Did I Call it Ugly…?

by Brian Hopkins

Then why do I find myself wanting one?
Word is, the new Multistrada 1200 will be priced at about $15 grand … comparable to the GS. The videos below are intriguing, to say the least, and I admit that the looks are growing on me. Four riding modes: sport, touring, enduro, and urban (explained in the video). 150 hp. Throttle by wire. Keyless ignition. ABS. Traction control. Electronically adjustable suspension. Servo-actuated (slipper?) clutch. An electronic dash that’ll tell you everything from your gear position to your chances of getting laid at bike night. And I think it weighs less than my F650GS Dakar. Add to that a face that only a mother could love and, well … the adventure bike melting pot just got a little sweeter now didn’t it?

(Photos courtesy of Bikes in the Fast Lane.)