Totally feel you on that one. After riding almost all the current Ducs out on the market right now, the Multistrada will be my last Ducati purchase. Been toying with the idea of going BMW for my mid-life crisisCan't speak to newer Ducatis but I doubt I'll be buying anything newer anyway. Ducati seems to have lost their way and none of the new bikes really stir me.
Lol, I swear I physically fit better on a BMW but somehow I just can't see it being as funTotally feel you on that one. After riding almost all the current Ducs out on the market right now, the Multistrada will be my last Ducati purchase. Been toying with the idea of going BMW for my mid-life crisis
Checking in. I don't post a lot usually and only a few on the forum probably actually know me.
My HM was totalled out by the insurance company last July when a Suburban pulled out in front of me. Only a couple things broken on me and more on the bike but I still bought it back from the insurance company and am building a track only Hyper out of it. It will be my #2 track bike and probably turn into #1 after it's all said and done. I don't usually post thread builds but might on this one as it's been a lot of cool and different things going on with it.
I tried to ride my 748 at Jennings on Dec 30 and could only do three laps before pulling in. I could ride but didn't feel comfortable with strength and didn't want to be a hazard for other riders. I started riding my mini bike (XR100) again in March and have been progressing pretty good. I can actually ride the bigger bike now but haven't been to a trackday to check my level yet. I hope to have the Hyper back together possibly by US Desmo Barber event later this year.
I agree with some of the statements here about the first gen. It is definitely a bike with character. Before my accident I was at about 80% track riding and 20% street so I figured might as well make it 100% track. Plus none of the new models seemed to excite me as a street bike that would only get ridden to Indy and in the mountains once in awhile.
It is much easier to ride than my SBK on track, although not as fast. If you do it, I suggest setting your suspension up for it to your liking depending on your riding style and just enjoy it for what it is. I've had it on a few tracks and you can give 600 and liter bikes hell on most tracks.I would also like to see a build thread. I have yet to run mine at the track, but plan on it before the end of the season.
I'm about to hit that service, i'm curious to see how my shims spec out. The bike has been amazing!Can't let this thread fall off the first page, we'll never see it again.
I'm gathering up all the junk I need for the 30,000 service. Should be all the usual stuff plus brake pads, clutch pack, battery and tires. Might have break down and finally get a proper exhaust system for the old girl.
I'll let you all know if anything strange turns up. So far the Hyper has been pretty good to me, considering I beat it like a rented mule.
Does any one know who makes those single piece rear tail sections? to replace the tail light and side carbon panels. Looking for one without the light for track use.