Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Agoura Hills, Ca, USA
First ride on my MS today.
Well actually second ride. First one was late last night (thanks Westlake Ducati for staying late) in the dark on new tires so I pretty much just rode it home (14 Pikes Peak) and started playing with it.
Anyways today I took it out for a quick 100 mile trip after getting some CRGs put on at the dealer. Did Mulholland a couple times and most of the surrounding roads (mostly tight technical stuff, no high speed sweepers). What a great bike! Power is more than ample (especially for those roads) and that skyhook is actually pretty amazing. Going up Latigo there are a few sections that will always unsettle my other bikes (Hyper, GSXR, FJR, etc) however I never went over those sections as smooth as I did today. It just rolled right over them. Yes, I could still feel them however it was unbelievable how smooth it was compared to the norm.
Honestly the bike seems like a Hyper (first generation) times 1.5 Obviously a lot more powerful, and dimensionally bigger but it seems just as easy to throw around. Maybe its just me but I have noticed a lot of Hyper riders who later purchased Multis. The last 30 or so Multi owners who I ran into I always asked how they liked the bike and the great majority were very satisfied (never did run into anyone who didnt like it).
Anyways I now see what all of you were talking about. Whatever the opposite is of buyers remorse is, I have it and I got it bad. Thats all for now, time to go back to the owners manual.