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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wpbarlow, Oct 21, 2009.
My latest addition;
Those SP's are stupid. Scary that it's a 1100 motor in that tiny frame.
Go Pro shot on my Tesi 3D.
Awesome shot of the Tesi. Would like to see a couple more of those...
Since the Tesi 3D is on my short list of bikes I would love to have if I had stupid amounts of money, I've got to ask - what's it like to ride? How does the center hub steering feel compared to anything other than a para-lever BMW?
btw, I just may hate you.
To put it in a parlance that you'd understand jdg, it is like flying the cyclic pitch or collective in a say, B206 or AS350 or UH-1H with full hydraulics and no frictions. Because the steering force is separated from the braking force when you front brake before coming into a corner or indeed if you brake whilst in a corner, the steering continues to be light, "hydraulic like" unlike conventional forks. I also own a BMW. The paralever that you talk about applies more to the rear swing arm, not front, so there is no comparison possible - or were you asking whether the Tesi sits down on acceleration?? (It doesn't).
The bike begs to be ridden above 120kph or faster. It is not easy riding the Tesi at 60kph or less because the engine 'struggles' at that gearing speed. The bike is very light - something like 155kg. The wheelbase does not become shorter when you apply the front brakes so it is very steady in steering. I hope this answers your question.
I was going to take more shots with my Go Pro but the damn thing won't switch on, charge or respond!! Bitch!! Anyone know why??
Thank you for that explanation - it sounds like a blast to ride *sigh*
I hope you got the GoPro problem figured out. I had that happen on mine as well. I had to discharge the battery before it would recharge for some reason.
Here's my beast: 2009 Multi 1100S. Best riding bike I've ever owned... commuting daily or long rides, nothing but joy. I've had to replace the tank and the side panels like to fall off on the interstate, but she's reliable day in and day out.
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In her bi-annual state of repose:
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Awesome bike. I like those side cases too! Can you give any more details on them? I've been in the market for one of these bikes but it seems factory luggage is almost impossible to find.
Thanks, tpulls. I couldn't find the factory luggage for less than $1k, and on top of the price most people said it was flimsy and oddly shaped.
Hepco-Becker makes a mounting rack that fits any of their cases for the Multi. Capital Cycles in DC was the only place stateside that carried it. I ended up buying some used & bruised H-B Gobi's off a KTM from another inmate here. Cost me $200 for the rack + sundry parts and $250 for the cases. They look weird but they're functional. If I had it to do over again I'd look harder for slightly smaller cases than the Gobi's- she has a wide backside now.
Other views of the cases:
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Good to know about the racks. They do look a little weird, but function wins out for me
I'll check out what givi has to offer as well.
Givi doesn't made a side case bracket because they manufactured the Ducati factory bags some years.
Have you checked out Strada Avventurosa? Bunch of ingenious ideas for adding function to the Multi 1000/1100, including bag mounts. Appear well executed, and reports have been good.
They are also working on bag mounts for the 1200.
Agree, that white 1100 looks great.
I like that Monster, too!
And +1 on S-A's stuff. If I had it all to do over again, I'd go with his case mounts and a set of Pelican cases. I convinced myself I needed more space than the Pelicans could provide me, and I overestimated. Pricier than the rag-tag solution I came up with, but I think I would have been happier with it.
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I read somewhere they were selling factory direct now with limited support dealers in Europe offering warranty service. I hope they pull out of the slump, I really like them
Riding in Kelowna B.C on the 2013 Fantic TR300ES.
You are from Burlington and riding that in BC ? Explain pls as I'm doing a BC trip after the winter.
Is it a GasGas underneath the Fantic bling ?
Riding at Bear Creek in Kelowna British Columbia - 4th gear walk.
Yes, the motor is made by Gas Gas to Fantic spec's.
Kelowna is biking heaven with one of the largest marked trail systems around.
We often ride there, and it's run by the The Okanagan Trail Riders Association.
Cost is $10/day or $60/season.