I'm thinking of getting a Multistrada 1200 S as a second bike.
There's one at my Ducati dealer...2010, 20k miles, £6500...before negotiations.
I saw it on Saturday when I popped in to order new tyres for Gina (she's going in for the exhaust valve under warranty next week and the rear tyre is shot).
The condition is amazing for a 9 year old bike. I'm looking for something to share miles and that I don't mind riding through winter while Gina is tucked up in a nice warm garage). I've had Gina just over 6 months and am approaching 6000 miles - 9000 in total.
I'm looking at all sorts of bikes...KTM Duke 390...good for nipping round town. Multistrada - good for the occasional further trip. Suzuki SV650...bit of fun. I want something that won't depreciate much or cost a lot to run over winter. The Multi will come fully serviced by Ducati, and the tyres are very fresh. Got an insurance quote - fully comprehensive £170!!! It's got panniers and top box (that'd be coming off...I hate top boxes) but the panniers can stay on and I could use it like a car for supermarket trips.
My question is...what should I be looking out for with the Multi? Frames; electrics; gearbox; engine, etc?
They seem inherently pretty sturdy from what I can gather online. I'm guessing some of you guess will have experience with them?