Just picked up my Multi Enduro last weekend!
Coming off a Base '11 & '14 Multi's
A few observations & questions;
Engine: The dual plug '14 was a big improvement over the '11. The new DVT is pretty good but seems to have a turbo lag. Seems like the oil pressure has to build up to move the cams, although I think it's probably the lean emissions fueling. This '16 is way better than '15 DVT I demo'ed when they first came out. Which leads to the fuel mileage & again the '14 was much better than the '11 & good for nearly 200 miles averaging around 40+MPG. The '16 is only averaging about 35MPG, although I only have 200 miles on the new bike. Hopefully this all improves once broken-in.
Handling: Bike is big but once under way you really don't notice the size. Really notice size/weight when rolling around garage. Sure is a bear to put on centerstand. It has the stock Scorpion Trail II's, which I had on my '14 also. These tires work pretty good for the type of tire. Bike is stable & rails the corners pretty good. The real test will be time comparisons (Base '14-'16 Enduro) @ the Mt. Ascutey Hillclimb later this year.
Suspension: First Multi with electronic adjustability/skyhook. Haven't spent much time with the settings but noticed in default settings that when in "Touring" & "Urban" mode at a stop light rear susp. has like no damping (pogo stick). Yet once moving seems ok. Is this normal?
Electronics: Big Improvement over the older ones. The Wheelie control though? Seems 1 is too intrusive, yet off is scary! Definitely notice the taller first gear & overall gearing. Throttle control in first is like a rheostat to the front wheel with DWC off! Cruise will be a joy. The Bluetooth? I haven't even read the manual on it yet.
Heated grips I've noticed are weak compared to the older ones.
Bags are huge! one of the things I really like for week long trips, but are overkill for the weekend.
Has anyone tried mounting the OEM plastic "Givi" bags? The rear frame & places were the peg mounts go look to be the same. Some of the Part#'s for frame & passenger pegs are the same.
Also has anyone installed a rear rack other than the Ducati one with Touratech trunk? Looks like SW-Motech makes one, but I seen reviews where they say the panniers hit when opening. They also make one for the DVT that looks similar & the passenger grab rails look to be same between bikes.
Ducati makes one too, but lists it as fitting the DVT only
Just looking for a rack to mount a tail bag & little trunk sometimes.
Overall I'm really happy with it so far & time will tell. Can't wait for the nicer weather to hit the Northeast area.
Thanks in advance for any input & hope everyone is enjoying their Enduro's also!
Here's a couple of pix
The '14 is in the background