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Old 02-02-2010, 01:53 PM   #1066
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Yeah, but what color? All my bikes are black. I can't imagine riding any other. But, if you buy a Ferrari - and you can only afford one in your life - don't you get a red one? If you buy a Ducati (the only one you'll probably buy in your life), don't you get a red one?
Nope, white for me, couldn't care less about the Ducati/Ferrari red thing anyway. I call those "arrest me red".
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:12 PM   #1067
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Ducati = RED. Any other color is just wrong. FYI I have white Multi right now
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:16 PM   #1068
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Ducati = RED. Any other color is just wrong. FYI I have white Multi right now


I'd like to see them do it in Yellow!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:44 PM   #1069
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I drove a few hours to check out the IMS last weekend. The biggest surprise? I'm falling for the new Multi.

I think this thing will be to Ducati what the newer Tigers have been to Triumph. A great do-it-all bike. I don't think I'd ever take one off road, but it feels like it might be a kick-ass bike for long days in the saddle. Comfortable (perfect fit for me), seems to be well built, and it looks pretty cool too. Hopefully the suspension works as advertised. It likely needs a wider windshield for touring, but that's about it.

I didn't expect to be impressed, but I was. I want one.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:03 AM   #1070
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You forgot to mention measly 150 hp

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I drove a few hours to check out the IMS last weekend. The biggest surprise? I'm falling for the new Multi.

I think this thing will be to Ducati what the newer Tigers have been to Triumph. A great do-it-all bike. I don't think I'd ever take one off road, but it feels like it might be a kick-ass bike for long days in the saddle. Comfortable (perfect fit for me), seems to be well built, and it looks pretty cool too. Hopefully the suspension works as advertised. It likely needs a wider windshield for touring, but that's about it.

I didn't expect to be impressed, but I was. I want one.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:11 PM   #1071
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MCN reports 15k service intervals(sort of)...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...costs-slashed/
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:42 PM   #1072
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MCN reports 15k service intervals(sort of)...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...costs-slashed/
That's huge.

The maintenance costs associated with the Desmodromic valve train are the one thing the scares me away from any Ducati. I suppose I could learn to do them myself, but the task seems intimidating.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:01 PM   #1073
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That's huge.

The maintenance costs associated with the Desmodromic valve train are the one thing the scares me away from any Ducati. I suppose I could learn to do them myself, but the task seems intimidating.
2V Ducati valvetrain maintenance is not difficult. I suspect the main difficulty in 4V access is in actually getting in there...something tells me the MTS is packaged on the "dense" side.

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Old 02-03-2010, 01:05 PM   #1074
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2V Ducati valvetrain maintenance is not difficult. I suspect the main difficulty in 4V access is in actually getting in there...something tells me the MTS is packaged on the "dense" side.

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So that means that you need to have a dense mechanic?

Shouldn't be that tough to arrange ...











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Old 02-03-2010, 01:26 PM   #1075
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MCN reports 15k service intervals(sort of)...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...costs-slashed/
They quote 6 1/2 hours for the 7500 mile service on the 1198 but that is only if shims need to be changed otherwise two hours could be subtracted.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:02 PM   #1076
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That's huge.

The maintenance costs associated with the Desmodromic valve train are the one thing the scares me away from any Ducati. I suppose I could learn to do them myself, but the task seems intimidating.
No more intimidating than a V-TEC VFR, now that's one intimidating valve procedure.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:28 PM   #1077
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No more intimidating than a V-TEC VFR, now that's one intimidating valve procedure.
But I know folks that have never had them adjusted and put 50K or more on the engines. I've owned three V Tec VFR bikes and after the first adjustment, nothing more was needed.........

And like everything else, once you've done it once, the second time is much easier. The big issue is most Honda mechanics have never done a V Tec, this is where the danger lies unless you do it yourself........
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:48 PM   #1078
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Are Ducati reading this forum ? look here ...http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...costs-slashed/
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:09 AM   #1079
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Are Ducati reading this forum ? look here ...http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...costs-slashed/
What's really, really strange to me is that they didn't announce this when they first started showing the bike and taking deposits. Surely they already had this policy in place by then.

Nothing that vehicle manufacturer's marketing departments do makes much sense to me, though.

I wonder if this will bleed over into the other bikes they sell?
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:19 AM   #1080
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Wish it was out with the S1000RR, but this may actually turn out to be perfect timing. Almost the same bells and whistles on both bikes as far as electronics. Get everyone to test drive the S1000RR, like the stuff but not the ergos for distance touring, presto, Duc solves that!

BMW is cheaper tho, might have to check how hard to fit bags, and how bad the ergos are for touring.
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