Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS Review

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Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS
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jakal3932's review of Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS

“I was looking for a more standard type bike that would...”


written by jakal3932 on 08/06/2005

Good Points
Excellent motor! Great for twisties and for long rides.

Bad Points
First year models had some control panel bugs and seat is uncomfortable.

General Comments
I was looking for a more standard type bike that would keep up with my SV buddies in the twisties. I tried the VStrom, SV, FZ, and a BMW. My local dealer (BMW Ducati of Charlotte) told me to try the Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS. I don't care what it costs it is the best bike I have ever owned!

The motor is strong. Plenty of torque to get that front tire in the air if you like and enough horsepower to keep up with sport bikes.

The riding position is spot on and with the addition of a Sargeant seat it can be ridden for many miles. I just rode mine from Charlotte to Daytona for bike week and only stopped for gas.

No monkey butt.

Ducati offers hard bags and I recommed them. They are odd shaped but you can put enough stuff in there for a week in Daytona. Plus they look good. Typical Ducati.

The suspension is top notch with more adjustability than I will ever need. It allows for tuning for a long ride then a few clicks to get the center stand from dragging in the turns.

Speaking of which, the bike does not come with a center stand. I highly recommend it.

The gas mileage is great. Usually goes about 200 miles before I start to worry about gas. The low fuel light is a bit goofy and comes on sometimes at 120 miles or so. Don't use it, forget you have it, and reset your milage after a fill up.

I highly recommend this bike.

In short I love it and you will too.

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