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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    Pay the neighbor's kid twenty bucks to do it. :D
  2. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Is installing that front fender extender a must do? ie. should I have the dealer do it at delivery? I'm in SoCal and don't ride in the rain much so do I need it?

    thanks,
  3. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    It does prevent a lot of crap getting thrown up on the front cylinder and the front of the rad.
    It's a standard fit part here in the U.K. Can't think why...
  4. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    Get the dealer to put it on. It isn't like it weighs much. Nor does it change the looks of the bike. It is a pain in the ass to put on. Have the dealer do it prior to taking delivery.
  5. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Thanks, sounds like a good idea.
  6. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Removing the front wheel would probably help.
  7. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Damn, I wanna hear that black one!! Probably ride it too! :freaky
  8. deWog

    deWog Been here awhile

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    Yeah that exhaust was ferocious!

    - had to take my hat off the the owner, he rode it like he was in the Isle of Man TT. Fearless.

    Was talking to him a bit and he regaled how he was once up to 7 bikes in his garage. But as time went on he realised he kept coming back to one bike each time he hit the road.........the Multi.

    Now he is down to two: his race bike (A Honda 1000RR), and his beloved Multi. Nothing else matters i guess....
  9. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Looks like he has Carbon wheels on it. Impressive. Must turn like a 250..
  10. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    Install a radiator guard as well as the front extension. Cheap insurance.

    You can do the rad guard yourself in a few minutes, but the dealer should do you the favor and install the fender extension. It is a PITA even for them, but they at least have done it before. The brake's crossover tube is what makes the job irritating.
  11. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    Pretty simple actually, but the trick is to take the front fender loose so you can get some slack with the crossover brake line. Unbolt the little black cover for the brake line, and put the rear fender on and then bolt the front fender back on.

    DeWog, how did the Hyper get on?
  12. deWog

    deWog Been here awhile

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    The guy who bought it along is a Multi owner, so could genuinely compare them back-to-back. The Hyper(strada) version is the lowest of the 3 variants (though same as the Multi S at 850mm seat height). The new owner felt that whilst heights are identical, the Hyper, naturally enough, felt physically smaller and lighter. He reckoned the new engine is a gem (11˚ valve overlap, like the Multi), very torquey for this bike, which owes nothing to the revvy 848 mill.

    In truth he was a good rider and had no issues keeping up with the faster guys on their Multis.

    His criticisms:
    - needs a bigger screen (coming off a Multi I'm guessing anything less makes you feel like a human parachute)
    - he missed the adjustable suspension of his Multi S. Like most every Ducati, touring or otherwise, the Italians have this incontrovertible belief that all their bikes should be set up for a race track. The H-Strada is no different. The owner was a little guy (I'm guessing my height and weight 5'6", about 70kg) and felt his hyper needs some serious suspension recalibration (ie - it's way too stiff!!).

    Other than that he loved it........and it looks fantastic in the flesh. If it came out a few months back I may have chosen it over the Multi.....or not.:evil
  13. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    So that's the trick! We discussed this on another forum and that never came up, but it makes sense. Thanks.
  14. Urban Toreador

    Urban Toreador Banned

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    Can anyone recommend a tankbag for my M1200. I like the looks and price of the Wolfman line but not sure what will fit properly. Thanks guys.
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    GS N RVN Been here awhile

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    Wolfman fits well.
  16. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    Yeah, my 2010 Multi12 came from the dealer with the fender installed, but a friend purchased a 2012 and the fender was in the box, so I got drafted for the job since I was "experienced". :huh

    Figured it out after about 45 minutes fiddling and cussing the design. :clap

    On the HyperStrada, I'm 185 lbs and have the preload on the shock nearly all off, and it is pretty good, forks are little firm tho. Think you are right they set them up for the track. I may get another Multi12, but for now this bike has my complete attention! :evil
  17. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    I like the "City" bag from Bags Connection:

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    Looks large, but never gets in the way, and holds a decent amount of stuff. I use the MTS12 for LD riding and need corresponding storage space.

    --Doc
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    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    I have the bags connection "engage" and it's great too. Smaller than the city but still holds large camera, summer gloves, wallet, tire pressure gauge, charging cables, etc. I like bags connection stuff because the horseshoe mount system makes it a 1 step on or off attachment which is convenient.

    DD
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    spartanman regret minimizer

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    Doc, quick questions: What type of bag-tank attachment? Does it mar the surface? Thank you.
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    Urban Toreador Banned

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    That Bag-Connections bag really looks clean. The gas cap mount seems to be the ticket.