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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Kookz

    Kookz Senior Member

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    Well put up the Multistrada on craigslist today... sad to see her go. But I can't imagine having a motorcycle in NYC.

    I ride in NYC every day, and love owning a bike here. Yes, the roads suck, and the traffic is no fun, but a short trip to CT gets you some great roads and a bike can be the fastest way to get a lot of places (especially the airports which all have free motorcycle parking).
     


  2. otc

    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    I know it is the hyundai of motorcycles...but I like how this looks (and hyundai is making pretty good cars these days).
    [​IMG]

    Of course I have zero interest in buying a *new* bike (or really, paying that much for my first bike at all) but if a used one of these were to show up, I'd consider putting it through its paces for a year or two before moving to a bigger bike.

    Unfortunately it seems that there aren't a lot of these used...probably because there simply aren't a lot sold. Less interest in the naked version combined with nobody wanting to eat the depreciation on a beginner bike that they won't keep long...
     


  3. akatsuki

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    I ride in NYC every day, and love owning a bike here. Yes, the roads suck, and the traffic is no fun, but a short trip to CT gets you some great roads and a bike can be the fastest way to get a lot of places (especially the airports which all have free motorcycle parking).

    I figured there was little point in paying to move it across the country when I am not sure about my situation yet.

    If I end up still wanting a bike, I'll probably just go buy something cheap and fun like an SV650, etc.

    Anyway if anyone is looking for a near pristine Multistrada 1200 in Northern California, send me a PM.
     


  4. Big A

    Big A Distinguished Member

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    I'm thinking about purchasing this same bike [​IMG] the wrapped pipes look hella shweet! random question, how many mpg do you get?
    42 mpg
     


  5. Unbreakable

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    42 mpg

    Awesome. Just curious because my drive to work one way is 60miles [​IMG] didnt want to have to stop both ways lol
     


  6. limping_decorum

    limping_decorum Distinguished Member

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    But that tank

    try here for tank.....seat....

    BCR
     


  7. sonomadrifter

    sonomadrifter Active Member

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    try here for tank.....seat....

    BCR


    Yeah that site motivated me to get a cb, but my direction has changed.

    This last weekend I started glassing my own seat since nothing seems to be made out there the in the shape I want it. Doesnt flow with this tank but it will with the next one.

    [​IMG]

    Oh, and crank it up:

    http://vimeo.com/edwineurope/edwin-idwp
     


  8. akatsuki

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    Well... just sold the Multistrada 1200. Now a bit sad.

    But I suppose that will open the opportunity for an RSV4 or Vyrus 986 in my future.
     


  9. gnatty8

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    Put about a thousand miles on my Sportie this past week in New Hampshire, including a trip up Route 1 from Hampton Beach close to Bar Harbor. Nice. Didn't even notice the lack of suspension on the Forty-Eight, until today.. [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     


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    That (coulor of) sadle really finishes the look.
     


  11. gnatty8

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    Not my pic, but seriously thinking of swapping out my stock Scram seat for the Bonneville seat this guy from another forum has on his. This is the exact same bike as mine, save for the seat and mirror setup, and I must say, I think I prefer the look of this seat. Man, this Scrambler is one sweet bike and the exhaust note coming out of that two into one Arrow exhaust is just.. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


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    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    Not my pic, but...

    Great looking bike, reminded me of this:



    It just screams "fun".
     


  14. Kookz

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    NYC motorcycle tax. I left it for 45 minutes, and I was parked about 5 feet behind the person that backed into it.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Ouch, you didn't damage it hopefully.
     
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