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  • Offline neilb   gb

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    Just joined the club......well, almost!
    on: June 15, 2017, 03:13:39 pm
    June 15, 2017, 03:13:39 pm
    Hello everyone. I'm just back from a two hour test run on the MTS 950 and now have to wait eight days until I collect my nice, shiny new one in glorious red. I was totally sold on the bike within a few minutes of leaving the dealer and riding out of Romford. It is so well balanced that I was able to trundle along at walking pace in traffic with no effort whatsoever. But obviously, the best was yet to come as I hit the country roads that I know so well. I was immediately struck by how well the bike holds its line around bends, totally unfazed by undulations and bumps. Then I really discovered that glorious motor and the way it can take you out of those bends in a totally controlled but very rapid manner. Ample power indeed! I was very, very comfortable for over two hours in the saddle and my 'bony arse' didn't complain at all. One thing that did strike me was how tall it was and how it might challenge some people - no problem for me as I am over 6 foot with long legs. The screen was brilliant and so easy to adjust on the move, although not quite the same as the electric one  on my Pan European.

    So, there we have it......I absolutely loved the bike and immediately chopped in my 11 month old KTM 690 Duke upon arriving back at the dealer. There was no questions of colour; for me Ducati is red. I chose to have a centre stand and heated grips fitted and will do without the panniers. Only 8 sleeps to go.....  can't wait.

  • Offline Murf46   gb

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    Re: Just joined the club......well, almost!
    Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 03:20:06 pm
    June 15, 2017, 03:20:06 pm
    Welcome  to the forum you will love the bike
    Red or dead

  • Offline Darsey   gb

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    Re: Just joined the club......well, almost!
    Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 04:55:45 pm
    June 15, 2017, 04:55:45 pm
    Great choice of bike. Congratulations enjoy
    "ye must be born again"

  • Offline Dave G   gb

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    Re: Just joined the club......well, almost!
    Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 08:27:13 pm
    June 15, 2017, 08:27:13 pm
    Heated Grips ?? They are not available.....well that is what I was told by my dealer 😐

    Congrats with your purchase 👍

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    Re: Just joined the club......well, almost!
    Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 08:30:12 pm
    June 15, 2017, 08:30:12 pm
    Welcome to the forum  :400: Ducati is RED  :008:

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    Re: Just joined the club......well, almost!
    Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 09:13:13 pm
    June 15, 2017, 09:13:13 pm
    96680571A
    Heated grips kit
    Adjustable temperature for warm hands even in cold weather.
    $  349.95

        Fits On 2017 Multistrada 950

    Got em in the US...


  • Offline neilb   gb

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    Re: Just joined the club......well, almost!
    Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 10:16:50 pm
    June 15, 2017, 10:16:50 pm
    *Originally Posted by Dave G [+]
    Heated Grips ?? They are not available.....well that is what I was told by my dealer 😐

    Congrats with your purchase 👍

    They should be in at my dealer very soon........hopefully before winter arrives! Bloody expensive though at 200 + VAT.

  • Offline neilb   gb

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    Re: Just joined the club......well, almost!
    Reply #7 on: June 23, 2017, 05:46:02 pm
    June 23, 2017, 05:46:02 pm
    Well, my new baby is safely tucked away in the garage after a 130 mile ride home from the dealer, which is only some 17 miles up the road! I'm totally smitten, what a fabulous bike. Everything is just right for me. Pedals and levers in just the right positions, no front-end diving, brakes performing perfectly and even able to engage neutral after about 30 miles of riding - it slips in easily now from either first or second. This bike suits me down to the ground and I'm a very happy bunny! No problems with the seat either.

  • Offline Murf46   gb

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    Re: Just joined the club......well, almost!
    Reply #8 on: June 23, 2017, 05:48:37 pm
    June 23, 2017, 05:48:37 pm
    Excellent.... I hope it's red  :305:
    Red or dead

  • Offline neilb   gb

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    Re: Just joined the club......well, almost!
    Reply #9 on: June 23, 2017, 05:55:44 pm
    June 23, 2017, 05:55:44 pm
    *Originally Posted by Murf46 [+]
    Excellent.... I hope it's red  :305:

    Oh yes, Ducati is RED