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  • Offline Big-red

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    Time to leave this forum
    on: Jul 19, 2021, 10.50 am
    Jul 19, 2021, 10.50 am
    Hi to all corners of the world,
    It is with some sadness that i will be leaving this great forum of like minded motorcyclists, after only a shortish (nearly 3 years) of ownership  of my CT I have made the difficult decision to sell it, the number one reason and the only reason is the CT's weight. I have replaced my CT with a 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200S it is shorter, narrower and lower and a massive 50kgs lighter than my CT. At 63yo and me only weighing 67kgs the CT is a big bike in all dimensions, the CT's size has never caused me any issues or given me doubt but you cannot sugar coat 275kgs, the Ducati fits me like a glove. The decision to go away from a Japanese brand was hard, time will tell whether I've made the correct decision.           
    I have really enjoyed interacting with this group the relevance of the topics discussed has been so rewarding many many thanks to all.
    Note don't give up on changing those front plugs it can be done.    

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    Re: Time to leave this forum
    Reply #1 on: Jul 20, 2021, 01.26 pm
    Jul 20, 2021, 01.26 pm
    Good luck with your Ducati. I hope you enjoy it.

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    Re: Time to leave this forum
    Reply #2 on: Jul 20, 2021, 04.31 pm
    Jul 20, 2021, 04.31 pm
    I recommend you to keep the Crosstourer in the garage: you will need a bike to ride when Ducati's engine grenade.

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    Re: Time to leave this forum
    Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 2021, 06.04 am
    Jul 24, 2021, 06.04 am
    I'm in no hurry to sell the CT. 

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    Re: Time to leave this forum
    Reply #4 on: Jul 28, 2021, 10.34 am
    Jul 28, 2021, 10.34 am
    Crosstourer is 275kg wet. 2019 multistrada is 254kg wet. 2021 v4 is 240kg wet. kinda depends on which multistrada you get. some of the models are lighter. Probably the main difference is that the CT weight is up high vs the multistrada.
    Last Edit: Jul 28, 2021, 10.35 am by Coolvirgo54

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    Re: Time to leave this forum
    Reply #5 on: Jul 30, 2021, 12.02 pm
    Jul 30, 2021, 12.02 pm
    It is a 2016 1200S Multistrada (V twin) it's light, and that lightness magnifies at speed. I've only been for 2 good rides 300kms each and to say it's been different is an understatement. The single thing I'm missing the most is that absolutely delightful and beautiful rear brake on the CT the Duke rear brake is like throwing out a sea anchor. The seat on the CT is considerably better over longer distances. However the Ducati has its strengths in lots of areas but that  weight difference is something else. NB haven't put the CT up for sale yet.           

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    Re: Time to leave this forum
    Reply #6 on: Jul 30, 2021, 05.55 pm
    Jul 30, 2021, 05.55 pm
    Try to lower de pedal of the rear brake, it might give a better control.
    I had the same with the XTZ offroad. I have SW Motech footpegs with 2 positions and i have it on the low position and that resulted in a too high position of the brake pedal on the lowest setting.
    To overcome that problem i cut a "V" out of it and welded it back and now i have more feeling in it.

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    Re: Time to leave this forum
    Reply #7 on: Jul 30, 2021, 08.34 pm
    Jul 30, 2021, 08.34 pm
    Take care Big Red,
    The linked brakes of the Honda makes rear braking very smooth.
    I think I heard lots of owners are not happy with rear brakes on a Multistrada 1200s.

      Tom