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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Bikeaddict, Jan 19, 2018.
I have yet to decide what is joining my Desert sled on retirement next year ? probably a Ducati or a Triumph as the import duties to Thailand on any of the other premiums are totally nuts. I know the Japanese make some great bikes but I want to feel special and this could be a potential answer. I originally wanted a GS but they are literally twice the price as in the states, same with HD's and that new HD pan American or whatever they call it looks pretty nice as well but again stupid duties. Ducati and triumph must have some deal with the authorities given they manufacture a number of models in Thailand. One of these, my desert sled and my vespa GTS would just about cover all my requirements I think. this is probably looking a favorite right now.
The calm before the snow tonight
Noticed a mark (scratches) on my full Termignoni exhaust presumably from the right hand pannier heat shield but there appears to be 8-10mm of clearance. Anyone else have any issues? Just curious if I should escalate for warranty or other resolution
I've got a Speed Triple RS and a separate touring bike (VFR1200X). I'm finding that I only ride my Speed Triple on trackdays and my VFR1200X on long rides.
I'm considering selling both and moving to the Multistrada 1260 S for a single bike for both purposes.
Would you mind sharing your thoughts on the differences between the Speed Triple RS and Multistada 1260 on the track?
I don’t have the Termi but I have the same heatshield scratch. My opinion is that the locator tab on the muffler is out of position during assembly. I removed my muffler and opened the locating slot about 3mm so the muffler could be reclockd (in the counter clockwise direction).
That's really funny — as a long long time ADV lurker, I still never knew there was a Multi site until I got an email from ADV this morning. Yes, I have a 2018 1260S and yes, I really love it. I upgraded from my 2016 because of the improvements, ie shifter, motor, cancelling turn signals, etc. My '16 1200S was the first at my dealer, Newport Beach Ducati, to get the dreaded 18k service. I say "dreaded" because it's damn expensive! I'm only at 13,000+ with my '18 but that's partially because of my other two bikes. I am, theoretically, first in line for the upcoming V4 Multi later in 2020. If that engine is anything like my late 2017 Aprilia Tuono it will surely delight. I'm pretty sure the V4 version will also have a version of adaptive cruise control which I consider a major safety factor. I'm wishing Ducati might switch to a belt drive but there's been no indication of that. Damn I hate cleaning and lubing chain! FYI, I have the full Termi exhaust on my 1260S and it's a dream. Also, Russell Day-Long seat, Palmer windshield and mount, Garmin, Escort, keyless gas cap, etc. Ride on . . .
I am searching for your personal advice regarding MTS 1260S.
I have a vfr 800 for many years now, but i cannot ride it in a long distance anymore due to its position-my back hurts; love the engine though.
I made a ride test with both MTS 1260s and enduro and i like more the S version.
-being a V2 90degrees engine, i noticed it has more vibrations. How are they in a touring day? Do they get annoying?
-i noticed the dashboard sometimes shakes entirely because of the vibrations. How often does it do that and also, is it getting annoying?
-are the mirrors ever shaking from the same vibrations? So much that you cannot see in them?
-the hardest: in 2021 new MTS V4 is coming out; do you think i should wait for it?
I will answer just this one since I know it well - the mirrors on the Multistradas are some of the best around - best visibility, low vibrations, and work well. I got spoiled by them.
And yeah - I'm also waiting to see what the V4 bike is all about :)
More vibration compared to .....?
My Ducati is smoother than my KTM is, I have no issues with the vibrations on either though YMMV there.
In my experience it also took some tweeking to get it "right" though, the upmap with the termi exhuast was way to rich below 4000rpm or so and lean the rest of the way, which I fix with a tune and its now smooth everywhere, no more "doesn't like going slow".
How did you tune it with the up map ?
Switched from a GSA. While I miss the GS I love the Multistrada. higher strung than the GS so around town can be a bit more gear changes as compared to the the gs. On the highway and back roads nothing beats it. Trying to find a mide pipe to eliminate the cat.
same experience as you. I got the throttle spacers so, the throttle is more engaged or doesn’t have that slop. A tune would probably fix the around town concerns. It isn’t a deal breaker thought. I just usually stay in second and third a bit more revs. Around town I miss my GSA also the luggage can hold a lot of beer or wine. The 1260touring not so much. In a perfect world I suppose I would have the new street fighter v4s and a GS1250 done up like a GSA, luggage, lights crash bars etc. GSA a bit too big but the windscreen is nice. I honestly would think I would have the best of both worlds. Lot of post of the new GS cutting out and dropping like flies so time will reveal. Not unhappy with my Bike. Loving t actually. Another option is a Multistrada V4 When it arrives and a triumph speed triple rs. Always want to have a contrasting ride and power supply.
For more luggage capacity, you can either add the larger pannier lids to make them higher capacity, or on the 1260, you can use the Enduro panniers (which is what I have)...then you have tons of luggage capacity.
Larger pannier lids? Was unaware that this even existed. Any idea of where to buy them from.
Yeah, they came on the Gran Turismo, and may come on the new 1260 touring model, not sure. I bought the Enduro panniers, and they are ridiculously expensive, but they are pretty nice to have. My dealer bought the stock panniers off of me, otherwise I might not have done so.
Here's an eBay listing for pannier lids:
Damn, I’ve got a 2013 Stelvio that I freaking love. I’m closing in on 80,000 trouble free miles and it’s a bike I’ve planned on seeing just how long it’ll last....then I read Baldy’s review of the 1260 Enduro and now I’ve got a bike boner.
I want a 1260 but won't pull the trigger on anything current with the V4 coming soon. I have a feeling there will be a lot of 1260 twins for sale cheap when the V4 hits.
There'll probably be a lot of them for sale cheap anyway because depreciation in the motorcycle world is crazy. However, I have no desire to get a V4. What could the advantage be? More power? Holy cow, I can't use what it currently has! It'll probably just be heavier. I had a 2011 1200 and I wish my 1260 was as light as it was. If this bike gets any heavier, I'll no longer be interested no matter what the power output is.
Tried a Panigale or Tuono V4? Quite possibly the most inspiring engines in motorcycling, regardless of configuration. I expect the same when Ducati puts one in the MTS.