Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    Here's the pull in living color. Bike is stock. Make whatever corrections you want for being a Dynojet. Ambient was about 60 degrees F and maybe 100 feet ASL. No interest in getting involved in arguments over eddy current dyno vs. inertia.......:evil Not my department!

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  2. spartanman

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    Essentially a flat torque curve. Sweet!
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    Like a mesa. It's the most notable feature, but the lack of holes in the HP curve and the linearity are notable too. That's a stock pipe and tune.

    Also confirms Ducati's reliability in specifying the Multi as a 150HP bike.

    70 plus lb feet at 3500 rpm, not too shabby.
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    Very healthy! Yeah, hp is directly proportional to torque x rpm, and because torque is basically constant, hp grows linearly with rpm. I love the power delivery of my 2010 MTS. This confirms why. Thanks for posting.
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    Nice numbers , nice and consistent lines , lots of oxygen at 100 ft ASL.
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    One more comment, perhaps a tangent. A common question and one I always wonder about myself is what is the best break in procedure.....really. We read the spectrum of responses generally between "read the manual" and "ride it like you stole it" but I've always been a guy who errs towards the recommendations in the book.

    This one was a pretty much a classic break in. I varied it a bit and got more aggressive after 450 or 500 miles because the bike didn't feel tight and I got the sense that I could push it a bit but I was always sensitive to lugging and varied speeds constantly. I brought her up progressively to increasingly more revs for short periods between there and about 800 miles and started exploring the upper reaches after that with frequent closed throttle over runs downhill and that sort of thing. Up and down for what seemed like forever. But overall, if anybody ever cared to ask me, the fast answer would most honestly be "it was done by the book." It burns no visible oil between changes and appears to make exemplary power.

    As I often find in my life, taking the middle path seems to work pretty well.
  7. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    No matter the method, the key is exactly what you did and I agree completely with the highlighted points. Personally I have never stuck to the rev limits in the manual but otherwise do what you did. Never had a bike or car/truck for that matter use oil between changes, even my R1200RT and the boxers are known for using oil, at least at first.
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    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Thanks for posting this Pampero - great to see and much appreciated.

    DD
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    My pleasure!
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    Looking forward to getting one of these units next month!

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    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    so would that give you Ohlins version of "skyhook"?

    Sounds interesting, but my current shock ECU crapped out with the DES preload error and had to be replaced. It was done under warranty, but as I recall otherwise it was pretty expensive. I bet this one ain't cheap either, but its a nice option to have if I had to replace the shock ECU again.
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    How would that work if there are no potentiometers (or accelerometers) to measure the rate of change of the suspension?....??
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    About 300 Euro if I recall from postings elsewhere, so really not that bad at all. The best news here is that Ohlins is developing the system. That suggests that the "DES" Ohlins equipped bikes will not be orphaned.
    At $500 (or even 600) the Ohlins is a viable option for anybody who wants the upgrade or has had their existing OEM "SCU" take a crap out of warranty.

    I'm happy they did it and could see it in my future if I needed to buy one.
  14. deWog

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    Sure.

    But how can they call it "semi-active" if there are no sensors to monitor the rate-of-change in suspension movement?

    :huh
  15. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    I think we may be confusing two things here.
    Ohlins has worked on the "mechatronic" or their semi-active rear shock. That is an aftermarket semi-active suspension only for the rear shock, so it will not be a "skyhook" (you need front and back semi-active) but it offers the on the go compression/damping adjustments that Ducati's DSS offers on front and rear suspension. Only that it works only on the rear suspension at this time. And it was priced at US$1,625 for the Ninja ZX-10R application.

    Now, this other product being discussed here I think is in place of the current DES (or to work with the current DES). I don't think it is a semi-active component. Only an electronic adjustment of compression/damping. At least this is what the explanation and the prices seem to tell.

    But I could be wrong.
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    It sounds as though it works via pre-programmed damping in relation to the bike's speed and/or setting the DES is in? Or in other words, the suspension firms more on its own over 75mph and if in Sport, and firms much less if the bike is in Touring cruising at 65mph?

    The advertising/marketing above is a bit confusing. It works similar to what's on the Kawi ZX, becomes sportier when riding faster, more comfortable when not, etc.. Am I right in how I described it up above?
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    I'm going to call my Ohlins contact next week and try to get some details on this product.

    D.
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    Or cut the pins down so their shorter in height .
  20. Pampero

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    Sorry, a bit late getting back. I have the same question (discussed on the Ducati forum thread Obie linked to). The terminology gets confusing, but making the assumption that the shock adjusts itself to varying conditions (somehow) then the difference becomes how fast it responds, not if it responds, so perhaps the notion of semi-active still applies.

    Indeed this question has been raised before (even by yours truly) and remains one in my mind. But I'll remain open minded and happy that they are continuing development on the system installed on my bike.