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Old 12-09-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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Cool2 100,000 mile Ducati?

I always hear how great the Multistrada is, has anybody exceeded 100K on one yet? Or on any Ducati fer that matter? Please speak up and show yer odo.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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I remember when my wife was selling her two-year old Ducati ST2 after a short fling, and someone commented about its high mileage. It had 17k miles.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #3
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:26 AM   #4
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i'm sure there's an odometer somewhere that has clicked over 100K...everything else has probably been replaced, tho.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #5
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Not seen one myself, but I've heard of Monsters and some air-cooled Multistradas that have done it. I'm sure if you went to a Ducati specific forum and asked you'd get some replies. And I believe they may actually have most of their original parts, contrary to rumor.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:56 AM   #6
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I thought Ducatis were the garage queens of the motorcycling industry, people buying them to be as visible as possible in key occasions, after that washing and stashing them away. Don't rack up many miles that way :)
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:07 AM   #7
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I think a better comparison is the Harley of the sport bike world. Many buy them to look at or be looked at, some buy them to ride the piss out of. Everyone else just talks about how much they suck because of what they read on the Internet.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #8
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A riding friend of mine in Houston has a blue ST2 with about 80,000 trouble free miles on it.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #9
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There are quite a few with over 100,000 miles...ones powered by the air-cooled motors are all I'm aware of though. I'm sure PhilB will chime in here. I believe he's over 200K now on his 1993 Monster 900, and just recently had to do major repairs.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:15 AM   #10
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My friend had a monster 600 that he put 20k on in a year or so and sold it before it had any real problems.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:17 PM   #11
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i gotta keep an eye on this thread........
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #12
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I've got 31,500 on my 2010 multistrada. I have never had a problem that stopped me from riding. It's still fast as shit, shifts like butter and is fun as hell. I guess it may self destruct someday, but I don't see any reason it couldn't go 100k or more. The superbikes are total torture racks, so it would be rare to see anyone accruing large miles on those. The air cooled monsters or previous gen multistrada - no problem.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:59 PM   #13
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i wouldnt see a problem if the bike is taken care of and doesnt have one of those super high compression race derived engines. the "air-cooled" ducs, are you including "oil cooled" bikes in hat category. i might be wrong but i thought some of the monsters, the S2 i believe was one, were air/oil cooled.

i ride with a guy that used to preach about harley reliability (and to his credit he racked up over 250K miles on harleys) but he stopped in the middle of a "sermon" when he caught himself saying "you dont have to work on them all the time. you just have to rebuild top ends and replace all the seals every once in a while."
he's probably on the forum, but i dont know his handle or anything. he's got one-a them BMWs now.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:57 PM   #14
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I rode with a couple of guys who had '95 916s back in the late '90s. They were unofficially in a mileage contest and each had by '99 accrued over 50k miles on their bikes. I rode with one of them from New England to Key West in March one year. The other friend and I did a 3k mile trip around the Maritimes later on. He died on that bike a few months later. Both bikes ran great with no other problems than the volt regulator.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:36 PM   #15
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I bought mine in August and it has 5,000 miles on it. If you can wait five years I'll let you know
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