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Forum index -   Wanna buy: 2004 vs. 2008
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aviatorbdm
MTS: 05 1000S DS (Black)

   

Joined: 27 Apr 2008
Posts: 35
Location: Wilsonville, OR

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 7:18 pm Reply with quote

I'm considering buying a Multi 1000. I have come across some nice 2004's which of course are cheaper than the 2008's. What, if any are the differences between the two years? I know the 08 has Ohlins and is a slightly larger displacement. Any other differences? The fairing looks smaller on the 08 or is that my bad eyesight?
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miloVanMultistrada
MTS: 08 1100S (Red)

   

Joined: 28 Aug 2003
Posts: 2753
Location: Carnoustie, Scotland

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 8:03 pm Reply with quote

You will find all the details by searching around here, but in summary:

In 2005 they changed the mirrors, seat, screen and sidestand (all for the better)

In 2007 they fixed the fuel gauge (the original was VERY pessimistic), added 100cc to the engine and changed to 'closed loop' fuel injection + changed from a dry to a wet clutch.

The "S" models (i.e. 1000S or 1100S) come with Ohlins suspension and some carbon bling. The standard models have pretty good suspension (Showa up until 2007 I think, then Sachs).

I'm sure I will have missed something....
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archkevinbrown
MTS: 06 620 (Custom colour)

   

Joined: 30 Aug 2006
Posts: 1707
Location: New York

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 9:07 pm Reply with quote

Although 2008 isn't included, you can find all the model changes through 2007 here: http://www.multistrada.net/index.php?page=13

There's more to Multistrada.net than the forums. Wink

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potomacduc
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Black)

   

Joined: 22 Aug 2006
Posts: 2980
Location: VA, USA

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 10:41 pm Reply with quote

For '08 there is no non-"S" model.
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bgraber
MTS: 07 1100 (Red)

   

Joined: 01 Jan 2007
Posts: 544
Location: Dallas, OR USA

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 12:00 am Reply with quote

potomacduc wrote:
For '08 there is no non-"S" model.

All US 08's are "S" models
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potomacduc
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Black)

   

Joined: 22 Aug 2006
Posts: 2980
Location: VA, USA

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 12:28 pm Reply with quote

bgraber wrote:
potomacduc wrote:
For '08 there is no non-"S" model.

All US 08's are "S" models


Yes x2
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aviatorbdm
MTS: 05 1000S DS (Black)

   

Joined: 27 Apr 2008
Posts: 35
Location: Wilsonville, OR

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:58 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. Does the 2008 have a slightly smaller fairing or is that just my bad eye sight?

Are there potential problems in the fuel injuction system of the '04's? Can the fuel gauge be fixed/changed on the '04's?
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Supermoto
MTS: 06 620 (Orange)

   

Joined: 27 Jun 2006
Posts: 89
Location: Cologne - Germany

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:12 pm Reply with quote

I don't know about the fuel injection system, but I do know that the fairing on all multistrada models is the same. They don't differ in size.

Perhaps you should have your eyesight checked!? Wink
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Jantah
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MTS: 03 1000 DS (Red)

   

Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 749
Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:36 pm Reply with quote

archkevinbrown wrote:
Although 2008 isn't included, you can find all the model changes through 2007 here: http://www.multistrada.net/index.php?page=13


Which is why I think we need a Wiki section Wink

Page updated, now also includes the 2008 model.
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aviatorbdm
No Multistrada

   

Joined: 27 Apr 2008
Posts: 35
Location: Wilsonville, OR

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:45 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I did see the comparison chart but still asked the question because I was concerned about the fuel injection and fuel gauge issues with the 04 models, or any other issues that had been corrected on later models.
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flyboy52f
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Red)

   

Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 105
Location: Irving, Tx

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:43 pm Reply with quote

get the 04 and put the extra money into gas and tires. I have an 04. You use the odometer for fill ups. At about 150 miles you start looking at 175 you better be at one. Most of the 04's had the sidestand updated for free by Ducati. The closed loop fuel injection is a pain in the XXX. It is a great bike and you will love it.

17000 happy miles on an 04 MTS 1000DS
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blurin03
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Red)

   

Joined: 05 Jan 2006
Posts: 616

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:51 pm Reply with quote

flyboy52f wrote:
get the 04 and put the extra money into gas and tires. I have an 04. You use the odometer for fill ups. At about 150 miles you start looking at 175 you better be at one. Most of the 04's had the sidestand updated for free by Ducati. The closed loop fuel injection is a pain in the XXX. It is a great bike and you will love it.

17000 happy miles on an 04 MTS 1000DS


+1
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