Tight track? Multistrada won't keep with KTM Duke 690R on tight track. On proper superbike/open class track - no, Multistrada won't keep with CBR1000RR if drivers are equally skilled. Check power/weight ratio, check mass center location, check tyre sizes (equal contact surface?). CBR1000R is 170+ bhp 86 Nm bike that weights199 kg "wet" in stock state (and nobody runs it with heave stock exhaust) - and Multistrada is 239 (remove exhaust - save 6 kg) and 150 bhp bike. And CBR not even in top list for superbikes since few years. With equal driver - no, CBR1000RR will take over. Those experiments can be seen on most of Swiss and German tracks. What about rephrasing: will Multistrada 1200 keep with Ducati Panigale? Will Xtourer will keep with CBR1000RR? Will Supertenere keep with R1? Will Varadero keep with Firestorm? If yes - what the hell manufacturers doing making those? One of my colleagues - track addict - tried this. Did not work. He back on his GSXR K8 I think Problem with liter-sports - in 80% cases they ridden by people, who got little skill to realize potential of those beasts. At least here. I was guilty of that myself. Took me 5 years to really get able to use it as intended. They are unforgiving bikes.