Functional mirrors, actual seat padding, a more substantial windscreen and various engine updates make the '05 Multistrada a little easier to live with, but if you can siphon enough dough out of the budget for an '07 1100, do it. Punched out to 1078cc with a 4mm bore job, peak power and torque numbers remain fundamentally the same, but the bigger twin makes more convincing thrust from fewer rpm. The net result is surprisingly quick, covering a quarter-mile in 10.71 seconds at 111.13 mph. Rubber-mounted bars are vibration-free, and the left lever cues a wet clutch, which is easier to pull than its dry ancestors and won't heat up and get grabby in the daily stop-and-go. Everything else is better sorted than on previous iterations. The 43mm Marzocchi fork and Sachs shock are fully adjustable and difficult to fault.