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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2018, 2:21 pm Thread Starter
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New Multistrada 1260S owner

Hi,

Im a reborn Ducati Owner (previous 848) with kids growing up and wife finally giving me thumbs up for a bike again. Ive spent this winter looking at bikes from very low cost up to the V4S and finally decided to go for a red Multistrada 1260S.

Been doing quite a few trackdays and some RR training sessions but after passing 40 I noticed my body no longer really likes being horizontal on a bike for more than a few moments! So, without ever trying a Multistrada I visited Eker Performance 2 times and the final run ended with a signature on a paper.

The order ended with the 1260S, the Strada C3 outfit, the Ducati Horizon Modular helmet, Touring and Urban pack, heated grips, center stand and the 2 year warranty. My ego jumped up a bit and the wallet shrunk a bit.

Running in period at the moment, so Im trying to hold back till I get it serviced this week.

Went for a ride with some local Ducatisti this saturday. The leader held a nice pace on roads he was familiar with. First time for me and some of the others and some felt the pace a bit too high. The Multi surprised me with agility and sportyness I did not really expect. So planted and so easy to drive fast on small roads. With the agile engine I could keep it in 3. gear a lot of the time, pulling hard from low revs to the rev-limit at 7K (yes, it is limited for the first 1000km). I chose Touring when it got bumpy and switched to Sport when the surface was smooth.

As this is my first "touring bike" Im still getting used to the riding position but I have to say this thing really grows on me and when I put my leathers on the knee sliders will be used quite often I guess.

I put the seat to the low setting (allowing the wifey to use use it) and I actually really like sitting more "in" the bike. And, the pillon also sits higher than the rider for a better view.

Really looking forward to riding it more, getting some more trackdays under my belt and get to know the beast even better.

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Welcome to the forum Espen, you've made a great purchase!
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Espen, could you please add your location information to the "UserCP?
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Espen, could you please add your location information to the "UserCP?
Thanks for the tip! Updated
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Welcome. You will definitely enjoy your new ride. My 2013 Mts turned 30k miles last fall.
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