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    Ducati Multristrada

    Being an old fart I'm not abreast of the technology on modern bikes, but I saw a thing on TV about the Multistrada, and how it can switch between four different riding modes. Are these things as good as they appear to be? Also there are multiple variants of them, from 1000 up to 1260, with names like "enduro", "touring" and so on. What are the ones to go for?

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    mega factories? seemed to be pretty dated considering Rossi had just started riding for them in the doco..

    for those playing at home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggPEQG3MO1s

    for $27k plus a little reaming on top no doubt, personally the Africa twin will do it all as well at half the cost in every way & you could trust it riding coast to coast which ever way you wanted, the mulit would probably get you on the news found 3 days later half eaten by wombats

    also the 790 Kato coming soon along with the 700 tenere

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    If I just wanted a big chookie I'd go for an R-Series beemer, as I'll take an air-cooled bike over a water cooled bike any day. The attraction of the Multistrada was it's ability to operate in different modes - I wondered how well that worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Steak View Post
    If I just wanted a big chookie I'd go for an R-Series beemer, as I'll take an air-cooled bike over a water cooled bike any day. The attraction of the Multistrada was it's ability to operate in different modes - I wondered how well that worked
    If it's anything like the multi modes on sports bikes I reckon the vast majority would be left on one setting after the initial period when everyone wants to try all the new gadgets From what I've heard with those with it on sportsbikes they rarely change the settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Para045 View Post
    If it's anything like the multi modes on sports bikes I reckon the vast majority would be left on one setting after the initial period when everyone wants to try all the new gadgets From what I've heard with those with it on sportsbikes they rarely change the settings
    Unless you're a pussy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnork View Post
    Unless you're a pussy...who took it out of race setting to begin with
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    Quote Originally Posted by =Maz= View Post
    Fixed. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by pnork View Post
    Points scored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    You can always count on Maz to play the race card
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Steak View Post
    If I just wanted a big chookie I'd go for an R-Series beemer, as I'll take an air-cooled bike over a water cooled bike any day. The attraction of the Multistrada was it's ability to operate in different modes - I wondered how well that worked
    Had a ride on a 1200GS. Didn't like the high COG because gravel. Guessing the rocker cover would plough a bit sliding down a dirt road after it slammed my face into said road.

    Did have an experience with a 1098 mutistrada years ago. Taking a hard left and he dived under me off road. Piece of piss and a bit of rooster. Couldnt pass him on the blacktop anyway because useless.

    A multistrada would suit bad roads and some dirt. More serious ADV type touring I use a light single for less crashing. Can't carry much weight but any bike over 200kgs is just hard work in gravel or sand. Hard packed dirt roads? fine, but any of my road bikes handle that anyway.

    Do people really need to pack a coffee machine and folding chair when tackling the CSR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by =Maz= View Post
    Not any more, I've retired.
    Retired. Pirelli?

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    My bike has a few modes hooked up to my right hand, I usually leave it in hooligan, some times I use I need my license mode, or I also have "that cunt wants to race me"
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    Iím on my second Multistrada. First one was the 2011 1200 and my current one is the 2016 1200 Enduro.
    Pros : goes like a shower of shit, comfortable, sounds awesome (get the full termi exhaust. Takes some getting used to but you eventually loose your hearing) Skyhook suspension system.
    Cons : Frasers. Recalls. Frasers. And Frasers again. Just avoid at all costs.
    I wouldnít go the enduro again. They are heavier and taller than the standard model. Unless youíre 6Ē or more and youíre planning on some long rides, just stick with the standard model.
    The modes: I change between sport and touring. The other two I just donít use. Touring will do 95% of what you want and the sport mode just makes everything more twitchy. Stiffens up the suspension and backs off wheelie and abs systems. (Great for when you get a rush of blood to the head and want to blow off some steam (and your licence)
    All the modes are very customisable and you definitely have to take a fair amount of time tweeking then all to suit.
    Would I get another ? Yep. Pikes Peak model next. Lighter and sexier.
    I havenít dealt with them yet but have heard the Ducati dealer in Bunbury is great to deal with and will be going through them for any future purchase.
    Service through ProTwin in Wangara is the go. Justin knows his shit.
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    I rented one for a few days in about 2016. Punted in around some Californian canyons. I previously rented a 1200 GS and much preferred the Ducati. Maybe the GS and its stupid wobbly torque action annoyed me. Besides the Multi wheelied heaps easier and that's important when touring.
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    Ah, the years go faster at my age. It was 2013.

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    Can't vouch for the Mutlistrada modes, but as other's have said, chances are you'll leave it in one mode for its entire ownership cycle. Much like power and TC maps on sports bikes you'll leave it on max power and minimum TC

    However you may reap some benefits of the change in suspension behaviour... maybe.
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    Ok, so I would rather be on a 158HP Multi than a 28HP Royal Enfield, but I'm signed up for the latter next year.
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    Compared to the 650 vstrom i had the dukes got twice the power and torque, there were times i wanted a softer power delivery when standing up on slower unsealed / rutty / sandy tracks with that so i rekon you might use it but as its a Ducati and i'm talking bushtracks and side roads then i would it ever get used? i dont see why you'd need / want it on the road i mean if you dont want 150hp on tap dont buy it or just ride around it.

    The only experience i have had with an actual multistrada, it was a beautiful shiny red one with a set of akro's i think from memory, really nice looking bike, it broke down in my garage for a few hours. So yeh its definitely got soul and it met my expectations. although i'm not sure what map he had it on, "disable" or perhaps "safety" possibly




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