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Forum index -   Wanna buy: After First Demo Ride; Not Sure
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Ashalina
MTS: 07 1100 (Red)

   

Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 81
Location: Upstate NY

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:59 am Reply with quote

I think of my Multi as a great single rider bike that can accommodate a passenger and can handle touring, especially if you stay off the expressways and find roads where an agile and firmly suspended bike like the Multi can shine.

If most of your riding is done solo and you do not do much expressway riding the Multi is a very rewarding ride.

If you ride 2 up or felt the ride was too firm I would look at the Tiger 1050. I have both and if I were solo or doing moderate touring I would consider the Multi, but for longer rides and with a passenger the Tiger is more spacious and less harsh to ride from a suspension standpoint.

A quick summary between the two is the Multi is more agile, firm and compact than the Tiger and the Tiger is more spacious, forgiving suspension and has more room for a passenger.
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racedancer
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Red)

   

Joined: 09 Oct 2008
Posts: 29
Location: OH, USA

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:42 pm Reply with quote

Great responses (other than the appropriately named "Dick" -- get a life, man)

Mike, I have a Harley and a Multi, and love them both, but they're definitely not interchangeable -- each excels at what it does.

I want do get on the road and go to California the scenic route: HD. It's an FXDX so it's surprisingly competent in the twisties.

I commute everyday to work on the New Jersey Parkway: Duc. It's light, it's got excellent power and excellent ergos for this sort of urban cage-fighting. And it's fire-engine red Smile hmm... that may not be such a great thing in this constabulary-infested state...

So, keep the HD and add the Multi to the collection -- you'll be glad!
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dickm
MTS: 05 1000 DS (Black)

   

Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 348
Location: west seattle

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:59 pm Reply with quote

perhaps you missed that sport touring and HD oxymoron was a quote from
another. BTW I left ohio in 1964
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Clyde
MTS: 07 1100 (Red)

   

Joined: 28 Apr 2008
Posts: 222
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:37 am Reply with quote

I would imagine an ST4 would do better for you... multi is a bit harder edged than you seem to want.
Just my $.02

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Honestly... she said "why don't you get the sexy red italian one?"... lol
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shalbleibmts
MTS: 07 1100S (Black)

   

Joined: 30 Aug 2006
Posts: 293
Location: us - louisville, ky

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:50 pm Reply with quote

i have the 1100S and have also had an FJR and a few other bikes. the mts is my favorite, but like others are saying, if you're used to a big HD it will take some getting used to. I went from the FJR to the MTS and liked it much better. the MTS feels like a big drit bike with grip. you're much more in control of it. now every time I get on any other bike, it feels awkward to me - much like the FJR. just never felt like i really new what the front was doing.

I knocked out 6500 miles on the MTS last fall doing a loop out west. it needed more wind protection (I attached the windscreen form a BMW 1200GS) and some cushion so I bought an Airhawk seat cushion (which I can't recommend highly enough). So is it the perfect touring bike? no. but w/ a couple simple mods, to me it comes pretty close, and it's as good as they get around town or in the tight stuff.

passenger accomodations??? again, depends on your passenger, and how often will u be 2 up vs. solo? u can't accomodate everything so u have to shoot for the best option. for me it's the MTS for sure.

as for the chain... really?! get a good chain, and lube it every few days. takes 3 minutes. c'mon.

see if u can get a long demo. take your companion. good luck regardless.

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vanslam
No Multistrada

   

Joined: 10 Sep 2008
Posts: 61
Location: East Windsor

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:54 pm Reply with quote

Get a VROD and convert it into a Road Rod. But I like my multi for the fun.
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dickm
MTS: 05 1000 DS (Black)

   

Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 348
Location: west seattle

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:24 am Reply with quote

oh mr racedancer


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I commute everyday to work on the New Jersey Parkway
me get a life? oh sorry,What Exit? I'm skiing real snow in steep mts., riding dry pavement in January, and zooming around in my powerboat in the PNW. thinkaboutit- harleys suck-put on yer big girl panties and get over it
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lindley.g@gmail.com
MTS: Not specified

   

Joined: 08 Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Location: U S A

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:25 am Reply with quote

Life, is more then boys with toys. An ass hole attitude, is a sign of insecurity & fear. Think
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