Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-09-2010, 07:45 PM   #31
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

Having owned an earlier generation VFR the new one is definately NOT on the list. I must have got a lemon or something because the one I had was a pail 'o shiite, serves me right for buying a Honda. As an aside, I've taken my FLHT up some pretty crappy roads, the only thing stopped us was snow.

On topic here, I'd rather have a Stelvio than the Multi Strada.
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 03-09-2010, 08:40 PM   #32
jmdonald
Founding Member
 
jmdonald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mission Viejo
Posts: 1,291
Default I feel your pain

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarnali2 View Post
Having owned an earlier generation VFR the new one is definately NOT on the list. I must have got a lemon or something because the one I had was a pail 'o shiite, serves me right for buying a Honda. As an aside, I've taken my FLHT up some pretty crappy roads, the only thing stopped us was snow.

On topic here, I'd rather have a Stelvio than the Multi Strada.
I can't say my 2002 VFR was a pile of s but got rid of it after only 2 years because of electrical problems. The setup/ergonomics were good but my personal opinion was the Vtec just wasn't getting it done. I currently have an R1150r and have taken it on many a dirt road without any problems. I don't ride it like the dirt bikes I had as a kid however. It could use a little more legroom but that is the only issue I have. A John Burns review finally sold me on the bike and for an all rounder I have been more than happy. You are right about the Stelvio. I would like to have one of those also. Looking forward to the upcoming BMW Honda test.
__________________
Secede.
jmdonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 03:10 AM   #33
Dr_Sprocket
Founding Member
 
Dr_Sprocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delmarva Peninsula
Posts: 2,331
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarnali2 View Post
On topic here, I'd rather have a Stelvio than the Multi Strada.
Why? Styling reasons, or no need for all that electronic whizbang gadgetry?

On another note, I'm glad that Ducati upped the maintenance interval. When I was looking to buy my new bike, it was down to the Multistrada and the Uly. They both felt good and sounded good. The Duc had 6500 mile service intervals, and the nearest dealer was 2.5 hours away. The Buell was massively less maintenance-intensive, and the local dealer is twenty minutes down the road. That made my choice pretty easy.
__________________
"Aid to the helpless indigent is civilized. Aid to the irresponsible is socially corrosive." ----- Schizuki (c. 2011)

Last edited by Dr_Sprocket : 03-10-2010 at 03:16 AM.
Dr_Sprocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 06:49 AM   #34
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket View Post
Why? Styling reasons, or no need for all that electronic whizbang gadgetry?
Mainly styling reasons, plus service intervals and expense, no need for a bunch of gee-wiz extras.. I like Moto Guzzi's and don't care much for Ducati's, not that there's anything wrong with them except that they're too loud with Termi cans and might annoy my neighbors.


My VFR was a '97 with the non variable gear cams. I sold it after a year for the same reason, constant electrical issues. I went through two voltage rectifier/regulators and half a dozen bulbs in 20k miles. The first reg/rec left me stranded on top of Chinook pass, the second one left me stranded in downtown Seattle on I-5 during rush hour. Try pushing a dead bike from the middle of a 6 lane to the shoulder in stop and go traffic. I was fortunate it was still under warranty, as soon as I picked it up from the service dept I rode it around front to the sales dept and traded it in on a 1200S Bandit and never looked back.
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 12:13 PM   #35
newagetwotone
Registered Member
 
newagetwotone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,302
Default

Is it weird that i like the looks of the older one better?
newagetwotone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 12:29 PM   #36
Kenneth_Moore
Registered Member
 
Kenneth_Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VIsiting the GIft Shop in the Pit of DIspair
Posts: 7,118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by newagetwotone View Post
Is it weird that i like the looks of the older one better?
I saw an original MS "S" model at Bike Week. It had lots of carbon-fiber, Termongonis, etc. The thing I noticed about it, along with other Ducs, is that it just didn't seem to age well. The alloys were corroding, there was seepage around gaskets, even the carbon looked much older than it should have. The styling is ok, except for the bulbous nose. Sort of like three squished water balloons piled up on each other.
__________________
www.kennethmoore.org
Kenneth_Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 04:42 PM   #37
GSXRWolf
Founding Member
 
GSXRWolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 248
Default 2010 Multistrada

A buddy of mine just ordered the touring model. He's pumped about all the electronic gizmos. Hope it's reliable for him.

Can't wait for a test ride!
GSXRWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 10:06 AM   #38
Motormouth
Founding Member
 
Motormouth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Barcelona, Spain.
Posts: 2
Default Saw it in Milan

I had the opportunity to see the 2010 Multistrada last November when it was presented at the EICMA motorshow in Milan. The trip was worth it, if nothing else for the design and finish. As for the rest... "Four bikes in one" is probably marketing hype. "Two and change" is probably a more accurate description: a powerful two-up tourer and an equally capable, agile and safe (latest generation DTC, ABS...) commuter. Stripped of luggage and in its sportiest mode it's bound to be quite a ride on mountain /curvy roads and, -if need be-one could make a guest appearance on a forestry path... carefully. But all that misses the crucial point. What the new Multistrada REALLY does is make a Beemer guy like me curious. Curious to the point of having signed up for a full day test at a local Ducati dealer when the fisrt units arrive in Spain in April. If they manage to "turn" conservative riders like me to their marque (why else offer the MS also in black?) they'll have really made a leap into a broader market with deeper pockets. So... bring on the gizmos! The point is to have 'el all!
PS: To those Stelvio admirers: The bike is at its best when on the stand. In motion, it is found wery wanting I'm sorry to say.
Motormouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 10:20 AM   #39
Kevin_Duke
Motorcycle.com Staff

 
Kevin_Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,087
Default

Cool to have a Spaniard on our boards! Even cooler that he has a Flying Tigers avatar!
Kevin_Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 12:21 PM   #40
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Motormouth View Post

PS: To those Stelvio admirers: The bike is at its best when on the stand. In motion, it is found wery wanting I'm sorry to say.
That's unfortunate, I've never ridden one but I sat on one at the IMS and made motor noises, I guess I'd have to make do with a Tiger or Norge` then.
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off