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Ducati Multistrada 1200

MC Comparison

They are as different as any of tools designed for the same job can be. by three decades of going that would make street riders wet themselves, GS is the original choice for going about anywhere two wheels can you. Undeniably huge, German and currently defined by a twin-cam version of the 1170cc the R1200GS looks like an sitting still.

Just add 21 vacation days, a clean Express card and shake

Aside from being smaller, lighter, faster and Italian, Ducati’s new Multistrada leaves more than a room for interpretation. Especially there’s a new GS parked next to it. Are bikes really different to the same sort of all-encompassing Or just different? After on that one for all of 5 minutes, we figured the was beyond the fluorescent-lit, climate-controlled of Motorcyclist’s El Segundo headquarters.

How about Randsburg (population 85 or so, on who you ask), a.k.a. our favorite Mojave Desert gold-mining sitting near the coccyx of Sierra Nevada range?

Ducati Multistrada 1200

150 miles north and east of the MC as the Gold Wing flies, or 293 for of us who really do have all day to get there and a of motorcycles to wring out. way, you end up in a dusty little of 1896, surviving on a powerful of self-sufficiency, sheer meanness and tourists rolling up from Los Angeles (population 17.8 if you’re still counting) for an antidote for urban pre-ignition.


Though it’s too hot in the summer for all but desert rats and the occasional mile after mile of off-highway vehicle trails Randsburg a Mecca for Southern off-road cognoscenti during the Brace yourself for a crush of dusty people on dirtbikes if you up on Thanksgiving weekend, but we probably push the census needle 87 on this exceptionally unexceptional afternoon.

Roomier in every dimension, the pocket of acceptably calm air in its the Beemer trundles along 70 and 80 mph with just a whiff of from the engine room. The provide relatively clear of looming cement trucks and CHP unlike the Multistrada’s frustratingly blurs. The Ducati’s seat is enough to keep most happy for 2 or 3 hours, but there’s less fore/aft fidgeting

That slim adjustable allows more turbulence the cockpit than we’d but the airflow evens out a bit beyond 75 It’s enough to get by until you enough lunch money for the one in the accessory catalog.

Ducati Multistrada 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200

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