Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. Flightar

    Flightar Been here awhile

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    Thanks, glad to hear it'll reach 200 miles, even if just...that's really my lower limit when touring. Ducati really should have given it another half a gallon though. Out of curiosity, when you guys fill up after doing 200 miles how much is left in the tank.
  2. Gorilla King

    Gorilla King Dobar Skorz!

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    Finally!!

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  3. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    If you are getting one of the new ones (2013) you can expect better fuel economy. Up to 10% better which will take you safely into the 200 miles in normal touring.
  4. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    I had an automobile film/wrap shop do mine. They used a 3M type film in frost specifically for matte paint, you couldn't tell it was on the bike unless you searched for an edge.
  5. Flightar

    Flightar Been here awhile

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    Has anyone found a fix for the blurry mirrors?
  6. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    I guess you made it back, Dan.

    You're gonna wonder why you waited so long to get a Duc. I just love mine. The best handling bike I have ever had.
  7. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    The long tang on the center stand just bugged the heck outta me. I couldn't ride w/ my feet up w/o pushing on it w/ my heel.

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    So Treadless modified the thing yesterday. It's tons better now. A bit harder to pop it up on the center stand, but worth it.

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    Just gotta clean it up & throw some paint on it.
  8. GS N RVN

    GS N RVN Been here awhile

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    I am seriously considering the new DUC but concerned about the ability to ride dirt and gravel. Feedback please. The GS is a big beast off road But it never stopped me from taking the road less traveled. Can the Multi handle forest service roads?
  9. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    It does fine on hard packed dirt or gravel. Anything soft - sand, sil, mud..and that 17 front becomes a problrem. I liked Dunlop D616 for dirt. I haven't tried tkc80s but I bet they work great, but won't last long. I may go to a tkc80 front/trail attack rear for a compromise multi dirt set up

    On extended washboard it will rattle itself to death, so you have to periodically check the little fasteners.
  10. 3B43

    3B43 Adventurer

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    Eye Surg hit it right on the head...'like a beautiful women...' I've added a 1 gal tank (TourTec) that is secured to the rack that I made for the tail. I almost ran out of 'push-ahh-leen' two years ago in Idaho (different bike) and ......
  11. Gorilla King

    Gorilla King Dobar Skorz!

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    Hello Roger, I came to the same conclusion when I did a little over 1200 mile on a MTS in Italy and Sicily last October. Thought about it for a week and decided I had to have one. My wife didn't even twitch.
    Reno dealer is refusing to give me my $500.00 deposit back... so far. No service or warranty work for those short sighted jerks from me. The dumb asses.
  12. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Cool wife, Dan. :thumb
  13. Gorilla King

    Gorilla King Dobar Skorz!

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    Yeah ... that she is. Sun's out today. Should get up to 40 degree. Good enough to ride.
  14. Sock Monkey

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    Yes, it can handle forest service roads just fine. I've been on lots of them in the Sierras with mine. With the new TKC 80's in the 120 front/180 rear sizes, it can handle a lot more than that if the rider is willing. Just protect it (crash bars, real hand guards, REAL side cases that can take a beating, etc) and you'll be fine. The MTS12 feels like a big dirt bike compared to my old GS. I don't care what the spec sheets say, the Multi feels loads lighter and less top heavy. You can feel this just by pushing it around in the garage, and it translates directly when out riding it.

    As another poster said, really nasty surfaces are where the Multi is less appropriate because 1) the 17" front wheel wants to fall into every little nook and cranny there is, and 2) the wheels are strong, but not invincible, and at > $1k to replace, hitting rocks at speed is unwise. I can't comment on the report of fasteners vibrating loose on corrugated surfaces because it's never happened to me and I've not read of it happening to others, but then few people take their Mutleys on that sort of surface.

    Bottom line, if you want an upright sport-touring bike that can handle dirt and gravel roads and can absolutely burn up twisty back roads, the Multi is a fine choice. :thumb

    -SM
  15. Thumperama

    Thumperama RIP Husaberg

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    I am seriously thinking of selling my '06 Triumph Tiger and pulling the trigger on a '13 MTS PP. I have read all the posts and the only thing that has me wondering is that I have read several folks raving about how great the 1200 is and that you should get one, but when I look at their sig, they have either sold theirs or it is currently for sale. :hmmmmm

    What's up wit dat? :huh
  16. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    I'm keeping mine. Anybody else with one have an opinion? :evil
  17. Doug Pirahna

    Doug Pirahna Adventurer

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    I traded my 2010 1200 on a 2013 1200. There was no question which new bike I'd get, though I did go from a standard to a touring.
  18. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Agreed!
  19. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Fair question. In my case, it's 110% due to ME. Absolutely nothing wrong with the bike at all. I just happen to turn into a juvenile delinquent when I ride my Duc and figure I better save myself from myself before I end up a statistic. The bike is so dang effortless to ride fast it just happens without even trying. One minute you're working your way through rush hour traffic, the next minute you look down and realize you're doing 90+mph and treating the cages like orange cones on an obstacle course. :lol3 :shog I even tried putting myself in a 100HP mode "time out" in an attempt to chill out and stop riding like a doofus. That lasted a day. :evil Don't get me wrong. The bike will drone all day long on the freeway at the posted limit and be super comfy and not mind at all.....I just can't seem to stand that. :rofl

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  20. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    I think if you are a sport tourer the Multi has great assets although for me, it's a little cramped. If you are looking for a sport bike or big twin enduro I would recommending heading a different direction.