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So, I made some mistakes today after wandering into the Ducati showroom for the first time ever, while getting a warranty issue resolved on my Harley Street Glide. The dealership I go to has Harley, BMW and Ducati. They told me it was going to take about an hour, so I figured, hey... WTH, I'll walk over and check out the Ducati's and see what the hype is all about. So after taking a look around, the two bikes that stood out to me were the Ducati Diavel 1260s and the Multistrada 1260s Pikes Peak.

So Ducati salesman wheeled them both out, gave me the keys and here is where I start the list of things I wish I never would've done or "mistakes" I made:

1) Got on them in the first place
2) Discovered quick up and down shifters
3) Discovered a clean yet techy interface with adjustable ride modes
4) Wheelie control, Traction Control, Cornering ABS
4) More natural riding positions than sling out on a cruiser
5) Panties dropping and people staring at me at red lights
6) what real power and torque feel like, HOLY SHIT they are FAST
7) how much I smile and laugh when turning the throttle back, seriously... I almost choked and went horse
8) How sexy AF these Ducatis are, I mean I eyed it over like that hot slut in school before ACTUALLY walking up and "talking" to her
9) That I could've had this bike to begin with for less than what I paid for my Harley Street Glide
10) Lastly, that after riding both, I can never go back to anything else...

So, I thought the ride would help me decide but I loved them both and now I'm split... I need clinical and forum help here.
 

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I agree with all that ha. There are a lot of great Ducati’s for ripping around on, but I leaned towards the Multi just because it is a genuine all in one bike that can do literally everything. You can tour on them, daily driver, rip them through the canyons and mountains, go to the track and finally do some gravel/dirt roads. You can do all that while two up with panniers. I wouldn’t off road in a Multi personally but that is not important to me anyways.

I was originally eyeballing the X-Diavel for a long time until I actually went and sat on them and the Multi was just so much more comfortable and useful across the board. It’s the ultimate machine and to me one of the top motorcycles in the world.

Also bonus a Ducati will leak oil less than any Harley;)
 
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So, I made some mistakes today after wandering into the Ducati showroom for the first time ever, while getting a warranty issue resolved on my Harley Street Glide. The dealership I go to has Harley, BMW and Ducati. They told me it was going to take about an hour, so I figured, hey... WTH, I'll walk over and check out the Ducati's and see what the hype is all about. So after taking a look around, the two bikes that stood out to me were the Ducati Diavel 1260s and the Multistrada 1260s Twin Peaks.

So Ducati salesman wheeled them both out, gave me the keys and here is where I start the list of things I wish I never would've done or "mistakes" I made:

1) Got on them in the first place
2) Discovered quick up and down shifters
3) Discovered a clean yet techy interface with adjustable ride modes
4) Wheelie control, Traction Control, Cornering ABS
4) More natural riding positions than sling out on a cruiser
5) Panties dropping and people staring at me at red lights
6) what real power and torque feel like, HOLY SHIT they are FAST
7) how much I smile and laugh when turning the throttle back, seriously... I almost choked and went horse
8) How sexy AF these Ducatis are, I mean I eyed it over like that hot slut in school before ACTUALLY walking up and "talking" to her
9) That I could've had this bike to begin with for less than what I paid for my Harley Street Glide
10) Lastly, that after riding both, I can never go back to anything else...

So, I thought the ride would help me decide but I loved them both and now I'm split... I need clinical and forum help here.
It’s easy to understand for yourself, once you give a Multi a go. The Pikes Peak is the same model I have and it the best looking in my opinion. Now throw up a wheelie at 60mph and really make those Harleys jealous.


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The Diavel and Multistrada are both excellent bikes, I've owned both. I enjoyed the Diavel more, but it's a less capable bike than the Multistrada. Diavels are a truly unique beast, even the other bikes that people compare them to, like the Yamaha VMax, don't have anywhere close to the feel of a Diavel. They are one of a kind. No other motorcycle I've ridden feels as good blasting away from a stoplight as a Diavel.

They're also miserable to journey with, having zero storage space, few good options for attaching storage, and a tiny gas tank.

Since I made the switch, I've also realized the Diavel is a poor choice as your first fast bike. That huge rear tire changes the handling dynamics, and tends to generate bad habits like not maintaining sufficient speed on corners and starting your braking too late, because you can brake later on a Diavel than just about anything short of a MotoGP bike. But they are loads of fun.

Multistrada doesn't have the personality the Diavel does, but the flip side of that is you can fill up your tank without having random people asking your questions about your bike. For me, the attention the Diavel attracted got tiring after awhile.

End of the day, the Multistrada is a better bike for most things. But the Diavel might be better at the most important thing: having fun.
 

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I test rode a diavel dark and loved it immediately, but I forced myself to buy with my head and went with the more practical multistrada since it had panniers and heated grips, cruise control, etc.
 

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Yes the Diavel is fun but if you like having the bejesus scared out of you (short of a Panigale 1299), ride a Monster 1200. It's not called a Monster for nothing. That told, all Ducati have something special.
 

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Yes the Diavel is fun but if you like having the bejesus scared out of you (short of a Panigale 1299), ride a Monster 1200. It's not called a Monster for nothing. That told, all Ducati have something special.
This is pretty accurate ....I'd go for a Monster over a Diavel but thats just me ..... my '12 Twin Peaks ....errrr....Pikes Peak is a hoot and is super comfy .....and will wheelie with the best of em
 
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