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  • Offline Shaun206224   gb

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    New member in East Sussex
    on: August 13, 2019, 08:59:11 am
    August 13, 2019, 08:59:11 am
    Hello All. Recently traded in my MTS 1200 for a 950S. (Ihave had two other MTS 1200s). Test rode the 1260S back to back with the 950S. Preferred the 950S, it suits my riding style better and the price difference was significant!

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    Re: New member in East Sussex
    Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 10:32:51 am
    August 13, 2019, 10:32:51 am
     :400:
    Less is more  :305:
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

  • Offline Beitsta   ie

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    Re: New member in East Sussex
    Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 10:57:37 am
    August 13, 2019, 10:57:37 am
    Good choice Shaun206224 and welcome to the forum!
    Beitsta

  • Offline simonkraushaar   nl

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    Re: New member in East Sussex
    Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 03:55:23 pm
    August 13, 2019, 03:55:23 pm
    excellent choice!  Red, i hope?

     ;-)


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    Re: New member in East Sussex
    Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 05:40:21 pm
    August 13, 2019, 05:40:21 pm
    *Originally Posted by Shaun206224 [+]
    Hello All. Recently traded in my MTS 1200 for a 950S. (Ihave had two other MTS 1200s). Test rode the 1260S back to back with the 950S. Preferred the 950S, it suits my riding style better and the price difference was significant!
    Hi Shaun. I've recently ordered the 950S (coming from a GS, but the less said about that the better). I'll be interested in hearing more about your thoughts on this bike Vs the 1260S.

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    Re: New member in East Sussex
    Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 08:26:51 pm
    August 13, 2019, 08:26:51 pm
    Hi Shaun206224
     :400: to the forum  :305:

  • Offline Shaun206224   gb

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    Re: New member in East Sussex
    Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 08:49:26 am
    August 14, 2019, 08:49:26 am
    All of my Multistadas have been red. Sometimes people very close to home take a little time to realise that the number plate is different...
    I know there only a few pounds between the 1260Sand 950S, but I found that the 950S felt a lot lighter and more agile and responsive to changes in direction; 19 inch front wheel and narrower rear tyre? The 1260S has phenomenal grunt from low revs and you reach the national limit in a scarily short time, too quick for me and too easily in lost license territory. My previous 1200 was quick enough for me and I wasn't using Its full potential, so that influenced my decision to opt for the 950S. There is a deal on to get some touring pack goodies thrown in on the 1260S, but I already had a top box and tang bag which are transferable. (Centre stand isn't.) I have had side panniers but rarely used them.
    My perception of the 950S is that it is more stable in cross winds when the top box is on compared to my 1200, (standard, not Skyhook). Again is this down to wheel and tire sizes or suspension set up or both?
    And another factor is the 950S is 4 pounds lighter but 4000 lighter!
    Shaun

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    Re: New member in East Sussex
    Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 12:29:32 pm
    August 14, 2019, 12:29:32 pm
    Good feedback Shaun206224  :028:

    IMO the 950s is a no brainer compared to the 1200s, or 1260s  :169:
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

  • Offline BabyD   gb

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    Re: New member in East Sussex
    Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 06:41:37 pm
    August 14, 2019, 06:41:37 pm
    I'm afraid to say that when my current deal expires my 950 will be replaced with 1260s
    If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

  • Offline bmw_al   gb

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    Re: New member in East Sussex
    Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 02:16:24 pm
    August 16, 2019, 02:16:24 pm
    Each to their own......I'm with others in preferring the 950 over the 1200/1260 - don't see the point in the extra power and weight.  Up to 100Mph there is less than a few tenths of a second in it and point to point on twisty roads I'd bet the 950 was faster, or at least no slower.

    Welcome to the forum Shaun, looks like I'm your nearest MTS950 neighbor - often around Eastbourne / South Downs riding mine.  Sure we'll catch up soon!