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So it's been a year since I picked up my 2016 1200ST. I commute on it and my 2012 Goldwing.
I've put 4000 miles on the Duc, about 10k miles between it and the Wing.
Gotta say, I love the speed of the Duc, although I rarely use more than about 3/4th of the throttle. It makes me grin every time I walk up to it. It's a great commuter, good for splitting and filtering, great for canyons, and awesome for clearing my head.

I have ridden a friend's BMW 1200GS, and an Africa Twin. Both are nice and smooth, civilized.
The Duc is a little rougher, a little more raw. WIth as much as I ride, if I only had one bike, a GS or Africa Twin would be nice. But having a Wing, the rawness of the Duc what I want sometimes. If I want smooth, take the Wing. The Duc reminds me constantly that warp drive is one twist of the wrist away, and it wants to do a lot more than I usually ask of it.

Being an old sportbike rider who now has arthritis just about everywhere, the MTS was the answer to my prayer. It's an upright sportbike that can go much faster than anyone with a brain will go on the roads. But it's also a great commuter and a great long distance bike.
Multistrada really is the perfect name for this bike.

Next, getting the seat redone to fix the tailbone pressure issue, and stop pushing me into the fuel tank.
 

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Rawness? Maybe....but that’s one of the sexy traits that’s appealing! I’ve ridden everything else (beside the 1290 GT) and ain’t interested in any of them. I’ve put 105,000 miles on my ‘12.......best bike I’ve EVER RIDDEN!
 

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Rawness? Maybe....but that’s one of the sexy traits that’s appealing! I’ve ridden everything else (beside the 1290 GT) and ain’t interested in any of them. I’ve put 105,000 miles on my ‘12.......best bike I’ve EVER RIDDEN!
Agreed!
I already have butter-smooth in the Wing. I want the slightly sharp edges of the Duc.
The active suspension amazes me. In Tour, the ride is comparable to the Wing. That's amazing when you think of the mass difference and realize how much mass plays into ride quality. That a bike half the weight can manage essentially the same ride quality is astounding.
And Sport, it's fun as hell!
 
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