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Forum index -   Wanna buy: Buying a Multi
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dangermouse
MTS: Not specified

   

Joined: 11 Feb 2005
Posts: 3
Location: uk blackpool

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:34 pm Reply with quote

Been dribbling at the Multistrada had a Ducati ST2 in the past, hated it, but now ride a Blackbird and Triumph Sprint RS, i`m attracted by its uniqueness and light weight and its a more butch looking version of my partner Julies BMW F650CS which is a blast to ride, so heres the crunch with all your collective knowledge tell me why I should buy one! Laughing
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clockwork orange
MTS: 05 620 (Orange)

   

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

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:34 pm Reply with quote

Grin Factor Mr. Green
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Hans Wurst
MTS: 03 1000 DS (Red)

   

Joined: 31 Oct 2003
Posts: 574
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:07 pm Reply with quote

dangermouse wrote:
had a Ducati ST2 in the past, hated it


Stay away from the Multistrada. Eventhough it might feel & drive differently, it is a 2V Ducati too...



dangermouse wrote:
its a more butch looking version of my partner Julies BMW F650CS which is a blast to ride


..looking for trouble?!?! Evil or Very Mad

besides that, you better go for a test ride, and judge on you own!

see ya,
GS
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Emerson
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Black)

   

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

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:39 pm Reply with quote

Clockwork nailed it... I can't wipe the SE Grin off my face for hours after I get off the bike. Mr. Green Very Happy Mr. Green

Really, it's very simple. And, no, it's not any version of a Beamer. It's a whole new beast. I test rode them nearly back to back. And I went from satisfied, but calm (F650GSDA) to madman looking for a turn (MTS). Cool

If there's any problem with my bike, it's that I have to be careful not to do something stupid, squidlike, or too hooligan Whistle . It's just that fun.
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xlcafe
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Joined: 20 Oct 2004
Posts: 218
Location: SoCal

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:50 pm Reply with quote

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so heres the crunch with all your collective knowledge tell me why I should buy one!


Don't do it. Don't get one!
It makes you want to ride...
It makes you want to ride faster than you should.
It makes you spend more time on this forum than you should.
Multistrada's are evil.
Mike S.
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Rocker
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Joined: 27 Nov 2003
Posts: 1153
Location: Ashford Kent UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:42 pm Reply with quote

xlcafe wrote:
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so heres the crunch with all your collective knowledge tell me why I should buy one!


Don't do it. Don't get one!
It makes you want to ride...
It makes you want to ride faster than you should.
It makes you spend more time on this forum than you should.
Multistrada's are evil.
Mike S.

You forgot it can seriously damage your bank balance
& It can cause an addiction to carbon fibre

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dangermouse
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Joined: 11 Feb 2005
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Location: uk blackpool

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:02 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for your honesty, may i say first that i hated the ST2 for its ergonomics (my backs knackered and it crippled me) and its low speed grabbiness around town, now i don`t know if the twin sparking has cured this ( no doubt you`ll tell me ) i`m hopeing so! but still smitten so you haven`t put me off, love the forum`s very helpful, and can anyone tell me how to stop browsing for carbon bits for the MTS when i haven`t got one? DM Very Happy
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dangermouse
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Location: uk blackpool

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:10 pm Reply with quote

Oh! and i want the 1000S DS seems silly not to for the extra 750 sorry don`t know what that is in dollars or euros, cheaper probably (good old britain land of the rising cloud) DM P.S. penfold loves it too
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doctor_john
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Joined: 07 Jan 2005
Posts: 151
Location: Hellas / Athens

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:27 pm Reply with quote

(750.00 GBP = 1,091.38 EUR) just to get used... Mr. Green
and it's about the same ammount to the rest of europe

as concern the multi, i have to advise you this:

if you expect a motorcycle that give you GREAT FUN, you got the spirit!
if you think that will fit you from the begining... MAY THE SPIRITS HELP YOU!
with my level of economics, i imagine that (she) fit me after two years! Whistle

Greatings from the land of the rising wheel! Razz (front, back and again...)

Cool
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lotus54
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MTS: 05 1000S DS (Red)

   

Joined: 29 Dec 2004
Posts: 4754
Location: Port Angeles, WA USA

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:08 pm Reply with quote

I have an ST2- I like it a lot. But for the riding I do now I felt the MTS would be a lot better. So I bought a 2005 'S'.
So far I much prefer it. The ST is better for high speed stuff, but I find I prefer the tighter backroads anyway.
The MTS is WAY better around town and at lower speeds. I don't have any problems at 20mph putting around and it is totally stock. Sitting upright (especially with a passenger) is way more comfortable for me than the lean with the ST- and I had 1" bar risers.
If I was going faster, or mostly higher speed highway I would have kept the ST.
It is for sale now (since I can't afford this many bikes).

Mark Hollingsworth



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my backs knackered and it crippled me) and its low speed grabbiness around town, now i don`t know if the twin sparking has cured this ( no doubt you`ll tell me ) i`m hopeing so! but still smitten so you haven`t put me off, love the forum`s very helpful, and can anyone tell me how to stop browsing for carbon bits for the MTS when i haven`t got one? DM Very Happy
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