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Old 10-20-2011, 06:37 AM   #2701
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Can i just say I LOVE THIS BIKE!
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:02 AM   #2702
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I ride a 08 Uly now & am looking to get a MS12 one of these days. Tried a MS out about a year ago and found the seat very restrictive after the Uly. I like to move around quite a bit, shift weight - according to corners and acceleration - and found the MS seat locked me down.

Is there a seat that fixes this yet - Hypermotard stylee ?
I too found that the seat kinda "locked me in"...but after a few, shall we say, aggressive takeoffs, I've come to like having the part behind me to keep me from sliding backward. If the Uly accelerated as hard as the Multi I probably would have been looking for some kind of a backstop to keep me in place.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #2703
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I too found that the seat kinda "locked me in"...but after a few, shall we say, aggressive takeoffs, I've come to like having the part behind me to keep me from sliding backward. If the Uly accelerated as hard as the Multi I probably would have been looking for some kind of a backstop to keep me in place.
Couldnt agree with you more!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:14 PM   #2704
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I'm with csimon; love this bike (though today I am sad, for it has a nail in the tyre and must get new shoes /again/).

As to the seat, it's not as comfy as the Renazco on my KTM 950, but it's damn good for me on up to 500 mile days. I'm 6'7, but with a relatively short inseam and I love the security the seat 'bump' gives me. I'd look at the new one on the '12 if it fits the '11.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:32 PM   #2705
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I'm with csimon; love this bike (though today I am sad, for it has a nail in the tyre and must get new shoes /again/).

As to the seat, it's not as comfy as the Renazco on my KTM 950, but it's damn good for me on up to 500 mile days. I'm 6'7, but with a relatively short inseam and I love the security the seat 'bump' gives me. I'd look at the new one on the '12 if it fits the '11.
Yeah the Renazco on my Megamoto was the most comfortable seat ive ever sat on and a work of art as well!!!! Unfortunately the bike and seat are gone. The MS seat to me is still the most comfy stocker i've had. At 6'7" you'll probably enjoy a tad more room to slide back in the seat.

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Old 10-20-2011, 06:51 PM   #2706
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So maybe that's the seat that's already on the Pike's Peak?
I do know that it already came with the updated rear brake.

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That is the official line, apparently. From Ducati News Today (and obviously based on factory press info):

"The Multistrada 1200 S Touring will also be offered in a brand new “race titanium matte” color scheme with a “racing black” frame, arriving in dealerships December, 2011. All 2012 models will have a revised, comfort-enhanced rider’s seat with an increased front and rear length ..."
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:15 AM   #2707
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So maybe that's the seat that's already on the Pike's Peak?
I do know that it already came with the updated rear brake.
Dont think so. I bought the Pikes Peak seat for mine and there is no more wiggle room for the rider or passenger.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:34 PM   #2708
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Dont think so. I bought the Pikes Peak seat for mine and there is no more wiggle room for the rider or passenger.
Of course the front rear seats "can't" get any longer, overall. They still have to fit between the tank and the rear rack mounts. So when Ducati says there is more room, I'm guessing they are talking millimeter's. FWIW, as far as I can tell, I "think" my PP rear seat, doesn't "overlap" the rider's seat as much as other Multistrada seats I have seen...

Could just be an optical illusion, but that's the way it appears to look, to me.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:17 AM   #2709
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDJ7mphGrAU

Not sure if this has been posted here yet but didn't want anyone to miss out. Great video on the Ducati factory and creation of the Multi!


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Old 10-23-2011, 05:49 PM   #2710
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Of course the front rear seats "can't" get any longer, overall. They still have to fit between the tank and the rear rack mounts. So when Ducati says there is more room, I'm guessing they are talking millimeter's. FWIW, as far as I can tell, I "think" my PP rear seat, doesn't "overlap" the rider's seat as much as other Multistrada seats I have seen...

Could just be an optical illusion, but that's the way it appears to look, to me.
I never said the front seat could get longer. It obvious that the only way to give the rider more wiggle room is to reduce the overlap from the rear which my PP seat does not do.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:46 PM   #2711
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Quick ride this afternoon, after the Donkeys won! (yea!), Dokken road, up to Rampart road, down to Jackson road. Certainly all doable on a mild street bike but probably not at this pace. Did smash the cat on the rock just before the picture though. Seems ok, but might be an excuse to upgrade.

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Old 10-23-2011, 07:18 PM   #2712
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No you didn't. I had meant to quote the statement you quoted from Ducati where "they" stated that the rider's seat would be longer. The part where is states "an increased front AND rear length" is interesting. Are they referring to the front and rear seats? If so, I'm curious as to how they are they planning on lengthening one without shortening the other.

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I never said the front seat could get longer. It obvious that the only way to give the rider more wiggle room is to reduce the overlap from the rear which my PP seat does not do.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:21 PM   #2713
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No you didn't. I had meant to quote the statement you quoted from Ducati where "they" stated that the rider's seat would be longer. The part where is states "an increased front AND rear length" is interesting. Are they referring to the front and rear seats? If so, I'm curious as to how they are they planning on lengthening one without shortening the other.
Well, if I recall there is a bit of room behind the rear seat where they could probably gain an inch or two if they extended the seat pan rearward. Sounds like too much of a PITA for them to do though. I suspect the only thing they did was reduce the overlap of the rear seat and reshape the foam of the front a bit.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:50 PM   #2714
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Laugh 2012 Ducati MultiStrada 1200: New Seat Design

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Of course the front rear seats "can't" get any longer, overall. They still have to fit between the tank and the rear rack mounts. So when Ducati says there is more room, I'm guessing they are talking millimeter's. FWIW, as far as I can tell, I "think" my PP rear seat, doesn't "overlap" the rider's seat as much as other Multistrada seats I have seen...

Could just be an optical illusion, but that's the way it appears to look, to me.
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Well, if I recall there is a bit of room behind the rear seat where they could probably gain an inch or two if they extended the seat pan rearward. Sounds like too much of a PITA for them to do though. I suspect the only thing they did was reduce the overlap of the rear seat and reshape the foam of the front a bit.


I second that, the over sculpt does look more ergonomic not so angular, because the last time I looked at my gluteus maximus it is round and does not have any angular sharp edges to it. It looks like they extended the back of the passenger seat or shortened the fount a bit for more wiggle room for the fat asses out their.

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Old 10-26-2011, 12:11 AM   #2715
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