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FUEL 13.8 litres @ 55mpg = 167 miles WEIGHT 197kg SEAT 785mm POWER 75bhp TORQUE 47ftlb THE RIDER Ad­ven­ture rider and longdis­tance rider with nine years’ ex­pe­ri­ence HEIGHT 5ft 7in WEIGHT 73kg andy.david­son@mo­tor­cy­cle­

There’s plenty more fish in the sea, they say. But when you get at­tached to a cer­tain fish (Du­cati Mul­tistrada En­duro), and that fish gets nicked – it feels like noth­ing can take its plaice. How­ever, when Con­sumer Edi­tor Tony Hoare left MCN he of­fered me his SV650; more of a gold­fish com­pared to my great red shark, but I was still happy to snatch the keys. You could buy three SVS with the money you’d spend on the Strada. But in re­turn you get a bike that’s half the size, tank ca­pac­ity and power, which isn’t a prob­lem for the ev­ery­day ride, but as my com­mute is 100 miles each way I have a feel­ing I’m go­ing to miss the crea­ture comforts.

Andy’s caught him­self a min­now

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