Its going to be some summer! and a dilemma to boot. I currently have a 2013 Multistrada 1200S Touring with Sky hook, I will be changing later this year, the question is, which new version of the latest adventure Sport model to go for, obviously until we can carry out our own test rides and before the press release their verdicts we can only make assessments on what the manufacturers have released to date, it will be interesting to see what improvements Ducati have made and if they have been listening to our concerns / complaints & issues. Both bikes seem evenly matched Spec and equipment wise but there is one or two issues that could sway it. Multistrada DVT does it actually improve low rev smoothness (I know it is still a V Twin) BMW S1000XR in line 4 should be silky smooth Skyhook - Too harsh / firm for me, hope its been improved BMW S1000XR has Dynamic ESA - is it any better? BMW S1000XR has Gear Shift Assist Pro Multistrada has Colour TFT clocks BMW S1000XR has a basic clock layout Multistrada has integrated luggage BMW S1000XR has Scaffold to accommodate the Luggage Most other things are on par, What would be the decider for you???