Ducatis of this period are known for being maintenance-intensive, and the 1000 and 1100 Multistradas are no different. The desmo valve train is more difficult to adjust than the more common shim-and-bucket types, and it’s certainly not a job for the casual mechanic to undertake without a shop manual and some experience. Replacing the timing belts is another job that must be done right, every time. Some riders report the front brake rotors tend to warp, and others tell of carrying a shower cap to put over the instrument cluster when they park the bike in the rain to mitigate water intrusion. Even owners who love their bikes admit the Multi is a quirky beast, though, and say having a Ducati dealer nearby is a big plus.