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Old 06-28-2012, 08:47 PM
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The first time I saw a Multi was at the International Motorcycle Show in

Greenville SC several years ago.

The Multi was Red, White and Green and it was (sniff) bea-u-ti-ful.

I am pleased to see you have made one your own.

There should be no problems setting up the suspension for two up riding.

Congratulations!

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Old 06-29-2012, 12:17 PM
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Holy crap what a beauty! I have also lusted after a MS and what has worried me is the increase cost to own one. So what will it cost? If the Strom is 40 bucks for an oil change is the MS $80 or $100? I could live with that for 50% more power!! What about filters and valve adjustments? If I ride 5-10K miles a year is it really that much more to own one? I think I just talked myself into it.
In order to avoid talking yourself back out of one, do not look up the average MPG on fuelly.com !

That is, if you were thinking that 5-10k mi/year would help re-coup the higher purchase and maintenance costs in fuel savings.

But remember, he's an eye surgeon !

Congratulations on purchasing what is arguably the highest performing dual sport bike in the category.

Must be a thrill to ride.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:45 PM
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Holy crap what a beauty! I have also lusted after a MS and what has worried me is the increase cost to own one. So what will it cost? If the Strom is 40 bucks for an oil change is the MS $80 or $100? I could live with that for 50% more power!! What about filters and valve adjustments? If I ride 5-10K miles a year is it really that much more to own one? I think I just talked myself into it.
If ya gotta ask.......well, you know!

Congrats on a bike - it's truly a bike to lust after. I do particularly like the two little exhaust pipes peeking out the side. Enjoy, and try to keep your license on that speed demon.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:47 PM
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Titanium is good
Power awesome
Agility is excellent
Weight is low
Provides that slim Pickens experience, like riding the hbomb to target in Dr. strangelove

41 mpg when riding like a sane person, but but that's not the purpose is it....
Expensive? Yes.
Worth It? I could say depends how you ride
Sport mode provides violent acceleration, if you want

Excellent comfort for this 5level lumbar fusion victim....
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:17 PM
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Hey we have the same color
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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.
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Hi Folks, kinda my 1st post on this forum... but been lurking for a short time, while I try and figure out if if a 2013 DL650 - is the right bike for me...

Anyway, I was intrigued by BabaAus's post (I currently have a KLR, and did a test drive of the MTS) - I can only laugh when I think about my experience and your buddies .... going from 37hp to 150hp! - A "bit" of a change I bet?


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My buddy traded his KLR in on a red '12 Multistrada this April and whenever we ride together I have to put up with him leaving me in the dust from the starts. That and, when we stop for a break, people ask him all kinds of questions about HIS bike but hardly give mine a second glance. "Oooooo, that's a cool-looking bike." "Ooooooo, looks so futuristic." "Oooooo, is it a 'Transformer'"? "Ooooooo, I'll bet that really goes."

But $20.00 for a quart of "special oil"? YIKES!
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Hi Folks, kinda my 1st post on this forum... but been lurking for a short time, while I try and figure out if if a 2013 DL650 - is the right bike for me...

Anyway, I was intrigued by BabaAus's post (I currently have a KLR, and did a test drive of the MTS) - I can only laugh when I think about my experience and your buddies .... going from 37hp to 150hp! - A "bit" of a change I bet?
I'll stay with my Wee. I like to ride dirt and gravel, don't care if it gets dirty, could care less if it's scratched and can handle my own $30 oil changes and light maintenance. Got me some Anakee IIIs recently and they're a big improvement over the stock TW.

Multistrada Boy forks out north-of-$200.00 for an oil change, is bothered by a speck of dirt and refuses to ride anything but asphalt.

To each his own.
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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.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:36 PM
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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.
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