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Electronic or manual?

#1 Post by Finallyat57igetone » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:14 pm

Hi all , just agreed to buy my first Ducati at 57 , it’s been a long time coming! Dealer advertised the bike as a multistrada 1200 s touring but it doesn’t have the electronic suspension so it’s a standard 1200 !
Bike is a 2010 with 28k , just had belts / service done , full Ducati history ! Would this put you all off buying it or am I better having manual suspension on an older bike ? Thanks for any help / advice
Neil

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Re: Electronic or manual?

#2 Post by katie1 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:14 pm

Hi Neil

Not experienced the Ducati (other than on track) but having a KTM and BMW with electronic suspension, I'd hold out for the coffee cream!
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#3 Post by fatboy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:28 pm

Hello and welcome,
This my opinion only, The full history is a big plus and fully electronic everything can get a bit overwhelming, far too much choice of slightly differing modes.
Nowt wrong with using a spanner !
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#4 Post by katie1 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:50 pm

fatboy wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:28 pm
Nowt wrong with using a spanner !
Ha! Let me just say C-spanner and knuckles... :smt012
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#5 Post by fatboy » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:13 pm

katie1 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:50 pm
fatboy wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:28 pm
Nowt wrong with using a spanner !
Ha! Let me just say C-spanner and knuckles... :smt012
Let me just say that if you need to push a spanner then never wrap a clenched mitt around said spanner, push using the palm of greasy paw......
Saves shit loada knuckle grief l
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#6 Post by mangocrazy » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:07 pm

I'd say that you're probably better off with manual suspenders on a 10 year old bike. I know that electronic suspension is supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread, but all those little stepper motors whirring away in a confined space would worry me, especially as the mileage racked up. It's all groovy while it's working but if/when it breaks down, the bill will be frightening...

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