Originally Posted by KFhunter
I'll just leave this here...
No Multistrada. But then the Ducati doesn't have any real pretensions of being an off-road bike. Every bike mentioned is an outstanding machine - it just depends what you want from yours.
My story; went for a solid, well-used and maintained 2010 ADV, which I got for a song. Specced it up to 'R' height and horsepower, then put the rest of the cash I saved towards pretty much every 'essential' mod going. The bike runs like a dream, is ready for anything and worked out much more cost-effective than buying either stock bike new. And - assuming no nasty, high mileage engine issues arise unexpectedly - it always will be.
Worked for me so far.