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Old 05-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #3181
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:57 AM   #3182
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I think it's electronically limited to 150mph.....

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No it's not.

Had mine up to 157 mph. 144 mph on the GPS, but must take the top box (back box) off as that slows it down.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:02 AM   #3183
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No it's not.

Had mine up to 157 mph. 144 mph on the GPS, but must take the top box (back box) off as that slows it down.
That odometer is not that accurate if you are only doing 144 and the speedo is showing 157.
That is around 9% error. Guess they want you thinking you are going faster than you really are.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #3184
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Odometers, like many instruments, are more accurate in the center of their range, or sweet spot. The further away from that calibrated sweet spot, typically the higher the error. I am guessing at around 50-80 mph, the speedo is pretty accurate. Anyone care to compare with their gps?

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Old 06-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #3185
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My 2010 Mutley is always 5 or 6 mph faster than my gps. It's been said many times Ducati does this on purpose, maybe all manufacturers do.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #3186
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It says right in the owners manual the speedo is 8% high and the odometer is calibrated to be correct.

The fastest I have had mine is 152 indicated, not quite as fast as the old Super Hawk but pushing a lot more wind.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:45 PM   #3187
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Odometers, like many instruments, are more accurate in the center of their range, or sweet spot. The further away from that calibrated sweet spot, typically the higher the error. I am guessing at around 50-80 mph, the speedo is pretty accurate. Anyone care to compare with their gps?

The odometer on these use wheel speed sensor front and rear (Hall I think). I suspect they are very accurate at any range. Ducati relys on the input for ABS and traction control functions, so I would expect them to be. A lot more so then the old school mechanical odometers.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #3188
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Rode a '12 Multi S demo today

Been lusting after the Multistrada 1200 for 2 years now (Bought a Superduke to hold me over till now). I keep lurking around and see the S10, the Tiger 1200, the GS1200 but always come back to the MTS.

I went to a BMW dealer to look at a 2010 with 1600 miles and we couldn't get our pricing completely in line. I rode to the local Ducati dealer and there's a red beauty in the parking lot. Guy next to it says wanna ride it? It's a new demo! Oh yeah!!!!

Started in Urban Mode, then Touring, then Sport, then Enduro. Nice bike, all the power and comfort anyone needs. All the internet positives and negatives are fairly accurate but the ride (30 miles) did put things in perspective. If you ride a Superduke, the Ducati doesn't have surging issues and it's pretty soft. I liked it and anticipate I will own one in the very near future. Superduke for SALE!! I'm joining the Duc club!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:15 AM   #3189
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Fellow Multi Drivers,

Does anyone have experience with Touratech's Zega Pro panniers on their MTS? I frequently ride my Touring model with Ducati's panniers but am planning some extensive travel/camping this summer and have been thinking about the utility and apparent durability of the Zegas. My alternative plan (and approx $1000 cheaper) is to get Ducati's 73L pannier lids which should allow me to carry about everything internally. But I'm not too crazy with the prospect of getting the pretty plastic all scratched up :)

If anyone's mounted the Touratech bags, what are your thoughts on the the mounting framework? With the way it uses the bike's existing mount slots, are you confident in the system's overall ruggedness? Any experience you can share would be appreciated.

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I am looking hard at the new multi but not impressed with the panniers. I searched this thread and found this gentleman asking the question I too am looking to get answered. touratech has panniers very similar to my bmw gs adventures which i like a lot. Has anyone here installed them?? thanks
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:06 AM   #3190
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I am looking hard at the new multi but not impressed with the panniers. I searched this thread and found this gentleman asking the question I too am looking to get answered. touratech has panniers very similar to my bmw gs adventures which i like a lot. Has anyone here installed them?? thanks
Check out this thread: http://www.ducati.ms/forums/44-multi...ros-multi.html

There are a few other threads on the same topic over there.

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:32 AM   #3191
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Check out this thread: http://www.ducati.ms/forums/44-multi...ros-multi.html

There are a few other threads on the same topic over there.

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Thank you very much for the link. I can get over the smaller fuel tank on the multi compared to my gsa but the stock panniers do not compare. I think I can work with the multi for sure now. Thanks now I have to sell my 1198s then a new multi
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:39 PM   #3192
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:32 PM   #3193
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Possible speedo fix.

Ever since I got the bike, the 8% factory error on the speedo bugged me. I've been running a Sigma BC 1009 on my 08 GS for almost 4 years. Has been working great. Nice to have an accurate speedo. On the GS I have it mounted on the right handlebar inboard of the switch gear & mirror.

I have a rear bicycle wheel sensor mount. The wire on the stock front wheel mount is too short for motorcycle use.

On the MTS mounting it in the same place would make it pretty inconvenient to see w/ the tank bag blocking a lot of the screen. The only way to see it would be to move my body to the right. Pain in the neck, plus it would be way out of your normal field of view.

I was goofing around w/ a piece of PVC this morning and came up w/ this.



I cut a slot in the tubing w/ a Dremel tool to the curve of the handle that raises & lowers the windscreen.



It was a pretty snug fit right away & won't come off easily, but it would move some. So pulled out the pair of foam earplugs from my riding jacket and jammed them inside. Nice and tight now.



Next will be fabbing a mount for the sensor. I think it will be possible to make something that will bolt to the inner right fork leg through the lower fender mounts. The fender mount is threaded all the way through. Should be easy to get longer bolts to hold the fender & Nylock nut the sensor mount to the bolts.

I'll post that up when I get it finished.

After it's working right, I'll spray the tubing flat back.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #3194
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I use my Garmin 660 to give accurate speed. Also why worry if you know the speedo is fast , do you ride looking at it all the time ?
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:16 PM   #3195
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That's the sticker protecting the speedo face. i have my Garmin premanently mounted to my GS hack rig.
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