Eye Surgeon????? Do you still check in to this site. Curious how you like it after nearly six months? Any info will be appreciated from fun stories to MPG and maintenance issues.
Just curious to hear from anyone with direct experience beyond salivating over pictures or first impression test rides.
My reply is somewhat delayed
but yes I still check into this site once in a while. I've had the multistrada now for 18 months and 7k miles (I have other bikes so it doesn't get all the miles). Happy to report that the love affair continues. It's been 100% reliable with only a single minor warranty issue where they changed the coolant to a different formula, done at the time of a regular service. As far as cost of ownership, I've had three minor services done (mostly glorified oil changes) for a total cost of about 3 times what I spent on my Wee the whole time I owned it
Tire wear surprisingly has been about the same as on my wee, I'm on my 3rd set of pilot roads. And most importantly, it still brings a huge smile to my face.
Any things I don't like about it? The range. Less than 200 miles. If I'm riding it hard (read:most of the time) it can be as little as 150 miles. Here out west, with the style of riding I do, I miss that wee range of almost 300 miles.
Do I miss my wee? Yes, I still have fond memories of it, and there is something to be said for the enjoyment of riding a slow bike fast vs riding a fast bike slow. My son is coming up on 16 so I may be in the market for a new Wee for him to ride with me. If I had to, I could go back to riding my wee and be very happy with it. The thing I would miss the most about my Ducati would be the suspension rather than the power, I rarely ride over 100 MPH but I frequently rail through the twisties.