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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 2017, 8:43 pm Thread Starter
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Anyone else have ZERO intention on ever taking your Multi on dirt?

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?
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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 2017, 8:58 pm
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1-3 miles off road?!

Hellz no. That why I have a dirtbike.

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1-3 miles off road?!

Hellz no. That why I have a dirtbike.
I have a couple of friends who live about a mile down a dirt road. And it's about as hard packed as pavement.
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post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 2017, 9:29 pm
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No dirt on Ducati's for me. I pulled in a dry dirt parking lot once. Cars entering and exiting created a lot of dust on my bike, which really pissed me off. That will be my extent of dirt action on this

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Zero intention for dirt here.

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post #6 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 2017, 10:40 pm
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Back roads riding in rural Tennessee will sometimes deposit you on some unexpected loose gravel roads. It's not exactly my preference, but the MTS handles it as well.

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post #7 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 2017, 10:48 pm
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Took my 13 Pikes Peak off road at every chance I could get(sometimes through stuff I should have known better.) The new enduro is what I always wanted my 13Multi to be... must resist. I didn't know I wanted the multi until i test rode one after the hyper821... and well I ended up with a multi haha, best bike I've ever had! Can cross the country pretty quickly.
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I did the same as you
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post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2017, 6:21 am
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Most my '16 see's is gravel parking lot at a rural cemetery I visit on a regular basis, but it's not squishy deep. I dropped my '13 off-road once and while it didn't do anything to the bike other than a small spot of rash on the right hand faring, it gave me a grade 2 separation to the AC joint -- righthand shoulder... really nothing as injuries go but not fun either.

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post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2017, 6:39 am
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I do ride the '12 across my lawn sometimes, if the driveway is full.
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