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31 March 2010 09:00
The king is dead. Long live the king. MCN's world first comparison test of the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 proves it is a better all-rounder than BMW's brilliant R1200GS.
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Aye no worries pal, i wasn't having a pop lol, at the moment ( still running in ) i'm getting between 40 45 mpg, ive never really been bothered or took notice having ridden sports bikes for the last ten years! 8-)
It is still chain drive, its all i'm used to, but i'm trying to limit the maintainance by fitting a scottoiler so that will hopefully take away the constant aggro...
Absolutley loving the bike though!! big thumbs up...i dont care what my mates think hahaha i'm trying summat different!
14 April 2010 15:43
re Tiger 1050 SE
Fair enough - I stand corrected on ABS and grips, but it's still chain drive though isn't it?
Interested to know what the 'real world' mpg and tank range are like?
I get 45-48mpg from my '99 K1200RS and just manage 2 days of commuting per tank.
09 April 2010 13:17
Tiger 1050 SE
Just got a new Tiger SE mate, hard luggage and ABS as standard...cheaper than a GS...heated grips could have been spec'd and it would have still been cheaper...that and the fact that it was just more exciting to ride, i rode both before buying...Triumph gave me the feel good factor..where as the GS just felt like a Tool ( a very good one) to get from A to B, for me...a bike needs to be involving and able to put a smile on my face while getting from A to B.....
08 April 2010 23:13
There are several things that lead straight to the GS as the best bike for those who want to really use it.
1. ‘Ride by wire’ – anyone heard about the Prius!
2. No key in the ignition – anyone heard about the Prius!
3. Chain-drive – anyone doing 20,000 mile per year would want shaft drive, I wouldn’t go near chain drive now.
4. Reputation for reliability – BMs go on, and on, and on and ……..
Not a bad tank range though, but who designed the instruments? ‘Orrible!
A few folk mention the Tiger, nice idea (I still have an original) but again it loses out with chain drive and no mention of heated grips or ABS.
A nice expensive try by Duc for the part time riders but I don’t see it catching on.
07 April 2010 15:52
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