Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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  1. Iron Dingo

    Iron Dingo Been here awhile

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    I average 30mpg on my Multi and over 50 on my S2R1000 which is why I never ride my multi.. there is something wrong with my bike I think.
  2. M0t0Rider

    M0t0Rider Been here awhile

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    Faster you go the Better MPG ~> ZooM BooM!
  3. Stephenmarklay

    Stephenmarklay Been here awhile

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    I put a GT through the paces today. Really a wolf in sheep's clothing. My question is how does the base model suspension compare for dampening rates, spring rates and overall experience?

    Thanks!
  4. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    I don't know what the specs are on the rear shock but the Marzocchi forks aren't to be discounted. Changing springs to best match your weight shouldn't be difficult to do. It's hard to beat the feature set of the Skyhook kit, especially if you ride two-up or on constantly changing riding styles or road types, it does work well. Having said that, the vast majority of Base model owner's opinions that I've read are quite favorable. I think the ownership experiences, while positive, would be different in regards to the respective suspensions.

    They're such fun bikes to ride.
  5. Stephenmarklay

    Stephenmarklay Been here awhile

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    Thank you for this input.
  6. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    On my Caponord last weekend,I couldnt help noticing how many Multis
    were out & about in the Snowy mountains region in OZ.
    Ducati is certainly doing good business here...
    BTW,very few BM/GS and cant recall any KTMs...
  7. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    That's saying something considering how dear they are in your neck of the woods. I could not justify a Multi if I were in Oz and would still be looking at them from the seat of my Capo as well!
  8. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    I have a 2010 base MTS. The stock suspension was good. Mostly depends on your weight. The stock suspension can be made better with appropriate spring rates. I'm heavy to say the least. After 3 yrs I finally upgraded to an ohlins fron and rear. The ohlins is fantastic. I dealt with the stock suspension for 3 yrs. My upgrade to Ohlins was more personal preference than mandatory. I never regret not buying the Sport or touring versions.

    If you are seriously thinking about a MTS, I would give more thought to an extended warranty / extended service contract than the suspension. Parts and service ain't cheap on these bikes.
  9. mrphotoman

    mrphotoman Long timer

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    Lol you do not ride your new bike because it does not get as good mpg as your old bike? did you buy it to save on gas? If so it will take you about 35 years to break even :lol3. I thought people bought "performance bikes" to enjoy riding them not to save on gas. If that was your goal you should have bought a moped.
  10. AKjitsu

    AKjitsu Been here awhile

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    Any of you Gen II 1200 Multi owners find an aftermarket windscreen that works? I tried a Cee Bailey and it was a big disappointment.
  11. joef

    joef Been here awhile

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    I like the stocker. My other screen for touring is the one from Twisted Throttle
    the MRA bolt on extension. Works good good.
  12. brianpc

    brianpc Been here awhile

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    ^^^^this.

    To help set realistic expectations: 32-37mpg is about normal for the Multi 1200, and that number will go down if you're in 150hp modes and using the throttle often.

    The Honda NC700X is a great bike for gas mileage (about 70-ish mpg i've read) and is a fun ride to boot, if you're looking for a hypermiler.
  13. EvilGilligan

    EvilGilligan Adventurer

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    But didn't solve the problem.

    I am 5' 11" w/ 30" inseam... It is better than stock with 4" more of height and a little more width. I still need ear plugs tho
  14. Iron Dingo

    Iron Dingo Been here awhile

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    Really I thought I was buying a "touring bike" I want more than a 100-120 mile range, and I want it to do better on gas than a Corolla. I thought it would be at least as good as my other Duc that was older tech. If I had wanted a "performance bike" I would have gotten an 1198.
  15. vellies

    vellies Been here awhile

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    My suggestion is go buy a VStrom 650, sounds like it will be perfect for you.......:evil:evil

    I commute on mine daily, I get average 43mpg (5.4 litres per 100km). Who cares about milage anyway, just ride the thing.
  16. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I'm very pleased with my 13 Touring S stock shield. 6-1" and it works perfectly. I run it all the way down 90% of the time unless it's raining or cold.
  17. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Exactly and my MPG is close to yours unless I'm hammering it.
  18. bluesurf

    bluesurf en dos ruedas

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    How much are you asking for it? Pics?
  19. mrphotoman

    mrphotoman Long timer

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    :lol3

    When he sells the multistrada he can go buy the moped and be in mpg heaven!
  20. zvez

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    the multi is a "performance bike", it's 1200 cc 4 valve hi performance engine, so you're absolutely not going to get 50 mpg. When touring I tend to get around 42-43 mpg and I'm happy with that. If you want range you could always opt for a bmw gs, extended tank and lower performance.