Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ducati Multistrada 1000DS


The riding position is very different from my Honda, very close to that of the MT-03, totally weird at first but lots of fun when you get used to it.
Between us, maybe I did try to provoke a little skidding a couple of times. But hey! It was hilarious, what’s a guy to do. Unfortunately the weather was kind of shitty, so the roads where wet and felt a bit slippery. The rear did skid a few times when I gave it a little throttle out of a sharp corner. Not much, but enough to make me think twice before pushing it further.
The exceptional performance of the Multistrada 1000 DS is derived from its impressive twin-cylinder 1000 DS engine and top-of-the-line Superbike components. the Ducati Multistrada 1000DS shouldn’t work – monster trailie motorcycle dimensions and posture mixed with street brakes and tyres should equal boingy mess – but it does, thanks to clean sheet design and street calibrated suspension.

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