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Old Sep 29th 2016, 08:07 AM   #11
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I believe I have three of the best bikes available to someone who likes sports riding.

If I had to whittle those three down to just one, the Multistrada would be the keeper.

I'm 5'7", so 2014 and prior Multistrada's were just to tall for me. The 2015 is manageable.

One problem, at my smallish size, with a full tank of gas, the Multistrada can be tough to get vertical off the side stand if it's leaning a little left. I can't imagine I could ever get the Enduro, with an 8 gallon tank full, upright.

I've kept my 2015 MS bone stock from the exhaust standpoint. My dealer dynode my bike before and after the oct 2015 map update. It made 140rwhp before and 144rwhp after. They had dyno'd a 2015 with the full Termi system and it made 140rwhp, so nothing gained there except the reduction of 17lbs and $2400 to the persons wallet.

I did test ride this bike with the full Termi system, it felt like it had a little more punch in the mid range, but was very loud.

I bought my Multistrada to replace a large touring bike, so the thought of listening to the loud exhaust on 400+ mile multi day weekend trips, just turned me off of it, and yes I do wear ear plugs under my Arai and Shoei helmets.

I ride mine with the engine in sports mode and the suspension in Touring. The suspension just soaks up all bumps and road irregularities, it's Cadillac smooth but composed even for fast corner carving. With the suspension in sport mode, it gets a little more like other Ducati's where you start to feel the bumps and get your butt kicked out of the seat on some of them.

The only thing I'd like to see on the bike is a steering damper, the front end can get a little exciting in high speed sweepers.
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Old Sep 29th 2016, 08:28 AM   #12
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I bought a 2016 Hyper SP recently to commute with and every time I ride it I can't get the grin off my face. I'd imagine the PP Multi being a very similar fun factor. I'm 5'6" so it's a little sketch touching the ground at times where it's uneven pavement but no worse than my dirt bike so I'm use to it. What I noticed about a MS Enduro I sat on recently is that the width makes it even more of a struggle to reach the ground. Add to that the weight and there's no way I'd be comfortable riding it. I'd imagine the PP Multi being a nice in between and still very manageable.

Congrats! It's a sweet looking machine.
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Old Sep 29th 2016, 08:37 AM   #13
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Thanks man, I lived my Hyper. I rode it all year round, I figured the next logical step was a multi after the SP. However my 1200R tempted before the pikes was out. But yes, this bike feels like a hyper, granted it's bigger but riding it in the twisted or reminds me of riding my Hyper.
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