Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. Gorilla King

    Gorilla King Dobar Skorz!

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    Yup, range and pack-ablity plus the 19" front wheel is why I'll be keeping my GS/A for cross border LD toruing into Canada or Mexico.

    Still waiting for my new MTS with diminishing patience. :drif
  2. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    I think you will find it difficult to ride the GS for a while, and will be very pleased with just how good a touring bike the MTS really is. Between the aircooled GS and the Multi, for me it's the Multi that holds the advantage in balance. The new BMW will be interesting to compare, and represents more of a sea change than the new MTS, but there's no doubt the last years of the air/oil GS have been very satisfying for owners who have their priorities aligned with the bike's.
  3. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    So last month I got my 15k mile service, about 22 months on my 2010. They did another flash and all the usual stuff. New conti trail attacks front and rear. 180 rear. Picked it up with a sinus infection so just rode home and parked it. Finally was warm enough to ride this week. Plugged in the heated gear and headed out. Power wheelie in the cul de sac. Another after the stop sign. Triple digits into the city. Wtf? Not sure if it was the cold weather (30 deg this am) or what but it seem to be throwing down way more power, never power wheelied before other than fully loaded and dropping the clutch at sea level. I have a 14 t countershaft sprocket. I have had a 180 before so I don't think that is releated. 50 yards of spinning the tire when I left the parking garage this evening which may just have been the temps but DTC has been disabled since new since it only engaged on rough roads.. I am really surprised. This bike hasn't been very impressive power wise but maybe after two years its finally coming around. We'll see as it warms up but if you haven't got the 2012 flash, I recommend it! :clap
  4. pmelby

    pmelby Home Brew Adventurer

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  5. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    Dr. Greg,

    Can you share more info on the Tuneboy. I know there's a thread on the other board, but I try to avoid going over there. I didn't realize this product was actually available and already installed.

    Would like to know how much and how hard it was to install as well as how does it actually work.

    Thanks!
  6. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    My base 2010 MTS wheelies easily with my 250+lbs, in any mode (urban or sport) in 1st and 2nd gears. 3rd gear wheelies are also attainable, but then you're starting to really push the speed limit, as you say. I can't imagine how fun it would be if I wasn't overweight. Perhaps this is the best motivation to lose weight?

    Power wheelies on this bike are so easy and one of the best things about it. I found the real difference was adjusting the suspension preload correctly. On the base MTS, this is manually done, stiffening both ends up really reduced the pitching (diving and squating) and also made wheelies much easier. However, the rear preload is very sensative, like 1/4 or 1/8 turn sensative. If you add too much preload the rear is more likely to loose grip and slide, too little and it squats. It's fun nonetheless.

    I'm not suggesting you become a squid, but get on it more, it will put a true grin on your face. The drives out of corners are so much fun with the front crossed up. I can't imagine how it would be with proper sticky track tires. I'm rolloing on PR3s, not the best tires for grip.


    Ramv, I've always thought there might have been something wrong with your bike from the start. I've ridden mine at high altitudes in Utah and it didn't have any problems with spinning or wheelies. I'd keep an eye out on your gas mileage. I know in the past you always reported great gas mileage, it may be affected now.
  7. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    I'm also eagerly awaiting for more information from Ohlins about this. I contacted Dan Kyle, if he knew anything and he hadn't yet.

    This would be the ultimate upgrade for me.

    If the new electronic suspension isn't your cup of tea. A manual ohlins TTX shock is available and reasonably priced. No word on a manual set of ohlins forks either. I'd also go this route as well.

    Come on Ohlins!:deal
  8. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    I'm glad to see that someone else is interested. Thought maybe I'd be the only purchaser. :lol3

    Thanks for the Dan Kyle report. Love to know how much Ohlins will want for it.

    Yes, I'm aware they have offered a manual shock. Could be a good option, although it looks to me like the damping adjusters will be hard to get at. I am spoiled because the compression adjuster is within reach on my Ohlins equipped Monster. Being able to make changes while riding I find very helpful. I'd rather not give that up, although whether I'd be prepared to pay $thousands for it is another question.

    BTW: What can you tell me about the Marzocchi fork? I've heard it's very good, and I've heard it's not so good. Is a cartridge kit (Matris, say) a necessity, or a luxury?
  9. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    The thread discussing this over on Ducati.ms got shut down (commercialism?). Anyway, I purchased the "no-tune" package from Tuneboy, since all I wanted was the cruise control.

    After a bit of confusion about getting the correct files, I installed the package using their WiFi box (had to try a couple times to finally get it completed). I believe the map that Wayne supplies with the "no-tune" packge is a little bit richer than original, since the engine seems to run a bit smoother and the fuel mileage has dropped slightly (range still over 200 miles). I ride like an old lady so I wouldn't know about power...:evil

    Although I installed it about a month ago, the combination of family vacations and COLD New Mexico weather (hey, I'm from SoCal) has prevented me from doing much riding. Finally got in a 200-mile ride a couple days ago, and was able to give the cruise control a "real" test.

    I think the PID gains are tuned a little more aggressively than would be my choice; there is a slight amount of "hunting" after the speed is disturbed. But all in all it works quite well. I've just sold my Kaoko throttle lock, so that says that I like it, I guess :D .

    I'll be taking the bike in to the dealer for the 30K mile service soon; hope they don't do a reflash cuz I'll have to reinstall the CC (and I'm afraid to tell them since it might void my extended warranty?) Oh, well...it wasn't that hard to install.

    Since I've been griping about the lack of a cruise control since day one (all the hardware is already there), I simply had to try Tuneboy's offering...I think he did a great job.

    --Doc
  10. marret

    marret Transient

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    Dr. Greg,

    Thanks for posting your experience with Tuneboy. Good to hear a positive story.
  11. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    I don't think the new owner paid too much, so if you're happy, he'll be happy:lol3
  12. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the input, we'll definitely see. City riding has been mid 30s (about the same as my SUper Hawk and KTM) but highway I had a lot of tanks mid 40s to near 50. My bike has always had lots of power above about 100 mph, (the Superhawk had a higher top speed but aerodynamics are likely the difference) but below 100 not so much. Never even considered any of the riding modes since they were all tame.
  13. FALCONSEYE

    FALCONSEYE Adventurer

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    Yo ace, I am looking for a red 13 multi touring s as well. Can you hook me up with your dealer? $17k is an awesome pri e for this machine. Let me know. Thank



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  14. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    He said he can't move the multistrada. He still had 2012s. He said I am in a GS area (they sell bmw&ducatis) the dealer is
    http://www.championhondabmw.com/ They are in charleston South Carolina. I called & talked to the manager & asked him if he would sell me 1 @ invoice & he said yes. I then looked around for the invoice=17k.

  15. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    He still has a new 2010 Multi Standard in White! (at least he does according to his website)
  16. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Not when I was there in October & November. He had two 2012s...Unless they were in the back & I asked him if this was all they had & he said yes. I think their website needs a update but It would still be worth a call :thumb
  17. FALCONSEYE

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    Awesome. I will contact them on Monday. Hope they will ship it to where I am right now, denver, co.
  18. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Ummm good luck with shipping cross county. What are your local dealers offering you?
  19. FALCONSEYE

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    I just sent an email with my phone number. Hope it works out!
  20. FALCONSEYE

    FALCONSEYE Adventurer

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    There are two in denver. Fgay myers and erico. Fay myers is asking 17k for a 2010 multi. They are the high end store in denver area as I was told once by one of their salesman. It was kind of funny since I went there twice to purchase bikes in the past but ended up getting somewhere else. First one was a 2009 kawasaki ninja 250, then 2011 ninja 1000. There are one or two sales guys who knows what they have but the rest are total jokesters. On those two bikes, i saved about $5k by buying them from other dealers in denver area. What a joke. One of them said multi would do 75 mpg among other amazing facts that I never heard before. I loled quietly. Erico is better. They dont tell stories as far as I know. However, i am sure they wont let go the first 2013 multi touring s they got at that price.
    So, even though I pay for the shipping, I am quite sure it will be cheaper than buying here.