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The new console on the 1260MS hands down beats the 2017 1200S. I looked at the differences between the two. My 2017 console has visibility problems in bright sunlight. When the glare from the sun hits the console while riding you cannot see the screen. The newer console changes really is a difference. It's a big difference between the two bikes and I've not test drove a 1260 model. My thoughts is upgrading my current bike if possible with the newer console. Does anyone have knowledge if this is possible buying and switching consoles? I wouldn't mind paying for the change. My thoughts is to just purchase a new console then buying a new 2020 Grand Tour when it's available. I'm very happy with my 2017MS but really like what Ducati has done with their 2020 MS Grand Tour. I'm going to own my 2017 Multistrada 1200S very shortly and love the bike. Any information from other owners will be nice to hear about this issue.
 

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I have the 1260 and the console on mine is the same black on white as the previous. A few items have been moved around but no color unless an indicator comes on for something. What are these colors you refer to?
 

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I have the 1260 and the console on mine is the same black on white as the previous. A few items have been moved around but no color unless an indicator comes on for something. What are these colors you refer to?
The S models have had color screens since at least 2015.

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Thanks and understand, really referring to the newer TFT display. The newer TFT is a lot clearer, easier to read with changing options versus my 2017 TFT. Would love to have this TFT then the one I currently have.
 

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Thanks and understand, really referring to the newer TFT display. The newer TFT is a lot clearer, easier to read with changing options versus my 2017 TFT. Would love to have this TFT then the one I currently have.
My guess is no. As I understand it, when people have gotten a replacement dash ('cause theirs burned up, was damaged, etc.) the Ducati maintenance computer has to be connected to the bike to make the ECU 'recognize' the new dash. And I suspect that the Ducati software will recognize a mismatch and error out. But that's just a guess. You'd have to talk to a dealer one way or the other so no harm in asking.
 

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Thanks and understand, really referring to the newer TFT display. The newer TFT is a lot clearer, easier to read with changing options versus my 2017 TFT. Would love to have this TFT then the one I currently have.
The TFT display on the 2017 1200 and the newer 1260 are the same except tor layout differences. The 1260 does use a green fuel level bar, but that's the only color in a plain black and white color scheme. the settings menus do have a better layout though
 

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As with all of this stuff, I don't imagine it's a direct hardware swap, otherwise they'd have a hard time getting current owners to purchase the new bike if you could just drop a grand or two on the upgraded parts.
 

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I don’t know that I noticed the color difference between my 2015 and, now, my 2019. The biggest improvement I noticed was the menu is much easier to navigate through.
 

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I don’t know that I noticed the color difference between my 2015 and, now, my 2019. The biggest improvement I noticed was the menu is much easier to navigate through.
Agree, the new TFT menu displays are much easier to use. If Ducati offered hardware swap I would do so. Looking at the minor changes to the 1200S model made since my 2017 purchase makes me wonder now about buying their newer model. Can't really complain but the minor changes make a difference especially the TPMS available, key fob fixes, longer rake amongst a few other specifics I don't have. Anyway, still happy with what I have but their newer 2020 Grand Tour might change my mind. I thank everyone for the replies about the TFT.
 

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As with all of this stuff, I don't imagine it's a direct hardware swap, otherwise they'd have a hard time getting current owners to purchase the new bike if you could just drop a grand or two on the upgraded parts.
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I'd be shocked if Ducati HQ would let that swap happen even if one could find a willing dealer.
 

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Sat on a new 1200GS the other day at the dealer.

Pushed the button and booted it up.

I thought the color screen on my 2015 1200S looked good, but holy cow! The screen on the GS had the resolution of a small HDTV
 
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