ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-30-2010, 06:21 PM   #1501
baybueller
Gnarly Adventurer
 
baybueller's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Tracy Ca. west flatistan
Oddometer: 108
slipper

Gasgas I am a Buell/Harley guy that uses compression braking a lot. How does the slipper cluth feel?
Im guessing with the brake quality of the Duc its just a learning curve.
Thanks, Robert (impatient 1200 owner)
baybueller is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 08:18 PM   #1502
jtbraun
Adventurer
 
jtbraun's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Oddometer: 37
2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

GO AZ Motorcycles in Scottsdale, AZ had a presentation on the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 last week. Linky to story with pics
__________________
Damn, that GS bug bite was hard. Sold the car, and and am enjoying life full time on a 2007 R1200GS.

Fit Globetrotter

Phoenix Wheels Examiner
jtbraun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 08:36 PM   #1503
robprzy
n00b
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Oddometer: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtbraun
GO AZ Motorcycles in Scottsdale, AZ had a presentation on the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 last week. Linky to story with pics
Superbikeplanet has a nice writeup on on this bike too. Very interested to see one in person...

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2010/...0330multi3.htm
robprzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 02:04 AM   #1504
go-GS
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2003
Location: Oslo, Norway
Oddometer: 58
Well, MCN is the marketing department in Triump....

One new side panel - and the bike is presented on 4 pages in MCN :-)
go-GS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 03:40 AM   #1505
NateLePain
Beastly Adventurer
 
NateLePain's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Central AR
Oddometer: 4,505
__________________
'10 Triumph StRiple, '06 BMW F650GSA, '03 Honda XR80R, '03 Honda XR70R, '86 Honda TLR200 Reflex
NateLePain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 06:47 PM   #1506
gasgaseffinfast
Ahh, f*ck it.
 
gasgaseffinfast's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: F*ck You, You F*cking F*ck (NYC)
Oddometer: 812
Quote:
Originally Posted by NateLePain
pretty much how I felt (although I haven't ridden the newest model year GS).

side note: gotta say, that was probably the worst music I've ever heard in a bike video
gasgaseffinfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 12:08 PM   #1507
Dr. Greg
Tryin' to get home..
 
Dr. Greg's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: ABQ, New Mexico
Oddometer: 989
Quote:
Originally Posted by gasgaseffinfast
...side note: gotta say, that was probably the worst music I've ever heard in a bike video
Glad somebody else said it first, but boy I sure agree.

--Doc
__________________
2013 BMW GSW
2000 Kawasaki KLX300R
1992 Ducati 900SS
1991 Honda Hawk NT650 (commuter)
Dr. Greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 01:05 PM   #1508
ganze
apocalyptic defender
 
ganze's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: texas
Oddometer: 431
interested

I am mostly a lurker here but I gotta say that the MS1200 has my attention. the beak was hideous when I first saw it, but is growing on me in the same way that all ducatis do. Also, the service interval was a deal breaker for all ducks before, I just ride too much.

I guess what may or may not win me all the way over is the overall reliability of the machine in a high mileage application. Any thoughts out there regarding the overall mileage eating ability of the ducati water cooled mill?


ganze
ganze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 01:22 PM   #1509
Yossarian™
Deputy Cultural Attaché
 
Yossarian™'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: the 'Ha
Oddometer: 8,981
Quote:
Originally Posted by ganze
Any thoughts out there regarding the overall mileage eating ability of the ducati water cooled mill?
My opinion is that, bike comfort issues aside, the motor itself has no trouble whatsoever putting in a long day.
__________________
Successfully surviving motorcycling since 1976.
Yossarian™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 10:05 PM   #1510
coast range rider
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Palomar Mountain
Oddometer: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by ganze
Any thoughts out there regarding the overall mileage eating ability of the ducati water cooled mill?
My local Ducati dealer quoted me it will eat up 9 labor hours and 2 pricey belts at every 15,000 mile service.
coast range rider is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 05:36 AM   #1511
ganze
apocalyptic defender
 
ganze's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: texas
Oddometer: 431
any idea if a the 11 degree version of the 1098 motor is capable of 75-100k or not? I do all my own service by the way.

I ride a suzuki sv1000s now. That means I am used to stone axe reliability for many, many miles.
ganze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 08:03 AM   #1512
996DL
Buell me
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: too far from the Rockies...
Oddometer: 2,070
The current 998/1098/1198 motor superceded the 916/996 motor used in the ST4/St4S sport tourers. Ranging from Gary Eagan to everyday users, examples of these have reported up to 100,000 miles in practise. Eagan's is showcased at the Barber Museum... Do a search for Ducati Reliability in Road Warriors.

This bike won't be purchased because of minimal service costs, but should hold up well for long distance riders. That said, I would hedge my bets, no differently than I would with BMW and Harley Davidson, and consider an extended warranty program upon purchase.

996DL
996DL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 09:48 AM   #1513
ganze
apocalyptic defender
 
ganze's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: texas
Oddometer: 431
got it. basically on par with the best European bikes. good to know. it's just such a jump in expense from what I ride now to any euro. want to make the right decision as I like riding way more than wrenching. will search. thanks.
ganze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 04:19 PM   #1514
GB
Mod Squad
 
GB's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto, ON
Oddometer: 55,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by coast range rider
My local Ducati dealer quoted me it will eat up 9 labor hours and 2 pricey belts at every 15,000 mile service.
The belts are $140 each, so $280 for the belts and close to a $1000 for the valve adjustment and other scheduled maintenance, shop rates are $90 or $95 an hour... So the local Ducati rider who was bemoaning the $1600 OTD (tax included price) for his SR4's service wasn't bullshitting me..
__________________
ADV decals, patches & flag? Here
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 06:01 PM   #1515
Larch
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Oddometer: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpooch00
Whatever Dude. Just remember that you can block only my posts and still enjoy the thread without being exposed to what I have to say.

Stay safe, and try to just enjoy life,

John
Hark! A Troll!

Larch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014