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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 07:41
Any good?
The more I'm looking the more confusing it's getting :lol:
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....:frown:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

Posts: 64,007
Tiger Explorer


icon02 Apr 2012 07:44
Nooooo, it'll end in tears. :lol:
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

Posts: 19,587
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icon02 Apr 2012 07:46
Allegedly very good, very fast, complicated electronics.

You're going to have some test rides. :thumbup:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

Posts: 64,007
Tiger Explorer


icon02 Apr 2012 07:51
It also has a cylinder missing.

It does look rather nice as well. But I would fear it breaking down.

Or go totally bonkers and get the Hypermotard.
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

Posts: 19,587
Tiger Explorer


icon02 Apr 2012 07:52
Coincidence?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.ph...

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.
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

Posts: 39,951
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icon02 Apr 2012 07:53
Hypermotard is no good for touring FFS. Have you seen the performance stats for the Multistrada? 'Kin hell :frown:
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 07:56
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 08:00
Oooh, ta.
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
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icon02 Apr 2012 08:05


MTS has 150bhp, it always wins :thumbup::lol:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon02 Apr 2012 08:12
It is scrummy.
I almost got sn ST4 a few years back, but they fall over in gravel car parks. :lol:
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 08:15
Was that the one at Pegasus Bridge? :lol:
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 08:19
Hmmm, SWMGTLWI like the Tiger (Not that it makes any difference!!)
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
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icon02 Apr 2012 08:26
Nice, does she ride pillion?
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon02 Apr 2012 08:31
That was the one, MV. :lol: Poor bugger. I looked at them and liked them. Glad I didn't though.
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
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icon02 Apr 2012 08:34
maximus vegetatorus:
Nice, does she ride pillion?

She does, very occasionally. It's piss poor for pillions is it?
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 08:38
I seem to remember it being very new. :sad::lol:

Do you realise that was 6 years ago? Jeez, how time flies. :sad:

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.
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 08:57
It would only be once in a blue moon and SWMGTLWI is pretty small so I reckon we'd manage.

I can't get to "like" the KTMs looks so I think it's down to a nearly new 1050 or a 2 year old MS.

Looking at all the reviews, the MS seems pretty fault free and there's no tales of horror on the MS site either.

Just about to make that phone call, wish me luck...
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon02 Apr 2012 09:08
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.
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
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icon02 Apr 2012 09:09
Good luck Nige. You're still a hooligan at heart :tongueout::thumbup:
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 09:29
:cry::cry::cry::cry:
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
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icon02 Apr 2012 09:38
Sold?
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 09:45
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 :frown::cry:
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duke63
Staffordshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 661
Speed Triple 1050


icon02 Apr 2012 09:47
Had a ride on a MTS1200 last year. It's a stonking bike and covers more bases than most bikes will ever do.

BIKE mag did an interesting feature last year comparing it to a 1198 and the MTS had more mid range thump than the 1198.
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 09:54
Sensible Nige :thumbup:

I work on the principle that I may die tomorrow, therefore I want fun today. If I live to be 65 I'll be financially f!$%ed, but I will have had fun :lol::blush:
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 09:57
:lol::lol: I have to think of the young 'un as well though.
I did get a bit too keen last night, there may have been a little bit of booze involved as well though :blush:

I will get a Multistrada or a 1200 next year. Period.
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 10:00
Thankfully for me, & the rest of the human race, I'm kid free. :grin: More money for me 0545

Hope you get what you want soon enough Nige 49
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

Posts: 54,527
Speed Triple 1050


icon02 Apr 2012 10:01
I quite liked the Multistrada, felt very 'right' at the NEC show.

Until i saw the price tag:sad:
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 10:03
You're getting there Rob :thumbup::evil:8585
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

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Speed Triple 1050


icon02 Apr 2012 10:05
One (very) small step:tongueout:
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 13:22
One small step for Rob, one giant leap for brummiekind :lol::tongueout:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 14:03
Almost there. :lol:
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 14:12
I see Rob on a 2013 Tiger with shaft drive and luggage...
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 14:14
:lol::lol:
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No More Alan Partridge
Wilts Not Brummigham,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 15:23
Get the KTM SM-T, JFDI :thumbup::thumbup::evil::evil::evil:
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

Posts: 54,527
Speed Triple 1050


icon02 Apr 2012 16:47
Sir TT:
I see Rob on a 2013 Tiger with shaft drive and luggage...



It's very early to be that p*ssed:tongueout:
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Sir Sidney Roughdiamond
Cotwolds,
United Kingdom

Posts: 156
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icon02 Apr 2012 18:44
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 :drink:
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Apr 2012 19:20
:lol::thumbup:
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duke63
Staffordshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 661
Speed Triple 1050


icon02 Apr 2012 19:57
Did JHP mention the £3k excess when you signed up for the test ride?:speechless:
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

Posts: 19,587
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icon03 Apr 2012 07:53
Nige, this may interest you. This chap has just traded his Ducati MTS in for the 1200 & gives a good comparison. :thumbup:

http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php?...
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

Posts: 39,951
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icon03 Apr 2012 08:00
Doesn't really say much in comparison terms though. Ta anyway.
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duke63
Staffordshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 661
Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2012 08:24
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.
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

Posts: 39,951
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icon03 Apr 2012 08:44
:thumbup::thumbup:
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duke63
Staffordshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 661
Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2012 09:11
Probably get flamed for posting this but it's an interesting read in this context.

I think the MTS and Explorer are very different takes on a similar theme. The MTS still has the 'sportsbike' gene running right through it.

http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.cf...
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

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icon03 Apr 2012 09:12
They're buying the Arrow can mainly for it's looks. :thumbup:
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ST
South,
United Kingdom

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icon03 Apr 2012 09:14
sounds like a plan 49 [ 07 ]
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Cantbearsed
wolverhampton,
United Kingdom

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icon03 Apr 2012 09:25
I enjoyed the hour or so i had on a Muppetstrada - but i liked the Tiger 1050 more. Nicer bike all round. Might be worth hanging on for the Tiger Sport?
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

Posts: 19,587
Tiger Explorer


icon03 Apr 2012 09:25
duke, that's a good read. It does sound like a very good bike & fair play to hom for being able to do those sort of distances. :thumbup:

I think we're lucky to have such a good choice of these types of bikes now. :thumbup::grin:

ST, the standard does it's job & sounds quite nice. I rather spend the dosh on something useful, like panniers, than on something mainly cosmetic. :grin:
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duke63
Staffordshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 661
Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2012 09:27
maximus vegetatorus:
....................

I think we're lucky to have such a good choice of these types of bikes now. :thumbup::grin:

...............


You're right there.

And all the interesting bikes now come from Europe and not Japan too! :thumbup:
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ST
South,
United Kingdom

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icon03 Apr 2012 09:31
Maxplorer:
ST, the standard does it's job & sounds quite nice. I rather spend the dosh on something useful, like panniers, than on something mainly cosmetic. :grin:


dont disagree - just finding it hard to get used to the looks of most cans in the last couple of years !
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

Posts: 64,007
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icon03 Apr 2012 09:46
Can't see them when riding.
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