Now that the 2021 Multistrada line has gone full ADV, with a 19" Front Wheel and Double-Sided Swing-Arm what are your thoughts?
What you wrote: !00%Yeah. Looking at alternatives to a Multi. Don't think I'll find "one bike to rule them all" like the Multi has been for me. A motorstrong Supersport V4 would be a nice alternative. With panniers and a comfy seat so one could sit on the bike for 400kms without getting blistered behind.
....phantazising about a Streetfighter with hard panniers.....and lowered rearsets to increase the comfort a little.....Or raised seat.
The whole Ducati Multistrada problem sucks. I have the funds and was going to pull the trigger on a 2021, but watching the releasevideo made my jaw drop. Like I have said earluer, I'll keep my 2018 for a yeaar or two, and then look for a low mileage 2020 to be in the Multi heaven a little longer.
After that? No more Ducati. Sadly. I love the brand, but if they won't make the bike I want I'll get it from somewhere else.
Gigi D is changing Ducati slowly into Aprilia. Desmo gone, L Twin gone, trellis frame gone, single sided swing arm gone! 17 inch front wheel is fine for off-road, giving up little with similar rubber. The 19 inch limits the type of sticky rubber you can find for sure. The v4 is a great bike but it’s lost it’s hard exciting edge. Lost the grunt of the twin, softened riding position. The gold wing is a great bike also, but I am not interested in riding one again. Quick example. Rode a 1198 when it came out and had tons of character and stupid mid range grunt! I was in heaven, zx10 was getting traded in. But the panigale twin came out. Sweet ordered bike went down to pick up and had me take it around the block while they got the paperwork ready etc. 1 mile later I came back and refused the bike! They turned the grunting Ducati into a screaming top end bike! It is no longer what I wanted. They will sell tons of v4 multis but until it’s a midrange monster putting a grin on my face every time I touch the throttle it’s not my cup of vino!Now that the 2021 Multistrada line has gone full ADV, with a 19" Front Wheel and Double-Sided Swing-Arm what are your thoughts?