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2021 Ducati Multistrada

This one looks cool....could it replace the FJR for some folks?

It’s close to 100lbs lighter than the FJR (for us AARP want a lighter bike types). Looks like very good suspension options, decent fuel range, horsepower enough for a Moto-GP rookie and dual-sport capability. High end electronics including radar. It actually looks pretty innovative. All one has to do is take out a small 2nd mortgage and it’s all yours 🙂

Not sure on the pillion comfort level though....which is a factor on this household. The wife does not like to sit up too high on a seat with the comfort of a piece of 2x4 (the KTM 1290 Super Adventure did not float her boat).

Those Pirelli tires are a actually not bad for dual sport. I have them on my Desert Sled. But really....who would take this bike on a real dirt adventure?

Ducati really wants to tap into this sport touring market hub?

Think it has a chance?

If it has two wheels or a mainsail - I will pilot it.
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Had a 10 MTS & loved the torque but the seat height gave me fits. Came very close to dumping it once when I was dismounting. Hooked my boot on the rack & couldn't free it so as I leaned it onto side stand almost lost it. I've a badly torn hamstring so could see that becoming a recurring problem. $20k bike deserved better so I sold it. I see Duc is continuing to sell the V2 model alongside the new V4. Service interval is 37K for the V4 but that will be a pricey service. Wish they'd put that engine into a modern ST frame then I would prolly get it.

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If you buy 2 of them you should be able to have one available to ride at all times
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I had an 1199 Panigale for seven years and absolutely loved the bike. But it was a high maintenance mistress. Iím glad I had it, but donít miss the maintenance costs, and more things went wrong than all the other bikes Iíve owned since 1971 combined.
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I had an 1199 Panigale for seven years and absolutely loved the bike. But it was a high maintenance mistress. Iím glad I had it, but donít miss the maintenance costs, and more things went wrong than all the other bikes Iíve owned since 1971 combined.
Preach it!! Had 2 Ducati and an Aprilia RSV1000 for about 5 years combined between those. More issues with those ( Ducati over the Aprilia even ) than all my other bikes over many decades also.

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Great looking bike but would have to wait and see if it is more dependable than past models. Always have like the looks of the multis.
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If you buy 2 of them you should be able to have one available to ride at all times
Ain’t that the truth 🙂.

Those sexy Italians come with a price !

I’m not 100% sure of the lineage of the FJR engine (but I’m sure that some of you are).....but I think that it stems from the R1 then the FJ1200 and maybe the XS 1100? Point being engine reliability. I put over 100,000 miles on a 79 XS11F (purchased new in 79) without ANY major engine problems (other than a pesky vacuum advance wiring issue). Been hooked on Yami’s since. I’m on my 3rd FJR with over 200K miles on the collective and have to say that their reliability (and price point) does not disappoint.

In the spirit of disclosure....I really loved, loved my Kwai ZX14 just as much....for different reasons 🙂

The new MTS does push some cool technology boundaries though. Ducati seems to enjoy using the Multistrada to introduce these types of technology trends. And there is the rub......I’m leery of owning “Version 1.0” of most anything........

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This one looks cool....could it replace the FJR for some folks?

Itís close to 100lbs lighter than the FJR . . .
But it is a Ducati. Ducati is Italy's revenge for losing WWII.
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But it is a Ducati. Ducati is Italy's revenge for losing WWII.
Always wondered if the Italian Army lost because Ducati built their radios?
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Always wondered if the Italian Army lost because Ducati built their radios?
Probably didn't help that the country shuts down for the month of August every year. MaŮana

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