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Old 07-12-2012, 11:31 PM   #3391
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I thought you Ducati guys might like some Ducati porn.

My buddies 1200 on top of Chumstick Mountain along the WABDR in eastern Wa. He rode up there on stock tires.
Nice! How many months were you guys up there? .

That's one packed Mutley.

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:08 AM   #3392
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Nice! How many months were you guys up there? .

That's one packed Mutley.

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Old 07-13-2012, 09:27 AM   #3393
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ROFL! I'm the same way. So far though, my Mutley has been a friendly dog, alternating between Greyhound and Retriever, depending on my mood...

Coming up on 13k miles now....

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Glad to hear she's been a friendly Mutt. :) We're just getting into the sport/touring thing and from what I see, the miles are going to roll on quick I think...

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Old 07-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #3394
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Hi again!! after reading ALL the replies in this thread i got to the ducati dealer here in porto, (portugal) and i bought the Puig wind screen! It´s great! in the lower position does a god job for the city, on the highway i pull it all up, and it does great all the way till .. today, 245km/h... tomorrow, who knows!

thanks for the tips..

Actually, i found the puig should be god not for the god critics you all give to it, but by the bad critics you give to the other ones !
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #3395
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Congrats on the new scoot! The Ti looks killer.

Re. the bumper, I gave up on mine. Kept losing it. Now I just let the center stand rest against the metal tang on the cat, and will touch up the worn paint on the center stand now and again.

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Bumper warrantied. I am going to keep getting it replaced, I have 5 years. If Ducati ever decides to make it out of something stronger (silicone?), you all can thank me then :)
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:14 PM   #3396
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Anyone feel like a non-DES model is the way to go on long-term reliability issues alone?
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #3397
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I had the standard for a year and 9000+ miles. If I get another, it will be DES, just because you can make some tuning changes while riding. Going from sport and firm, to touring and medium would be great!
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #3398
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Anyone feel like a non-DES model is the way to go on long-term reliability issues alone?
I am please I purchaesd a Non DES with ABS and heated grips. I also got the Bags which personally would not do again. My decision on the standard was:-

Reliability concerns , and the fact that the standard felt better to me. I would love to see a track test comparing the two, as I think theMulti is a road bike, and I puchased on that basis.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #3399
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I'd plan on putting some serious miles on the bike, probably less fork seals going out too. Is the standard suspension easier to work on?

As far as the bags, I doubt I'd miss them cause I'd rather have Givi's or SW moto's anyway. Heated grips and maybe some electronic cruise on the '13 and I'll be good to go. I could also give two shits about taking the thing off-road so I'm not sure I'm the right rider for th DES anyway.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #3400
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Problems or not, I would buy the DES model again in a heartbeat. I switch between modes (and add a passenger) all the time. The different settings match different moods for me and make a huge difference in the fun factor of riding.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:50 PM   #3401
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Just took my Multi through a rough ass section of trail in CT. No way around a huuuuugggeee puddle so in I went! Over a big rock halfway and I stalled it. But it started again and I rode on WITHOUT having the bike go swimming! I was proud of myself just a little bit.

I am happy to say that I had the bike in the shit and it handled it quite well. Deep sand is my only fear on it. If I had those new knobbie tires that may not even be bad. Bike did well off road.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:13 AM   #3402
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Decision??

I've been thinking it's time to get back on board a bike and started the research a few months ago.
The Stelvio led me to the GS then very quickly onto the Multistrada.
For 3 months now I can't get the mts 1200 touring out of my mind.
However, I can pick up a HP2 Megamoto for $6k less than the multi!!
I know, I know, they are totally different bikes and I'm not sure the mm can be made into the equivelent tourer. However, It does have a collectibility that could work for me over the next few years. And it was a fun ride recently.

Have any of you owned both( not sure if fixnbones is still around)?

If you have, for shear riding pleasure how do they compare?
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:00 AM   #3403
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Bashlash - are you seriously asking this question? These bikes are not comparable. If your even thinking of a megamoto(cool bike) for touring..then i would recommend you that one and go farkle it. Within your first 500 mile day, i bet you try and sell it

Collector status vs. user status needs to be prioritized first before this question could go any further. I love my MTS and have had many bikes, but there are just no complaints. Period.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:26 AM   #3404
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Haha simon I know this comparison might sound like a joke!
Like I said, the heart fell for the mts and the mind fell for the mm- the mm doesn't come up for sale every day of the week
Not sure if I'm looking for justification or just searching for opinions?
The real question is can I turn the mm into a tourer?
The missus won't jump on the back so 99% riding for me is one up.
Also not expecting much off road.
Maybe I hold onto the mts dream but have to wait 6 months before the right opportunity comes along?
Either way, I've enjoyed reading this thread.
The mm could be a fun "toe in the water" to ride b4 upgrading to the mts without losing much capital.
" upgrading" might insult mm fans?
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:49 PM   #3405
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What size socket do I need to remove the back wheel on my 2011 Multistrada?
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