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Old 11-27-2012, 12:39 PM   #4021
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Sad panda time; finally get my new riding gear, the weather is still very much rideable here and the Mutley has decided that the radiator is better used as a coolant sprayer for my left boot than to contain coolant.

Off to the shop she goes.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:22 PM   #4022
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Sad panda time; finally get my new riding gear, the weather is still very much rideable here and the Mutley has decided that the radiator is better used as a coolant sprayer for my left boot than to contain coolant.

Off to the shop she goes.
Oy.

Did a rock put a hole in it, or did it just spring a leak?

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #4023
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New member from Norway saying hello Here is my 2012 Multistrada S Touring that I got in april. Riding season is over now, so the pictures from this summer is what keeping me alive






Andreazz, we can relate, winter is coming soon, not much rdiing left in Toronto. I'm awaiting my 2013 Pikes Peak in December, just in time for a spin around the parking lot then into storage for the winter. I will keep visiting it weekly.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #4024
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Andreazz, we can relate, winter is coming soon, not much rdiing left in Toronto. I'm awaiting my 2013 Pikes Peak in December, just in time for a spin around the parking lot then into storage for the winter. I will keep visiting it weekly.

'04 1200GS, 08 1098s, '10 S1000RR, '13 Multistrada PP (pending), '07 CRF250X, '06 CRF230F
Yes, we all will suffer from PMS (parked motorcycle syndrom) for a couple of months now.. The good thing is that I no have time to clean the bike up properly and surf the internet for some new things to it

Is it an facelifted, Skyhook MTS you have ordered? I was lucky enough to test ride one in Spain this October

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Old 11-28-2012, 01:07 AM   #4025
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Yes, we all will suffer from PMS (parked motorcycle syndrom) for a couple of months now.. The good thing is that I no have time to clean the bike up properly and surf the internet for some new things to it

Is it an facelifted, Skyhook MTS you have ordered? I was lucky enough to test ride one in Spain this October

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Is that yours?
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:29 AM   #4026
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Is that yours?
No, it was standing in the hotel entrance together with an MTS Granturismo in Bilbao, Spain, where the 2013 Multistrada launch were held
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:44 AM   #4027
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From an aesthetic point of view, those fork tubes (in the pic above) look funky to me. How are they finished?
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:51 AM   #4028
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Guys...these bikes are just sex on two wheels.

I don't have the patience or the pocketbook for one of these beautiful Italian vixens but I'm here to say they look/sound amazing.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #4029
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Is it an facelifted, Skyhook MTS you have ordered? I was lucky enough to test ride one in Spain this October
Well come on then, how did it feel after yours? Better? Different? Cheap and nasty?

You can't let that one drop and just sit there ...

And not just "it was okay". We want details.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:09 AM   #4030
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Oy.

Did a rock put a hole in it, or did it just spring a leak?

-SM
I believe it just sprang a leak; I'm running the Evo Tech radiator guard, and there's not even a dent in it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:26 AM   #4031
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Well come on then, how did it feel after yours? Better? Different? Cheap and nasty?

You can't let that one drop and just sit there ...

And not just "it was okay". We want details.
You could feel the suspension working. Much les dive under heavy braking. And in the small village we drove thru on the test route, they wanted us to drive fast over the speedbumps. This was the most impressive with the suspension! Sure you could feel the bumps, but the bike just sort off smoothly went over them.

On the road and in the twisties, i think my "old" 1200 S feel the same as the new one with Skyhook. But then again, I`m no professional rider.
But one of the riders in my group is. He race a 1199 in the Norwegian RR Championship. He said that the MTS was surprisingly stabile and fun to ride hard

The new generation Testastretta DS engine was what impressed me the most. It run`s much more smoothly in the low rev`s. Maybe finaly they have got the low end fueling to work together with the emission requirements? I think that owner`s of this new generation MTS will not mess around and getting the fueling adjusted.. There are so much torque from before in this bike`s, so I could not feel the 5% gain the new engine got.

The new design of the windshield still sucks

But all in all, a nice and expected facelift of an 3 year old (and very good) design

More pictures from my trip to Bilbao:










Here you can see the channel were they blow air into the exhaust ports:




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Old 11-28-2012, 11:12 AM   #4032
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I'll take a bit of a hit on the trade-in but I think I need one of those.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:05 PM   #4033
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I'll take a bit of a hit on the trade-in but I think I need one of those.
Do it do it do it do it do it do it do it......

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:49 PM   #4034
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I logged into Facebook the other day to discover my wife negotiating trade-in value of my 2012 S Touring for a 2013 GT.
I love my wife but I am still very much in love with my current Multi...
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #4035
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From an aesthetic point of view, those fork tubes (in the pic above) look funky to me. How are they finished?
The gold does look better....
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