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sanfrdnsun 03-02-2007 11:09 PM

Re: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
I vaguely recall when Ducati was questioned regarding the design of the 999 and the replacement of the single side swingarm on the 998 and prior models, the answer was that the traditional swingarm is vastly superior in performance and that was Ducati's #1 priority. Did this change or did they realize how the look of the 999 was inferior compared to the 916-998? Maybe this has already been asked and I just missed it...I always thought the 999 design was a yawner...

1098 is back to glory

ofreen 03-03-2007 04:25 AM

Re: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
Glad you are happy. The point is, for a lot of people, 600 bucks every 7500 miles is a big deal. I certainly could afford it if I felt like throwing away money, but it is an absurdity. I ride somewhat more than 10,000 miles a year.

ewok1 03-04-2007 04:06 PM

Re: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
I would venture to guess that we have a different opinion on what smooth means. which is just the way it is. glad you bike works great for you.

Gritboy 03-05-2007 12:58 PM

Re: The new BMW 800s are Here!
Post some opinions if anyone gets to testride the new F800s/st models. Might be the first BMW I actually have an interest in.

James_Brown 03-05-2007 01:06 PM

Re: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
Night Train chilled out of the bottle in a brown paper bag = my definition of smooth. What, are you a Wild Irish Rose kinda guy?

ewok1 03-05-2007 04:37 PM

Re: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
good one. that sounds smooth. i don't even know what to say. i'm more of a chateauneuf de pape guy, but please don't hold it against me.

getting back to the topic, its my experience that a 2 valve ducati runs ok right away, especially the fi versions. i had an early carbed monster 94? for example had jetting issues that required a long choke and just wouldn't run right. it had sars. turns out the needles were worn in a weird way and nobody really figured it out. i don't know why and i don't even know if its true cuz i got rid of it.

i had a 900ss with flatslides and that worked great. other than it started on fire twice, but that was not technically the bike's fault.

anyway, the fuel injected 900 motors ran way smoother when hot. less throttle snatch and i believed even the engine braking was less pronounced. in my view they were just more predictable when really warm.

whats wild irish rose?

James_Brown 03-06-2007 07:40 AM

Re: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
Wild Irish Rose is another fortified wine in the Night Train and Thunderbird vein. It is (or at least was) extremely popular with the wino set. When I was a kid in the 70s and early 80s, you knew you were in the "bad part of town" if there were broken Wild Irish Rose bottles littered about.

tomk2 03-09-2007 12:42 PM

Re: 2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100
Thank you Yossef, another fine piece!

I went back and read your 2003 Sardinia article too, good stuff. Can't wait to read your Hypermotard piece!

sfcdjevans 04-07-2007 02:37 PM

How much for the optional "real" front fender....
So I just got done hosing off the frozen sand/slush that comes from riding in, frozen sand/slush. This is all Gerbing's fault. So I sit down and look at my desk top, Multistrada S and it dawns on me, that front fender isn't even made to run in the rain! How disappointing, what else is wrong with it?

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