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WHAT!! and get the princess dirty , no way .

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No, not really. But nice to know that I can if I need to.
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Not dirt.

But I've gone over trails, grassy hills, and gravel for very short distances.

Touring tires are fine with me, such as PR4s. But I do admit I have SuperCorsa tires that have no intention of anything off dry pavement for now...

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I don't see the point, unless you need a tall bike because you're a tall person.
Being a short person, I would not buy an adventure-style bike unless I was really going to make use of that capacity.
If I was considering a MS, but had "ZERO intention on ever taking my Multi on dirt", I'd just wait for the new SS.
Or get another Monster.

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If by dirt you mean 'dirtbike type dirt' then no (bike is too heavy for that).

If by dirt you mean 'anything other than pavement' then I've got maybe 1000-2000 miles (guestimating 5-10%) of that already and the bike has handled it without drama. I wouldn't say it's a bike that's great on the soft stuff (that small diameter front tire makes the bike squirrely on soft/loose dirt roads) but if it has relatively firm footing then it can be quite fast and fun on dirt.

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I rode through a puddle once, and stood up on the pegs for full effect.
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I did the same as you


And now what???? I've seen guys doing trackdays on the scorpion II and no problem at all, and this guy was faster than most superbikes.


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Here he is, we all dragging knees and this guy just sits straight up and had no problem at all keeping up the pace


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Yeah, I said it!!!!!

I just purchased a new 1200s DVT a few weeks ago and promptly had new rubber put on when I had my new wheels installed.
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I bought the bike more as a sport/touring as opposed to a "4 bikes in one". (Totaled my 15 Monster 1200s- this is the replacement).

Im an aggressive rider. I regularly run with local sportbike guys like a hoodrat sometimes and have no issue keeping up. (most guys my age- 48, ride like, well, old men)
I also do track days and will be taking this to the track a few times (Grattan and Gingerman- both here in Michigan) as well as trips down to the Dragon.

I was on a loaner 14 Pikes Peak for a while and it shocked a lot of the guys I ride with on how well it could keep up. To be honest, I was shocked too.

So when some crap in a corner took out my rear wheel and lowsided my Monster (at like 10mph!) I looked long and hard at the new Multi.
I took one for a long-ish test ride and I was pretty much sold as it being the new bike. In fact, I wish the guys at my dealer would have told me to take one for a spin before I bought my Monster- I would have got one then!

To my original point of this thread, anyone else not even consider the possibility of anything more than a mile or three of hard packed dirt road?
Curious what your thoughts are when comparing the monster s to the multi? Were there any shortcomings of the monster that you didn't realize until owning it? This comes more out of curiosity than anything else.
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And now what???? I've seen guys doing trackdays on the scorpion II and no problem at all, and this guy was faster than most superbikes.


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The scorpion II has fantastic grip never felt any issues with them I even needed to remove the central stand but when the bike needed new rear tire I decided to put something pure sport and the vibrations from the front tire were noticeable reduced. Btw saved 1.94kg (42pounds)
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