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Now that the 2021 Multistrada line has gone full ADV, with a 19" Front Wheel and Double-Sided Swing-Arm what are your thoughts?
 

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Dissapointed and sad. I wanted a mean multi with a fat rear tyre and a 200hp V4.....Not a dirtbike.
You and me both.
At a minimum, I had expected a 200hp SuperSport V4 to fill the gap left behind.
 
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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.
 

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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.
What you wrote: !00% (y)

I've only had two seasons with the 1260 Pikes Peak @ 13,000 kms. I'm not even close to being ready for a change.
In fact, the 1260 PP is the best bike I've ever had.
I just feel bad for those sport focused 2010~14 Multi owners that might be ready to up-date.
If I were in their position (in the absence of getting a 2020 MTS 1260), I'd get this:
2021-BMW-S1000XR1.jpg
 

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My 2018 1260S is at 23000 kilometers now. I was determined to swap for a more powerful Multi, but I'll hang on for some more time. At least one more season.

The S1000xr looks like a mighty fine bike, as does the 1290 Superduke GT. Love tho sound of the "Duke" on the straights on trackday. There is something about the growl in that bike.

Not to mention the Aprillia Tuono 1100 Factory as well. Also an alternate when the Multi goes up for trading.
 

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I like the Tuono 1100 but it's in a different class.
Short story about the Tuono. !n 2015 I had 5 bikes on my short list. Tuono was #1, Paingale 899 #2,
When the Pani 959 was announced the order reversed. Bought the Panigale.
Also bought a Monster 1200R that year.The Panigale as my sportbike and the Monster as my sport cruiser. Traded the Pani in 2019 for the Pikes Peak as I needed a bike for two-up riding.
BTW, the Red, White and Blue S1000XR above is also 2021.
If Ducati doesn't clean this mess and offer a Pikes Peak equivalent in a powerful V4 or a SuperSport V4 I'll be looking at the XR when the time comes. Either that or plan to keep the 1260 PP for a decade and trade the Monster for a Superbike.
 

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Now that the 2021 Multistrada line has gone full ADV, with a 19" Front Wheel and Double-Sided Swing-Arm what are your thoughts?
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!
 
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