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Old 04-07-2014, 11:57 AM   #5551
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Any of you Gen II 1200 Multi owners find an aftermarket windscreen that works? I tried a Cee Bailey and it was a big disappointment.
I like the stocker. My other screen for touring is the one from Twisted Throttle
the MRA bolt on extension. Works good good.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:02 PM   #5552
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Lol you do not ride your new bike because it does not get as good mpg as your old bike? did you buy it to save on gas? If so it will take you about 35 years to break even . I thought people bought "performance bikes" to enjoy riding them not to save on gas. If that was your goal you should have bought a moped.
^^^^this.

To help set realistic expectations: 32-37mpg is about normal for the Multi 1200, and that number will go down if you're in 150hp modes and using the throttle often.

The Honda NC700X is a great bike for gas mileage (about 70-ish mpg i've read) and is a fun ride to boot, if you're looking for a hypermiler.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:30 PM   #5553
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I like the stocker. My other screen for touring is the one from Twisted Throttle
the MRA bolt on extension. Works good good.
But didn't solve the problem.

I am 5' 11" w/ 30" inseam... It is better than stock with 4" more of height and a little more width. I still need ear plugs tho
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:23 AM   #5554
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Lol you do not ride your new bike because it does not get as good mpg as your old bike? did you buy it to save on gas? If so it will take you about 35 years to break even . I thought people bought "performance bikes" to enjoy riding them not to save on gas. If that was your goal you should have bought a moped.

Really I thought I was buying a "touring bike" I want more than a 100-120 mile range, and I want it to do better on gas than a Corolla. I thought it would be at least as good as my other Duc that was older tech. If I had wanted a "performance bike" I would have gotten an 1198.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:41 AM   #5555
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Really I thought I was buying a "touring bike" I want more than a 100-120 mile range, and I want it to do better on gas than a Corolla. I thought it would be at least as good as my other Duc that was older tech. If I had wanted a "performance bike" I would have gotten an 1198.
My suggestion is go buy a VStrom 650, sounds like it will be perfect for you.......

I commute on mine daily, I get average 43mpg (5.4 litres per 100km). Who cares about milage anyway, just ride the thing.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:09 AM   #5556
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Any of you Gen II 1200 Multi owners find an aftermarket windscreen that works? I tried a Cee Bailey and it was a big disappointment.
I'm very pleased with my 13 Touring S stock shield. 6-1" and it works perfectly. I run it all the way down 90% of the time unless it's raining or cold.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:10 AM   #5557
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My suggestion is go buy a VStrom 650, sounds like it will be perfect for you.......

I commute on mine daily, I get average 43mpg (5.4 litres per 100km). Who cares about milage anyway, just ride the thing.
Exactly and my MPG is close to yours unless I'm hammering it.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:13 AM   #5558
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Really I thought I was buying a "touring bike" I want more than a 100-120 mile range, and I want it to do better on gas than a Corolla. I thought it would be at least as good as my other Duc that was older tech. If I had wanted a "performance bike" I would have gotten an 1198.
How much are you asking for it? Pics?
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:32 AM   #5559
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How much are you asking for it? Pics?


When he sells the multistrada he can go buy the moped and be in mpg heaven!
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:08 AM   #5560
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the multi is a "performance bike", it's 1200 cc 4 valve hi performance engine, so you're absolutely not going to get 50 mpg. When touring I tend to get around 42-43 mpg and I'm happy with that. If you want range you could always opt for a bmw gs, extended tank and lower performance.


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Old 04-08-2014, 01:35 PM   #5561
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But didn't solve the problem.

I am 5' 11" w/ 30" inseam... It is better than stock with 4" more of height and a little more width. I still need ear plugs tho
Solved it for me, 6'2". The wind does not hit me in the face anymore and makes touring more comfortable. I am on a motorcycle and some wind is to be expected.
I have never owned a motorcycle that did not have some wind noise.
I wear ear plugs all the time, that makes the biggest difference to me.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:38 PM   #5562
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Really I thought I was buying a "touring bike" I want more than a 100-120 mile range, and I want it to do better on gas than a Corolla. I thought it would be at least as good as my other Duc that was older tech. If I had wanted a "performance bike" I would have gotten an 1198.
I have a 2011 and can get 200-210 out of a tank if I watch the throttle hand, hard to do at times but if I am real conservative I can do it.
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:44 PM   #5563
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When he sells the multistrada he can go buy the moped and be in mpg heaven!
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:56 PM   #5564
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I can easily get 200 miles a tank when touring. When I am hammering and having fun and enjoying the performance, which is why I bought it, I still get a comfortable 180 miles per tank.
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