Ducati Multistrada Enduro

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Ducati Multistrada Enduro

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I don't know much about this bike, and it would be hard to imagine it knocking BMW off the throne, but couldn't help but notice it in this latest Klim marketing email. The face of this bike is mean! Looks ready to attack.

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Put David Knight on a Lambretta scooter and he would probably make us look like amateurs off road. The Duc could do it but it is another complicated, heavy bike based on a street bike. Troy, if you want off road power get a KTM 500 for dual sport riding. Mine works great for that and will still cruise down the highway at 70-75 MPH without stress with stock gearing (a Rekluse helps with down low nasties). You want both off road chops and highway capability? The KTM 890 Adventure looks to me like the way to go. You want something in between? Honda's Africa Twin is one of many possibilities. They don't have off road manners of the KTM 890 but they are cheaper. The famous English Triumph motorcycle engineer Hal Willis said in the 1930's, "You pays yer money and you takes yer choice." And you live with that choice.

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Oh, I KNOW the bike I want....but right now my needs are met with satisfaction by these 2 in the stable:

2014 KTM 300 EXC 2-stroke: (4 strokes is 2 strokes too many)
2011 BMW F800 GS: I have beat the CRAP out of this bike, but it still gives me grins

In case any of you are wondering, here's what a real rider can do on the "under-powered" Honda Africa Twin. HOLY SMOKES! :-o
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLBsedpFBzt ... 7kcjbthf5a
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Those guys are experienced, young & willing to take chances. Sort of like framers chambering around on 2x4s while installing roof trusses. Risky.

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I don't know who that is on the Honda but that is ALL trials skills!

This thread got OT quick so I'll just add that if I were looking for a dual sport I'd want to check out the Yamaha T700. Have yet to see one in person or try it out.
Ahhh, pre-mix!!

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