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Old November 9th, 2016, 01:29 AM   #11
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The biggest feature that would draw me to a Multi would be the bigger motor...If I wanted slow (relative to the 1200), comfortable and capable, I'd get a Bimmer.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 03:36 AM   #12
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I didn't like either the multi nor the 1200GS when I rode them. They both felt extremely capable, but boring. I like a bike that does the hooligan thing easily.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 07:21 AM   #13
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Totally IMHO.

Hyperstrada is like the MINI GP (track oriented 2-seater limited edition) with touring parts added.
Multistrada 950 is like the X1.

Nothing wrong with MTS 950. It is more sane and making more sense for the premise and the promise the model designation suggests.

I liked Hyperstrada because it was a super bizarre chimera machine with multiple layers of self-parody. Offload bike with road race setup: Supermotard, take the SM and put a large displacement engine, make a street capable hooligan machine: Hypermotard, take the HM and make a touring capable machine while keeping the hooligan nature intact: Hyperstrada.

HS is definitely the niche of a niche, and I am not surprised it's replaced by more "logical" offering. And for that I adore Hyperstrada (and Hypermotard itself).

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Old November 9th, 2016, 07:59 AM   #14
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No sale here

I am keeping my Strada for a while.

The MTS 950 has two things I like - a bigger fuel tank and proper hard bags are available. As for looks, IMHO it's still prettier than, say, an FZ-09.

But it's thousands of dollars more expensive, and 50 pounds heavier wet even without the bags. Deal killer for me. If I wanted something that big and heavy I'd look for a good used MTS 1200.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 08:29 AM   #15
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I am keeping my Strada for a while.

The MTS 950 has two things I like - a bigger fuel tank and proper hard bags are available. As for looks, IMHO it's still prettier than, say, an FZ-09.

But it's thousands of dollars more expensive, and 50 pounds heavier wet even without the bags. Deal killer for me. If I wanted something that big and heavy I'd look for a good used MTS 1200.
Source? I haven't found the price listed anywhere for the 950.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 10:34 AM   #16
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Source? I haven't found the price listed anywhere for the 950.
Did a quick digging.

2017 Ducati Multistrada 950 | Rider Magazine

MSRP $13,995 for red, $14,195 for white. January 2017 availability.

As a side note, looking at Ducati site, I think side panniers are a part of the touring package and do not come with the bike as standard feature.

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Old November 9th, 2016, 03:03 PM   #17
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As a side note, looking at Ducati site, I think side panniers are a part of the touring package and do not come with the bike as standard feature.
But they probably won't turn purple and fall apart in 90 days
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Old November 9th, 2016, 03:04 PM   #18
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In all honestly, after my experiences with their warranty claims division I'll never buy another Ducati anyway so I am not sure my opinion matters.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 10:07 PM   #19
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In all honestly, after my experiences with their warranty claims division I'll never buy another Ducati anyway so I am not sure my opinion matters.
Don't want to be rude, but your constant whining about the bike is pretty tiresome. It's a great lightweight tourer, and there's still nothing like it on the market.

I've got 20k miles on it, and ridden some pretty tough roads fully loaded, rain and shine, and it's never let me down or shaken my confidence in its abilities.

A shame they're dropping it. I'll be keeping mine for quite some time.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 10:51 PM   #20
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I don't it's dead-dead. They'll keep the Motard alive as I think it's developed Monster-like devotion. That means there will always be a touring option alive down the road.

I'm kind of an exclusivity guy. I love that I've never passed another Strada on the road. 40 years from now when my grandkids pull this dusty thing out of the shed, they'll all say, "What the hell is this thing?"
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