2nd Gen. Ducati Multistrada (2013 and newer)

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Salvo, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. DropinParts

    DropinParts XR1200's Rule

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    I appreciate this info more than you know. Can I assume the difference in the 2010 through the 2012 are minimal? The stealer has a nice 2010, but since it was the first year for the 1200, I am concerned about those first year blues.
  2. Croak

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    Correct, there's no real difference between 2010 and 2012 in terms of features, and all the bugs addressed in production on 2011 and 2012 models were also addressed (for the most part) under warranty on the 2010. Just make sure all the warranty stuff has been done already.
  3. DropinParts

    DropinParts XR1200's Rule

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    Thanks! :thumb
  4. Flightar

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  5. EJ_92606

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    Can someone update me on the latest on the issue with the coolant and the porous head problem. Are cylinder heads being replaced? Has the revised coolant solved the problem? I don't really know much about this, just heard some brief info about it and wanted to get better informed before considering a purchase. Thanks.
  6. joef

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    Just had my coolant changed, 2011 year and original owner. 9000 miles on the clock with the blue coolant and no issues. I think it was a few bad batches but nothing that Ducati will tell us just a lot of speculation. It seemed to be a big headache for the ones affected by it and I would worry about long term effects if I had cylinders, heads or a radiator replaced.
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    EJ,

    Definitely worth consideration if you're contemplating a used one, especially of the 2010-2011 vintage (there is a VIN range I believe of effected bikes). The newer and lesser the miles the better. A new bike I would not worry about whatsoever.
  8. Moronic

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    What's up, EJ? I had gained the impression you were jonesing pretty hard for a new waterboxer. :ear

    It appears Ducati has sorted out a lot of things with the 2013 version. The coolant thing looked like it was a bit of a lottery, but there have been several reports on various fora of both cylinder heads being replaced as a result of it.

    AFAIK, no-one has reported that their cylinder head failed out of warranty and Ducati failed to make good on it. And if it had happened, you'd expect the disgruntled owner would get the news onto the net somehow. :wink:

    OTOH, some reports of bikes spending weeks or months in the shop awaiting parts and labour. Thus much gnashing of teeth. But all those were eventually reported fixed.
  9. EJ_92606

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    I was...still am I guess, but enthusiasm is waning a little bit. Not sure I want to be a beta tester. On a whim, test rode a K16 and was impressed with that and have always liked the Multistrada although I have yet to demo one. Nothing wrong with my camhead GS but started getting new bike fever when the first bits of info trickled out on the new water boxer and I can't shake it :D I'm intrigued by the multi because you universally hear people say they LOVE the bike, whereas with the GS you often get comments like...it's a good all around bike and does everything well, etc...but you don't necessarily get the love in capital letters....so perhaps I need to take a ride and see.

    Thanks for the info on the cylinder heads.
  10. Vicsplorer

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    So, I'm debating picking one of these up. Just trying to debate saving the extra coin to the S version or just grabbing the standard version now.

    Tough decision.....
  11. deWog

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    Easy: S.
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    If you want the panniers, heated grips and center stand, the suspension is pretty much along for the ride with a small premium paid for it. Or vice versa; buy the suspension and get the other stuff for free. Plus or minus.

    A wag will come along shortly and explain how you can get soft bags, 30 dollar Chinese grips and that the center stand is a PITA, but there's really only one way to get the suspension if that turns your crank.
  13. slopaleorider

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    I had a standard ABS 2010 and it was a great bike, went in looking for an S but the price was right so I took the left over 2010 for about a $7k savings and Ducati gave me a free set of side bags, due to some reasons I can't discuss here I no longer have the 2010 and have a 2013 on order, this time I went with the S due to it only being about a $3k difference in price, the extra equipment on the S is worth the money. I would also suggest that you stay away from the early bikes, they have some issues that ducati could never get sorted out on mine. Needless to say I love the bike and am buying another because it is an awesome bike, just keep in mind it is not an offload machine. Jeff
  14. joef

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    2011 S model still going trouble free and strong. I ride, no worries
  15. Vicsplorer

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    Dealer has offered a 2012 standard at a price that is honestly pretty hard to pass up (will end up costing about the same, a grand or two more than the Tiger Sport)...

    I'm not overly fussed re the bags or the suspension to be honest, I just like the bikes for the room (I;m a tall guy) and the engine.
  16. FiveG

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    Picked up a 2013 S Touring last Saturday. Only 180 miles thus far, mostly curvy and in some cases (by design) crappy secondary and rural roads. Thus far, it's an incredibly intuitive steed. It points quickly and precisely, and feels almost sinuous when working through curves. On frost-heaved (hoven?) asphalt, while you do know there's bumps, it handles them without any problem.

    If things work out, hope to do a longer ride early next week up into VT and try some of the unpaved (dirt) roads. While I don't plan to intentionally go off road or on trails, my intent is to ride in VT a fair bit, and a lot of the roads in that state are dirt -- well done dirt, but dirt.
  17. Urban Toreador

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    I have always been a huge fan of the BMW paralever front end and it's anti dive characteristics. The salesman at my dealer told me the skyhook preforms the same anti dive task under braking. I wonder from some of you guys who are riding the skyhook; is this the case?
  18. Doug Pirahna

    Doug Pirahna Been here awhile

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    Yes it is, works fantastic. You can grab a handfull of front brake and get negligable dive.
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    Performs the same, yet some how doesn't suck:rofl
  20. Flightar

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    Yes, it does not dive much...depending upon which setting you have it in. Sport is the least, touring is slightly more, and urban is a bit more. That said though neither setting is as much as a standard fork would be.