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Old 01-10-2013, 05:14 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by mantan View Post
The Hyperstrada is actually lighter. Ducati lists 399lb dry/450 lb wet and that is including center stand, which is a must for a bike that will see some miles, esp. one with a chain drive.

The KTM SMT is listed as 434 lb "weight without fuel". With 16l fuel (Hyper's tank size) the KTM will already be slightly over, add 8 to 10 lb for the accessory center stand.

Looks are subjective but except for the beak, to me the HS looks better than the SMT.
Hmm, I thought those weight numbers were a little fishy. Another tally for the Hyper, then. And as for the looks... I think the entire front-end of the Hyper is really ugly and cheap. The SMT looks more... complete.
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