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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 2019, 10:31 pm Thread Starter
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Monster to Multistrada

Recently sold my beloved 14 monster 1200. Still have Honda Africa Twin, but I just plain miss the Duc. It was time to move on from monster, I'm 6'5 and 4 yrs was enough. BUT, my thoughts of dirt riding just never materialized. It's appealing, but not at the cost of a ho hum ride on the street (with the vanilla Honda) which is 90% of what I do.
Considering getting rid of Honda for a 2010 touring. Sat on one today and felt I "fit". 2010 just had the 15k service done and has 16k miles. I could get it for around $7k.
Thoughts from anyone, especially those that transitioned from monster? Will I notice lack of DVT? Visceral/snatchy throttle? -main thing I hated about a hyper I rode a few years back, hated the throttle.
Like to hope I could use it on signed dirt roads, I never had visions of single track.
I'm stocked at the possibility of getting back to Ducati, Honda is dct, I MISS clicking gears!

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Boring topic, or just no interest?

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 8:33 pm
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No time on a munster but I can tell you, I LOVE my '10 S touring. THe 10-14 have the raw feeling. It's an animal wanting out of it's cage. The Ohlins are sooo good. And there's a few things you can do to make the rear brake a non issue.

Ride it, you'll understand pretty quick. The most comfortable sport bike out there, then switch to urban and it's like a Buick.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 9:22 pm Thread Starter
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Cool, making trip down tomorrow I hope. Seller said it isn't a garage queen, hoping not too beat up.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 9:23 pm
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I love my '14 Monster 1200. Don't think I'd like the Multi as I am super tall at 5'5".
Enjoy the ride.
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Hate to say it but the snatchy throttle may follow you to the multi... I've just gotten used to it and that first 1/16 turn from fully closed I am very careful. I put TKC-80's on my multi and while it doesn't have the 19" front of the Africa Twin, it does pretty good in the dirt now. I think you have to really seek out dirt if it interests you, I find myself in a similar situation to yours sometimes... I invested the money, I have a bike that will do it, but sometimes it feels like a real effort to get off the pavement. But... the reason I wanted to get onto the dirt was the grin it puts on my face. That's the best part of owning a multi - you can canyon carve on your way to offroading and do both pretty damn well.

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Tested it, no issue with throttle, legs felt a bit cramped, looking at peg/seat options to get some more leg room. Testing another local one tomorrow to get more seat time.
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