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Offline RoadRash

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Multistrada 1200 Refugee
on: June 30, 2013, 03:08:43 PM
Hello,

My name is RoadRash and I'm a refugee. From a Multistrada 1200 that things kept breaking on (3rd clutch slave cylinder, 2nd clutch master cyclinder, 2nd radiator, 2nd dashboard, 2nd 'Hands Free Kit', 2nd horn, 2nd coolant type and some minor stuff. All within 2 years  :187:

Replaced it with a CT, just got back from a short three day tour, 1300km and love the bike.

Sold the Multi for $1200 bucks more than I paid for the new CT and I got some money back from my insurer  :047:

I'm a very happy bunny.
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Offline Mika

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Re: Multistrada 1200 Refugee
Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 04:04:15 PM
 :400: to the forum

I had a Multistrada yesterday for a couple of hundred miles, hooligan engine and excellent handling but three bits fell off on one day!

Build quality is shocking, Audi have their work cut out getting it across to the workforce

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Re: Multistrada 1200 Refugee
Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 10:06:52 PM
 :400: sir.

MS was a strong competitor vs CT when I was getting mine. I love its looks, its power, its fancy extras, but decided against it simply because of reliability. Unless you are exceptionally unlucky, you can expect to ride your CT for as long as you want with little or no problems, like a lot of here do.

Enjoy the forum.
Last Edit: July 01, 2013, 11:33:49 AM by Eltar
average on my VFR1200X

Bikes owned: CBF250 - '08 V-Strom DL650 - '09 ST1300 Pan European - '13 VFR1200X - '14 Fazer 8

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Offline Barbancourt

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Re: Multistrada 1200 Refugee
Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 08:12:25 AM
Italian bikes have serveral things in common. 1st, most of them are beautiful, 2nd, all of them are nor reliable!

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Re: Multistrada 1200 Refugee
Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 11:37:15 AM
*Originally Posted by Barbancourt [+]
Italian bikes have serveral things in common. 1st, most of them are beautiful, 2nd, all of them are nor reliable!

 :0461:

And yet, they still manage to draw my attention and get me thinking like "maybe this one..."

I have been able to resist the charm so far tho.
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Offline Darren66

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Re: Multistrada 1200 Refugee
Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 11:10:48 PM
When I was in Spain in April, the lad on the MS lost three riding days because the faulty traction control shut down the engine. He had to get Ducati to fix it.
Unreliable :151:
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Re: Multistrada 1200 Refugee
Reply #6 on: July 05, 2013, 08:12:58 AM
Rode my first MS yesterday. Loved it to be honest. It belonged to one of my friends. He's had it for a several months now and runs from NE to Scotland most weekends and had no problems at all. I reckon if I had managed to get a test drive of an MS before buying the CT.....I think I would have gone for the MS.

Saying that I have lived with a 916 for many years and know the pain that can come with owning a Ducati.
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