Keys, lessons, modes, DTC and jumping a Multistrada

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There are a whole lot of advanced electronics on a Multistrada 1200S, even the black ghost being a 2011 model (minus Ducati Skyhook Suspension of the current model), still has a full suite of electronically adjustable suspension, ABS and DTC (Ducati Traction Control). That’s before you even turn the thing on. Keys Speaking of that, I lost a …

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2014 Monster 1200 S has me wobbly at the knees

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It’s always been about massive amounts of torque. I don’t know what it is but nothing else in life quite simply satisfies in the same way. Multistrada, Hypermotard, Diavel – torque, torque, torque. Oozing from everywhere. Being hooked on torque is an addiction, a demon lurking deep in your subconscious waiting to be unleashed. As …

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Living with a bigger Monster – the 796

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I’ve had the opportunity to test the Monster LAMs 659 for a while as a commuter, then I was given the 796 to compare the two, by my mates at Ducat City Melbourne – lucky me! First thing I noticed was the throttle restrictor was missing from the LAMs 659 which only pulls a two thirds WOT, making you ride it …

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The sexy Ducati Monster 1100 EVO

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It’s short wheelbase and moderate rider lean angle make it feel tight and aggressive. It has oodles of lush twin power that just makes you wanna wind it on. It has the wet multiplate clutch so no Ducati clickety clack which makes it feel more controllable and maybe reserved compared with the Hyper. That lean …

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