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Found a great deal on an '04 Ducati Multistrada 1000 in Atlanta. Flew in and road it home the other day. What an absolute ball that bike is to ride.

I had test rode one a few years ago but very brief. I took this up through Northern GA hills and Deals Gap and the Cherahola and then interstated it home.

It is light, fast and oh, so easy to corner. The wide bars and high clearance along with lightweight make this a corner carver to love. I was just grinning from ear to ear. You can get hard bags but I am not going to right away. I love the 'Super Motard look' and have some sport soft luggage that worked well for the trip. Previous owner added the Teremigoni pipes with upgraded ignition chip and comfort seat so all I need is the radar detector mount and a tankbag and I am ready to go. Won't replace the LT for long distance two up comfort but definitely should be considered for a sporty but comfortable 2nd, 3rd or even 10th bikes.

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Beautiful bike! The Multistrada is on the top of my list of "supplemental" bikes to have alongside the LT. I suspect that may get supplanted by the '07 Triumph Tiger 1050. ( I prefer a triple over a twin ). So I'll be waiting for the verdict when that cat makes it to our shores.

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Wow! That is a sweet bike! Congrats Ron!
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I know when I test rode it I commented to the manager at Fast by Ferracci that the throttle was a bit jerky. He asked me what I rode and then commented...."perhaps you'e not used to a bike with decent acceleration". Cheeky sod. Now I'll have to chase the Multistrada on my LT - I'm getting further and further behind you Ron.

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It is sweet thanks.

You better make it to CCR Ralph. I'm bringing my R1 and the Multistrada.(you can have first dibs...I suggest the Yamaha..it's better then sex) We should be in the local jail by Friday don't you think?

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That, or still on the run....

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