Multistrada 950

Please login or register.

News: A big welcome to all new members !


Author [ES] [MY] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: Greetings and Salutations  (Read 1273 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MotoChooch

  • MTS 950 Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Town / City: Little Elm, TX
  • Country: us
Greetings and Salutations
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:53:45 PM »
Hey guys. Never thought I'd find myself here, but here I am!

Former cruiser rider (09 Vulcan 900 Custom), bad accident 7 years ago, got back into the game after a move to TX from NY and picked up a Triumph Street Triple R in September. While I am liking the handling and the braking, I made the mistake of riding a Multi 1200S for my motovlog reviews over the weekend. Never rode an Adventure style bike before but I absolutely loved it!

I think the 1200 is WAY more than I could possibly need so I'm looking at maybe making a shift to the 950 in September, after only 1 year on the StripleR. Still have to ride it but I am fascinated by the prospects. Just wanted to say hi and I hope I can join your ranks soon!

Offline Multistrada 950

  • Forum Help and Support
  • MTS 950 Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 84
  • Country: gb
Re: Greetings and Salutations
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 05:29:17 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum  :400:

 :821:

Offline thenozzle

  • MTS 950 Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 540
  • Town / City: Cheshunt / Herts
  • Country: gb
Re: Greetings and Salutations
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 06:25:25 PM »
Welcome Motochooch

Offline Wassers

  • MTS 950 Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 741
  • Bike: MTS & Thruxton R
  • Town / City: Berkshire
  • Country: gb
Re: Greetings and Salutations
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 07:28:50 PM »
Welcome MotoChooch. It's very easy to fall in love with the Ducati isn't it? I think you've made a good observation; most of us on this forum are going for the 950 as its a really good talent mix of the different Multistrada models and we don't really need the power of the 1200 for the real world. Get that 950 demo ride booked in asap, you will love it  :152:
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

Offline Dave G

  • MTS 950 Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 352
  • Bike: MTS950
  • Town / City: Nantwich
  • Country: gb
Re: Greetings and Salutations
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 08:15:16 PM »
Hi.
Yes I agree the test ride is a must. Ducati Manchester gave me the oppurtunity for 1.5hrs ride on their demonstrator.

Offline MotoChooch

  • MTS 950 Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Town / City: Little Elm, TX
  • Country: us
Re: Greetings and Salutations
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 08:28:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wassers [+]
Welcome MotoChooch. It's very easy to fall in love with the Ducati isn't it? I think you've made a good observation; most of us on this forum are going for the 950 as its a really good talent mix of the different Multistrada models and we don't really need the power of the 1200 for the real world. Get that 950 demo ride booked in asap, you will love it  :152:

Will do in a week or two.  Depends on when I can get back down to the dealer.  They're about 30 min away.

Still have to get my impressions of the 1200 S up on my channel, and I would love to be able to have the 950 to compare it to.  Honestly the only thing that turned me off completely about the 1200 was the vibration in the seat but I had the rpms low like I do when I ride my Street Triple R normally, and the 1200 doesn't like that at all.  That and it was incredibly overpowered for the type of riding I do but it felt amazing otherwise. 

Offline Cavalieri

  • MTS 950 Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 123
  • Bike: XSR900
  • Town / City: Peterborough
  • Country: gb
Re: Greetings and Salutations
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 10:39:36 PM »
Hi MC - I got some slight vibration around 5000 revs on test ride. When I mentioned this to the guy at the dealership he said "at Ducati we call that character".....
Can you post a link to your review of the 1200? I can't justify that amount of cash at the moment but maybe in a couple of years I'll trade up to that or the planned V4. Having said that sometimes less is more.

Offline MotoChooch

  • MTS 950 Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Town / City: Little Elm, TX
  • Country: us
Re: Greetings and Salutations
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 11:05:42 PM »

Offline Echobank

  • MTS 950 Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Bike: Mts 950
  • Town / City: Darvel
  • Country: gb
Re: Greetings and Salutations
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2017, 12:05:46 PM »


Hello to all

I am hoping that this page will be interesting and informative //recently sold my 848 streetfighter to help with the purchase of the 950
And I have not been disappointed. Only done 700miles and enjoying the ride !

Echobank
Hurry up and take your time ❗️

Offline thenozzle

  • MTS 950 Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 540
  • Town / City: Cheshunt / Herts
  • Country: gb
Re: Greetings and Salutations
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2017, 01:00:33 PM »
Hi Echobank and Welcome  :400: