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Forum index -   Wanna buy: Can't believe the height
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taylorduc
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Joined: 22 Jan 2005
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Location: Taylor, MI

PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:49 pm Reply with quote

Had a client drop off a Multi today. The first Multi that's I've ever ridden. I can't believe this thing is so tall. I only have a 30" inseam and was on my toes. It's already bad enough to be on my toes on the 900SS, but this thing is huge... I was scared of tippng it over. had to have on my taller guys pull it into the garage.

All you Multi guys must be giants.... 5'7"

Ken
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md11m900
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Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Posts: 6
Location: Taipei Taiwan

PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:17 pm Reply with quote

When I put a ohlins suspension in rear, I adjusted the height about 1 inch higher.
But I'm only 5'10" Laughing
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xlcafe
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Joined: 20 Oct 2004
Posts: 218
Location: SoCal

PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:30 am Reply with quote

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All you Multi guys must be giants.... 5'7"


I'm 5'7"...but I feel big and strong Laughing
You get used to the height.
Mike S.
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Rocker
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Joined: 27 Nov 2003
Posts: 1153
Location: Ashford Kent UK

PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:38 am Reply with quote

I manage with only a 28" inside seam

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GREATLAKESRIDER
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Joined: 10 Jan 2005
Posts: 93
Location: MICHIGAN-USA

PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:53 am Reply with quote

Very Happy Bike that fits me like no other-BMW1150GS Adventure 35.4"seat height, but it's just too heavy Very Happy
Very Happy Bike that I must buy-Multistrada-fits almost as well and more maneuverable Laughing

Smile 6'4" 220LBS 36" inseam-Hung like Horse Liar Strong like Bull Liar

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sal
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Joined: 11 Jan 2005
Posts: 13
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:39 am Reply with quote

With being just a little under 5'4" I can still just about manage so stop complaining!!!!
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steveberde
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Red)

   

Joined: 23 Aug 2003
Posts: 414
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:02 pm Reply with quote

5'7" and a 30" inseam and it's fine - yes, I'd prefer an inch lower - but never had an issue with it - you'll get used to it and once it's moving and your feet are on the pegs you'll forget it's "too tall" for you -

Steve
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Emerson
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Black)

   

Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Posts: 574
Location: Mid Atlantic, USA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:37 pm Reply with quote

6'-4" 230#... Not huge, but big enough that there are few bikes that are actually comfortable. The MTS was, hands down, the most comfortable unless I were willing to pose aboard a Hardley... I'll have to look into that Ohlins rear, another inch would be nice. Razz

It's cute watching my little 5'-7" wife try to climb aboard. Twisted Evil
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fmechini
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Joined: 08 Dec 2004
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Location: Skillman NJ, USA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:50 pm Reply with quote

Mr. Green YES SIR!!! ALL MTS Owneras are enormous! They can all jump rivers, hop valleys and did I mention that we are all MODELS?

No seriously, the MTS is a little bit high, but once you start moving you realize how perfect the weight distribution is and how nimble in traffic she can be.
Very Happy


Fred

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Old Fart
MTS: 05 1000S DS (Black)

   

Joined: 26 May 2005
Posts: 523
Location: PERTH - WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 9:26 am Reply with quote

I am 5'-8" and I could only get my tootsies on the ground when I got my Multi, set at lowest possible ride height. No trouble riding it solo but I couldn't get my heels down to hold it steady while a pillion was getting on.
Solved the problem by buying a pair of Johnny Reb boots with about 2" heels.
Now all is sweet.
Barry
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somchoi
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Joined: 05 Mar 2005
Posts: 148
Location: Virginia, USA

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 12:39 pm Reply with quote

Funny, I always forget about the height of the bike the instant I'm rolling. The trick is not to get stuck at stop lights. Who wants to stop anyway, right?
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KTM 950
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Joined: 03 Jan 2006
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Location: NC mountains

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:47 pm Reply with quote

Thats funny this post was about the height of the MTS. I have thought about going to the Ducati so I can finally put both feet on the ground. The KTM is tall you need to be over 6ft to touch flat footed.

At 5'10" the MTS-S fits like a glove.
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Habanero
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Joined: 06 Jun 2005
Posts: 2634
Location: Seattle

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:59 pm Reply with quote

KTM 950 wrote:
Thats funny this post was about the height of the MTS. I have thought about going to the Ducati so I can finally put both feet on the ground. The KTM is tall you need to be over 6ft to touch flat footed.

At 5'10" the MTS-S fits like a glove.


I had a hard time deciding between the 950 Adventure & the Multi, I bought the Multi and it was the absolute right choice. But I'm fairly sure I am also going to get a KTM when I see the right deal. I'd love to start heading up over the mountains on one of those..

Do you have the "S" 950? That thing is gigantic....really fun.
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tweake
MTS: 06 1000S DS (Red)

   

Joined: 25 Oct 2005
Posts: 630
Location: n.y usa

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:39 am Reply with quote

1 of the reasons i love my multi is i am 6'3 300lbs get called a big dude all the time and on 95% of all bikes i rode i feel like i am to big for the bike Wall that always made me feel if i want to feel like i fit i would have to stick to full dressed touring bikes but then come the multistrada and my life was saved Pray ok maybe not my life but u get the point

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Wizid
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Joined: 05 Nov 2005
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Location: East Coast USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:32 am Reply with quote

haha, when we went to the BMW/Moto Guzzi/Ducati dealer, the Multistrada was the only bike in the room I fit on. I'm 6'5" and sitting on the bike or stadleing the bike, my feet are Flat on the ground, knee's bent slightly. Riding I have my tailbone up against the passenger seat, and its even more comfortable if I remove that seat so I can sit an inch back father.

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