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Old 10-31-2011, 09:37 AM   #106
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:02 AM   #107
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Fine choice and a very nice looking bike.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:03 AM   #108
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Very Nice = Congratulations !!

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Old 10-31-2011, 10:27 AM   #109
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Thanks. I only did a quick 7 mile ride so far. I can't believe how light it feels and how smooth it is. Very comfortable riding position. The turning radius is awesome compared to my supermoto- great for parking in the tight garage. Outside temp readout is a nice bonus too. Can't wait to get some exhaust pipes and it'll be ready to rip.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:00 PM   #110
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A fully loaded S (which is what everyone seems to have) is about $23,500 where I'm from. Maybe its just me, but for $23,500, it needs to pack my family to Costco and Haul a dog.
Here in Chile the Multi is $36,700.00 and the SMT is $21,123.00!
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:15 PM   #111
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:25 PM   #112
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Very, very nice bike..haven't seen that exact color combination before..
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:46 AM   #113
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Very, very nice bike..haven't seen that exact color combination before..
Thanks! All the US 2011's are white and black from what I've researched. I like that the lower fairings are black and blend in.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #114
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Ok any updates on this thread. I still have my smt and just clicked the 10,000 mile mark. The 2013 mts looks tempting and it seems Ducati has been listening.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:21 AM   #115
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i really like my Multi (2011 base) but after 2 yrs, might be time for something new and the SMT might be it. i looked through the manual on KTM's site - doesn't look like it has a fuel gauge, just a low level light ? Also, any feel for 15km service/valve cost ? Looked around the site and didn't see it anywhere. thanks
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:36 AM   #116
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i really like my Multi (2011 base) but after 2 yrs, might be time for something new and the SMT might be it. i looked through the manual on KTM's site - doesn't look like it has a fuel gauge, just a low level light ? Also, any feel for 15km service/valve cost ? Looked around the site and didn't see it anywhere. thanks
About $700 US for the service. Valves were in spec so no adjustment needed. You are right no fuel gauge just LLL = at 140 into it start looking for gas. Great bike and appears to be more stout then the Duc but getting it serviced may be easier with the Duc.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:11 AM   #117
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My Duc dealer does both, little over an hour away so cost is really the consideration more so than distance. Cost sounds comparable when spread over 30K miles. Thanks
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:19 PM   #118
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What year did they add the rear preload adjuster knob on the SMT, 2011 or 2012?

For me the choice is between the SMT and the non-ohlins Multi. As far as suspension, I'm thinking the WP on the SMT has the edge?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #119
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About $700 US for the service. Valves were in spec so no adjustment needed. You are right no fuel gauge just LLL = at 140 into it start looking for gas. Great bike and appears to be more stout then the Duc but getting it serviced may be easier with the Duc.
It depends on what the dealer shop rate is because the valves take 4hrs. The KTM dealer I go to only charges $55/hour labor so my 15K Super Duke service which included valves, oil change, new plugs, and the usual once over to make sure everything was still in spec was only $440 including tax.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:00 PM   #120
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