Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. jackisme

    jackisme Adventurer

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    Fellow Multi Drivers,

    Does anyone have experience with Touratech's Zega Pro panniers on their MTS? I frequently ride my Touring model with Ducati's panniers but am planning some extensive travel/camping this summer and have been thinking about the utility and apparent durability of the Zegas. My alternative plan (and approx $1000 cheaper) is to get Ducati's 73L pannier lids which should allow me to carry about everything internally. But I'm not too crazy with the prospect of getting the pretty plastic all scratched up :)

    If anyone's mounted the Touratech bags, what are your thoughts on the the mounting framework? With the way it uses the bike's existing mount slots, are you confident in the system's overall ruggedness? Any experience you can share would be appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Jack
  2. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Anyone have the larger capacity stock panier covers on their MS1200? I am not quite ready to jump up to a full on aluminum set yet but did want to be able to get as much as I can stowed internally for some long weekends I am planning...
  3. Lucky Explorer

    Lucky Explorer Traveled the world

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    Z,
    I have the large lids and while 2up could not do without them. The stds are just too small. They are huge and give it that bus-wide look, but Italia was never function over form! They are solid as you know the mounting is. I use the DP liners that unzip for larger capcity and they work. Questions??
    Allen.
  4. jackisme

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    Lucky,

    Did the larger lids come with the fore and aft clasp mounts already installed, or did Ducati leave that install up to the buyer? You said that for you, two-up riding requires the larger lids. Do you also have the topcase installed?
  5. Lucky Explorer

    Lucky Explorer Traveled the world

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    My bike is early 10, so dlr post installed clamps. I do have top box all ordered with bike order. I have a tendency to not put much in topboxes.
    Allen
  6. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    That pretty much answers my question. Thanks Lucky. I did get the top box with mine and use it more than the side bags but just to throw my backpack into to and from work. May have to go ahead and order them up just to have them available if needed.
  7. 690rider

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    I have the larger ones. I only use them for travelling and found the small ones to be, well, too small. Super happy with them.
  8. mfaoro

    mfaoro Been here awhile

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    Hi Lucky,

    So the DP liner bags unzip to take full advantage of the size of the larger lids?

    Thanks,
    Michael
  9. Lucky Explorer

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    Yep, the liners are a great combo, even staying zipped if not needed in the larger lids. and to Z, get the linner bag for the topcase if you can, as you never know when a design change will occur and they will be NLA. However, I have yet to use the topcase bag. Did this with an early ST4, but when I sold it, I made out well as I had the whole kit.
    Allen.
  10. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    I have a base '10. I also went striaght for the larger panniers, as I know the standard size was just too small. I also have a top case. I bought the full liner set. I use the top case liner / bag nearly every day. It is very convienent. In fact, all the liners are convienent. They are worth the money and I'm cheap.
  11. SayItAintSo

    SayItAintSo Wanna be

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    Lol, you can't be too cheep it you ride a Multi :D.
  12. NMEXPAT

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    Yeah you can. Instead of buying the DP heated grips at $200+ I bought the $45 temp heated grips. Saved money not only on the hardware but also the service cost to have the dealer turn them on via the ecu.

    Not everyone "needs" an ohlins or carbon fiber, but then again I think you already know that ;)
  13. SayItAintSo

    SayItAintSo Wanna be

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    Oh yea I know what you mean....thats why I have a "standard" also.

    That is a crock o' shit ain't it. They charge you to turn on the grips you bought from them.

    Really though its not being a cheep bastard its all about your personal perceived value. To me the Multi was a better value than anything else out there. Sure I could have bought a less expensive bike, but it would have felt like I was overpaying for what I got. Especially with the Strom or either of the big the GS's. I'm not trying to tear down those bikes b/c plenty of guys LOVE them, to me its just not the same bang for your buck.

    The next closest value for me were the 1050 Tiger and the Ulysses.... I guess it shows I'm 95+% road.
  14. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    i don't think a good dealer will do so (charge for hooking up the cpu to the bike to program the grips with the dash).
  16. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    how do you turn on your heated grips? did you have to drill a hole to insert a toggle? curious as to how you finished the switch part of the install.

    as for the Ohlins, they're something that I wanted, as for the carbon fiber, i chose one that came without it (happily).

    regards,
  17. SayItAintSo

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    If you buy the grips from them and install them yourself, they've made money on the purchase. In order for the grips to work though, the bike's ecu needs to know they are there so..... the bike needs to be hooked up the computer at the dealer and the grips activated. Probably less than 5 minutes, does the dealer really need to charge you on both ends of the transaction to squeeze every last penny out of the you and create a feeling that you are no more than a $$$$ to them?

    Its just my feeling that its piss poor customer service to do that to someone and if the closest dealer did that type of crap all the time I'd ride several hundred miles every time I needed work done to avoid the feeling of being screwed without even the courtesy of a reach around.
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    Ducwagon? :lol3 :rofl