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Old 11-09-2009, 09:41 PM   #601
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Interesting features. Yes, I too like it better after the video. They should teach the narrator to say Testa Stretta, though.

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I hated it at first, but then I saw these two videos and I've changed my mind:
http://www.onewheeldrive.net/2009/11...ined-in-video/

That is going to be one sweet bike, ugly or not, I don't care anymore. It's a shame I'll never be able to afford it :(
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:52 AM   #602
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Couldn't resist, please to excuse the 20 second Photoshop job.

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Old 11-10-2009, 01:10 AM   #603
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:30 AM   #604
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:42 AM   #605
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I read a rumor somewhere that there's a "Rock" version that will be released later with better crash protection and a 19" front wheel (I think).
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:24 AM   #606
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No way, plenty of ill handling 19" tired front bikes. I want something to really carve up the turns!
My biggest complaint with 17" tires is the fact that I've never had a set last longer than 3k miles. Furthermore, the bikes I owned had 120hp or less. I hate to think what 150 would do to rear tires. Maybe pressing the Urban mode button would help. One of the reasons I bought the "ill handling 19" front tired Tiger" was to cut down on tire consumption. Except for regular Tourances, the rest have been a big fat FAIL at 2300-3k miles.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:46 AM   #607
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If the only thing missing on that bike to go adventure riding is to add a bash plate, they got a winner.
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like i said before ducati is trying to grab some of the adv market but did not go full in with the design. is the oil hanging below unprotected like other ducati motors & previous multi. if so ducati has lost their minds.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:20 AM   #608
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Looks like this thing will miss the boat to the US Maybee we will see the SMT this spring??/

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...to-cost-10995/
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:38 AM   #609
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Looks like this thing will miss the boat to the US Maybee we will see the SMT this spring??/

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...to-cost-10995/
how you got that from the article. There is a US price listed elsewhere, so that makes no sense.

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:23 AM   #610
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Huh, adjustable windscreen. Suzuki STILL can't get that right.

Everything but the beak, please.


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Old 11-10-2009, 08:28 AM   #611
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Everything but the beak, please.
Understanding that the beak is the air intake point and that it is feeding a ram-air type system (taking air from a high pressure point) I will live with the beak.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:43 AM   #612
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You nailed it. The GS is a brilliant all-around motorcycle, and possibly up until now my vote for the best bike to own if you can only have one. The fact that BMW has convinced so many riders that the leviathan is a suitable off-road machine, particular in Adventure dress, just shows the power of BMW marketing.


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All I'm saying is that this angst is silly. The protypical 1200GS is a terrible dirt bike too, but it is a very good adventure bike. Maybe the Ducati will be too.

I used to own a 1200GS and have taken the BMW off-road course with Simon Pavey, so I KNOW that some people (not me ) can do amazing things with e GS.......but they could do those same things with a Mulitstrada.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:50 AM   #613
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how you got that from the article. There is a US price listed elsewhere, so that makes no sense.

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“And we feel this is a great time to release the bike in the UK as there are people who own GS’s but are ready to move on to something different.”
The Ducati Multistrada 1200 will be available to buy in the UK in the Spring with deliveries expected in late March early April time.

Thats what I got out of this part of the artical. I haven't seen a US price list. why dont you share it with us!
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:04 AM   #614
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:26 AM   #615
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Thats what I got out of this part of the artical. I haven't seen a US price list. why dont you share it with us!
No price, but my local dealer already has a teaser for it on their website


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