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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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OMFG, New Ducati Multistrada

I'm in love!

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That is a great looking duc. I had a m9 a few years ago and they handle great and look great. I'm glad I dig the versys because that is what my checkbook allows right now. but that is one hot bike
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Nice. If I had a pile of stupid money laying around, I'd get one to go with a new VFR. Two different shades of red, I think.


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Went saturday to the local Ducati showroom and saw the new Desmosedici RR, WOW. The multistrada they have is the old model, ugly as hell. The Hypermotard and the Street Fighter are amazing bikes. If you ask me I would rather get a 2010 Z-1000.
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I've been drooling over the Streetfighter.



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The new multi is hawt!!!!
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They won't be able to make fun of the Versys styling anymore. It's kinda goofy looking to me .
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Looks like they took out the lining in a ring jewel case and stuck it on back for a back seat cusion. Her booty better be small. It does look fast, take a curve hard and I betcha her butt will pull it off when she "tightens up".
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It has a beak
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I need to see it for real. Yeah, it looks better than the older style, but I'm not liking the front end at all. The motor, though, that might make a man forget about the front end, look at the Versys...



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Wow, if only I had a bunch of money lying around (and a couple more years riding experience under my belt).

The last issue of motorcyclist had some spy shots of this. Didn't expect to see it so soon.
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What a great looking bike (beak and all)...


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What a great looking bike (beak and all)...

Yup ! that makes me panties Wet


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I've been drooling over the Streetfighter.

I tried sitting on the Streetfighter, but the exhaust sticks out too far where my right heel wanted to be causing a very uncomfortable angle to my foot. It was so bad, it was a deal breaker. Total eye candy ruined by an ergonomic oversight, IMHO.

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Looks awesome, much better than the old Multi. Damn near 3 times the cost of my Versys though. Anyone know if they have plans on a smaller motored version?

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I read the design information. WOW there is a lot of tech in that bike. push a button and re-configure fuel mapping and engine performance and supension settings ABS effectiveness and traction control. An so much more! tire temperature and pressures.

No wonder it is expensive! That is not a UJM.

Holy Jebus that bike is complex. Ducati service techs must be well edjumecated.
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It is a duck..... it has a bill. Nice ride, but @ 3 times the cost of my Versys. I can do alot with 10,000 dollars.
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The 2010 Versys is $7599, the base model 2010 Multistrada is $14,995.

It's a big jump, but not 10 grand. A used model in about 2 or 3 years would be an attractive choice in my book.

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The 2010 Versys is $7599, the base model 2010 Multistrada is $14,995.

Seems high but then the Versys doesn't have any technology. It is the difference between a hack saw and a computer controlled plasma cutter.

the hack saw is usually enough but sometimes you want the refinement afforded by the plasma cutter.
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Looking at all the tech on that bike, I can't get my fathers voice out of my head, saying "just more crap to go wrong". Cool bike but how confident would you be to set out on a trip to Alaska, South America, etc on it? Probably just me, but the older I get the more I appreciate simplicity and long term reliability....

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