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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Paulvt1, Sep 10, 2008.
I guess we made cug the clueless also speechless.
Just installed their crashbars on my MTS1200st. Easy install, great instructions and they look sturdy.
Just bumping this page back to life again to see if any of you Multi owners have some new stories to add.
Still waiting for my Ducati dealer to get the ECU upgrade to stop the surging and poor low rpm fueling. It seems that some dealers have it and some dont.
Yeah, I've been hearing the same thing. I also heard that at least one dealer replaced the whole ECU with an "updated" one - but that it didn't make much difference.
You still famous over at Ducati.ms jpooch00 ?
Lil' ole me, famous? Not that I know of.
Thanks for askin', though.
mmm, well I test rode a 1200 abs version yesterday and WOW.... I am in ultimate Moto Lust.
I was almost ready to buy a new Triumph Tiger but while I was having a recall done on my Sprint I started to notice the Ducati. After riding it and adding up the stuff I was planning to spend on the Tiger as upgrades (standard on the 1200 Touring...) then I am not that far off...
I ride 20-30k a year of mostly slab. I ride two up probably 5-10k every year. Have a few ?'s
Is there any changes in the 2011 Touring models?
How does your pillion feel after 500 miles in the stock seat?
Is this Ducati going to hold up for 100k plus over the next 5 years?
My wife loves it 2up, most comfortable bike so far she says.
MPG is like 38 so a tank gets you 185 miles.
Still using the stock seat?
How has your maintenance been?
How big is the stock Panniers? Can you fit a full face helmet in them?
Yes. Stock seats are great.
$300 for 600 mile service (changed oil and filter) Last trip to that dealer!
Panniers are small, especially right side with exhaust cutout relief. Helmet will not fit in panniers, not even close.
Hmm. Looks like the Panniers are about the same as my current Sprint St.
Thanks for the feedback.
My wife says the stock seat is the best she's ever sat on. We've done multiple 350 mile days without a problem. We still have stock seat. I've done 800 mile days on worse seats. The multi seat is very good for me, I know I could do a 1k easy on it.
My 600 mile service was much less than $300. Currently have 5k miles on the bike. Only real problem has been the fuel gauge, replaced under warranty.
A helmet will fit in the side bags with the large covers. The top box is awesome.
If electronic suspension is not your cup of tea, price out a base or ABS model with the additions you want (side bags/ top case, center stand). The multi then becomes even more $ competative to other models. The base model forks are very good.
The bigger pannier lids add a lot of capacity and a lot of girth.
Man, those are hideous - but I suppose they DO hold a lot.
The option is there, if you need it.
It looks worse than usual because Ducs are narrow:
I am looking at a Red base with ABS that is a dealer Demo with 1100 miles on her. They are still asking $16k out the door. I will definitely install heated grips, centerstand, and the panniers. So that will be another $1500....
They also have a White 2011 S Touring model. I am working with them on pricing but they will not budge off $19995++++ for the touring even though that is the one I like... Looks like it is going to be $21k out the door.
What has everyone elses experience been with negotiations? Is there much negotiation room in a Ducati?
Thanks for your input.
I couldnt get my dealer to budge much on the price but getting them to trow things in was easy- first sevice, a little gear, and a track day for wifey.
I got the standard with ABS. Love it. The forks are a little soft but that is actually a good thing on the forest roads i frequent.
It's not that simple, there are too many variables. Some dealers regularly discount Ducatis, while others don't. Some models sell well in some areas, but not in others, so that affects pricing. Mostly it's about demand. If you're a repeat customer can also affect whether they'll discount. I got a nice discount last summer on my '10 1200 ABS, but I'm a long time customer. Considering costs, a lot of people that don't do any of their own maintenance experience a bigger shock when they have their Ducati serviced. Service prices vary hugely by dealer, not just $ per hour, but how many hours they charge.
I'm also in major bike lust for a new MultiStrada. I am a big Ducati fan and feel the need for a bright red Italian.
I currently have an R1100GS that has been rock steady for the past 10 years. Next bike will also need to last awhile so curious of people thoughts on durability. Obviously looking at the 1200GS and also the RT has always had my attention.
What have people's experience been on insurance rates? I did a quick check with Progressive and they came back with a quote of over $900/year on the Ducati. A new GS is almost a third of that. Got me thinking that all other costs may be looking at the same trend. Is that out of line with your experience?