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Multistrada 950 and V2 - Main Chat board / Re: Shopping Multistrada
« Last post by rcf2 on Yesterday at 02:52:09 pm »
Both should serve you well but the small improvements made at V2S together surely will help to make it even more enjoyable. At long rides any touch of confort helps.
Multistrada 950 and V2 - Main Chat board / Re: Shopping Multistrada
« Last post by flyfifer on February 26, 2024, 06:52:57 pm »
*Originally Posted by sranderle [+]
I am also considering the 2022+ V2 S. One nice advantage of these bikes is it would be about 90# lighter

How much does a # weigh ??

Jist askin  :015:
Multistrada 950 and V2 - Main Chat board / Re: Shopping Multistrada
« Last post by Paul_Smith on February 26, 2024, 04:17:43 pm »
The 'S' version comes with Skyhook suspension which is suburb. 400+ mile days are doable, though personally I found eight hours in the saddle of any bike too much and plan my routes accordingly. I can comfortably do 300 mile a day, day after day with not an ache. My previous bike (a Versys 1000) took a lot of upgrades to get it to the state I wanted it, but the only mods I have made to this in 20,000km was a Puig touring screen, a tail tidy (for the looks) and a support bar to mount a Quadlock mount so I can use my phone for navigation.   
Tyres and Wheels / OEM Tyre pressure monitoring sensors
« Last post by Renesis on February 26, 2024, 11:44:58 am »

with tyre change due in a few thousand km, i was thinking of installing the OEM tyre pressure monitoring system at the same time.
Has anyone tried these? are they reliable/worth the money?

I'm only thinking of the OEM ones because they connect directly to the dashboard and show the pressures there. If anyone can suggest aftermarket one that can do this, I'm all ears.
Multistrada 950 and V2 - Main Chat board / Re: From a 2017 MTS 950 to a 2024 MTS V2S
« Last post by rcf2 on February 25, 2024, 11:31:30 pm »
Hi Ben, I did 39.000km on my 950 17 and know 12.000 at the V2S and fully agree with you except for the saddle. I think the new one let you move your body more freely to the front and back, helping on long rides.
Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Seat
« Last post by M-thing on February 24, 2024, 10:01:53 pm »
My new seat is finally ready.
The foam was done last week and now the custom cover has been fitted as well.

Multistrada 950 and V2 - Main Chat board / Shopping Multistrada
« Last post by sranderle on February 24, 2024, 09:11:47 pm »
I am looking for a new ride and one of the options discovered locally yesterday is the 2021 Multistrada 950 S. I am also considering the 2022+ V2 S. One nice advantage of these bikes is it would be about 90# lighter, as well as offer me the ability to flat foot at a stop.

I would be switching from a 2016 BWM GSA. This bike is setup the way I want with multiple updates, the biggest being Tractive suspension (stock started to leak) set up for me (5'11", 250#), RDL seat, SW-Motech shifter extension, shift/brake levers to bring them closer to the grips, and sturdy handguards.

I am basically a touring style rider, with 'off-road' simply being gravel roads to/from campgrounds. I do camp off my bike several times a year with normally one big trip. A weekend ride would typically be in the 400 mile range. Last fall I put 3800+ miles on in a trip from Mpls, MN to Utah and Colorado, camping along the way.

How would the Multistrada compare to my existing ride? Would the mentioned upgrades be necessary on the Ducati? How is the Ducati on 400+ mile days?

Any insight provided would be appreciated!
Events, Meetings, and Ride Outs / Scottish Ducati Club
« Last post by flyfifer on February 24, 2024, 07:12:21 pm »
anybody on here, living in Scotland, not a nember ??

Multistrada 950 and V2 - Main Chat board / From a 2017 MTS 950 to a 2024 MTS V2S
« Last post by Ben on February 24, 2024, 12:26:13 pm »
Last week I picked up my new 2024 Thrilling Black Multistrada V2S, that replaced my 2017 Multistrada 950. By now I have driven 400 km's.
First thing I noticed was the quality of the body work and painting, the 950 was good, but this is really excellent.
The dash is far better and finally separate buttons for the menu and the pinkers, so no more accidental getting in the menu after you made a turn and wanted to switch off. I also like the backlight of the buttons and the mirrors are better adjustable.
Second is the handling, cornering is so much lighter and smoother, the whole bike feels lighter, specially in turning and twisting.
Best part is the new gearbox, no problem getting in Neutral at a traffic light or at a stop, it's smooth and light.
The suspension is so good, the Skyhook system, that you forget about it, it feels so natural, another big improvement over the 950.
I am not completely sure about the saddle, it is OK, but initially did not gave me the stable riding position of the 950, time will tell.
As a whole I found it a big improvement, bear in mind that I had one of the first 950's and we are now 7 years later.
Working that out now. Going offshore to save cost but thatíll add time. Will check back.

FYI, had a test piece 3D printed and dimensions work.
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