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Old Nov 28th 2016, 06:53 AM   #1
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I've had my multi for a bit now and have had some time to really comes to terms with the bike. Since I've owned it I had the full system installed a set of Michelin power road 4s and some other bits. This bike has completely won me over, the exhaust is a must, the DVT engine feels way to restricted with the emissions systems on it. With the pipe installed it wakes the bike up, it surprises you how much power this beast has. It just pulls, it'll pick up the front wheel without hesitation and pull with through any twisty section of road you ride with a smile on your face. At first I was disappointed that it didn't have dynamic ohlins like the 1299S, I thought they dropped the ball on that. However, the online it has is sublime, cruise down the highway and the ride is smooth and controlled, hot you favorite twisty road and the bike just complies. It doesn't fight you or feel like the front and rear are disconnected. It feels like how a bike should, working together to make you feel like a god. Cruise control is awesome( the monster and new super sport should come standard with it) and every other bit is top notch.


Initially I thought I was going to regret selling my monster for this bike, but I wanted to give it a shot. I dismissed it as an old man bike that wouldn't offer me anything special...... I was wrong, so so wrong. This bike does everything you ask of it and more. I love riding my Panigale, but this beast makes the long trips way more enjoyable, it will rip down any back road with ease then cruise along and let you enjoy the ride. I plan on riding down to laguna for WSBK and so many other trips. Aside from my superbikes, this is the best Ducati you can get. Don't be like I was and dismiss this machine.
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Old Nov 28th 2016, 06:54 AM   #2
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You wore out the original tires already?
It's definitely an old mans bike but I want one.
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Great write up. I was contemplating getting one of these but it kind of got put on the back burnner. Heading out tomorrow to make it happen. Thanks for the write up.
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Old Nov 28th 2016, 11:13 AM   #5
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I love the Multi. For my birthday, I received a gift certificate for a free motorcycle rental and I am choosing the Multi!
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Old Nov 28th 2016, 12:19 PM   #7
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Same here, I didn't want to try one, but once I rented a multi in LA I was hooked. the superbikes are killer, but for my long rides the multi is way more comfortable and surprisingly fast.
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Kevin, I love my Multi too. Its a great bike and a lot of fun to ride. It is very intuitive and almost feels like it turns without any input. I would like to get an aftermarket exhaust system also, but the power is already really strong.

Twistedracer, you don't have to worry, if you want one get one. In person it doesn't really come across as an old mans bike. Its kind of like a large dirtbike with a ton of power and a windshield.
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Kevin, I love my Multi too. Its a great bike and a lot of fun to ride. It is very intuitive and almost feels like it turns without any input. I would like to get an aftermarket exhaust system also, but the power is already really strong.

Twistedracer, you don't have to worry, if you want one get one. In person it doesn't really come across as an old mans bike. Its kind of like a large dirtbike with a ton of power and a windshield.
Just giving Kevin a hard time lol. I do like the Pikes Peak. I pretty sit on it every time I stop at the dealer.
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