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Discussion in 'Multistrada' started by DarR, Nov 14, 2020.
The XR is a cracking bike, but you’ll miss the grunty torque of a big twin.
That looks interesting. I’ll have to have a go on one.
I have to admit the Super Duke GT was epic , grinning from ear to ear its mental bonkers in a refined sort of way ￼￼￼ It's top of the list and the 2021 model is destined to be even better
I had the 2017. It was a nearly bike. Sounds very much as though it is hugely improved and the faults sorted. If so, would be my choice over the v4.
I took the new XR out a few months back. If you want very fast, comfy and superb handling, it ticks those boxes and some with all the toys. Super slick. But..
The big issue for me was the bland all or nothing engine. It is a screamer but was very flat and linear low down, felt like less torque than my early S1R. Also vibrations through the seat and frame. If you travel flat out most of the time it would work but if going steady it just lacked any soul. The GS has way more character and at times can seem a bit bland to put it in perspective.
Not if they get 120% more owners from BMW GS buyers.
To be honest the blandness of the S1000XR and having to ride it like your hair is on fire everywhere is my biggest concern , my mate has the 900 and still complains of the vibrations, I'll give it a go and see what's what.
Basically Ducati have said piss off to quite a large number of their loyal return customers, so do it !! If they want to call that ugly plastic offroad pig a Multistrada then let them, why the hell should we care ! We know what the new Multi SHOULD of been but that's not going to happen now.
There are far better bikes out there anyway so why bother with them anymore. They now make bikes for german accountants and not passionate Italian exotica afficianado's, free yourselves and say , well up yours as well.
Hanging around on the off chance they will actually make the Multistrada you want or desire will only end in disappointment. I understand the brand loyalty but Ducati obviously don't care about that these days. Probably trying to push the company value up before VW sell it.
They may have taken our road focused super sport GT but they will never take our FREEDOM !!!! (to buy something else)
I agree. I bought my 2020 GT at the right time. 4 year warranty, so I’ll enjoy putting a lot of miles on it, worry free. I’ll get it back next week with the full system and uprated brakes, so it’s all bought and paid for, ready to take on adventures for the next few years.
so don’t let the door hit you on the arse on the way out...
Yes, how dare they make a bike that lives up to it's name
Strada = Street...according to Google Translate.
I think it’s fair to say people on here are pre disposed to liking Ducati’s of various styles but when 83.7% of them say they wouldn’t entertain a new mainstream model I’d find that alarming if I was trying to sell them. Let’s not forget many people on this forum have bikes from other manufacturers too. Quite a few have GS’s.
Despite the fact that we are a small group to poll, one thing I’ve noticed is that every poll I’ve ever seen on this forum has turned out to be a pretty accurate representation. No matter what the subject. I like that.
Quite bizarre some of the ranting posts on here re the new Multi. I guarantee that by next spring there will be many more saying how great the new bike is.
If they don't like it, go spend the money elsewhere and make yourself happy instead. Ranting is wasted energy.
And Multi means Many
If it’s anything like the s1000r, which it is, you won’t miss the torque as you can leave on top gear and roll on happily from 3k revs if you like (although probably not a good thing). Try that on the multi!
Yes. Multi means Many. Many Streets !
Not Dirt Roads...or even Off-Roads.
You have to come to terms with that the new Multistrada V4 no longer has the features nor the function which attracted most of us to originally purchase this bike. While I cannot guarantee it's success or failure, I would hope that the new bike is great but it's no longer for me.
Expressing dissatisfaction serves an essential function to enlighten the manufacturer about what the customers don't like in order to produce products that fits their needs. If we don't don't like a product, you're damn right we're going to spend our money elsewhere.
No from me simply based on 19” front wheel. Makes handing very vague. Then there’s no sssa, which is a shame
175 hp wont disappoint and I just discovered their display was award winning too, cant wait to see what they will do for 2021
And suspension travel of 125 front and 129 rear is way less than the 170 on the 1260 models, let alone the 185 of the 1260 Enduro....
Talking about a sport touring bike..