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Old 25-Mar-2013, 12:03 PM
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MCN Mulitstrada 1200 S Touring long term test bike

Ladies and gentlemen

Just wanted to introduce myself...I am the lucky chap who is running the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring for MCN this year. I've actually had the bike since December and it has already done about 2500 miles but this is the first time I have posted on DSC forum.

Apart from an issue with a misfire when the bike was still brand new (traced to a dodgy plug lead eventually) everything has been brilliant - I maintain the MS1200 could well be the perfect road bike for Britain's terrible roads.
I have spoken to Monty on previous occasions about various things and I know you guys were helpful in helping us trace a load of Ducati superbikes for a history feature we did with Neil Hodgson last year.

If anyone has anything they want to chat about then either contact me through the forum or directly at andy.downes@motorcyclenews.com as I would love to hear from MS1200 owners.
My bike is standard apart from the bigger handguards, new Garmin Nuvi 350 sat-nav, a Touratech Zega Pro topbox and I have fitted some new Bridgestone T30 tyres which are excellent.
I've got lots planned for the bike this year; including a ride to Italy in May. Should be a great year.

Hope to catch up at some point.

Andy Downes
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Old 25-Mar-2013, 12:41 PM
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Welcome to the DSC Andy, why don't you come on one of our 1st of the month ride out Berks/OX or second of the month Hants meets. Plenty of bike related banter when we stop for a brew and some great routes.

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Old 25-Mar-2013, 01:20 PM
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Sounds like a plan...let me know a date and location and I will do my best to meet up (wife working lots of weekends and children permitting)!!!
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Old 25-Mar-2013, 02:19 PM
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Welcome Andy!

If you PM me your contact address, I'll stick a copy of our Club magazine "Pronto" in the post for you which will give you more info on the DSC, it's members, what we do and so on. Can't guarantee that it will be journolistically as good as the stuff that MCN produces ... but we try!


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Old 25-Mar-2013, 02:36 PM
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Cool and thanks...

Send it to me at the office is probably best.

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Old 25-Mar-2013, 03:04 PM
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Send it to me at the office is probably best.

No probs, will be in the post tonight!


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Old 25-Mar-2013, 03:53 PM
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Sounds like a plan...let me know a date and location and I will do my best to meet up (wife working lots of weekends and children permitting)!!!

Andy, keep an eye out on the Rideouts/Meets section the meets are always 1st and 2nd of the month but weather permitting for a good ride out. Skids AKA Kevin Ellis leads a wicked 6 counties ride out when the weather is fine.
7th April we are all meeting up at various points to go to the Prescott Bike Festival to watch the annual hill climb event.

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Old 25-Mar-2013, 07:27 PM
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Welcome Andy!

I look forward to the reviews...

Ducati Uk have just announce extended MTS1200 rides in the UK, that I also look forward to having only had a brief blast of test ride on the original launch.

On a side note, you might like to have a word with Neil Hodgson, a buddy of mine went to a track day at Almeria last year and had a pillion ride around the circuit:



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Old 26-Mar-2013, 01:06 PM
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Welcome to the DSC Andy.....lucky chap indeed! Looking forward to your reports on the new Mutley :-)

If you haven't already please join the Uk Ducati forums and post in the Multistrada section:
http://ducatiforum.co.uk/f6/

Hopefull see you out and about on the MTS some time.

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Old 17-May-2013, 01:06 PM
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Where've you gone Andy?


....and I did PM / Email you but not heard back :-(
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