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Old 03-06-2013, 05:11 AM   #121
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I think it really depends on where you are, and whether you go to a dealership or not. To compare, a dealer service on my air-cooled Multi would run $800 and up. But, I take it to a private Ducati certified mechanic in my area, and it's usually more like $300-400. I would guess four valve work to be a little more, maybe an hour or two more labor, at most.


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I really really really like the looks of this bike. Perfect commuter and light tourer. I think the price is alright seeing as how it comes with a lot of standard goodies. I think my biggest concern would be the cost of a valve check.

Even with the valve service at every 18000 miles that would still be nearly a once a year service for me.

Anyone have a rough guess at the cost of that service?
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:34 PM   #122
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:00 AM   #123
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I've got one of these on order, can't wait!
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:43 AM   #124
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Ok all I just got off the phone with one of my local dealers who just returned from dealer training in Palm Springs Calf for the 2013 models and we had a nice and favorable conversation about the Hyperstrada and Motard. He indicated that the new bike is far less twitchy than the previous air cooled version as far as handling is concerned, that you sit farther back more centered on the bike. When you look around while riding the bike stayed in line better than the older version in other words you didn’t have to focuses in on the bike as much keeping in line as you did with the older version. He is 6’2” or so and felt a little cramped on the bike more so than the new Multi but thought my 5’8” frame would be more than comfortable he could also stand flat footed on the Hyperstrada but needed to rise up a little on his toes for the SP Motard. He indicated the touring seat on the Strada seemed comfortable and kept you locked in place more so that the SP saddle did which allowed more movement around on the SP. There is no fuel indication on the bike other than the low fuel light common to others and there is also no gear indication did not get to fiddle much with the bags so no real opinion about them and the rear view mirrors were better and required less effort than the bar end mirrors of old. They did do several miles on hard packed dirt with some sand thrown in on the Multi which has the same tires as the Hyperstrada and he never felt like those tires weren’t up to the task, he did not get to ride the Strada off pavement. Gearing and engine speed I believe he said that 55mph netted him 4000 rpms and there was a little bit of snatch throttle in the low rpms again fairly typical. Delivery is still expected 4 to 6 weeks out and he did not have firm arrival dates. On several occasions he used the term nice, nice, nice motorcycle so read into that what you will.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #125
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So much more versatile than the old hyper!! Should appeal to a broad audience
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:38 PM   #126
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Are there any reports of mpg? I've asked and searched but no luck.

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Old 03-22-2013, 01:26 AM   #127
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Thanks for the info. I'm really excited about his bike and I think it would make a great commuter. My biggest concern is fitting on it. I'm 6'2" and I keep hearing people say my size will be cramped. I'm on a '93 VFR now and I feel comfy on it so I don't know how the HyperStrada would feel cramped but oh well.

Can't wait to hear some ride reports from the mags and even more so, from actual owners.
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I have not heard anything about fuel economy for this and it is subjective on how much and often you twist that right grip, had better be in the 45 mpg range
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:29 PM   #129
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #130
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Looks like the bikes are being delivered in Europe as we speek......

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Old 04-14-2013, 03:28 AM   #131
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Sat on one yesterday. Very light machine. Wouldn't mind a go on one.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:20 AM   #133
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Hypermotard Dealership Premiere

They have announced the dealer premier...


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Old 04-22-2013, 12:57 PM   #134
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Multistrada Junior! Seems like the perfect competitor to KTMs 990 SMT. I can honestly say I've been wishing for Ducati to make this bike. It's pretty much the MTS1200 without the electronic mumbo-jumbo and a smaller motor. It's a tad on the ugly side, but nothing I can't live with! Buy one in the US for around $13k. Thoughts?

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...95-ready-tour/

and the purpose of the blond chick in this video is.....?

does EVERYTHING have to devolve into "sex sells"?

i guess i need a cookie and a nap.

ugly bike. overpriced.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:04 PM   #135
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and the purpose of the blond chick in this video is.....?

does EVERYTHING have to devolve into "sex sells"?

i guess i need a cookie and a nap.

ugly bike. overpriced.
Haha. You just complained about the presence of a pretty girl in a video about a Ducati. That's pretty funny.
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