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We got lot's of curvey roads and sunshine to enjoy them in, payment enough! Particularly when the original plan had been for showers on day 2. But, when the rain gods realised Ducati had flown the new multi in well, they didn't dare let fly with their own pathetic version of thunder when there was such a cool one down below!

These bikes didn't need "selling", people were writing out cheques and happy to wait 'til May plus for delivery. Lots of them from what I saw and heard!
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It's a very good looking bike on paper - all the tech that's been built into it, with electronic suspension and four different engine modes.  I'd love to take one touring!

Now, did Ducati pay you guys to sit on that bike?  I've heard that they pay big bucks for attractive models to help them sell their bikes.  (Guess I answered my own question then, didn't I? ;) )
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Just in case you were wondering what these things look like in the flesh one was flown out for us to have a look at in Launceston for the beginning of Turismo (7/02/10). Always good to see something in the real world rather than through marketing hype glossies I reckon. The Turismo theme was for a pirate flavour, so we scurvy DOGs wasted no time getting into the spirit! This is me and brother Dorian trying one of these futuristic pirate ships out for size.

This is a pretty smick development of the previous theme. There were lots of details but, rather than me rattle them out, if you are interested you will already know about the whopping power boost, traction control etc, etc as explained here http://www.ducati.com.au/10/bikes10.php?id=545 (get the S!!!). This bike really means to knock the competition for six, and stands a pretty good chance of doing it I would reckon. If only Ducati would put a package like this together in the ST style so we could enjoy the benefits of full on sports touring in our ST racing arm chairs - bring on the ST1198S I say. In the mean time well maybe a new multi is going to do it for you....?
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 :-\ Sure looks the part! Just when i thought id seen it all?
The Hypermotard already got me thinking though i resisted the temptation and kept my focus.
It always helps to have the old TT 350 tucked away in the back of the shed so you can do a few laps round the property to get it out of your system.
This is going to be a little harder to wash out i think.
So how many Ducaties do i need to save for now to fit all the riding categories??
Got to be happy for those that have found exactly what they are looking for :)
They just keep makin em better.
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They have pictures and a bit more of the story now:

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rumors/ducati-stradaperta-dirt-photos/
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Re: Multistrada on steriods (Viper what did you say?)
« Reply #2 on: 05 Aug 2009, 11:30 PM »
Noticed the term in the previous info and found this:

Ducati Hits Pause on the Vyper Cruiser
Rumors of future Ducati’s have only been expanding in recent months but in comments made by Ducati’s marketing chief concerning the Strada Aperta Adventure tourer and possible scooter concepts it was revealed that Ducati is backing away from the Vyper Performance cruiser concept.

Ducati’s Director of Marketing, Diego Sgorbati clearly ruled out that the Vyper concept would make an appearance at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan, this November or in fact any time soon.

So the custom cruiser is out? “In any kind of near future, yes, it’s out. Maybe in 4-5 years we would look at the custom market to as well as other segments to see where we could expand.”

Rumors of the Vyper performance cruiser began to surface in March and built steadily over previous months culminating in a claim by Motorcycle News magazine that they had seen a clay mock up at the factory. It seems that for the time being, Yamaha and Harley Davidson have the performance cruiser market to themselves.
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And sure enough, anybody trying out the throttle stop on one of these babies will be up for an adventure for sure! Here is a round up of what can be expected - whether they make an ST version is anybody's guess!

Let's start with a local quote:

“Our adventure bike will be a lightweight sporty model with a swingarm similar to the 1098, a tall screen, and it will be the lightest with the best performance in its class,” said Warren Lee, the official Australian Ducati importer.

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From England:

New pictures have emerged of Ducati’s new 1098 superbike-powered Multistrada replacement.    

The pictures tell us little more than previous spy-shots of the new bike, which will use the 1099cc Testastretta Evoluzione liquid-cooled v-twin from Ducati’s 1098 superbike, not the newer 1199cc from the 1198 as reported elsewhere.

The chassis is similar to the Monster 1100 – using a short tubular steel trellis extending to the centre of the engine, though unlike the Monster the new machine has a cast aluminium rear section providing mounting points for the subframe and pillion.

Two versions will be sold – a base model with Marzocchi forks and an Ohlins shock absorber, and a higher-spec ‘S’ model which will come with Ohlins forks and carbon bodyparts. The difference in price between the two isn’t expected to be massive – the difference between the two is less than the different versions of the superbike range. A price gap of £100’s rather than £1000’s is rumoured.

The name is yet to be revealed – Strada Aperta, meaning ‘Open Road’ has been rumoured from early on, but insiders have yet to confirm Ducati’s final choice. The Multistrada tag will be dropped to sever any links with the old bike – aside from the humiliation of the outgoing bikes poor sales, the new bike won’t seek to compete directly with other adventure bikes. Instead, the bike will marketed as a sensible superbike – high performance mixed with a comfortable riding position and more practicality than a Ducati owner is used to.

The new motorcycle will be unveiled at the Milan show in November.

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From Italy:

Photos of the 2010 Ducati Adventure Tourer / Multistrada Replacement continue to leak onto the web ahead of the presumed unveiling of the new model at the EICMA Show in Milan this November. The latest pics reinforce the notion that this is no BMW R1200G/S competitor but remains very much road orientated machine in the vein of the Triumph Tiger.

The latest pictures come from Italy’s Motociclismo (English Translation) which reports on two bikes photographed by a reader. The photos are the best yet showing the bike with the least camouflage and confirming the 4-valve powerplant along with the usual suspects- Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes and Marchesini wheels. The rear shock absorber is mounted on the left side of the bike and seems devoid of a rising rate linkage in a similar manner to the Supersports range.

The bike has a snorkel in the front fairing presumably feeding the airbox and features the stylized cam belt covers first seen on the new Ducati Streetfighter. ducatinewstoday believes the powerplant will be 1098 based with the 1198 engine reserved for the Superbike range given the growing proliferation of the the use of the 4-valve engine in this application, the Streetfighter and the rumored Ducati Vyper Power Cruiser.

 Twin exhausts exit on the right hand side but the system looks visually restrictive and it is reasonable to assume the 1098 powerplant has been retuned for this application likely producing somewhat less than the 155bhp claimed for the Streetfighter but still more than its competitors. The bike is clearly oriented for comfort with a large seat, relaxed seat / peg/ bar dimensions and the convenience of a center stand something that is almost extinct these days.

Spanish language site, Solo Moto (English Translation) has posted an artist’s rendition based on the spy shots which at least is true to the awkward style of the existing Multistrada!.

ducatinewstoday first covered this machine in February with spy pics and then triangulated some information from the Australian Ducati importer in March that confirmed the existence of the new model.
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