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Time for a new bike...

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by agnes, May 17, 2018.

  1. agnes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,820

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Hello all! Long time since I posted in here! I'm here in sunny California and it won't be long until it's been a year and I'll be here for several more years. So, I'm gonna grab my self a new bike.

    I LOVEDDDD my Multistrada 1200 Touring... God that bike was fun. So I'll be getting another one, the new 1260 Touring (is there even a touring model anymore?).

    Has anyone got one of these and if so, any common issues?
     
  2. Snaggle

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,280

    Location: Northants

    Was speaking to a couple of guys at the bike shop who both had new ones ... not a bad word to say but i have never tried one . Although i do like the pikes peak version
     
  3. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Sure you don't want a Harley? :p
     
  4. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,647

    Long time no see did you have one with a chocolate gear box ? many moons ago think you had it replaced.

    Fireskull has a secret desire :p
     
  5. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Haha maybe in 50 years :p

    Last Harley I had a go on...

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  6. agnes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,820

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Yea, it had a duff gearbox which was fixed on recall so it was done for free. Got the suspension upgraded at the same time if I remember as with 2 up and everything full (top box and panniers) it would often bottom out on the original rear shock.

    I think the new ones have eradicated that though.

    I also read that they have increased the swing arm length to make it less wheelie happy... Which makes me sad :(