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  • Offline Murphy   gb

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    New Ducati Multistrada V4
    on: Dec 01, 2020, 07.38 am
    Dec 01, 2020, 07.38 am
    So looking at the reviews for this bike, it bears some resemblance (to my eye, anyway) to our beloved Honda. Some of the reviews even reference Honda although the absence of shaft drive kind of blows a hole in that. Still, the reviews all seem glowing, but they also mention the fact that it will be Euro 5 compliant which seems odd given that the mpg quoted is quite a bit worse than the Crosstourer.
    So if the Ducati can be Euro 5 on 30-40mpg, how come the Crosstourer got dumped from development on 40-50mpg?
    Any ideas?

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    Re: New Ducati Multistrada V4
    Reply #1 on: Dec 01, 2020, 07.58 am
    Dec 01, 2020, 07.58 am
    Funnily enough ive just watched a review of the new Ducati and found myself thinking similar, isnt that the bike the CT could have become?
    While back, when there were rumours of a facelift for the Crosstourer i hoped theyd update the front end to make it similar to the VFR800, not dissimilar the the Multistrada to my eye.

    The Ducati is also laden with all the tech that a lot (not all) of the market want these days but so is the Africa twin so Honda do have it.
    In answer to the Euro5 question. I believe Honda could have sorted it but like the whole CT story, they just couldnt be bothered to put the effort into the bike we ride.

    I will add though, while theres no doubt the CT is a little long in the tooth now you can pick a brand new bike up forn 11k. Thats a hell of a lot of bike in todays market. 

    Isn’t that Ducati brilliant though.
    Last Edit: Dec 01, 2020, 08.08 am by Hartley


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    Re: New Ducati Multistrada V4
    Reply #2 on: Dec 01, 2020, 11.45 am
    Dec 01, 2020, 11.45 am
    For $27,000.00 USD it better cook, clean, and service itself along with all those other electronic gadgets.
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    Re: New Ducati Multistrada V4
    Reply #3 on: Dec 01, 2020, 12.22 pm
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    I think it does...


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    Re: New Ducati Multistrada V4
    Reply #4 on: Dec 01, 2020, 02.21 pm
    Dec 01, 2020, 02.21 pm
    The time to buy these is going to be like the GS’s. Wait for the 3 year PCP’s to come round and there’ll be loads out there with under 10 on the clock and no scratches.

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    Re: New Ducati Multistrada V4
    Reply #5 on: Dec 01, 2020, 03.22 pm
    Dec 01, 2020, 03.22 pm
    *Originally Posted by Murphy [+]
    The time to buy these is going to be like the GS’s. Wait for the 3 year PCP’s to come round and there’ll be loads out there with under 10 on the clock and no scratches.

    ...and the beta testing complete. Having said that my mates MStrada Enduro left him stranded in Spain, when the electrics went on the fritz (right on the cusp of lockdown 2) and the one before that developed a wobbly crank!

    Miss the sweet looks of the single swinger and fat 17" wheels on this new one. Less monster supermoto more standard issue ADV.

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    Re: New Ducati Multistrada V4
    Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2020, 03.54 pm
    Dec 01, 2020, 03.54 pm
    *Originally Posted by Murphy [+]
    So if the Ducati can be Euro 5 on 30-40mpg, how come the Crosstourer got dumped from development on 40-50mpg?
    Any ideas?

    I read/saw somewhere (YouTube?) that, counterintuitively, more fuel needs to be burned to achieve lower emissions.  Or something.
    Last Edit: Dec 01, 2020, 04.05 pm by VfuRry

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    Re: New Ducati Multistrada V4
    Reply #7 on: Dec 01, 2020, 04.01 pm
    Dec 01, 2020, 04.01 pm
    One of the things that stopped me buying a KTM 1290 SA, apart from the chain drive, was the very small RH pannier. This Ducati also has that problem (whereas the CT isn't so bad for that).

    I'm still tempted, though, because it looks like Ducati have done what Honda couldn't be bothered to do; a V4 adv / touring bike that weighs 50kg less and has 40bhp more than the CT, and has the electronic toys.  I'll probably wait until 2022, though.