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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 2007, 10:37 am
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I just did 3,000 miles and 2 weeks in Spain, with my Multi and girlfriend. I have a 2004 1000ds. Also have Ducati Performance panniers and top box The bike handled everything just fine.

Me on the other hand.......... I found the seat pretty hard. The pillion though had no such problems really. We also put a sheepskin on each seat for that little bit of added comfort.

I also found that over 80mph for any length of time on the motorways the Multi was hard work. I think I just need a taller screen to deflect the wind.

Multis for two up riding are a good bike. Wind up the remote pre-load and away you go.


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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 2007, 8:30 pm
 
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Wow, I surprised by the responses. I really don't like the way my Multi feels with a passenger on back I get pushed into the tank and end up really far forward. Not comfortable for me and it causes the bike to handle very poorly IMHO.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 2007, 12:09 pm
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Two on the MTS is almost brainless. I suppose I mentally adjust my riding to be smooth on acceleration, shifting and braking. I never get pushed up against the tank or affected unless I deviate from being a smooth operator. The only thing that I absolutely notice is that I get wind buffeting on my helmet that's not there solo. It's better with the Laminar Lip but not gone entirely. I am certain that it's a phenomenon attributed to my physical attitude and that of my passenger(s) - I can moderate it by ducking lower or sitting taller.

I dial in about 3-4mm of preload for my 100 lb payload and it's smooth sailing. My wish would be for a good backrest that's not ridiculously priced.

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