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Forum index -   Wanna buy: Changes for 2006?
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dale
MTS: 05 1000S DS (Black)

   

Joined: 23 Apr 2005
Posts: 33
Location: San jose, CA

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:59 pm Reply with quote

I'm ready to buy a 1000 S, but wondering if there are any changes planned for the 2006 model? If this is already been covered, perhaps someone can pointy me to the post.

I was really hoping that they are moving to the wet clutch already in use on the 620 and the ST line?

If not, can someone tell me if there are options to make the clutch pull any easier?

Thanks,
Dale
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clockwork orange
MTS: 05 620 (Orange)

   

Joined: 29 Nov 2004
Posts: 545
Location: Farnham, Surrey

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:27 pm Reply with quote

No changes to MTS range for 06. Other than colours on the 620 that is.
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battam
MTS: 05 1000S DS (Black)

   

Joined: 16 Mar 2005
Posts: 284
Location: Tucson, AZ

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:57 pm Reply with quote

dale wrote:
If not, can someone tell me if there are options to make the clutch pull any easier?


I think you'll love the 2005 1000s. I've had zero problems with mine and I believe there are a couple other guys on the site who have had great success with their's as well.

As far as the clutch pull...I find it not hard at all. I always get a smooth easy pull. I think the hard pull, at least on the Multi, is over-exaggerated.

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JohnB
MTS: 05 1000S DS (Red)

   

Joined: 23 Nov 2004
Posts: 1666
Location: Long Island, NY USA

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:00 pm Reply with quote

I think the only change for '06 is a price increase, but I don't remember how much. If you can find any '05 "S" models left, I'd grab it!
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Tee-Dub
MTS: Not specified

   

Joined: 17 Jun 2004
Posts: 612
Location: Vancouver Washington USA

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:48 pm Reply with quote

All 2006 models have increased $500 usd.

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dale
MTS: 05 1000S DS (Black)

   

Joined: 23 Apr 2005
Posts: 33
Location: San jose, CA

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:07 pm Reply with quote

There are a number of 05 models on the show room floor around here, SF Bay area. I think I'll gram th eblack one, thanks all.
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philiker
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Joined: 24 Mar 2005
Posts: 13
Location: Borough Green, Kent

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:27 pm Reply with quote

I have just come back from a trip to the Factory at Bologna. Amongst other things I saw a new a Multi being born. I was doing my best to spot any changes but I couldn't see any. Interestingly it was nearly all 1000 DS S Models being made & most of them U.S models. I will post a longer post about my trip with some pics from the museum when I get a chance.

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martins
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Joined: 24 Jul 2004
Posts: 898
Location: Northants, England

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:33 pm Reply with quote

What are the differences between a US spec bike and A European spec?

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Tee-Dub
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Joined: 17 Jun 2004
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Location: Vancouver Washington USA

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:04 pm Reply with quote

the type of headlight bulbs they use, for one thing.

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martins
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Joined: 24 Jul 2004
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Location: Northants, England

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 4:09 pm Reply with quote

others?

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philiker
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Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Location: Borough Green, Kent

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 4:25 pm Reply with quote

Extra bits & pieces for controlling emissions which were on the right hand side under the fairing plus reflectors on the fork stanchions.
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martins
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Joined: 24 Jul 2004
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Location: Northants, England

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:08 pm Reply with quote

On my USA spec R1, the following differences from the Euro spec were

Ugly Indicators and side reflectors, why do you have then in the USA? I removed them and had Euro spec ones added-Much nicer and smaller
The electrical loom is different, no Immobiliser, no head light flash facility, no parking light facility.
The clock shows the temp in Farenheight only.
It was heaps cheaper than the euro bike!

Are these the same thing on the USA Multistrada?

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flingford
MTS: 06 620 Dark (Flat black)

   

Joined: 26 Sep 2005
Posts: 131
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:11 pm Reply with quote

I wonder if the 06 price bump is because of the performance of the Euro over the US Dollar... I know VW is not selling the Eurovan (my other vehicle) in the US anymore because they can't sell it for a profit in the states. Just speculating.

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