Ducati Multistrada 1200 owner reviews

By Dan Aspel -

New bikes

 02 September 2010 17:02

With sales of the new Ducati Multistrada outstripping all expectations, MCN thought it was time owners had their say. Is the bike worthy of all the praise?

Read this week's MCN (out now) for the full reports.

What's good?
- Riding position
- Smooth and powerful engine
- Comprehensive computer and convenient keyless ignition
- Handling
- Tank range

What's bad?
- Throttle hesitation between 3-4k revs (Ducati have announced a fix for this issue)
- Grips reward replacement
- Most riders use 'Sport' mode and ignore the other settings

John Montgomery, St.Neots, Cambridgeshire.
"It's the best bike I have ever owned - and I have owned a few. It's damn fast if you want it too be, but quite happy to trundle around slowly-especially in 'Urban' mode. The handling is great too.

"On the downside, it goes too quickly too easily and could be a license loser. I am not keen on having the right hand pannier cut away as it limits carrying capacity.
 
Thanks to: John Friedrichs, Robert Moxom, Ian Kirkwood, Ian K, John Montgomery, Mark Manning