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Old 08-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #3496
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Does anyone happen to know if the default suspension settings on the Pikes Peak model are the same as on the MTS1200 with the electronic suspension?

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Old 08-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #3497
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Does anyone happen to know if the default suspension settings on the Pikes Peak model are the same as on the MTS1200 with the electronic suspension?

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Should be, it's just a 1200 S Sport with fancy paint and some trim changes, not a different bike. :)
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:06 AM   #3498
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Yup. One would think. However seems like some folks over at ducati.ms have a slightly different experience - http://www.ducati.ms/forums/44-multi...010-sport.html

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Should be, it's just a 1200 S Sport with fancy paint and some trim changes, not a different bike. :)
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:46 AM   #3499
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is that only talk? or you have pictures to go with it ..........


I have been seriously tempted to take my MTS12 out on the local MX track just to scare the sh*t out of the kids out there. Lucky for everyone the big-boy Conti TKC 80s aren't shipping yet. That might be a YouTube video that I don't want to be part of though....."Look what happens when an idiot takes his Ducati on a Motocross track".

Do check out (as in ride) the other bikes in this class (1000cc+ adventure tourers) and you'll see what I'm talking about. The Duc is so light compared to the others it really does feel like a dirt bike next to the competition. If you armor it appropriately, there's no reason it can't go anywhere you point it.....and survive. I've taken mine on everything other than sand/mud (again, no knobbies = no joy on those surfaces) and single track with no issues.

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:04 AM   #3500
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is that only talk? or you have pictures to go with it ..........
There is this... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619669 not much but posers and not updated lately



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I have been seriously tempted to take my MTS12 out on the local MX track just to scare the sh*t out of the kids out there. Lucky for everyone the big-boy Conti TKC 80s aren't shipping yet. That might be a YouTube video that I don't want to be part of though....."Look what happens when an idiot takes his Ducati on a Motocross track".

Do check out (as in ride) the other bikes in this class (1000cc+ adventure tourers) and you'll see what I'm talking about. The Duc is so light compared to the others it really does feel like a dirt bike next to the competition. If you armor it appropriately, there's no reason it can't go anywhere you point it.....and survive. I've taken mine on everything other than sand/mud (again, no knobbies = no joy on those surfaces) and single track with no issues.

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I would like to see that!!
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:29 AM   #3501
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Holy smokes! It's the shock and shock is what's happening to me.

Just shy of $4000. Fuck me.
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I just got home. Waiting for me was a voice message from Wilson's. I called back and spoke to Cindy, the warrantee lady. Ducati is going to replace the shock! Cindy said that Ducat took in to consideration that the bike was just recently out of warrantee. Plus I'm sure she knew the magic phrases that get things moving.

I am very happy. My 1st experience w/ Wilson's and Ducati could not have gone better. My thanks to Dave, Brandon, Josh, & Cindy at Wilson's Motorcycles in Fresno. They will surely get more of my business.
I'm pleasently surprised to hear good things about Wilson's. My experience with thier sales manager 6 years ago is a big part or why I don't own a Duc now. He was an older guy named Mike, and he opened a line of credit in my name without my permission after I told him I was going to wait for the 1100s.

I took a used 1200 for a long test ride up at A&S and am totally smitten. Good to know the local guys might be allright to deal with.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #3502
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I have been seriously tempted to take my MTS12 out on the local MX track just to scare the sh*t out of the kids out there. -SM
I thought you got rid of your Multi for the Guzzi? Did you buy another?
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:58 PM   #3503
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The Duc is so light compared to the others...

-SM
Well...520 lb (on my scale) is still not what I call light. Maybe if you're Jimmy Lewis...

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #3504
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I thought you got rid of your Multi for the Guzzi? Did you buy another?
I still have it but it's for sale.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #3505
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Well...520 lb (on my scale) is still not what I call light. Maybe if you're Jimmy Lewis...

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i think it is light when you compare it to the competition which is what I believe Sock's point to be. I've owned a GS, a Stelvio, and believe me, the MTS12 does in fact feel light to those bikes in relative terms. if you want to experience what it's like to own a relatively heavy ADV bike, push a Stelvio, GSA or Tenere around your garage and get back to us.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:40 PM   #3506
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Well...520 lb (on my scale) is still not what I call light. Maybe if you're Jimmy Lewis...

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Hence my proviso of "compared to others in the class ".

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:10 PM   #3507
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There is this... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619669 not much but posers and not updated lately





I would like to see that!!

that's NOT off road! I mean, they are not in a pavement road... but sh*t, i mean that i can do with my v-max!!

can some one pleas thake a multi to do some OFF ROAD!!

Please!!

i canīt take mine because i have super slicks on it........ :P

just for that... not that i'm scared of breaking anything....
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #3508
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that's NOT off road! I mean, they are not in a pavement road... but sh*t, i mean that i can do with my v-max!!

can some one pleas thake a multi to do some OFF ROAD!!

Please!!

i canīt take mine because i have super slicks on it........ :P

just for that... not that i'm scared of breaking anything....
This is what I'm sayin...
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #3509
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that's NOT off road! I mean, they are not in a pavement road... but sh*t, i mean that i can do with my v-max!!

can some one pleas thake a multi to do some OFF ROAD!!

Please!!

i canīt take mine because i have super slicks on it........ :P

just for that... not that i'm scared of breaking anything....
These guys did some off road.....



http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/inde...pageId=2265143

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Old 08-26-2012, 02:47 AM   #3510
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These guys did some off road.....



http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/inde...pageId=2265143

-SM
i knew someone would post this picture.. cause it's the only one of a guy doing it!!


Anyone else??
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