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2009 Ducati Multistrada 1100 S Review
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2009 Ducati Multistrada 1100 S Review

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Kenneth_Moore 04-30-2009 02:57 PM

Thanks for the write up Pete. I don't feel so bad now about missing the Multi when I got my Vee. I tried to buy one, I really did, but the damn dealer refused to tell me how much it cost. The Vee now has almost 20k miles on it with nothing but oil and filter changes. Oh, and some plugs at 10k. Runs perfectly, as fast as it needs to be, and the looks sort of grow on you.

The_AirHawk 04-30-2009 03:00 PM

I would LOVE to have a Multi, but I just can't stand to look at the goddam things from the front. You can't see it when you're ridin' it, but I'd never be able to get close-enough to actually throw a leg over - it's like they should have named it the "Gorgon-Strada" or somethin'..............

12er 04-30-2009 04:22 PM

What was the robot in "The Black Hole?" I dont think it was called multistrada...

Kenneth_Moore 04-30-2009 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by The_AirHawk (Post 211969)
- it's like they should have named it the "Gorgon-Strada" or somethin'..............

Or Versystrada. I saw a guy walk over to the wrong bike when the two were sitting nearby... That would suck; "Dude, my bike cost three times as much as that stupid Kawi!!"

mugwump58 04-30-2009 04:28 PM

Dammit, yes the V-Strom makes way more sense. Especially since only the S 'Strada is now available. The dealership understands and I am still allowed to go stand by the 'Strada for short measured amounts of time. No I'll probably never have one and yes I think it's pretty. Here you can look at the brochure that I keep under the mattress.

So the real question is Wee or Vee?

jmdonald 04-30-2009 07:22 PM

Ducati Lust
I want this bike. Another for the will or should have one list. Nice write up.

Fenton 04-30-2009 09:03 PM

I really loved my '04 but couldn't get the wind flow right. When you have to wear leathers just to keep the shoulders from flopping around at hwy speeds in the 'stich, there's a problem.(no, I wasn't holding the bars too tight)
For reference, I have a naked bike and love the wind. The multi hated me at 6'3" with 3 separate screens. I couldn't even wave at HD riders above 75.

But, I really want a new 1100S.

tripleripple 04-30-2009 11:07 PM

U-G-L-Y, You ain't got no alibi!

I'll take a Tiger. 'Specially that black one, natch.

seruzawa 05-01-2009 07:13 AM

Yeesh, that front end view. Yikes! What happened to Ducati? We just barely got over the 999. Guess I'll just have to get a Tiger.

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