2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS
Sport Touring, not Sport!By (I am an Enthusiast) on Jan 31, 2020
I have owned my 04 Multistrada for just over a year, and have put about 1,600 miles on it in that time. I love the torqueness of the engine, the handling, the upright seating position. This particular bike was dynotuned to 90 horsepower at the wheel, and it is plenty fast for this 66 year old retired ... engineer. Would I buy another, and can I recommend this bike? Absolutely!
First touring bike and loving itBy (I am an Owner) on Jan 07, 2010
I have been wriding for 20 years now, having owned a small 350 cc tourer in india and a Kawasaki and Honda sport bikes in the US. Now I am a happy owner of the Multistrada DS 1000.
Most of the online reviews I read before purchasing the bike are spot on:
pros: very easy to ride, very ... stable at 100 mph freeway, great front brakes, amazing low end torque (makes stop and go traffic a breeze), sexy but not too loud thrum when pulling on the throttle (I have Termignoni's)
Cons: mirrors are almost useless, side stand unstable, fuel guage shows empty at about half tank
I use the bike mostly for commuting and am very pleased with the performance and safety. My commute includes about 20 miles of twisties in the hills (hwy 17 in Santa Cruz) and I would not do it on any other bike.
Highly recommended for commuters and occasional speed freaks.