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Old 11-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
hillbillypolack
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Location: Lidsville
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Originally Posted by KodiakRS View Post
Multistrada 1200:

1. less than 6k miles on mine and I've already had to replace the suspension ECU, the rear shock, and rear brake master cylinder.

2. There are other reported issues of the motorcycle breaking in ways that would leave you completely screwed if they broke. ETA for replacement parts from pasta land? ~3 weeks. Replacement parts cost? $$$$$$$$$

3. Even after tinkering with the fueling the engine runs so poorly and unpredictably below 3k RPM that parking lot maneuvers are quite difficult.

4. It's still a short persons motorcycle, anyone with a long ish torso is going to get beat up by wind buffeting. Also, people with size 13 feet are going to have problems with cornering clearance because your feet keep running into the exhaust and passenger foot pegs.
This is why I'm hesitant to have another (new) Ducati darken my garage doorway. The MS1200 isn't cheap for starters, and at that pricepoint things like sub 4k fueling should be sorted.
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