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Italy...on a 950 multi

Discussion in 'Other Bikes' started by SW73, Sep 10, 2023.

  1. SW73

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    Just pottered down to Italy, rented a 950 multi and have 3 weeks on the thing to see if I want to buy one as a two up tourer. First impressions are positive. It's comfortable, with lots of power but the suspension is very soft and I'm dragging the centre stand with Jen on the back. Hmmm. Having a great time. Some excellent sights....and some odd ones. There's a guy here who has rattled canned a monster gold! Is that ever acceptable? Lol. Some lovely views here. Pleased I bought the fitted luggage for the bike as it makes packing straightforward. Really sad not to have anything in the triumph range I fancy...and not that enthused to have another bike made in Thailand. Hey ho. Heading south today. PXL_20230906_083306868.jpg PXL_20230907_084801374.jpg PXL_20230907_072312250.jpg PXL_20230908_090137805.jpg PXL_20230909_135353343.jpg PXL_20230907_072117941.jpg PXL_20230907_075335148.MP.jpg PXL_20230909_163305634.jpg PXL_20230909_135016085.jpg
     
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    BTW...if you're ever passing... Pompeii well worth a visit
     
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  3. Like you do, on a quiet Sunday when you've got nothing much else to do :p

    That looks absolutely stunning and I'm thoroughly envious of you.
     
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    Molto Bella... :D
     
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    IMG-20230908-WA0053.jpg IMG-20230908-WA0004.jpg IMG-20230909-WA0012.jpg IMG-20230909-WA0007.jpg IMG-20230909-WA0009.jpg Nothing to see in Italy....Mind...at least he hasn't rattle canned the seat?
     
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    Love that area of Italy so enjoy (looks like you already are) :))
     
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    Is there much left in this? Asking for a friend IMG-20230911-WA0008.jpg IMG-20230911-WA0009.jpg
     
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    Wandered around Sicily a bit. Now in Palermo. What a city. Well worth calling in if you enjoy Catholicism with side orders of street food, beer and graffiti! Fabulous . Had a great few days on the multi. My mate has managed to turn his into a multis rada with a comedy low speed drop on gravel. I've reassured him Ducati parts are virtually free . Day off the bike. Pot o clock. IMG-20230916-WA0073.jpg IMG-20230916-WA0056.jpg PXL_20230916_095948072.jpg PXL_20230916_095527462.jpg PXL_20230916_083019294.MP.jpg PXL_20230915_130332628.jpg PXL_20230915_173523060.MP.jpg
     
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    Looks great :cool:
     
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    Was thinking of taking the Mrs to Italy next year for our 12 year anniversary with a potential proposal too, I was looking to do it in Rome but after seeing your pictures it’s now got me thinking about changing as it looks beautiful there.
     
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    I'd recommend Sicily to anyone. It's been a blast. And...if you're looking for a project... I'd suggest it has a few of those too! Had a great time. Back in Rome and heading home in a couple of days. One last thing, if your pillion says 'Leave the Autostrada tickets to me' save yourself the €100 fine for losing it and just pop it in your own pocket. Mind, we've had a great time Might just buy a mufti 950...but it'd have to be the S model. The suspension is very ordinary two up on the cooking variant.. PXL_20230916_105743977.jpg PXL_20230920_195008711.MP.jpg PXL_20230921_063712695.jpg PXL_20230920_153654555.jpg PXL_20230922_211441424.jpg PXL_20230923_185019038.jpg PXL_20230921_175157258.jpg PXL_20230921_200125737.jpg PXL_20230920_200210133.jpg PXL_20230921_154918752.MP.jpg
     
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    Nice pics again :)
     
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    how's the temperature this time of year, for trawling around in bike gear?

    am starting to plan a euro trip for next year, and don't want to cook like the last time i was in Cannes in July :D felt like a boil in the bag meal :D
     
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    I'd definitely take my mesh AST alpinestars jacket if I had the time over. It was 36 degrees but who could predict that at this time of year! Seems to be getting cooler now. I think summer gear with a waterproof overlayed the answer. Brilliant trip. Had lots of fun.
     
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    Great pics and very jealous of your trip. My 675 hasnt moved this year due to many reasons but have the urge to get back on again and rack up some miles. Have been thinking of a two up trip on it with the missus next year and although the 675 is probably the worst bike comfort wise, aomething I have always wanted to do. Have you gone 2up on your 675 with the missus and thoughts?
     
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    I find it a great holiday taking the missus pillion. We once took the Daytona on a 4 hour trip to Aberdeen and it was pronounced tortuous. The pillion sits up very high in the wind blast. I wouldn't recommend it. If we've ever done it since we take Jen's er6f....which is slow but has a top box with a back rest. That feature seems to make all the difference. I'd recommend getting something... anything....else for carrying a pillion than the D675. I think we'll do that next year. It's a good excuse to get another bike and I'll probably get a 950s that's a few years old, ideally with a few marks to bring the price down as it'll be left on the street in foreign cities anyway I'd definitely look for comfort. I find my D675 virtually retired now. A trip to the MOT and the fest was all it did this year....but 6k miles on the CRF 250 rally...and 3k on the duke in Italy. I'll never sell it though. It'd be like clubbing a seal pup! Hope you're well and get back out there soon
     
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