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Offline Awaz

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Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« on: July 09, 2013, 08:16:58 am »
Regardless of whether you can afford one or not, it is always fun to shop around for a new motorcycle! The 2013 Multistrada caught my eye. Looks a bit too tall for my taste, but is a heck of a lot lighter than the C14. What do you guys think of it for two up riding comfort - mostly on slab and max 400 miles? Occasional dirt beaten path sounds nice, which I do not dare do with my C14.
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 10:13:28 am »
Cool bike, but I bet there are better places to get a recommendation on riding experience on one.  ;)
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 03:37:45 pm »
I have ridden one, simply put.....they are amazing. If you want a bike that is capable of embarrassing pretty much any bike out there with the right rider in the twisty stuff, can do mega long distance touring, top shelf brakes and suspension, and is very hard to keep the front wheel on the ground.....then it is the perfect bike. And as for dependability, my friend has had less issues than most with a C14. I was giggling the entire time I was riding it, that bike is scary fun!!!!
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 09:29:37 pm »
Italian women are by far the highest maintenance of all the species.....and this one is just plain fugly!
It kind of reminds me of another, well known Italian celebrity.....
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 05:55:14 am »
When I was in the boy scouts we would send a new scout to a neighboring troop to borrow a sky hook.

Now Ducati employs it in their suspension.  Go figure.

If money were no object I would own a Multistrada.  I think it is too much bike for off road work though.  I would choose the Super Tenere or Tiger Explorer XC for two up riding with some off-road capability.

Once you have ridden a bike with top notch suspension it will be hard to ride anything else.  Just ask ZG.
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 08:27:50 am »
THIS is ugly?  :o





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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 10:18:43 am »
THIS is ugly?  :o
Yeah, not my type...
Super Tennere on the other hand.....instant erection! IMO.





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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2013, 10:35:27 am »
Once you have ridden a bike with top notch suspension it will be hard to ride anything else.  Just ask ZG.

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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 10:59:22 am »
Smaller fairing means les wind protection than a true sport-tourer.  But I think it would a heck of a fun bike on the backroads.  I doubt it's all that great offroad- but it would be better than the C14.

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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 03:00:38 pm »
Smaller fairing means les wind protection than a true sport-tourer.  But I think it would a heck of a fun bike on the backroads.  I doubt it's all that great offroad- but it would be better than the C14.


It is not a true sport touring bike, it is much all around better.  ;)
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 04:13:33 pm »
The Pike's Peak edition is stunning!
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 07:38:05 pm »

It is not a true sport touring bike, it is much all around better.  ;)

Oh I know it.  I have a friend with a Weestrom I need to ride.  And the new BMW 800 looks really nice.  I'm pretty sure any bike after my C14 will be lower displacement.

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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 10:50:11 pm »
http://www.ktm.com/travel/1190-adventure-r-eu/highlights.html

Want top shelf off road manners?  Power?  Suspension?  Technology?  Look no farther and FWIW, KTM has a better track record when it comes to inclement weather riding and I think it's safe to say they have the upper hand for performance minded ADV riders.  I see more and more of them on the trail doing serious riding and none of them look like pavement queens.  Move over 990, a new sheriff is in the works.

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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013, 04:19:06 am »
Neat bike, but not at all a machine I would choose for two up, or as a primary long distance bike. 

I think an adventure bike makes for a great second bike. I owned a BMW GSA as my only bike for a while, and here in the midwest it lacked the wind protection needed for extending the riding season into the cold weather. I traded it in for an RT and was immediately reminded of why I NEED a bike with a big fairing.

FYI - I rode the new water cooled GS, and it absolutely rips! Smooth as butter too!
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 07:05:37 am »
FYI - I rode the new water cooled GS, and it absolutely rips! Smooth as butter too!

- does the new WC GS have the same switchgear as the K1600 ?

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