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post #1 of 11 Old Nov 10th, 2009, 8:07 am Thread Starter
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New Ducati Multistrada 1200

Check this out. Ducati is pushing the envelope here, I wonder if it delivers all they claim?

http://www.onewheeldrive.net/2009/11...200-in-detail/

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post #2 of 11 Old Nov 10th, 2009, 8:58 am
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Re: New Ducati Multistrada 1200

I have an 04...had two of them 1000 DS models. I love mine....can't wait to test ride this baby. My only qualm is that it is way to pretty and fragile to consider it for any serious fire-road work. You would need some pretty good safety bars to protect all that plastic.

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Re: New Ducati Multistrada 1200

Agree completely. Also, they claim to have purpose built (look like street) tires that will work well "off road",

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Re: New Ducati Multistrada 1200

Actually looks a lot like the new (2007) Triumph Tiger IMHO.

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If it does what they claim it does, then it'll be a hell of a bike. I wonder how long their final drives last?

Don't worry about crash bars. I'm sure the aftermarket will take care of all that soon enough.

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Re: New Ducati Multistrada 1200

The horsepower on this thing is amazing. I wonder how reliable it is going to turnout to be? I have always stayed away from Duc's because so many of the guys that I ride with seem to have mechanical/electrical issues and then wait for months to get the parts to fix them. For them the Ducati is a great 2nd bike. The one they don't have to depend on!!
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Re: New Ducati Multistrada 1200

In my experience, the old rep of Ducati re service and parts availability is over. My bike has been bulletproof over 22,000 miles so far, and the few parts I have needed were readily available.

After the first 6,000 mile service, the dealer advised that I go 8,000+ miles between
subsequent services. Newer bikes have 7,500 mile (published) interval, which is better than BMW.

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Re: New Ducati Multistrada 1200

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In my experience, the old rep of Ducati re service and parts availability is over. My bike has been bulletproof over 22,000 miles so far, and the few parts I have needed were readily available.

After the first 6,000 mile service, the dealer advised that I go 8,000+ miles between
subsequent services. Newer bikes have 7,500 mile (published) interval, which is better than BMW.
I spent quite a bit of time talking to the fellow at the Ducati display at the Long Beach motorcycle show Friday night while looking at the 1200. Asked about the service interval and he said that they expect it to be even longer than the 7,500 mark.

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Both my 04 multistrada 1000ds bikes were reliable. Still have the one and it has been just maintenence. Did need a chain at 9000 miles which is a little early but other then that...great bike.

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Re: New Ducati Multistrada 1200

I have an '07 Ducati 1098. I love this bike! And now that the motor is 100cc's bigger like the 1198 with the selectable electronics, I can't wait to see what it can do. As for service, it hasn't been bad at all with parts availabilty. I am waiting until the economy gets better to sell the LT if this new bike delivers on it's promises. My only complaint is that horrid beak on it. It isn't as simple and clean like the GS. But I think you can get that piece in carbon fiber too!
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I always thought my Strada looked great from the gas tank on back...great lines, single sided swing arm...the front is butt ugly though.

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