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  • Offline Bubo   us

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    Offline Bubo

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    Potential owner
    on: June 22, 2019, 12:38:43 am
    June 22, 2019, 12:38:43 am
    Hello All,

    Just wanted to say hi since I've recently stumbled across this board and found a good bit of helpful info.

    I'm currently on my 6th bike, a 2015 Yamaha Tracer 900, which has given me almost 40000 trouble-free miles (mostly commuting and weekend back road scratching), but I'm starting to get that itch for a new steed, something that stirs my soul a little more. The Ninja 1000 ABS has been my leading contender, but the Multi 950 caught my eye recently when the dealer in my area knocked the pricing on some leftover 2018s down a couple grand to $12500. I've since seen others within a couple hours' ride for $11500, so I'm seriously considering what would be my first Ducati. At first, I was convinced I wanted to hold out for the 950S with the upgrades, but I keep thinking I could do without them and be quite happy. Put on a topcase with a backrest for the missus and I do believe she'd give me the green light!

    I know a few of you have experience with both the Tracer and the 950; I'd love to hear your thoughts on the differences between the two ("Chalk and cheese" was one comment I remember reading during my lurking  :008:)

    Thanks in advance for any wisdom you can send my way regarding the 950 ownership experience.

    Ride safe,

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    Offline motorman

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    Re: Potential owner
    Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 05:28:14 am
    June 23, 2019, 05:28:14 am
     I paid 11500 for my left over 2017 just 3 mo ago.  I would jump on it if I could have gotten the 2018 at that price, but the 2018's were all sold.  With respect to the TFT dash on the 950s, I have grown to prefer the non TFT bc I like how the layout of information is.  For example, the Fuel gauge is in the upper left corner and is more logical IMO.  The gauge is a vertical triangle bar that is wider at the top when it is full.  The TFT has a horizontal bar.
    Seating position is great for me (5'8", 30 inseam) I can ride the MTS in comfort for hours (like 6-8 hrs) stopping only for fuel. 

    I have a friend who told me I needed to get one.  I took one ride and knew this bike was not built by sane people.  If you are insane, welcome to the asylum!