Looking into the chronically blurry rear-view mirrors with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, I could’ve and probably would’ve made this trip without the Sport model’s Electronically Adjustable Everything. My right wrist usually does a decent job of matching throttle position with available grip. With the stiffer Öhlins shock spring in place and both ends dialed in, I can go from Sport to Touring mode and back without electronic assistance. I tried the engine’s nutted Enduro and Urban settings for maybe 10 miles. It’s been parked in full-power Sport mode ever since. Why pay for features you never use? Okay, even at $14,995 for the unadorned model, the Multistrada isn’t cheap. But aside from that one broken bolt, it’s been fast, agile, dependable, practical and comfortable enough to make me look forward to any ride, regardless of the destination. On top of all that, the Multistrada never let me or anybody else in the immediate vicinity forget that it’s a Ducati.