Hey folks, I used to ride a 650GS, which I loved because it was nimble and I grew up in the dirt. But it was a bit underpowered, and not so great for long road rides. Now I'm looking for something that has a little more umph, can tour more comfortably, head out on a fire road, and has that spark of fun. I rode the Multistrada (2012 model) and just had a blast. Very fun and nimble with plenty of power. Plus I can get a used one for $6500, which is approx. my price point. My question is this -- the Ducati's great for the road, but how does it fare in the dirt or for short tours (few days)? Also, any other recommended bikes for that price range. CLARIFICATION. I rode the 2012 and really liked it. BUT I can find a used MST (2005ish) for $6500, which is the price I'm going for. A 2012 MST for $6500 would be suspect indeed!