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Multistrada 1200 - Wow....

Test rode one again today at lunch and damn that's a sweet bike!
Other than being expensive - what's the catch?
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No catch just $$$$$$$$$
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That's a Ferrari on 2 wheel, unless you have high $$$$ for maintenance dont look at it.

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That's a Ferrari on 2 wheel, unless you have high $$$$ for maintenance dont look at it.

Too late for that. Been looking for a long time. And test ridden it twice
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Test rode one again today at lunch and damn that's a sweet bike!
Other than being expensive - what's the catch?
there's a "catch" when the price is too good to be true. that price ain't too good! so afaik, there's no catch. there are only two questions: do you have the stomach to suck up the cost of admission? do you love it enough to bear the cost of maintenance, which is getting less and less painful, or so they say.

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well? do ya, punk?

In a world full of people, only some want to ride. Isn't that crazy?
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there's a "catch" when the price is too good to be true. that price ain't too good! so afaik, there's no catch. there are only two questions: do you have the stomach to suck up the cost of admission? do you love it enough to bear the cost of maintenance, which is getting less and less painful, or so they say.

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well? do ya, punk?

Well said kevrider, well said.
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I like them too. There are a ton of new advances with the new model. Water cooling, electronics, ergos, accessories. They are great bikes no doubt.

The previous iteration was a pretty good bike as well. There was even a 650 for awhile. I understand the air cooled motors did require more frequent maintenance, valve check/adjust, etc. However an older model can be had for about the price of a Versys.

The new 1200 is about the same weight as a Verys, with probaby twice the horsepower. I do like the 4-mode ECU, very cool. I really like Ducs but have never owned one. I call them motorcycle exotica.

I could see myself riding one but would have to sell some other toys. I also really like the F800GS. 'Strada more street, bimmer more dirt worthy, neither a dual sport. Unfortunately both are at least twice the cost of a Versys, and for a used one, maybe more than three times. Hmmm. Are they two to three times the bike? I dunno. If you got the $$ ride what makes you happy. They aren't any more than a harley, right?

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Thanks for your input, everyone. If I somehow get the $$ situation figured out, I'll definitely take the plunge. Maybe there will be used 1200's soon
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Martin,
The Diavel will be available soon. It looks interesting too. Maybe should wait and test ride it before taking the plunge.....
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OMG!!!! I am in LUST!!!!!!!


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What I liked about that video is that there wasn't ONE other vehicle ANYWHERE on the road...downtown, freeway, countryside. Reminded me of alien abduction - where did everyone go? heh....

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Multistrada-WOW!....Maintenance-OW!
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Multistrada-WOW!....Maintenance-OW!
Can you elaborate on that? The MS1200 requires maintenance every 15,000 miles. What's OW about that?
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When you get the MS, you should let me ride it and I'll report back here!
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When you get the MS, you should let me ride it and I'll report back here!
Ya! Me too, just for a balanced perspective from different views, of course!
In the interest of a thorough unbiased review!

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When you get the MS, you should let me ride it and I'll report back here!
Hah of course! But the harsh reality is that it probably won't happen anytime soon. Wife's car just broke down (as you know) and getting a new will hurt the wallet a bit Damn 4-wheelers!
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Well, that gives us time to wait and test ride the Diavel.
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OMG!!!! I am in LUST!!!!!!!
but I think that thing is ugly....looks like a Monster mated with a V-Rod....not for me!
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Ducati Desmosidichi Moto GP $75,000 OIL BURNER..

So I am having a blast on my favorite set of twisty roads and pull over to take a rest , and a guy pulls up and he's on a Ducati V-4 Desmocedici...We talk a little and I notice an oil leak on his engine... I don't tell him anything..But he tells me his Ducati cost $75,000 ...He also asked me what kind of bike am I rideing and I say it's a Versys... He says A WHAT?????
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