Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lebanon, TN Lincoln UK along time ago, TN, USA
I've owned motorcycle products from all three manufacturers and currently am on my second BMW automobile, which I love, X5 Deisel.
KTM's, I've owned 2 EXC's and 2 XCW two strokes. All were great, reliable and easy to work on. A friend has the SuperDuke GT and loves it.
I've only owned one BMW motorcycle and it was very good. An acquaintance has the XR and is not super happy with his choice, the bike is good, but he's stated to me that he wished he'd bought the Multistrada.
The Ducati's, I've owned, are mostly still in my garage, the 1098S, 1299S and Multistrada. The only one I sold was the 996S to make room for the 1098S.
When I bought my DVT, my other choice was the XR1000R as the KTM hadn't been released yet. I chose the DVT and have no regrets. The BMW has more top end power, but frankly, if I want more power than the DVt can muster, I'm on the wrong bike, I should be riding the 1299.
Today, it probably would be a toss up between the DVT and the KTM and honestly, I don't think I'd be disappointed in owning either one of them, but I think tossing that coin if would come down Multistrada two times out of three.
'15 Ducati Panigale 1299S, '15 White Ducati Multistrada S (Vin #1000), '12 Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC, '08 KTM 300XCW, '07 Ducati 1098s, '98 Yamaha R1, '93 Bimota DB2, '76 Honda CB400F