Ducati Multistrada 1000S DS Reviews

2003 Ducati Multistrada 1000S DS from Australia

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 kilometres
Most recent distance23000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX1400

Summary:

Great allrounder

Faults:

Fuel tank gives out slightly inaccurate readings.

General Comments:

Handles very well.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2009

2005 Ducati Multistrada 1000S DS from Turkey

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance33000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleDucati Monster 600

Summary:

Lovely!

Faults:

Fork seals were busted twice.

Heated grips lost function.

General Comments:

This is a lovely machine. Very dynamic, easy to ride and easy to master. It feels truly solid and dependable.

The design is unique, and like all Ducatis, the material quality shines.

The loud clutch sound is very characteristic. Together with the desmo engine sound, the bike is an aural beauty too.

Meant to ride long distance on mountain roads, but can do in the city traffic too. It is quite pointless to ride on highways with this model.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2009

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews