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Thanks to all of you that make this such a great community. Regrettably the Turismo is going to partures anew this coming week. Usurped by a Multistrada 1260s Touring.

Two things made my mind up:

A new lady in my life who wants to share in my adventures to the continent, the TVL is a bit limited for two on tour, limited space and that fine handling when one up becomes a bit flighty with a pillion on board. The added grunt of the Ducati will certainly make things easier too.

Then there is my recent tour to the Dolomites where there were a few electrical gremlins that soured the relationship with my MV somewhat. A side stand switch that cut the ignition passing a line of trucks on the autobahn, now cleaned and working again. The pressure switch on the clutch slave cylinder spewing fluid out if the back, now replaced with a new one. Inginuity and bodging of the dead switch by my friend and I got me home after a worrying time thinking I'd need to test my European recovery insurance.

So, its being traded in for a derisory amount, sort of expected. That's unless anyone here wants a 17,000 mile but clean MY16 Lusso for £7.5K before Wednesday this week. A bargain despite the fact it'll need the 18k service soon.

HP Corse Hydro Tre and comfort seats plus a few other bits and pieces will be in the for sale section in late August.

BFN
 

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What the fuck. Make her get her own damn bike.

It's a good excuse for me to get a new bike :grin2:


She does have a full bike licence though, but hasn't ridden for many years and only had a small bike back then. Maybe something for the future but I wanted a Multistrada before I got the TVL. A bad experience with the dealer put me off on a tangent and a curiosity test ride on the MV lead me to buy one. A test ride on the 1260 last week has made the urge irresistible.
 

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What the fuck. Make her get her own damn bike.
Its wrong and bad if a woman tells you to get a different motorcycle just for her.
But If Bumpkin chooses on his own to get a different ride to have a better quality ride with 2 people on the bike thats his decision.

I tend to agree that a Multistrada would be better with a passenger on the back than a TVL. Looks to be have more space for passenger and has more power aswell.
However looks wise... its going to hurt you bone marrow deep :laugh::laugh:
 

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Always maintained that the Ducati is a better bike for two up work. It's solely my decision, no prompting. I was hairy enough have the TV cut out at considerable speed in the outside lane of the autobahn when I was on my own, don't need that with someone on the back. Granted it could happen to any bike but I think the MV is more susceptible to that sort of thing given my recent experiences. The added space, top case for extra pillion confidence not to mention added luggage capacity is all a consideration. Oh yes, the extra grunt too.

Consideration my for my new girlfriend is just the shove I needed to make the change, once there I'm confident there will be no regrets, solo and two up. The test ride on the 1260 was the turning point.
 

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Good luck with the MS. The TV is great but it's never going to be a winner for distance 2up work. Message me with a price on the seats, I don't have enough posts yet to message you.
 

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@RSTman: you have enough posts to do anything you want on this forum...including send PMs.
 

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@RSTman: you have enough posts to do anything you want on this forum...including send PMs.
 

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It's a good excuse for me to get a new bike :grin2:


She does have a full bike licence though, but hasn't ridden for many years and only had a small bike back then. Maybe something for the future but I wanted a Multistrada before I got the TVL. A bad experience with the dealer put me off on a tangent and a curiosity test ride on the MV lead me to buy one. A test ride on the 1260 last week has made the urge irresistible.
Put her onto the TV !
 

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Put her onto the TV !
A thought that did briefly occur to me, she's 6' tall and has a longer inseam than I so in theory it would work. However, it's not really a beginners bike, she hasn't ridden for 25+ years and even then it was a small machine that she quit riding after an accident with a van.

I have previously asked if she's interested in riding again. She's not too keen on the idea. Might suggest it again once we've covered some miles together but I think the TV as a reintroduction is, in all honesty, too much of a liability to her safety.
 

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Sorry to see you go Chas
If you're ever in London, pop in and I'll let you ride around on my TV
That way you'll remember what a proper bike feels like!
Good luck with the Multi
 
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Sorry to hear that but i understand, if i were you i would go for MS Enduro (with sport tires :) ), anyway good luck with MS and please be online from time to time to give us advice or opinions.
 

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I have owned a few Duc's, so IMHO If you think you will buy more reliability with a Multistrada, check out the Ducati forum ..:violin::D
 

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Sorry your leaving Chas but if the bikes not up to your needs then you have to change, hope you have many trouble free miles on the MS


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Hi Chas !
It's funny to see that we made same choice for same reason (except that I don't have a new girlfriend) !
I bought a white MTS 1260 S last february ...
Maybe will I find you on mutistrada forum (multistrada.net) they annualy organize european meeting (last was in Les Saisie, Savoie France)
 

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Sorry to see you go Chas! We will be waiting for your quick review of your impressions of your new ride. Don't forget this :)

Regards!

Marko
 
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