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    V4 Multistrada test ride.........not for me
    on: March 27, 2021, 08:50:22 am
    March 27, 2021, 08:50:22 am
    I was really hoping to like this bike and had chosen my spec etc  ready to give to the dealer but following 2 hr ride and changed my mind.

    The bike rides and handles very much like a GS and feels heavy in the corners . It’s very easy to ride , to the point where it sort of rides itself and does not require much involvement from the rider zzzzzzzzzz

    The engine is great and has good punch but reaches each 10krpm limit very quickly and takes some getting used to.

    Overall it’s a good bike but not all its hyped up to be. It not a nimble or as involving as the XR and overtime I think you would get bored of it

    So looks like I am going to have to revisit a test ride on the gen 2 XR again and re-evaluate. My 2 gripes about the gen 2 XR  were the reduced low down pull compared to the gen 1 and also the gen 2 is too quiet with no induction noise. Since my 1st test ride I have been doing some homework on the Bren tuning and part of the stage 2 is flapper kit to the air box. So this sounds like the route I will go if I decide to buy one

    What discounts has anyone achieved for the new XR, best so far is 5%

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    Re: V4 Multistrada test ride.........not for me
    Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 11:12:09 am
    March 27, 2021, 11:12:09 am
    The engine is very short geared compared to the XR. The multi V4 competes the GS not the XR.
    "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
    Mario Andretti

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    Re: V4 Multistrada test ride.........not for me
    Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 11:53:34 am
    March 27, 2021, 11:53:34 am
    On the basis it only costs you your time, i’d Go and test ride a KTMGT, i’m Not even going to get into the pro’s con’s just view it as an option.

    Re modding the X/R, talk to Nick at Road&Race at Meriden, close enough for you and they did a great job on both my X/R and GT.

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    Re: V4 Multistrada test ride.........not for me
    Reply #3 on: March 29, 2021, 03:18:34 am
    March 29, 2021, 03:18:34 am
    *Originally Posted by jakebake [+]
    I was really hoping to like this bike and had chosen my spec etc  ready to give to the dealer but following 2 hr ride and changed my mind.

    The bike rides and handles very much like a GS and feels heavy in the corners . It’s very easy to ride , to the point where it sort of rides itself and does not require much involvement from the rider zzzzzzzzzz

    The engine is great and has good punch but reaches each 10krpm limit very quickly and takes some getting used to.

    Overall it’s a good bike but not all its hyped up to be. It not a nimble or as involving as the XR and overtime I think you would get bored of it

    So looks like I am going to have to revisit a test ride on the gen 2 XR again and re-evaluate. My 2 gripes about the gen 2 XR  were the reduced low down pull compared to the gen 1 and also the gen 2 is too quiet with no induction noise. Since my 1st test ride I have been doing some homework on the Bren tuning and part of the stage 2 is flapper kit to the air box. So this sounds like the route I will go if I decide to buy one

    What discounts has anyone achieved for the new XR, best so far is 5%

    And then there's this as well.

    Ducati Begins an Engine Replacement Recall for the Multistrada V4 https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/recall/ducati-multistrada-v4-engine-replacement-recall/

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    Re: V4 Multistrada test ride.........not for me
    Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 03:42:57 pm
    April 20, 2021, 03:42:57 pm
    Prior to buying my 2021 XR, I owned a Multistrada 1260S and did a test ride not he new V4.  You were exactly right.  I could not put my finger on it, but when the sales rep threw out the number on the new Multi he reminded me that it had the large front wheel on it.  Bingo!  Just like my old BMW GSA.  The new Multistrada V4 is designed to attack the BMW R1250 GS market.

    Additionally, for some reason, I felt vibrations in my hands and my feet.  More so than any XR that I had tested before.  The new 2021 does not exhibit any similar vibrations.  It is smooth.