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Old 04-07-2010, 11:51 PM   #1531
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Multistrada Demo Day May 22nd @ Hattar Motorsports

Try out the new Multistrada 1200 and the Hypermotard EvoSP on May 22nd at Hattar Motorsports.

The demo days usually fill up very quickly, so get to the shop early.

If you put a deposit down with us on the new Multistrada, you are invited to a private demo day and lunch on the coast, Sunday May 23rd. Only the first 30 can play!

www.hattarmoto.com
http://www.facebook.com/video/video....0376201&ref=mf
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:00 AM   #1532
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Try out the new Multistrada 1200 and the Hypermotard EvoSP on May 22nd at Hattar Motorsports.

The demo days usually fill up very quickly, so get to the shop early.

If you put a deposit down with us on the new Multistrada, you are invited to a private demo day and lunch on the coast, Sunday May 23rd. Only the first 30 can play!

www.hattarmoto.com
http://www.facebook.com/video/video....0376201&ref=mf


The website is all flash and very little substance.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:34 AM   #1533
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So I guess that means you don't want to try out the new Multi?

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Old 04-08-2010, 09:53 AM   #1534
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So I guess that means you don't want to try out the new Multi?
No, it means, the website is an incompatible piece of ...
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:13 AM   #1535
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Wow, classy. Why don't you call me and tell me about it.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:28 AM   #1536
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I thought that was a cool website...nice flash animation...good layout...Safari browser.

What's the issue?

I got an email from Ducati with links to MTS1200 manuals...hopefully this is in anticipation of my bike arriving in the next month or two? (Deposit placed last year)

Anyone else get that email?
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:33 AM   #1537
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I thought that was a cool website...nice flash animation...good layout...Safari browser.

What's the issue?

I got an email from Ducati with links to MTS1200 manuals...hopefully this is in anticipation of my bike arriving in the next month or two? (Deposit placed last year)

Anyone else get that email?
The reservation period opened with Ducati on Tuesday. So be happy with your dealer because they put your order through. Anybody that didn't get an email that has a deposit, should give their dealer a call.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:54 PM   #1538
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Question Adjustable ride height?

After watching the early Ducati vid that describes the different riding modes it seems to indicate that the front and rear suspension preload is electronically adjustable to change ride height - high for enduro, low for sport etc. Then in the latest video that I've seen, a factory rep says specifically that ONLY the rear preload is adjustable and the front forks are only adjustable in the amount of damping they produce.

I've called all of the local Duc dealer shops and nobody seems to know the answer, even the mechanics who have gone to the MTS training and are supposedly "experts" on everything about these bikes.

Does anybody here know for sure what's up regarding the adjustability of the fork spring preload?
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:12 PM   #1539
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After watching the early Ducati vid that describes the different riding modes it seems to indicate that the front and rear suspension preload is electronically adjustable to change ride height - high for enduro, low for sport etc. Then in the latest video that I've seen, a factory rep says specifically that ONLY the rear preload is adjustable and the front forks are only adjustable in the amount of damping they produce.

I've called all of the local Duc dealer shops and nobody seems to know the answer, even the mechanics who have gone to the MTS training and are supposedly "experts" on everything about these bikes.

Does anybody here know for sure what's up regarding the adjustability of the fork spring preload?
From Ducati's website, I'd say rear only for preload:

Ducati Electronic Suspension by Ohlins
The ‘S’ version of the Multistrada 1200 is equipped with the latest generation 48mm Öhlins forks featuring the innovative Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES). The brand new fork technology enables rebound and compression damping adjustments electronically controlled via the instrument panel. The top of the range Öhlins TTX rear monoshock is also adjusted electronically in both spring pre-load and rebound and compression damping.
The electronic suspension adjustment can be made easily by using the pre-set riding modes, which have been developed by Ducati test riders, or independent mode, which allows riders to use their own personal settings. Adjustments made electronically send a signal that initiates electronic actuators mounted on the suspension units.
In addition to the riding modes of Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro, there is also an option to quickly change the suspension setting to suit ‘rider only’, ‘rider with luggage’, ‘rider and passenger’ or ‘rider and passenger with luggage’.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:33 PM   #1540
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From Ducati's website, I'd say rear only for preload:

Ducati Electronic Suspension by Ohlins
The ‘S’ version of the Multistrada 1200 is equipped with the latest generation 48mm Öhlins forks featuring the innovative Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES). The brand new fork technology enables rebound and compression damping adjustments electronically controlled via the instrument panel. The top of the range Öhlins TTX rear monoshock is also adjusted electronically in both spring pre-load and rebound and compression damping.
The electronic suspension adjustment can be made easily by using the pre-set riding modes, which have been developed by Ducati test riders, or independent mode, which allows riders to use their own personal settings. Adjustments made electronically send a signal that initiates electronic actuators mounted on the suspension units.
In addition to the riding modes of Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro, there is also an option to quickly change the suspension setting to suit ‘rider only’, ‘rider with luggage’, ‘rider and passenger’ or ‘rider and passenger with luggage’.
That's exactly what I understood too.

So how does the electronically adjustable ride height work? In other words, how does the bike adjust itself to a higher or lower ride height for sport=low and enduro=high if the front fork springs have a fixed amount of preload and are not adjustable?

I think I must be missing something, but I can't figure out what. Here's a link to the vid that seems to contradict the adjustibility issue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agc9NInB158
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:27 PM   #1541
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:05 PM   #1542
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I don't see how it could be possible to have electronically adjustable suspension travel, but I have been wrong before, really long time ago.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:26 PM   #1543
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Does anybody here know for sure what's up regarding the adjustability of the fork spring preload?
Current issue of Motorcyclist reports you need a wrench to adjust fork preload on the S.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:03 PM   #1544
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I'm betting the promo vid was flat wrong, as indeed was the early press kit.

"The brand new fork technology enables spring pre-load and rebound and compression damping adjustments electronically controlled via the instrument panel." (From the version at Web Bike World)

From Motorcyclist and several launch reports, front suspension preload is adjustable but only with a spanner.

Rear suspension preload is adjustable electronically.

As for rear ride height, I am betting there is no adjustment at all, except by adding preload to the spring. Suspension is non-link type, so no adjustable link. And no adjustment obvious on pics of the shock.



Full version here at Kilometre Magazine.

However, given the 170mm travel, you could likely get away with running a lot of free sag on the road in touring conditions. Could then bump up the rear preload electronically to raise rear ride height for quicker 'sport' steering, while retaining some free sag.

Can't see how that would work for 'Enduro' mode tho - where I imagine you'd want more ride height but slower steering.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:49 PM   #1545
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Let's just get used to the fact, that the rear shock is electronically adjusted for rebound/compression damping and spring preload as well, nothing more...

The front fork's compression/rebound damping, is adjusted electronically and the preload manually.

As we're all aware, this applies solely to the optional S models, fitted with Ohlins.

So set it for feel, or fine tune your sag settings etc., but ride height is not part of the program, despite any miswording or misunderstandings...

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