I test road a MTS1000S at the Ducati demo ride. I liked the bike. We didn't get to ride in any twisties but the bike felt agile and definitely capable. I noticed too how much taller it feels but I think it would be something that you would get used to quickly. If I was to get a multi I would take the front fairing off as others have done. The multistrada forum has many pictures of variations of fairingless multies. I think I still like my monster more but I would surely take a multi as a second bike for the longer trips.