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In the absence of a Panigale, would you choose to track a Monster 1200R or a Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak as an occasional track bike?
 

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Both would probably perform equally well on the track but are not an optimum choice for track only duty. If the bike needs to be a good street bike as well as track I'd make the choice based on what you need for the street. The Multi will have more varied uses and be more practical but the Monster will be more fun for recreational street use if practicality isn't a necessity.

Edit: OK, that was rather blind of me. I see that you already have both bikes. I say take them both a decide which you like better. I used to take my 1098R and my streetfighter to the track and swap back and forth. The funny thing was my times were always the same no matter what bike I rode - the limiting factor was always the rider.
 

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I say take them both a decide which you like better.
Absolutely. I intend to.
Just thinking this would make an interesting poll to get various opinions from the guys here.
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Both would probably perform equally well on the track but are not an optimum choice for track only duty. If the bike needs to be a good street bike as well as track I'd make the choice based on what you need for the street. The Multi will have more varied uses and be more practical but the Monster will be more fun for recreational street use if practicality isn't a necessity.

Edit: OK, that was rather blind of me. I see that you already have both bikes. I say take them both a decide which you like better. I used to take my 1098R and my streetfighter to the track and swap back and forth. The funny thing was my times were always the same no matter what bike I rode - the limiting factor was always the rider.


^ what he said. My thoughts exactly.


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I would also consider which one will you get the most pissed off about crashing?


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I would think the Monster would be more fun on the track . I haven’t tracked either but really didn’t like the handling of my 796 and my Multi is and S not the Pikes Peak .

Guess which track would make a difference too .
 

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Tell us about the track. How high speed is it?

The thing about big nekkid bikes at high speed tracks is that you're spent after a day of trying to hold on and being a human parachute in the wind.

So if it's a high speed track, the choice might be the Multi after you stiffen up the suspension to keep it stable at high speeds. there's more to tuck behind on that bike. If it's a tighter, lower speed track I think I would enjoy the Monster more. The bike has a lower center of gravity and is easier to throw around.
 

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Tell us about the track. How high speed is it?

The thing about big nekkid bikes at high speed tracks is that you're spent after a day of trying to hold on and being a human parachute in the wind.

So if it's a high speed track, the choice might be the Multi after you stiffen up the suspension to keep it stable at high speeds. there's more to tuck behind on that bike. If it's a tighter, lower speed track I think I would enjoy the Monster more. The bike has a lower center of gravity and is easier to throw around.
Haha yes. Last track day I did was on my 03 Tuono at Willow Springs. The self titled "Fastest road in the west". It just had a small windscreen. I found 130 mph was about my limit with the wind blast, although the bike had more left.
 

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The Multi touches down pretty quickly. Also, there aren't any good options for raising up the footpegs. For the PPIHC race, the team cobbled together some Rizoma parts to help get a little more clearance, but even that isn't enough. Carlin Dunne's boots were toast by the end of the race. I love my Multi and its fun to hustle on the street, but I wouldn't want to track it. I don't have any experience with the Monster, but I would imagine it has better clearance and better options for rearsets.
 
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