11-01-2012, 07:18 AM
Joined: Oct 2007
From: from Wa, living on Grenada (island)
I Ride: 1991 XR250L, 2007 BMW F800S, 1999 ATK 605 ESDS/SM
Here's the Ashonbikes review. http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/du...strada-mts1200
The new 2013 Multistrada hasn't wowed the press in the same way as the original, largely because expectations of something with a very special and obviously different feel from the semi-active suspension weren't fully met. In fact the system is more subtle than that, dealing with extremes with unobtrusive efficiency and coping with additional loads far better than the outgoing model while helping the bike maintain its poise beyond the point where suspension travel this long would normally start to struggle. |
There's also the fact that the first Multistrada rocked us all with its brilliance, yet the new one is merely incrementally better. But it's better in almost all the places where owners have asked for it to be, and nothing that made the first one probably the best motorcycle in the world has changed or diminished. Which means it's still the best motorcycle in the world.