Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    Sad panda time; finally get my new riding gear, the weather is still very much rideable here and the Mutley has decided that the radiator is better used as a coolant sprayer for my left boot than to contain coolant.

    Off to the shop she goes.
  2. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Oy.

    Did a rock put a hole in it, or did it just spring a leak?

    -SM
  3. gsride1

    gsride1 Adventurer

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    Andreazz, we can relate, winter is coming soon, not much rdiing left in Toronto. I'm awaiting my 2013 Pikes Peak in December, just in time for a spin around the parking lot then into storage for the winter. I will keep visiting it weekly.

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  4. Andreazz

    Andreazz Adventurer

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    Yes, we all will suffer from PMS (parked motorcycle syndrom) for a couple of months now.. The good thing is that I no have time to clean the bike up properly and surf the internet for some new things to it:wink:

    Is it an facelifted, Skyhook MTS you have ordered? I was lucky enough to test ride one in Spain this October:D

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  5. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Is that yours?
  6. Andreazz

    Andreazz Adventurer

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    No, it was standing in the hotel entrance together with an MTS Granturismo in Bilbao, Spain, where the 2013 Multistrada launch were held:evil
  7. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    From an aesthetic point of view, those fork tubes (in the pic above) look funky to me. How are they finished?
  8. Superstar

    Superstar Been here awhile

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    Guys...these bikes are just sex on two wheels.

    I don't have the patience or the pocketbook for one of these beautiful Italian vixens but I'm here to say they look/sound amazing.
  9. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Well come on then, how did it feel after yours? Better? Different? Cheap and nasty?

    You can't let that one drop and just sit there ... :ear

    And not just "it was okay". We want details. :deal
  10. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    I believe it just sprang a leak; I'm running the Evo Tech radiator guard, and there's not even a dent in it.
  11. Andreazz

    Andreazz Adventurer

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    You could feel the suspension working. Much les dive under heavy braking. And in the small village we drove thru on the test route, they wanted us to drive fast over the speedbumps. This was the most impressive with the suspension! Sure you could feel the bumps, but the bike just sort off smoothly went over them.

    On the road and in the twisties, i think my "old" 1200 S feel the same as the new one with Skyhook. But then again, I`m no professional rider.
    But one of the riders in my group is. He race a 1199 in the Norwegian RR Championship. He said that the MTS was surprisingly stabile and fun to ride hard:evil

    The new generation Testastretta DS engine was what impressed me the most. It run`s much more smoothly in the low rev`s. Maybe finaly they have got the low end fueling to work together with the emission requirements? I think that owner`s of this new generation MTS will not mess around and getting the fueling adjusted.. There are so much torque from before in this bike`s, so I could not feel the 5% gain the new engine got.

    The new design of the windshield still sucks:puke1

    But all in all, a nice and expected facelift of an 3 year old (and very good) design:clap

    More pictures from my trip to Bilbao:

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    Here you can see the channel were they blow air into the exhaust ports:
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  12. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :drif Furiously taps on calculator

    I'll take a bit of a hit on the trade-in but I think I need one of those.
  13. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Do it do it do it do it do it do it do it...... :norton

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  14. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    I logged into Facebook the other day to discover my wife negotiating trade-in value of my 2012 S Touring for a 2013 GT.
    I love my wife but I am still very much in love with my current Multi...
  15. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    The gold does look better....
  16. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Does that PP look the bollocks or what?
  17. gsride1

    gsride1 Adventurer

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    Yes that is the exact one have ordered and they said early December delivery. Also have a few accessories including the termi exhaust on order for it.

    I am pretty sure I will strip down the front end in the winter and get the fork tubes anodized in gold (vain) its just the first picture I saw of the bike (below) had gold ones and a few of my other bikes sport gold tubes so I'm going to be a poser and get that done.

    I just couldnt resist the paint scheme that matches the beautiful Desmo!

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  18. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    :rofl
    Nothing more needs to be said.
  19. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Just a quick headsup on the cost of respringing our Multi's...have checked a few places for the cost of both front and rear....everyone was over $1,000 except for Ducati Greensboro who was $675. Thought that was a very good price.
  20. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    the rear spring should be around $100, the front springs around $200+.......i can't see labor being anywhere near $700 for that job...maybe i'm wrong.