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Offline Strawboss

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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2013, 05:41:12 pm »
Now, I think the Tiger is interesting. Maybe its the motor I don't know, but it is different.
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2013, 05:51:54 pm »
There is an F800GS, a 1200GS, or Tiger 800 XC in my very near future.


On  side note, I may not be crazy about the multi strada. But Ducati putting bags on a bad-azz world beater super motard and naming it "hyperstrada" is pure brilliance



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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2013, 08:34:06 am »
There is an F800GS, a 1200GS, or Tiger 800 XC in my very near future.


And I know guys on ADV bikes like those, who can give super sport riders a run for their money in the twisty bits.  8)
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2013, 08:36:32 am »
Now, I think the Tiger is interesting. Maybe its the motor I don't know, but it is different.


The triple is amazing, however "IMHO" it is just not an ideal engine for an ADV bike. V's and boxer twins are the ideal engine "damn fast too" but it does appear that the 800 Tiger has one sweet do it all engine.
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Re: Thoughts on the 2013 Multistrada
« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2013, 02:47:36 pm »
I have been considering adding a Dual Sport to the corral but haven't pulled the trigger because I just haven't found the "right" fit. I've considered a DRZ400, a DR650, and XL, KLR, WR, blah, blah, blah. All do parts of what I want, but none completely fill the bill.

Recently, I've thought about going the ADV route instead, but with the prices, the chosen machine would have to become my primary motorcycle and replace the Concours. Just too much money tied up between my wants. Maybe my expectations are too high, but I want an "almost everything" bike. Not saying I am going to go MX, but want something that can handle the occasional single-track, or donkey trail.

I saw the info on the Multistrada and thought, it worth a look, so late last week I stopped in at the local dealership and took a gander. Beautiful!!!!! But still not what I am seeking. First of all, the cost alone would keep me on the pavement. Too much damage to be done off-road. Second, it has a feel of high-maintenance. I have nothing to back that up, but just my gut. Third, still too heavy for what I want to do. Trust me, it looks like a lot of fun, but not for me. I've got the same reaction to the Tigers, although the 800 is closer to my wish.

Actually, if I was going to go the Adventure route, I would probably go with the Super Tenere. It is a pretty complete set up, for maybe $10k less that the European options. They offer the 600 overseas, but too bad it is not available in the US. I THINK it would fit my bill.

Oh well, back to the hunt. In my searching, I think I will end up just adding a DR400 to the garage.