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Old 03-12-2014, 07:07 PM   #5491
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It's possible your dealer was marking it up...they punch your vin into a website and it pulls up a quote...
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:53 PM   #5492
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:45 AM   #5493
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I was quoted $2100 for 3 years, $1422 for one year. I guess dealers have free range on the pricing
Service and warranty contracts are completely negotiable. If you want it tell them it's twice what you think it's worth. I got a five year extension (7 overall) for $995 when I bought my bike. Later one of the guys mentioned to me I might have been able to wiggle a little more out of them, but as usual, I did all the research after I bought it.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:50 PM   #5494
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I just added 3 yrs to my 2011 multi S Touring for $1400 CDN which I though was reasonable...


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Old 03-14-2014, 04:43 PM   #5495
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I am considering it too. So any info would be great...plus, I think they look better too. Hehe

As for the EverRed service contract underwritten by Fidelity, I just signed up for 3 years and thought the price reasonable...especially when you consider what my broken crank would have costed out of pocket lol.
But compared to the $2800 BMW wants to extend my CPO warranty 12 months, 3 more years of peace of mind for $1300 is well worth it. Hehe
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Service and warranty contracts are completely negotiable. If you want it tell them it's twice what you think it's worth. I got a five year extension (7 overall) for $995 when I bought my bike. Later one of the guys mentioned to me I might have been able to wiggle a little more out of them, but as usual, I did all the research after I bought it.
ZLTFUL, gotta say that I'm a little surprised with the quote you received re: your BMW as I only paid $950 for an additional two years on a new '12 GS. I, like Pampero, paid less than $1k for an extra two years on my Multi as well. Regardless, I think the leverage has switched from the buyer to the seller in regards to the new Ducati contracts. The super specials had years ago appear to be a thing of the past.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:03 PM   #5496
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My BMW quote was on a car...
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:16 AM   #5497
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I thought you all might find this interesting...I've been thinking of selling my 2012 Multi and getting something different. I just posted this in the Tenere forum after test riding some GSs...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...0#post23711810

The test rides made me realize again how awesome of a machine the Multistrada is!
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:07 AM   #5498
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I thought you all might find this interesting...I've been thinking of selling my 2012 Multi and getting something different. I just posted this in the Tenere forum after test riding some GSs...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...0#post23711810

The test rides made me realize again how awesome of a machine the Multistrada is!

Exactly! I took a KTM 1190Adv out for a ride last week and the the engine was a lot on the boring side. The power deliver was lack luster, not a bad thing in some situations but was not as exciting to ride for sure.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:52 PM   #5499
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I thought you all might find this interesting...I've been thinking of selling my 2012 Multi and getting something different. I just posted this in the Tenere forum after test riding some GSs...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...0#post23711810

The test rides made me realize again how awesome of a machine the Multistrada is!
Zero surprise. I thought your feelings were spot on.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:56 AM   #5500
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Guys, is there anyone who made the swap from an F800GS or any other kind of adv touring bike to 1200 Multistrada?

I'm thinking about getting me a 1200 Multistrada for quite some time now but I'm somewhat worried about the bike's reliability. I'm used to japp bikes, getting you anywhere anytime. I'm not doing offroad or anything, maybe some backroads now and then but 95% paved.

Care to comment on this? Is the Multistrada 1200 sturdier?
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:57 AM   #5501
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I had a tiger 800xc prior to the MTS, and my wife has a f700gs that I ride occasionally. The bikes simply don't compare at all in terms of confidence on the street and outright power.

My 2013 base has been reliable in the ~11k miles I've ridden over the past 8 months. Starts every day and no strange behavior.

The maintenance schedule is oil at 7500 and valves at 15000. Those are longer intervals than the BMW 800 twin.

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:01 PM   #5502
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Care to comment on this? Is the Multistrada 1200 sturdier?
Sturdier than what?
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:22 PM   #5503
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Sturdier than what?
Yossarian: Love the user name and Catch22 references,

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Old 03-21-2014, 07:25 AM   #5504
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Picked up the Multi after having the Arrow crossover pipe installed. Sooooooo happy. I have missed the terror invoking demon growl a good exhaust brings to a Desmo twin.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:26 AM   #5505
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Guys, is there anyone who made the swap from an F800GS or any other kind of adv touring bike to 1200 Multistrada?

I'm thinking about getting me a 1200 Multistrada for quite some time now but I'm somewhat worried about the bike's reliability. I'm used to japp bikes, getting you anywhere anytime. I'm not doing offroad or anything, maybe some backroads now and then but 95% paved.

Care to comment on this? Is the Multistrada 1200 sturdier?
I didn't switch from a GS, but I think I can address your comments. For what you want, the multi is a great bike. Mine has 35000 miles and has never left me stranded. The only real issue was with the ohlins shock ecu (2010 S model), but that just made the suspension get stuck in the last "mode". If ultimate reliability is the goal I would get a standard suspension model. Other than that I've had no issues. The bike doesn't tolerate being dropped - so just don't drop it. The hand guard things and pannier attachments are pretty flimsy. I've tried to take the bike places it shouldn't go and mostly struggled. If you stick to dirt roads or anywhere a standard passenger car can go you should be fine. The bike rattles a bunch on extended washboard surfaces and I thought it was going to just self destruct but it never did. The little Allen nut fasteners can work themselves loose so I check those periodically. I follow the recs about maintenance, which are pretty loose - oil at 7500, valves at 15000. My valves were in spec at 15000. New chain and sprocket at 28000. Lots of rear tires. I like to buy new bikes and have a bunch, but every time I ride the bike I can't think of another that I would replace it with. Maybe an 1190 ktm, but that would really be a lateral move. I'd ride my bike anywhere without worry. Just don't use that automatic steering lock thing.
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