MultiStrada Owners

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by CanyonChaser, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    No, the stock setup just has an immobilizer. The Ducati Performance alarm has at least the audible alarm and motion detection and is integrated into the existing system.

    Be prepared to pay $$$ for your insurance even if you meet these requirements. I know of at least one inmate here who refused to purchase the bike because the cost of insurance was obscene...... :eek1

    -SM

    P.S. Head over the MultiStrada 1200 thread....this thread is mainly for the older 1000s and 1100s. You'll get more MTS12 junkies chiming in that way. :freaky
  2. jbcaddy

    jbcaddy Long timer

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    lots of miles and smiles. JB
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  3. Odd Duc

    Odd Duc n00b

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    Bingo! :D
  4. 00SS

    00SS Always a vicious cycle

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    She does clean up well :D
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  5. CanyonChaser

    CanyonChaser Been here awhile

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    Yeah, we have two MTS' now. The first one has over 30k miles on it with nary a hitch.

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    Great bikes indeed. Stay on top of the valve adjustments and belt changes. Carry extra relay's and never touch the electrical system and you have a great bike!

    dp
  6. 00SS

    00SS Always a vicious cycle

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    Very cool pic - can you elaborate a bit on which relay(s) have issues? :ear
  7. CanyonChaser

    CanyonChaser Been here awhile

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    Yes, the two relays right next to the battery. They fail at the drop of a hat, particularly if you use any accessories. I always carry two extras. The Ducati part is like $6.00 and you can get them at just about any automotive parts place too. The numbers on the box are BWD R3223 RL35561

    dp
  8. 00SS

    00SS Always a vicious cycle

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    Many thanks for the heads up DP, i love this place :freaky
  9. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    You would not have a picture of were these relays are so I can waterproof them before they corrode?
  10. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Howdy all.
    Name's Ryan from central Iowa. Just finishing up the paperwork details to lay claim to my very own piece of Ducati Adventure Touring greatness.

    I have been riding for years starting with dirtbikes when I traded off my favorite RC car and 3 BB guns for a Kawasaki KDX80 at around age 11. From there I was hooked. My first street ride was a Honda CB400 that I miss to this day. Rain or shine, whatever the road threw at her, she was always there.
    I have had a fair assortment of bikes...Yamaha FZRs, a devil spawn of a Ninja 900, a DRZ or 3, a phase where Harleys were relevant to me, modern superbikes, assorted dirtbikes and my current bike, a 2000 Ducati Monster 900i.e. with 26,000 on her.
    But after last year's Ducati in the Rockies and riding 500+ miles that saturday only to find my knees screaming for mercy at the end of the day, I decided it was time for something more long haul friendly.
    I test rode several bikes last fall and finally the local dealer had someone order a Multistrada 1200. I rushed down to sit on it and get a feel for it before it was ushered out the door.

    Skip forward to this January, the wife and I were discussing things and decided it was time to move on from the Monster. *I* needed something a little more distance friendly and *we* needed something that was 2 up friendly. So after doing our taxes and finding out what our bonuses were going to be for 2011, we decided that this spring we were going to lay claim to the Multistrada.

    Finally, our taxes show back up, her bonus is announced and last week we head on down to our local Ducati dealer to get the ball rolling.
    I inquire about a red S Touring.
    Our dealer looks all over the midwest. He can find an S Sport in red. He can find a base in red. He has a Pikes Peak on the way and by god THAT has red on it. With a gleam in my eye, I look to my wife for approval on the Pikes Peak edition. And with a shake in her head, she inquires, "So what do you get again for the additional $3k?". Well so much for THAT.
    So there is not a single red 2012 Multistrada S Touring to be had anywhere in the midwest. So they offer me the white one they have on the way (was supposed to be here this last Tuesday). I haven't dug into them yet to see what they are going to give me for "settling" for the slower white bike...but I will.

    But anyway, the loan is pre-approved with a better interest rate than I got on my car. We are also dropping a 50% down payment on it to minimize the payments. And to top it off, my oldest daughter drops off child support in less than 24 hours (love my kids and have been paying more than double the required payment for the last 15 years so don't judge me! :evil). So the payment won't even be missed as it will match up closely to what my monthly child support payment was.

    So here I am, anxiously awaiting the delivery of my sultry white mistress. Patiently climbing the walls and chewing on the carpets.

    I heard this was the place to be for avid moto-heads who enjoy seeing what is around the other side of that hill over there or what is in the middle of that stand of trees to the right. Seemed like a good place for me to be.
  11. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    First, congrats on the impending arrival of the new scoot! :clap

    Second, you might want to check out the MTS1200 thread on here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=383232), 'cause this thread is mostly about the older 1000/1100s. :thumb

    -SM
  12. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    ryan -

    congrats on the bike, I wouldn't sweat not getting a red one

    you think, well its a ducati and it has to be red, but the multistrada really looks great in white (of course, thats what I have) or the titanium color (what I would get if I was getting a new one)
  13. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Not mine, for sale on e-bay Austrailia.
    I like it ! Least ugly multi ever.
  14. Street Hawk

    Street Hawk Been here awhile

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    Is there a lower seat available for the 1100 Multistrada from Ducati? or others?
  15. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    What tires are on the bike on the inside in this picture?
  16. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Looks like Pilot Road 3 to me - my next tire when I kill my Road 2's with over 13K on them.

    D.

  17. ekms377

    ekms377 The 2-Stroke Guy

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    Keller,Texas......hey neighbor. Seriously thinking about getting a MS. Have a BKing and Hyper right now. My commute just got longer but still contemplating the move.
  18. 00SS

    00SS Always a vicious cycle

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    Howdy neighbor - you won't regret it for commuting, it's a very comfy bike (get the gel seat). Oh, and it handles like a dream compared to my old 109R (sold it), and while it's not super fast, it has enough power to get you in trouble.. :lol3

    Hit me up if you want to ride sometime, i like to go up to OK McGeehees(sp) and get some fresh catfish. or up to Turner Falls .. pretty much anywhere there are some curves.
  19. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    ekms, i think your bike is a beaut. love the white wheels reminiscent of some of the 1990 super sports/paso bikes....fun.

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  20. ekms377

    ekms377 The 2-Stroke Guy

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    That is not mine....it is 00SS bike.