It does feel like my knees are a tad more bent so your observations are probably correct.
You are totally right about these seats being incredibly comfortable. I've done numerous trips featuring multiple 12+ hour days now. Not once has my seat, or my bike's seat, ever even crossed my mind during those trips. Best seat I've ever encountered.

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:16 PM   #2690
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You are totally right about these seats being incredibly comfortable. I've done numerous trips featuring multiple 12+ hour days now. Not once has my seat, or my bike's seat, ever even crossed my mind during those trips. Best seat I've ever encountered.

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Best stock seat I've ever encounter. I have no interest in sn aftermarket seat.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:43 PM   #2691
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The best stock seat I've ever had was on my Aprilia Futura. The stocker on the MTS1200 is easily the 2nd after that in my rankings.

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Best stock seat I've ever encounter. I have no interest in sn aftermarket seat.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:13 PM   #2692
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Best stock seat I've ever encounter. I have no interest in sn aftermarket seat.
i like it also.. I have the PP bike.. I did 11hrs on it first day bringing it home.. Its narrow at the front which is good for rolling round when your leaning off and wide at the back.. I also like the way I'm sat against the rear seat.. stops me sliding back when I use the power without holding on as I should be.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:57 PM   #2693
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The MTS12 seat is good, but...

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Best stock seat I've ever encounter. I have no interest in sn aftermarket seat.
The "best stock seat" title goes to my '06 Buell Ulysses. Hands down. However, the MTS12000 stock seat is a not-too-distant second. Definitely a good one.

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Old 10-19-2011, 01:12 PM   #2694
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The "best stock seat" title goes to my '06 Buell Ulysses. Hands down. However, the MTS12000 stock seat is a not-too-distant second. Definitely a good one.

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Agree 100%, the seat on my '06 Uly was just about perfect, not too firm, not too soft, not too wide, not too narrow....just right (I feel like Goldilocks saying that). Sometimes I wish I could slide my butt back a little more than I'm able to my Multistrada. I understand why they pillion seat is higher than the rider's seat and it gives some nice lower back support but it would be nice to have a little more wiggle room after several hours in the saddle.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:03 PM   #2695
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Looks like a good video by the funny guys at Moto Journal. I don't understand a word but still.....
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:16 PM   #2696
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Agree 100%, the seat on my '06 Uly was just about perfect, not too firm, not too soft, not too wide, not too narrow....just right (I feel like Goldilocks saying that). Sometimes I wish I could slide my butt back a little more than I'm able to my Multistrada. I understand why they pillion seat is higher than the rider's seat and it gives some nice lower back support but it would be nice to have a little more wiggle room after several hours in the saddle.
I ride a 08 Uly now & am looking to get a MS12 one of these days. Tried a MS out about a year ago and found the seat very restrictive after the Uly. I like to move around quite a bit, shift weight - according to corners and acceleration - and found the MS seat locked me down.

Is there a seat that fixes this yet - Hypermotard stylee ?
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:44 PM   #2697
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^ not that i know of, the Ducati models all have that pseudo bump stop behind the rider's rear. have you checked the aftermarket suppliers?
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:50 PM   #2698
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presumably the 2012 MS will have a re-designed rear seat to address the problem of being "locked in".
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:40 PM   #2699
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AltRider Radiator and Oil Cooler Guards

Nice ride to Seattle today. I stopped by AltRider for a visit. What a great group of people! They installed oil cooler and radiator guards on my MTS, while I waited. They look great! A couple of high quality really nice additions to the bike!

Thanks AltRider!
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:00 AM   #2700
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presumably the 2012 MS will have a re-designed rear seat to address the problem of being "locked in".

That is the official line, apparently. From Ducati News Today (and obviously based on factory press info):

"The Multistrada 1200 S Touring will also be offered in a brand new “race titanium matte” color scheme with a “racing black” frame, arriving in dealerships December, 2011. All 2012 models will have a revised, comfort-enhanced rider’s seat with an increased front and rear length ..."
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