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Old 12-04-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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MultiStrada Owners

There's got to be more than just the small handful of them on this site.

If you have one, post it on up. Surely we loyal Ducatitsi can outnumber the new "pretender" on the block - the VerSys.

Don't make me tuck tail and head over to the "road warrior" forum

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Old 12-05-2007, 01:52 AM   #2
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Ssshh! You'll let the secret out.

Haven't ridden a Versys yet (and won't), but if it is 1/2 the enjoyment of the MTS I'd be surprised. I was really hoping that Ducati would come out with a 695 version with uprated suspension. That would the one thing that would pry the 620 from the stable.
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:56 AM   #3
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I did own a Multi. Did 37.000 km on it and the bike was a fantastic!

I did change to GS Adventure to do more offroad, but I miss the Multi when I'm onroad. Feels more planted, and in more controll.

I will go back to Multi when the fairing is updated, maybe 2009? Or I do go for the MG Stelvio 2008, which seems to be something in between Multi and GS Adventure :-)

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Old 12-05-2007, 08:25 AM   #4
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I love my 1100S. It's perfect for 2 up and easy dirt roads.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:01 AM   #5
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I love my 1100S. It's perfect for 2 up and easy dirt roads.
I hear tell you are going to keep yours indefinitely! Thats very good news!

We still want to pick up a second one. I found a barely-purchased Silver one for a great price - but the timing right now is not so good. Hopefully it won't sell until the timing for us is much better.

Unless anyone wants to buy a great 2003 Z1000 with brand new tires! ;)

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Old 12-05-2007, 11:40 AM   #6
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Unless anyone wants to buy a great 2003 Z1000 with brand new tires! ;)
Would those be Conti Road Attacks? I've been looking at getting some new tires and I've run across 3 or 4 of your posts praising them. I think that's what's going on the SV shortly.

I saw that silver Multi but with a little one on the way, I'm going to have to postpone a Multi for now.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:15 PM   #7
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Would those be Conti Road Attacks? I've been looking at getting some new tires and I've run across 3 or 4 of your posts praising them. I think that's what's going on the SV shortly.

I saw that silver Multi but with a little one on the way, I'm going to have to postpone a Multi for now.
Haha! yeah, they are the Conti's - Those Road Attacks are an amazing Road tire!

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Old 12-05-2007, 12:30 PM   #8
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I can't see me ever getting rid of my MTS. I will add to it maybe but I don't know what. If the 696 ever arrives that would probably be a goer for me.

I'm up to just on 50k km and apart from the odd laydown the only problem is the dash succumbing to a year or so of wet weather and quite often no garaging.

About 16000 km in Europe this year and I am still smiling.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:42 PM   #9
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I can't see me ever getting rid of my MTS. I will add to it maybe but I don't know what. If the 696 ever arrives that would probably be a goer for me.

I'm up to just on 50k km and apart from the odd laydown the only problem is the dash succumbing to a year or so of wet weather and quite often no garaging.

About 16000 km in Europe this year and I am still smiling.
Thats Awesome!

I took mine to AK this summer and people thought i was mad - but the only problems we had were with the Kawasaki my wife was riding. The Ducati performed flawlessly!

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Old 12-05-2007, 03:15 PM   #10
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Thats Awesome!

I took mine to AK this summer and people thought i was mad - but the only problems we had were with the Kawasaki my wife was riding. The Ducati performed flawlessly!

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And a damn good ride report it was as well!!

I would like to spend a summer in the US with the bike (can't imagine leaving it behind) but I am having a few problems persuading my wife. Maybe the summer of 2009. If I behave

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Old 12-06-2007, 04:52 AM   #11
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Another multi rider here. I love it!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:52 AM   #12
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Since this is the MTS thread, I thought I'd list my teaks and improvements to mine.

I have the dp luggage, of course. But I also added the Woodcraft vented clutch cover because I liked how the design was blocked from the front, but open to the back - preventing (i hope) debris from entering the SUPERIOR dry clutch ;)

I also painted the clutch covers with a texture paint I found at Checker Auto Parts - I really didn't like the silver covers - and its held up quite well.

I have the Pyramid Plastic Fender extender as well - although it doesn't seem to do much.



The best accessory so for (for travel) is the addition of a Ventura Rack. It bolts into the location of the grab rail - and looks like a sissy bar when the bag is not on it, but it holds a series of bags so you don't have to run a hard-top bag. I really like mine!

Lastly, mine was signed by the builder (I think) under the grab-rail. I discovered this when I installed the Ventura Rack.




Problems?

Well, a fork seal failed in Canada and I have some paint flaking off a weld the frame where it looks like the frame didn't get a good enough of an acid bath. Ducati isn't hesitating to fix it under warranty - I've just waited until winter before getting it taken care of.

But here's one last picture of how it looks most of the time;


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Old 12-06-2007, 03:46 PM   #13
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Word travels fast on my bike inventory :)

For the type of road riding I enjoy the MS is awesome. Mainly street, but a trip every now and then over Guardsmans to Park City is fun too.
So keeping the MS so far seems like an easy choice.

If I get back onto the track that could change though.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:30 PM   #14
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I got to say I love my strom but the strada is the only bike I have ever been on that feels more natural, you guys got some amazing bikes.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:01 PM   #15
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With Ducati dropping their ST bikes and focussing the 'Strada for touring, I'll be interested to see how they refine the bike. I really like my 'Strada, but might be tempted to trade for an MS with abit less sport and abit more touring.

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