A 2013 Multistrada PP in the wild. Second impressions are the same as the first. It is a different bike and boy have I made the right decision. You could waffle on about the subtle changes and electronics package on this bike forever but to me three changes make this an even better bike than its predecessors and worth trading up too. The engine is much smoother and makes riding through city traffic a doodle. You can hold 60kph in fourth gear, and accelerate smoothly away, gone is the constant changing between 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] and 4[SUP]th[/SUP] to keep the revs up. This makes it much easier to stay on a constant speed and avoid speeding tickets. The rev counter no longer hunts up and down at slow speeds and I imagine all this will be even better when the bike is run in. A lot of time is spent doodling around towns even when on a trip. The suspension and brakes are totally non-intrusive, and work beautifully together to a point where you don’t have to think about the nose diving under heavy braking and juggling the front brake pressure against the old crap rear brake on any given surface or situation. It all just happens seamlessly and with all this you still have a good sense of the road surface under you. The finish on the bike is much improved. Everything fits precisely, the instrument panel doesn't shake itself to death in the cockpit, the tail light assembly is mounted correctly, the paint finish is brilliant and the wiring loom hidden and secured…good grief this could be a Honda. All in all this has to be the best sports touring bike on the planet. Go for a test ride, you will start saving immediately.