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I got a Multi 1200s dvt, I ride in a crowded city traffic everyday.
I don't ride for long distances, I commute generally, 20 KM per day.
Multi is a bit heavy and it is getting very hot in a traffic jam. It can be hard to filter in some stop and go traffic situations. Istanbul has a nightmare traffic all day.
The fuel consumption is very high, like 9 - 10 litres /100 KM
Now I am interested in Supersport or Supersport S. Unfortunately the Ducati Istanbul doesn't have a demo bike which I could test ride and decide whether the Supersport is good or bad for me.
I can sell my Multi S DVT 2016 with topcase and side cases, 19500 KM red model. With the price of Multi, I can buy a new Supersport S. They have the same price.
What do you think about this trade in? Is it reasonable to sell Multi and buy Supersport S with Multi's money?
 

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My personal opinion is YES since that is exactly what I did.
In many respects I loved the MS but having always had sportsbikes previously, I couldn't get used to the bars being so high and also the bike being weighted very high. Of course, that's just me and otherwise it was fantastic but a bit of a handful.
My MS was late 2015 model with 5500 miles and essentially it paid for the supersport S.
You and only you can make the decision but I certainly don't regret it and at least you wouldn't be the only one to have done it.

Good luck
 

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I have a 2014 Multi GranTurismo and I just did a test ride yesterday on a SuperSport S and I've been contemplating doing something similar or keeping the Multi and buying the SS in addition. I think, for me anyway, I do too much riding longer distances to switch from the Multi to the SS only. I'm not really sure I want to maintain two bikes either so I'm holding steady for now. If the SS had 125hp stock it would be an easier decision but I'll keep an eye out for what folks do with these over the next year and I still want to test ride a Street Triple RS.

If all you're doing is around town riding and not touring on the Multi it makes sense to get a smaller/lighter bike IMO.
 

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As Ben Stiller said in "Starsky and Hutch" said, "Do it, do it now." Based on your riding, the SS sounds like the better bike. The only edge the Multi has over the SS is in long-distance and you've said yourself that you don't do that hardly out all. I just sold my old Multi for an SS because I so rarely did long-distance rides. Also the SS is WAAAAY better looking than any Multi. Good luck!
 

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As Ben Stiller said in "Starsky and Hutch" said, "Do it, do it now." Based on your riding, the SS sounds like the better bike. The only edge the Multi has over the SS is in long-distance and you've said yourself that you don't do that hardly out all. I just sold my old Multi for an SS because I so rarely did long-distance rides. Also the SS is WAAAAY better looking than any Multi. Good luck!
What do you consider long distance? I've done an Iron Butt but otherwise all my riding is usually within a few hundred miles. I do like 250 mile days.
 
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