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Thread: Goodbye Boxer Twin.....Hello L Twin

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    Goodbye Boxer Twin.....Hello L Twin

    I've deliberated long enough. As much as I have enjoyed riding the WC Adventure bikes it's now time for a change.

    In a months time I will be jumping on my new steed, the mighty Multistrada Enduro Pro

    (Just in time to cover it with ACF50 and watch it depreciate in the garage!)

    It will be in an interesting experience dipping in to the world of Ducati for the first time.
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    Great looking bike - but shouldn't it be red?


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    brilliant bike, congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post

    It will be in an expensive experience dipping in to the world of Ducati for the first time.
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    I'm just pulling your leg; enjoy it, looks great.

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    should be amazing, you will get to know your dealer well

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    That looks awesome, I've tried the standard Enduro and even though it was only on road it was fabulous.

    I'd love to know what you think about the enduro pro low screen as the only criticism I had of the enduro with the larger screen was the noisy wind (but the lower screen may mean the air is cleaner and quieter).

    I'm 3 years and 23,000 miles into Ducati Ownership with nothing but praise to say about the product and dealers. Also its been scientifically proven that Ducati riders are more attractive to the opposite sex than BMW drivers.

    RBW.

    Ok not scientifically, but we all know its true
    "The fact is this is about identifying what we do best and finding more ways of doing less of it better" - W1A

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    Very nice looking motor....didn't know they had brown in their colour schemes
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    great bike , good choice.
    I'm sure it will be fun

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    Keep us posted !
    I've gone orange 1290 SA

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    Thanks guys, I'll post some pics when I get my mitts on her!

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    Okay so first service now completed and with 600+ miles under my belt over the last few weeks.

    Positives
    I like the look of the bike.
    The handling is very sharp and she feels well balanced.
    Power on tap after 5000rpm is plentiful, actually it's like firing up the afterburners, she really goes.
    The knobbly tyres are really very good on tarmac (Scorpions I think) and stick well in to the corners.
    The display from the TFT dash is really good and settings menu easy to navigate.
    The lights are very powerful and get you noticed (in a good way).

    Negatives
    The gearbox is not the smoothest and I have suffered from the odd false neutral going through fifth gear. In itself not the worst issue but a nagging doubt.
    The riding position is a little cramped compared the the GSA.
    The seat, and this is the biggest fault for me, is a nightmare. It is narrow, too scalloped/shaped and whilst you sit well in to the bike I just didn't find it at all comfortable, and after half an hour my tailbone was crying out for a rest. There are aftermarket seats which may cure this to some degree, but they won't (as yet) be in the same 'sand' colour scheme.

    I really wanted to like this bike, but we just don't get on. So........ decided to take a big hit and ordered a new GSA rally over the weekend
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    Probably the best bike I have ever ridden. An exiting riding experience but on a second test ride droning around 2 up it wasn't as nice as a GS.
    A great bike for fast riding i think. Them boxes are massive, give me Varios every time.
    GLWS, I think i would have given it a good spanking the Spain and back before flogging it.

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    Sounds like he has already traded it in for the GS?
    If I am ever on life support - Unplug me......
    Then plug me back in..........

    See if that works .....

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    I wasn't expecting that ending - I bought a Triumph Scrambler earlier this year - 900 miles in I knew it wasn't for me... chopped it in for a R1200 Scrambler X much better - sometimes you have got to bite the bullet - Bet it hurt though...
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    I think you may need some therapy poppet.


    Elizabeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    Sounds like he has already traded it in for the GS?
    Quote Originally Posted by twizzle View Post
    I wasn't expecting that ending - I bought a Triumph Scrambler earlier this year - 900 miles in I knew it wasn't for me... chopped it in for a R1200 Scrambler X much better - sometimes you have got to bite the bullet - Bet it hurt though...
    Yes, the deed has been done, Adventure Rallye TE ordered, and yes it wasn't without a modicum of pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
    Yes, the deed has been done, Adventure Rallye TE ordered, and yes it wasn't without a modicum of pain
    It's only money......
    Quote Originally Posted by The Holy Spirit View Post
    I think you may need some therapy poppet.


    Elizabeth.

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