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Old 12-06-2009, 04:48 PM   #766
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:59 PM   #767
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So is the new adjustable windshield electrically adjustable? There's no specific information on the Ducati website.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:04 PM   #768
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I don't think so....................but frankly I did not look for a switch on a bike this light!!!!!!!!!!!

I think the only bikes with an electric screen are all in the Big sport touring class ie 1200RT, C14, K1300GT, FJR and the old ST1300.

The beak and the slides for windshield.

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Old 12-06-2009, 06:25 PM   #769
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How long before we get a MS1200 vs VFR1200 thread?

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Old 12-06-2009, 06:53 PM   #770
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From this picture I imagine it being as tall (short) as the current multistradas. And considering the rear is jacked up about 3-4 inches on the stand.

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Old 12-06-2009, 07:15 PM   #771
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Seems to me I was able to flat foot....I am six foot.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:44 PM   #772
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My concern, at 6'5'', is that the thing won't be tall enough and I'll be forced to consider the BMW 1200 GSA for my next bike instead. Does anyone know about the adjustability of the ride height and if there is any possibility to adjust the pegs?
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:01 PM   #773
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My concern, at 6'5'', is that the thing won't be tall enough and I'll be forced to consider the BMW 1200 GSA for my next bike instead. Does anyone know about the adjustability of the ride height and if there is any possibility to adjust the pegs?
You could probably have a higher seat made and use some bar risers to get it up to your height. Personally, I'm glad this isn't another bike for people 6'2" and over. Go ride a GSA or HP2 and let us shorties have this one!
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:06 PM   #774
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Windshield had adjustment knobs just like a GSA so I would say no, not electric adjustment.

I'm 5'10" with 30-32" inseam and I was on toes, but if rear wheel was on the ground I would have been all on balls of feet at worst.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:12 PM   #775
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Seat seems to be a good starting place for height adjustments.

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Windshield had adjustment knobs just like a GSA so I would say no, not electric adjustment.

I'm 5'10" with 30-32" inseam and I was on toes, but if rear wheel was on the ground I would have been all on balls of feet at worst.
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:33 AM   #776
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My concern, at 6'5'', is that the thing won't be tall enough and I'll be forced to consider the BMW 1200 GSA for my next bike instead. ...
Webzine One Wheel Drive posted a chart here comparing the Multi 12's basic specs with the 1200GS and the KTM 990 Adv.

Multi listed at 850mm, same as the std GS seat on lower setting.

AFAIK, no-one has posted comparative measurements for the seat-peg relationship. I've seen posts from a couple of Multi 1000/1100 owners who have sat on the new bike saying the ergos feel very similar to the old.

Doubtless peg lowering kits will become available. Ducati hasn't claimed the pegs or seat are adjustable for height, so likely safe to say they are not.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:02 AM   #777
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The seating position is a lot more natral fit than the orig. multi as you dont seem to have to conform to the bike as much.
It is much more refined feeling.

It was harder to tell the bar seat relationship with it on the stand.
Felt like seat ran forward/down and bars a little low for me (6 ft tall 32" inseam) but off the stand I think it would be very close.
Nice short reach to the bars that makes the bike seam smaller.

The seat to pegs felt like a spllit between a Ullysses and a Tiger with your feat more under than my Transalps or other true Dualsports.

Oh and it looks Waaaayyy better in person than the pictures.

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Old 12-07-2009, 10:45 AM   #778
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I agree. I'm 6 feet tall with 33" inseam and it felt very comfortable. Seat to peg was fine for me and the upright ergos felt similar to the Tiger and maybe a touch more forward than the GS (although the rear stand is likely just making it feel that way. It feels more compact and narrower than the GS (which is to be expected I think).

The MTS 1200 at the show was just uncrated the night before. It is the "S Sport" model (as opposed to the "S Touring"). So no panniers, no center stand and lots of carbon fiber bits.

I posted a gallery of photos from the show HERE.

I also posted a very, very quick walkaround video. Sorry for the crap quality as it is the first time I've ever shot with a digitial SLR video (Nikon 300S):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-ag_yd-xf0

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Old 12-07-2009, 07:07 PM   #779
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I have to stay out of this thread. I'm beginning to wonder if the needed new roof on the house can wait one more year.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:14 PM   #780
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Each time I see it I want to poke my eyes out, what a hideous bike!
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