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Offline MA413

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Re: Well, it's been fun...
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2019, 01:38:21 PM »
 :028: nice looking machine.  You canít beat the classic Ducati red.
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Offline SimonUK

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Re: Well, it's been fun...
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2019, 07:42:25 PM »
Thanks for the report, you are obviously liking it more than the R. My only note here would be that you aren't really comparing apples to apples, The R and MS are not in the same category(my personal opinion anyway). I have both the R and  XR in the garage, and you're comparison and comments could apply directly to the XR(in place of the MS) comparing to the R.

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Re: Well, it's been fun...
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2019, 08:14:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Thanks for the report, you are obviously liking it more than the R. My only note here would be that you aren't really comparing apples to apples, The R and MS are not in the same category(my personal opinion anyway). I have both the R and  XR in the garage, and you're comparison and comments could apply directly to the XR(in place of the MS) comparing to the R.

I'm well aware they aren't competing bikes, but they are both bikes I have owned and I am on an S1000R forum so I didn't see the harm in comparing the two...

In my opinion, no most of my comments could not apply to the XR, outside of general comfort/wind protection. Electronically it's pretty much identical to the R, and IMO the panier mounting system on the XR is ugly AF. I will concede that an XR is likely faster than a multi, but I wanted to try something different and I'm glad I did.

I actually looked at a 2019 XR they had at the dealer when I went to test ride the multi, but financially it made zero sense (the XR was 22k CAD and the multi S touring was 15.3k CAD) and IMO the R and XR are more closely related than the XR is to a multistrada, due to the shared DNA. 

I likely should have bought an XR back in 2017 when I bought the R, and saved myself some money in the long run but that's all should have, could haves.

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Re: Well, it's been fun...
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2019, 08:39:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by windyrun [+]
Just curious...how's the multi strada? Likes, dislikes, surprises (+ and -)?

Thanks again for your thoughts on the multi. Appreciated since I've been thinking of buying one but test rides around here are short affairs.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 08:40:33 PM by windyrun »

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Re: Well, it's been fun...
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2019, 06:15:53 PM »
MTS is a fantastic bike but I just can't live with its Ostrich looks ...
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Re: Well, it's been fun...
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2019, 06:44:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by CrazyBiker [+]
MTS is a fantastic bike but I just can't live with its Ostrich looks ...

While I agree the looks are...  polarizing, the S1000R isn't exactly a supermodel ;)


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Re: Well, it's been fun...
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2019, 11:37:51 PM »
Installed an Arrow Indy w/ cat delete on the multi today... me likey!


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Re: Well, it's been fun...
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2019, 12:47:00 AM »
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