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  • Offline wethogs   gb

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    Long Term Test - 48,700km
    on: October 20, 2018, 06:44:34 pm
    October 20, 2018, 06:44:34 pm
    Hi All:

    In a Multistrada 950 Facebook group a person posted this link of a 50,000km long term test.

    https://www.motorradonline.de/motorrad-dauertest/dauertest-ducati-multistrada-950-2017.837062.html

    Unfortunately it is in German but if you right mouse click on the page, assuming you are using the Chrome Browser, the page can be translated. However it is not a perfect translation.

    But let me summarise: Test stared May 2017 and was completed August 2018 .. Roughly 15 months.
    The engine was dismantled at the end of test and just about all parts were within wear tolerances.
    During the test period there:
      Starter failure due to assembly error at 38.795km
      Complaints about oil consumption

    The magazine that did the test were very happy with the bike. The article also mentions the service items, replacement tyres, costs of service etc etc ... all part of living with the over that amount riding distance.

    Kind Regards,
    Wethogs

    (A transplanted Canadian in Scotland)

  • Offline Beitsta   ie

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    Re: Long Term Test - 48,700km
    Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 08:20:47 pm
    October 20, 2018, 08:20:47 pm
    Well done Wethogs!

    An interesting read!
    Beitsta

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    Re: Long Term Test - 48,700km
    Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 08:40:01 pm
    October 20, 2018, 08:40:01 pm
    You are welcome .... It is one thing to read and watch Youtube video reviews on a brand new bike ... but a long term test ... now that is invaluable.
    Kind Regards,
    Wethogs

    (A transplanted Canadian in Scotland)

  • Offline Conman   gb

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    Re: Long Term Test - 48,700km
    Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 12:04:14 pm
    October 21, 2018, 12:04:14 pm
    That's a very interesting read  :028: It's quite funny seeing how "translate" can't quite get to grips with the term "snatchy clutch", probably because it sounds like something from a pron movie  :008:
    To the summary I would also add: -
                1. Wheel bearings had to be changed which they said was to be expected of a bike of this type  :027:
                2. They all experienced - and disliked - the grabby clutch when the bike was cold. They explain it was due to oil pressure on the clutch plates and nothing they did had any lasting effect to cure it. They question why the bigger MTS1200 and Panigale don't suffer the same problem, which I find strange because these models have a different clutch. Far better to compare it to the Hypermotard/strada which do have the same clutch and, to my knowledge, have the same problem.
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

     


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