Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Tried doing this on my ride over the last 2 days, i had hours of slab to entertain myself on. didn't make a blind bit of difference. What does make a huge difference is speed. Below 75mph (120kmh) the computer was saying I was getting 50mpg+ imperial. Over this it dropped really quickly to about 45. Urban mode or touring was the same. I ran half a tank in urban mode then half in touring. What did surprise me is that the multi was so much faster than the RT even in urban mode :lol3
  2. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Toyota had the same / a similar issue issue with late 80' s Fourrunners. They replaced the heads on his vehicle with over 150,000 miles. Good that they did so, bad that it could srill happened that late.
  3. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Bear in mind, that the coolant issue hasn't affected all bikes from 2010 on or anything like it, probably only a tiny percentage but there have been cases and they have decided that the coolant needs to be changed to safe guard against further problems. it can't that big of a problem as its a job that is only being done a your next scheduled service. Just have the bike serviced before putting it away for the winter, then you can make brm brm noises sitting on the bike in the garage until the thaw starts without a worry. :D. I might have said this before but I love this bike :D I now understand why people forgive the Ducati foibles and continue to love them.
  4. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    it is a big problem for the bikes that have experienced failure and for those with higher miles.

    unless one looks inside the cylinders (of the bikes in question) it would be very difficult to discern how extensive or how far the damage has progressed. changing the coolant might be a remedy for the "new" bikes but may only be a stopgap for the aforementioined.
  5. BruceWA

    BruceWA Been here awhile

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    Good chance I'm going to scrap my plans on the MTS, there are many good bikes made today, and if you believe the internet most of them are crap. Sheesh.
  6. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    After you plop your money down, and own it awhile, then you may appreciate the point of views coming from current owners that planned to keep the bike a long time. It is no small job to replace a cylinder, piston, head with valves, not to mention the time your bike will sit in the shop waiting for the parts.

    Just something to think about. :evil
  7. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    I am hunting for my 4th bike and in research mode, I like the V-strom 1000 rode it liked it, Fz1, & now the DUCATI multi.
    I am a big horsepower whore & every YouTube video I watch on the MTS it gets such high praise from the reviewers. I feel I have gone down a very dangerous(for my wallet) path that now no other bike can compare. I own a 1999 900ss & love it to pieces & it is old & has a carb, I can only image what a modern fuel injected 1200cc Ducati is like. My biggest fear is the old reliability issue, I have read good things about the new Ducs but I will still be getting the extended warranty. The local dealer I talked to said he would sell me 1 @ invoice after he ran my credit. He has two 2012's, a base & a S that he would give me a stunning deal on but I want the 2013 with the new skyhook & dual spark etc. he said the 2013 will be here in December. Invoice is $16,999 on 2013 S touring. Is it December yet?
  8. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    Your dealer will do a 2013 for invoice? Any other fees like setup or freight?
  9. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    That is a smoking deal on the 12 S, resist till 13, the new engine plus skyhook is going to be huge. Tank range was one of my big dislikes on the 10.
  10. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Good call. I did not ask about those other fun fees. But he seems real cool on trying to move a multistrada. He said @ his dealership the multistrada doesn't sell very good more of a BMW GS Town I guess. Which is good for me.
    I am also dealing directly with the manager. Which maybe cuts out most of the BS.
  11. Sideout

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    Was this price for the 2012 S Touring or 2013? If it is for the 2013 then its an phenomenal deal. If its for the 2012 I am sure this deal wont look so sweet a month or so from now.

    One thing I was told by a local dealer was that according to Ducati their "year" ends on Aug 31. So dealers try to post as many sales of the current year models by Aug 31 as they possibly can. Having said that though still a 2012 S Touring will become a one year old bike on Jan 1. And that should definitely affect the sale price.

  12. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    I did not ask about the 2012 price because they don't have color I want in either trim level & I want the new skyhook & dual spark etc in the 2013.
    It was for a 2013 red s touring.
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    Does the new version of the Testesretta get better mileage? First I've heard of that.

    As far as reliability issues on my 2011 S Touring... I bought the 5 year extended warranty specifically because I thought there were so many new gizmo's on this bike that it was a good bet. Almost 2 years in and so far so good but if things start to go I am covered. I knew going in that a Ducati is not a Kawasaki or a Honda in terms of long term reliability or low service costs. Its part of the charm:evil. Its no different with cars.. If you want reliability, value and low service costs you get a Toyota not a Porsche or a Ferrari.
  14. Sideout

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    As tonymorr said check with the them on the fees etc. I can't imagine these fees being too high anyway. So 17K for a 2013 S Touring does sound like a pretty good deal to me.
    Now you have to be patient for one more month :)

  15. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Yes it is now dual spark & they re-angled the injectors which results in a 10% boost in fuel economy :clap
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    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Good to know you have had no issues, how many miles do you have on your 2011? They told me $1299 for the extra 3 years of warranty? Sound about right? I did not think that was to bad of a price for the warranty?
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    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    I got my extended warranty for less, but paid more for the bike. I suspect the dealer is making a few bucks on the warranty sale but I wouldn't begrudge him that based on the deal he has offered you. Yours is a screaming deal, even if you have to pay freight (just as the dealer did) and set up. and I'd let him make a few dollars on the warranty to keep things friendly.
  18. Sock Monkey

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    If I understood your post correctly, you said your dealer is offering you a 2013 MTS12 S Touring for $3,000 off MSRP before the first one even hits the dealer floors. Pay what ever he asks for the warranty, because if he honors that price, it's the freakin' deal of the century. :eek1 :lol3

    -SM
  19. BruceWA

    BruceWA Been here awhile

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    Isn't the 2013 model a Grand Touring??:ear
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    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    There are 4 models for 2013:
    - 1200 S (MSRP $16,995)
    - 1200 S Touring (MSRP $19,995)
    - 1200 S Pikes Peak (MSRP $21,995)
    - 1200 S Granturismo (MSRP $21,995)

    Note those are US prices per Ducati USA's web site.

    They dropped the 1200 S Sport from the lineup because it's basically the Pikes Peak with different colored plastics/paint and cheaper wheels (vs. forged Marchesini's on the PP).

    -SM