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Just got a 2014 1200s pp, coming from a BMW f700gs. Holy hell what a bike the ducati is. Can't explain how much of a grin I have on my face each time I ride it. The power, exhaust, ride comfort, seating position all match me as rider almost perfectly.

Looking forward to many more rides and maybe a Colorado to Oregon ride this fall.

Have the black touratech top case on order. The Ducati cases are too round and "touring" looking IMHO. Plus the touratech can be used on my next bike without rebuying the entire case system.

Want to put the driving lights, heated grips (come in handy early mornings in Colorado), and center stand (modified so that giant piece isn't hitting my heel all the time).

Couple of things. The gear box. Crap is that thing crap. Almost impossible to get into neutral after just starting off and the engine/transmission are cold. BMW was smooth as butter in all cases. The front shocks. A lot of feedback/shake riding in all modes. Not violent or anything, just noticeably worse than the BMW. This is only my 2nd road bike so I don't have a lot of experience to pull from, but this seems normal on the multistrada.

Still love the bike.
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I will be taking delivery of my 2014 PP this weekend. Having numerous accessories added tomorrow and Wednesday. Full Jet-Hot coated black Termi, Garmin GPS, Heated Grips, Rizoma bar-end Spy Mirrors, DP Performance Carbon Plate Re-locator with integrated LED's, Auxiliary LEDs, Radiator Guard, Speedymoto frame slider. By the way, that is the least attractive pose I have seen of the Mulitstrada Pikes Peak. Ha. I almost want to cancel my order after seeing your pic.
 

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Yea sorry Annie Leibovitz was unavailable that weekend. I got her booked this coming weekend for a photo shoot. :p i know it's better for the road, but the tiny front wheel is its photographic problem. You always have to shoot it like tom cruise, angles that make it look bigger than it actually is...
 

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Just got a 2014 1200s pp, coming from a BMW f700gs. Holy hell what a bike the ducati is. Can't explain how much of a grin I have on my face each time I ride it. The power, exhaust, ride comfort, seating position all match me as rider almost perfectly.

Looking forward to many more rides and maybe a Colorado to Oregon ride this fall.

Have the black touratech top case on order. The Ducati cases are too round and "touring" looking IMHO. Plus the touratech can be used on my next bike without rebuying the entire case system.

Want to put the driving lights, heated grips (come in handy early mornings in Colorado), and center stand (modified so that giant piece isn't hitting my heel all the time).

Couple of things. The gear box. Crap is that thing crap. Almost impossible to get into neutral after just starting off and the engine/transmission are cold. BMW was smooth as butter in all cases. The front shocks. A lot of feedback/shake riding in all modes. Not violent or anything, just noticeably worse than the BMW. This is only my 2nd road bike so I don't have a lot of experience to pull from, but this seems normal on the multistrada.

Still love the bike.
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Is that a tinted windscreen? Can you actually see through it?
 

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Be careful with Jet-Hot. I have used them twice, and both times their coating has been junk on initial fire. I would look for someone else to do the work
Now you tell me this after it's coated? Ha. It's my 3rd Jet-Hot coated exhaust. I had them coat my Monster, Panigale and now the Multi.
 

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New Pikes Peak delivered this weekend

Took delivery of my 2014 Multistrada Pikes Peak Friday night. Traded-in my 2012 Panigale.

Added:
Jet-Hot coated full Termignoni
Auxiliary LEDs
Garmin Zumo 390 GPS
Rizoma Spy Mirrors
Hardwired Escort Radar
DP Radiator Guard
Speedy-moto Frame Slider
Powder coated Belly Pan
Clear Tail light with x-blaster technology - brake light strobe
DP Plate Locator with built in LED turn signals

Few more things coming
 

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Added a few more mods

I added a few more items to my 10 day old Pikes Peak: AltRider Header Guard, Windscreen Number Plate to complete the Pikes Peak racing bike look.

I have on order a bracket to hold-up the "Exhaust Can" so I can remove the passenger foot pegs.
 

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