Ducati MultiStrada 1200

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Paulvt1, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    FWIW, Recently captured an HD video following three other MTS12 riders up a canyon, and then captured an HDR image of the MTS12.

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  2. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    That matches my experience, and is why I now just turn it off once my tires hit the dirty part of the ride. Then it acts like a real dirt bike (well...a 150HP dirt bike :wink: ). :D

    -SM
  3. Lambo

    Lambo Been here awhile

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    Everything mounted up OK with a bit of messing about but...the turn signals do not like the Zeta LED's. They flash once and stop working ( the rear units continue to flash as usual). Tried several combinations but can only get the stockers to work. Any thoughts as to a fix?







  4. wilmar13

    wilmar13 Been here awhile

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    Yes good point... didn't know stock MTS are not LED's. You need to change your flash relay to an electronic one if it is a mechanical shunt type. You can get them at any auto parts store for like $6. Just find your stock relay and swap it out. I don't have a MTS so I can't help with specifics.
  5. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    I rode a white 2010 demo yesterday at my local dealer, and absolutely loved it. I currently have an 06 Tiger and will never part with it, so my concern with buying a Ducati is one of longevity. I've never owned one, so I'm not real sure of reliability and all the quirks that go with any model. Will it leave me stranded on a long trip? I've looked through this thread and have started my research quest. So, if anyone out there has been a Ducati loyalist and has advice, I'm listening. Is there anything to be wary of when purchasing a 1200 Multi? My dealer has a white 2010 on the floor for $14995, is this pretty consistent with a new multi price?
    Thanks for any information, let the process begin!
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  6. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Fabulous pic. Apart from the scenery and evocative road image, best angle I've ever seen of the Multi 1200. Brilliant!
  7. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    I was never going to get rid of my Tiger 1050, LOL. The base MSRP is 14,995 so that is normal with no discount.

    I have had mine for almost a year now, 8400 miles, no problems. Very addicting bike, gonna be tough to sell for that reason.

    Much more members and info here : http://www.ducati.ms/
  8. ObiWanJak

    ObiWanJak Been here awhile

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    You can try this item to fix LED turn signal problem. I am not sure where the flasher is on this bike, but you can pull it and see if the plug matches. Even if the plug doesn't match, you can probably make a jumper and use flasher anyhow. I had one on my KTM and I even put one on a Toyota pickup truck. Neither one of them had exactly the same plug.

    http://www.customled.com/products/flasher_relay/flasher_relay.htm

  9. Curtis in Texas

    Curtis in Texas Been here awhile

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    The Wife and I were headed home from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">Pinehurst</st1:City> <st1:State w:st="on">NC</st1:State> Monday of this week and were sitting at a red light on <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Brookshire Blvd</st1:address></st1:Street> in Charlotte NC waiting to get onto I 85 to head south back to <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas</st1:place></st1:State>.. Next to us at the light was a Black Multistrada with a rear top case. The rider was wearing all black riding gear and a flat black helmet. He looked hot sitting still at the light, as I would have been on my 95 Elefant. But you could tell he was ready to roll and enjoy his commute home. Young guy I'd say mid 30's and very fit, unlike me and my 60 year old profile.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    The wife went all <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Ga</st1:City> <st1:State w:st="on">Ga</st1:State></st1:place> at over the sound of the bike. (She's like that when they sound good!) <o:p></o:p>
    I have a D&D on mine and it's pure music! <o:p></o:p>
    We tried to stay with the Ducati to get some pictures of him moving, but he was out of sight before I could get the camera going.<o:p></o:p>
    Yea, I know a stupid thought, as I would have ridden the same way if I were on my 900.<o:p></o:p>
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    We were in the wife’s Red 4 Runner with the limo tinted windows. (A requirement for living in the Texas Heat!)<o:p></o:p>
    I'm sure we didn't make near the impression on him as he did on us!<o:p></o:p>
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    I watched him disappear into the distance and I was rolling at 88 mph passing everyone I could, just to watch him ride a little longer.<o:p></o:p>
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    A beautiful sight to watch!<o:p></o:p>
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  10. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    It's a modern motorcycle, most are reliable and give years of service. Everyone raves about Honda reliability, my 2008 CBF1000 has been the least reliable bike I've owned. Replaced the fuel pump ($700) and the stator ($550) all in one month. If the bike turns your crank, buy it, ride it, enjoy it. I still own and ride my CBF because it's a great bike.
  11. Lambo

    Lambo Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the help, in the meantime I found some longer LED arrays that work fine, I just needed bigger ones than the stock Zeta's and they seen to work fine.



  12. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    I hear what you're saying bross! I will probably end up with one, just have to work out the financing. I just want as bike as possible for the dough! This seems to fit the bill. I also did not want one that has gremlins living in it either...:clap

    Thanks for the input, I'm sure it's right, the white one is calling out to me!
  13. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    I tried ordering the Zega's from Touratech a few weeks ago from their Seattle location and heres how it went.

    They didn't have the racks in stock but asked if I wanted them ordered, I confirmed telling them I would be there on Aug 3 to pick them up.

    Yesterday they called and still don't have the racks and wont have them for the dates I am going through the area but wondered if I still want this unobtanium.

    I'd think for the prices these guys charge they would want to do a little better at getting the customer the product :eek1
  14. DirtFarmer

    DirtFarmer Has anyone seen my mother

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  15. VeeNeck

    VeeNeck Banned

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  16. VeeNeck

    VeeNeck Banned

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    Has anyone swapped out the stock bulky mirrors for the DP ones? How are they?

    I was wanting to get the Touratech hand guards as the stock ones are useless and go with the Ducati Performance mirrors as they seam more adjustable and less bulky.

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    Just found this photo of the Ducati Performance Mirrors installed, they look cool! :thumb

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  17. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    That's my white multi. The dp mirrors are much better. You can see what's behind you.
  18. VeeNeck

    VeeNeck Banned

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    LOL, I grabbed the photo off the web. They look great. The arms look like they have a more lower profile, not so bulky and less distracting. The DP mirrors looks like they are more fully adjustable and aero dynamic than the stock ones, which seem more like an auto rear view mirror. I can't fathom why the didn't install the DP mirrors with indicator lights and full hand guards. I have to say that the stock half hand guards and mirrors don't seem well thought out.

    By the way how are the Ducati DP full hand guards? I will probably go with Touratech ones when I get the Multi.
  19. Turkishexpress

    Turkishexpress Groper

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    What is everyone using as a top case mounting kit? I know that Altrider has one but I want something sturdier in order to carry a bit more weight and double as a back rest for my passenger.

    Oh and here is what I did with the space ship on the back of this thing. I cost about $12 in hardware from Home Depot and some quality time with the Dremmel tool cutting and polishing the stock tail. No, its not to hide my plate from the cops. Its to hide my plate from the toll booth cameras... :freaky

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  20. Turkishexpress

    Turkishexpress Groper

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    Double post :(