Prolific Poster Award
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: The valley, Sac, Ca., USA
I have to agree the gray and red livery on the ST was striking, was actually looking for one, or any ST for that matter but at the same time, I included the Multistrada as well. That was back in 2009 and unfortunately, the MTS came available first when a dealer wanted to trade his nice S model MTS straight across for my 916. I made the deal and it was the worst thing I did. I let my upgraded 95 go for a bike that was never happy with. I thought I could use it for "sport touring" but the wind blast and lack of comfort nixed that idea and that was after trying three different windshields, seat, and rear sets. I gladly sold it under a year later and typically, I dumped upgrade money into it prior to the sale. I think I would have been happy with the ST, it would have certainly changed my choice of bikes subsequently.
I never could get used to the idea Ducati combining the MTS as a dual purpose touring and sport touring machine, thus not having to find a replacement for the ST. As others have said, if Ducati would have put some thought into a redesigned ST, I believe it would have been a beautiful and successful bike. Since then they have put out a range of bikes all over the board when the platform for an advanced ST was already available.
Present:08 1800 Goldwing,03 999R#189,Past:03 FLHRI Road King, 09 1125CR Buell, 07 1100S MTS, 04 999S, 95 916, 01 900SS, 05 600RR, 05 600RR totalled, 66 650 BSA, 68 Honda DOHC
Ducati-Owners-Group of Sacramento region.