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Old 05-02-2012, 08:29 PM
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Brought the Pikes Peak edition Multistrada home today. What an awesome and fun bike! I rode it home and it was raining but I didn't care... I put on my rain gear and went right back out riding on brand new and still rather slick tires. I just dialed the Traction control way up and dialed the HP down to 100HP mode.

The 'Strada has amazing power, 150HP! for an Adventure-Touring kind of a bike. Comfortable and relaxed riding position but the bike feels rather confidence inspiring and still very flickable for the type of a bike that it is. It offers 4 riding modes with various traction control levels, power level and delivery smoothness and suspension settings. From Enduro to Urban to Touring to Sport, the electronic suspension can be dialed in for 1 or 2 passengers with the luggage or without.

With only 417lb dry weight and 150HP on tap, this bike must will not bore! Of course I didn't buy it for all out speed, I bought it to take it on longer trips and enjoy some roads that take some time getting to and to enjoy the scenery and two wheeling fun. Still, the combination of more than adequate HP, the rather lightweight construction and excellent suspension, ABS, traction control and comfortable and still rather sporty attitude of this bike is very impressive. I'm happy with my second "Duck" purchase.


The EVO 848 Corse SE has a playmate in the garage sporting the same racing livery.


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Old 05-02-2012, 08:55 PM
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Congrats Serge, very nice commuter & well disguised hooligan bike.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:04 PM
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Congrats Serge, very nice commuter & well disguised hooligan bike.
Thanks Kev. Collecting 'Ducks' is much cheaper than exotic cars. I think I'm done with both for a while.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:27 PM
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:15 PM
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Pikes Peak on a 240HP Electric! Bike.

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Brought the Pikes Peak edition Multistrada home today. What an awesome and fun bike! I rode it home and it was raining but I didn't care... I put on my rain gear and went right back out riding on brand new and still rather slick tires. I just dialed the Traction control way up and dialed the HP down to 100HP mode.
Beautiful bike ... Congrats! Time for road trip?

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Beautiful bike ... Congrats! Time for road trip?

Yes! Road Trip! Waiting for my son's ankle to heel so we can ride together again. He broke it and needed surgery playing baseball and sliding home.
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Yes! Road Trip! Waiting for my son's ankle to heel so we can ride together again. He broke it and needed surgery playing baseball and sliding home.
Sorry to hear about your son. He should stick to one of those non-contact sports ...



Just wondering who will get to ride the new bike?
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:29 AM
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Ducati may be pulling out of MotoGP! General manager Claudio Domenicali announced that the company doesn’t need racing to continue its success story.... I guess it will depend on what the new owner Audi thinks of the expense of racing at the MotoGP level.

NOOOOO !! I hope not!

I've heard Audi really hate BMW so they might focus more on the Superbikes seeming there are BMW's there?


ps - Nice Bike PHC1. I really like the colour scheme
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:02 PM
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Sorry to hear about your son. He should stick to one of those non-contact sports ...



Just wondering who will get to ride the new bike?
Thanks, I agree. So far I'm riding it and loving it!
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