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Any Multi owners considering a move to SuperSport?

I notice on the SuperSport forum (not Ducati.MS) that there are several Multi owners who have sold their bike and purchased a SS. I must confess, I'm considering the same move.

Any of you considering the same?
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The local Dealer told me to take the demo out for the day, may do it next week.

It looks like great bike, but it's too close to the other bikes in my stable.
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I test rode a Supersport a couple of weeks ago on a warm day (in the 80's), and I can say that it is HOT....as in roast my butt and thighs. Supposedly caused by the catalytic converter. My Multi didn't at all on the same day.

Handling seemed nice....but so is the Multi :-)

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I road the SS a few weeks ago when they had the demo event. Nice! I would consider it as and addition to the stable but not as a replacement for my 2015 1200 S.
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I just checked insurance rates...

$965/year was the cheapest. For comparison that's more than double my Multi and enough that I'm probably not going to consider the bike any further.

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I've been wondering why everyone is comparing it to the 899/959 Panigale and not the Multistrada. If they're marketing it as a multifunctional bike, it completes directly with the Multi; except the Multi is more comfortable and more powerful.
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I think I caught up in a bit of the hype honestly but the one nit for me is the power on the SS should be about 125 hp at least. I want to start doing track days and I've been hesitant because the ground clearance doesn't seem to be all that great but I've been watching a few vids and there are guys with my vintage (2010-2014) that are tearing it up on the track.

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As a replacement? Not here, not now.
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The Super Sport isn't going to be an option in my current stable.

1) My Multi is basically a dedicated 2-up touring rig, the SS isn't even in the ballpark there.
2) My Super Duke R is my personal crazy bike, that I have no issue pulling back to back 12 hour (or more) days on, and its bigger (ergonomically) and again the SS just doesn't pass muster there, specially after 30,000km of everything from commuting to multi-day tours with it.
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I test rode a Supersport a couple of weeks ago on a warm day (in the 80's), and I can say that it is HOT....as in roast my butt and thighs. Supposedly caused by the catalytic converter. My Multi didn't at all on the same day.

Handling seemed nice....but so is the Multi :-)

Ken
It's caused by the rear cylinder header pipe that is right under the sear and rider's legs. The same design/problem can be found on the Panigale which is plagued with the same problem (runs hot/heat is felt).
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