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Old May 15th, 2015, 01:46 PM   #21
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if you want agile, light and powerful - only a few.
What else do you reckon falls into this category appliance?
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Old May 15th, 2015, 07:07 PM   #22
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What else do you reckon falls into this category appliance?
Just from reading the fj-09 looks good. Naked the fj07 looks sweet.

Too bad the Nuda isn't around anymore - never was in the US.

I think the other Italians are in the game now.

If you want to give up some power the cb500f and x are really nice bikes with a nice kick.

In 2013 - when the strada came out - there wasn't much. There's more choices now.
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Old May 16th, 2015, 04:45 AM   #23
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Sweet machine that is the Multistrada. I will have an opportunity to test ride it in the coming weeks as I will bring my HS in for maintenance. Lucky me; I might dispose of the Multi for the whole day...
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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:23 AM   #24
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I have done the transformation.. Gone from my Strada to a Multistrada 1200 S.

The Multi is all the things the Strada is not.
Is comfy in slow speed and high.
Bumps.. what bumps. The suspension is great when you compair the 2 bikes.
I can se the instrumental without taking my eyes from the road.
Turn signal is supereasy to use and works 100 % of the time.
With my hyper 2 times of 10 the indicator did not activate and when i wanted to reset the change engien mapping popped up.
Speed, well that can be 2 ways.. You dont feel the speed the same way, and the Multi is taking the corner way better.
Bad part is, you will drive faster than the speed limits.
Strada 80-90 km/h fells like 120 km/h on the Multi.
2,5 k rev -> and you are good to go. 5k and your flying when you twist the throttle.
Will pick mine up from the first 1000 km service and finaly try the "life" past 6 k rpm mark. :-)

Only "downer" where the priscetag.

All in all.
The new Multistrada is great and i dont regret it for one sec.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 04:38 AM   #25
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Thanks for that detailled report Liam.

And I agree, the price tag is the biggest downer.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 05:19 AM   #26
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Just selected a Hyperstrada over the Multistrada because it is 90% for half the money, since I never have a passenger. Lighter for exploring Forest Service dirt roads too.

Bigger can be better, but not always.

The better comparison is between the R1200GS and Multistrada S.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 04:03 PM   #27
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For a bike that size & type... I wouldn't even consider a Ducati. I'd be going straight to the BMW dealership, or maybe Triumph.

Ducati is really good at "pretty" and "race inspired" but they don't know shit about "adventure".
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Old May 18th, 2015, 05:33 PM   #28
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Interesting perspective.

What's an adventure to one may not be an adventure to another. Some it is RTW, others it is backcountry road exploration.

Having been an AMA sanctioned dual sport ride promoter for 9 years, I have a certain perspective on what an adventure bike is as I helped define adventure class dual sport rides.

Even hired Scott Harden, Team USA Dakar, to come teach riders about riding adventure class bikes off-road.



I found that the single most important element in the capability of any large motorcycle to complete a dual sport route was the rider.

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I found that the single most important element in the capability of any large motorcycle to complete a dual sport route was the rider.


The rider was the most important element or was it who hadthe brightest aux lights?
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Old May 19th, 2015, 04:34 AM   #30
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Sometimes bright lights blast a path thru traffic.

No, pretty much most of the time bright lights work for traffic.

Working on a Clearwater Darla install for my Hyperstrada.
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