Any good? The more I'm looking the more confusing it's getting Multistrada, Tiger 1050, 990 SMT. I've ridden a GS and wasn't impressed much so I can discount that and I cannot cope with the retinal burn that is the Sper Tenére. It's a minefield out there....
Quote: Ducati MTS12 - it's a freakin' riot. It will run with anything road-legal and trounce most. 0-60 < 3 sec (provided you can keep the front end down). Power wheelie in 1-3rd gears. Then, with a button press, it can become a 100HP pussycat that tootles around town without a complaint. It's also surprisingly competent off tarmac. You can turn ABS and DTC off and go nuts if you want, or leave them engaged but turned way down and be amazed at how good it goes AND stops in dirt and gravel. But it's brittle, and stupidly expensive to fix when you fall down if you don't protect it (but then so is a BMW). 10k miles on mine and I'm still enjoying it. Dealer is 30 miles away and has been awesome.
Do you realise that was 6 years ago? Jeez, how time flies.
Nige, IMO it was s!$% for pillions. I hated it probably more than Lesley did tho. It was cramped, uncomfortable & wallowed in the bends. None of my other bikes have been so affected by having a pillion on.
Took her on the 1200 yesterday and it was superb. Without touching any settings the handling was virtually the same. Ample room on it too.
THe 1050 was OK 2 up with an 8st pillion. Just adjusted the suspension accordingly (Which you had to do or suffer as MV says) Rider and luggage settings worked fine, the 1050 had very iffy suspension at times. My main gripe was the pillion sat 46ft in the air and their legs gripped the rider, which meant you couldn't move around.
Yep. After a long discussion with SWMGTLWI I have decided to revert to the original plan and clear all debt before getting more. Dull, boring and no fun I know but things are getting easier each month financially and whilst I could afford a loan for the bike somehow I have a gut feeling that I'm doing the right thing
A mate of mine sold his Busa and bought an MTS or Muppetstrada as we call it when hes about - he loves it and its good 2 up ,- i went to the same dealer on my Busa and took a testride - and as some have said its faaaarking quick and a doddle to ride - it does drink fule though and he on some of our trips has come up short on the range cue the X12 on the next one we do, i did like the adjustable suzzies but found in sport the thing was almost unmanageable. You sit forward and the bars come back which i was not too keen on and there was way too much information on the clocks in a fairly un exciting dash for me.
But it looks the dogs , is quick , handles a treat and give the Doocati experience - it is quite dear even against the X12 - he has had some problems with the keyless ignition and the rear brakes these are well documented - and others have had a remap but i think thats the yanks and their ambient temp casing issues. To be fair to the dealer i think all things have been done under warranty but for me it would be the hassle
nother thing the dealer would only let me take it for one hour - 14k and one hour no sireee - so it got thrashed mercilessly 71 miles in one hour - all backroads and a roads and a drag through finest Coventry
Why do people buy a new bike with as many extras as they appear able to afford rather than waiting to see if they need them?
That chap seems to have splashed out on comfort seats and Arrow cans before even trying the bike in it's standard form for long. No wonder manufacturers make so many add on bits and charge a premium for them.