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Old 03-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Talking 820 Hyperstrada (was Hyper Explorer 796)

Somebody has finally decided to offer a kit to transform an hypermotard in a "beast": http://www.ducatibellevue.com/projec....php?project=5
And on OneWheelDrive: http://www.onewheeldrive.net/2012/02...796-adventure/
What do you think about it? It seems what I was waiting for!
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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I made saddle bag mounts and added a HID conversion
To my Hypermotard 1100 last year before a 8 state 2 week
northwest US tour.
It was an excelent mount for the trip, it handled everything I
threw at it. 90+% paved roads but it handled gravel just fine.
It felt very much like my 620 Multistrada, just with more Hyper..
Sadly I have parted with it, I replaced it with a Tiger 800xc
I couldn't make myself take such a pretty bike to Alaska this June.
I dearly miss that bike, great potential.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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I know, it is too pretty to take her in the dirt but I think that is has the potential of becoming a good touring bike for the roads I like to drive here in Maine. It is also a very light compared to the other "beasts". I am mostly interested in the luggage rack and the the skidplate. Maybe the handguards. I am not sure about the rear tire though: Avon Distanzias don't come in the right size and the TKC80 seem a bit out of place on this kind of bike.

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I made saddle bag mounts and added a HID conversion
To my Hypermotard 1100 last year before a 8 state 2 week
northwest US tour.
It was an excelent mount for the trip, it handled everything I
threw at it. 90+% paved roads but it handled gravel just fine.
It felt very much like my 620 Multistrada, just with more Hyper..
Sadly I have parted with it, I replaced it with a Tiger 800xc
I couldn't make myself take such a pretty bike to Alaska this June.
I dearly miss that bike, great potential.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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I made saddle bag mounts and added a HID conversion
To my Hypermotard 1100 last year before a 8 state 2 week
northwest US tour.
It was an excelent mount for the trip, it handled everything I
threw at it. 90+% paved roads but it handled gravel just fine.
It felt very much like my 620 Multistrada, just with more Hyper..
Sadly I have parted with it, I replaced it with a Tiger 800xc
I couldn't make myself take such a pretty bike to Alaska this June.
I dearly miss that bike, great potential.
I too owned a Hyper before I bought my 800 Tiger. The Hyper is everything I love about sport bikes. Slim, light, nimble and fast enough for any relatively sane person. I used Wolfman bags on my Hyper for overnight trips but couldn't imagine taking a long trek on that bike. For me, the main reason is comfort. I started to feel it in my butt and knees after about an hour, which made the stock tank's range just about perfect.

I tried at least 3 different custom seats. All helped a bit but none of them cured the problem. The stock ergos and seat on my 800 are far better for me. Everyone has different ergo needs. If the Hyper fits you, it's about the most fun you can find on two wheels.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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Ducati should just put the 796 motor into the Multistrada with standard suspension and they would sell more of them than they do 796 Hyper motards.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:04 PM   #6
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I would personally like an off-the-shelf conversion that would make it a KTM 950SE competitor: Off-road suspension, 21 x 18 wheels, maybe a different tripple clamp.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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Ducati should just put the 796 motor into the Multistrada with standard suspension and they would sell more of them than they do 796 Hyper motards.
I recently had a test ride on a 898 Street fighter monster - it had a wonderfully flexible and powerful engine that would make a great mini-multi-strada lite

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Old 03-06-2012, 12:47 PM   #8
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I recently had a test ride on a 898 Street fighter monster
An unheard-of model?
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #9
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I just discovered the Hyper Explorer - my hat's off to the folks at Ducati Bellevue for creating this bike. I've always thought that the small Hyper or the Dorsoduro would make a great adventure bike, but there was no good luggage or skidplate products out there. The final piece of the puzzle is the new Continental TKC-80 tires to fit these bikes. C'mon Ducati Bellevue, how about posting some bigger pictures of the bike!
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:20 PM   #10
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Not sure where anyone would be exploring on this bike. You won't get far with big, wide 17" sport bike tires and wheels, small tank and an essentially road going set up. Those wheels are Light ... and delicate. They will break first time you really smack an embedded rock hard at speed.
Been there, seen it happen.

And how strong is that sub frame? If those hard bags are loaded up and you start riding Wash Board ... something is gonna give. Baja would eat that bike alive in one day of riding. I've seen this with 950 and 990 KTM's in Baja.

Steering a fat 17" sport tire in dirt is no fun. They don't turn well, no traction and prone to puncture.

I love the beautiful simplicity of the air/oil cooled Duc motor. Someday Ducati will make a lay down single version of that (think Husaberg), put it in a cool off road Trellis frame, add Ohlins and some crash protection and you're ready to conquer the world.

The bike shown would be a nice weekend sport tourer. Except it has no range. What is that? 3 US Gallon tank? Good luck with that.
I've ridden the 1100 Hyper Moto and loved it. Bye Bye license if I owned that sucker. But I carry more than a Tooth Brush on my longer rides.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #11
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An unheard-of model?
We get the 848 Streetfighter, UK gets the 898 Street fighter monster.

We got screwed again !
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #12
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Ducati should just put the 796 motor into the Multistrada with standard suspension and they would sell more of them than they do 796 Hyper motards.
That would be a great bike, even if I am still not convinced by the look of the Multistrada
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #13
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Ducati should just put the 796 motor into the Multistrada with standard suspension and they would sell more of them than they do 796 Hyper motards.
I'm with Jimo. I'd love to see a MS796 to go head-to-head with the Tiger 800. Put at 19" front wheel on it.... basically, it would be an updated version of the Grand Canyon. And keep it simpler than the MS1200 to keep the cost down.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #14
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I'm with Jimo. I'd love to see a MS796 to go head-to-head with the Tiger 800. Put at 19" front wheel on it.... basically, it would be an updated version of the Grand Canyon. And keep it simpler than the MS1200 to keep the cost down.
Finally, someone agrees with me.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #15
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I'm with Jimo. I'd love to see a MS796 to go head-to-head with the Tiger 800. Put at 19" front wheel on it.... basically, it would be an updated version of the Grand Canyon. And keep it simpler than the MS1200 to keep the cost down.
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Finally, someone agrees with me.
Yes we agree!!!
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