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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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2010 Ducati Multistrada

Got to admit I have always been attracted to Ducati. However the sport side of Duc's are way too extreme ergonomically for me. then along came the Multistrada which got pretty mediocre reviews. I had a chance to sit on the new 2010 at the International Motorcycle show in Detroit this last January. Recently I have read numerous reviews on it. Hmmmm.....If I were to hit the lotto I think I'd have to pick one up. Love all those electronic gizmo's.
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That is a beautiful bike. The bodywork is so well designed, it looks like it wants to take flight. And I know it's not the best functionally (people tell me it's a gimmick), but I love the single swingarm. It makes me want to study the engineering of it.

So many great bikes out there. I'm new to all this, but I almost bought and passed over each the Ducati Monster and the Aprilia Shiver. I had no idea what I wanted. I'm really happy with the Versys but I love all kinds of bikes.
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I am lusting over the MS, enough in fact to consider trading my Triumph. Only problem is I am also lusting over the New Triumph Sprint GT. Sigh gotta test ride both

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I almost bought one, then decided on the V instead. For me, the V is 80% of the MS for 1/3 the price. But, anything is possible in the future.

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electronic gizmos are cool ,but i would prefer the peace of mind in "post guarantee period" rides.
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I have been checking out the Multistrata- that is one sweet bike. But the basic bike runs around $15k (MSRP)- more then double what I paid for the V. (bike, Givi luggage, windscreen, tax and license < $7500)

interestingly, I was surprised to read that the Multistrata's weight is about the same as the V and still delivers 1200 cc's and 57 MPG on the highway- amazing. It also boasts throttle by wire, riding modes and keyless ignition. (all of which would be freaking expensive to fix when that warranty says goodbye)

Still, I like my V for its simplicity and reliability. It is hard to beat that bike.
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Test rode one. Very, VERY nice. But not $15K more nicer
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Test rode one. Very, VERY nice. But not $15K more nicer
I'm guessing the shop closer to you, right??? Did you notice that there were already a bunch of scuff marks on it. I don't mind a few scuff marks on a bike I paid 6k ish for, but at 15-20K it would bug me. Also, I have had two Italians and both of them have had minor to major electrical gremlins, and this new bike has a MOUNTAIN of electronic!!!!
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The SportClassic GT 1000 tugs at my heart strings.
Though in the end it lost out to our Versys...no apologies needed.

Still and all, it's nice to know those bikes are out there.
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I thought I wanted one until I saw it in person. The glamour shots on the Ducati website make it much more attractive (to me anyway) than it looks in person. It looks very awkward and ungainly, not all swoopy and sleek. For me it was a big disappointment, but I saved myself $20,000.


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