Ducati Hyperstrada!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DeedsyDragon, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. dman

    dman Been here awhile

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    I test rode a Hyper a few months .... a pretty brief urban route .... and liked it a lot. Now that a few of you have owned and ridden them for a while, what's the consensus on leg room? I am not young and generally find that my knees ache before my butt on many bikes. I have a 32" inseam and usually wear leathers which are thick under the knee and add to the pressure. I have recently added footpeg lowering brackets to both my DR650 and WeeStrom (which aren't exactly cramped in stock form) and it has made a huge difference. My other bike is an early Monster, which is of course much tighter. I often do 300-500 mile days, but like a small bike and the Hyper seems like a perfect balance.

    -dman
  2. 98940

    98940 #ridehvmc

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    I have a 31" inseam.

    I think that the peg height is a great compromise between sport and comfort.
    My 42 year-old knees don't have any complaints.

    With regards to feet location in the fore/aft plane:
    I think they are a little bit too 'aft'.
    But I think this is a product of where the saddle locates your pelvis (forward on the bike).

    Not uncomfortable... just too 'aft' to be ideal.

    I'm not saying I'd like forward controls like a cruiser,
    but I wouldn't mind my feet to be located a bit further forward.
    Again- either by pegs more fwd or saddle/pelvis more rearward.

    In due time, there will certainly be aftermarket saddles and pegs/rearsets that can fix this.... same as with the VStroms and DR650s.


    Please allow me to illustrate my thoughts:
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  3. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    Sat on 1 for the first time today. Agree. Send your sketch to Ducati.
  4. DeedsyDragon

    DeedsyDragon Moto Dragon

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    Out of curiosity, how much did you guys pay for your Hyper OTD?
  5. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Price is as advertised, I have not heard of anyone getting any kind of deals as of yet with a brand new model. :huh
  6. DeedsyDragon

    DeedsyDragon Moto Dragon

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    You paid $13295 OTD?
  7. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    No I paid more than that I got some farkles, I have farklitious....
  8. DeedsyDragon

    DeedsyDragon Moto Dragon

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    I keep having Hyperstrada related dreams... I need to get this bike already.:eek1
  9. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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  10. andykeck

    andykeck Been here awhile

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  11. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Adventurer

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    I've now done 2500 miles on my 6-week-old Hyperstrada. What a fun machine, now permanently in sport mode after doing some touring in France.

    1 niggle is a bit of a flat spot at around 6000 revs - that's a bad place for no oomph on French motorways, once through it it's fine. Also I need to change my left foot position so I don't keep scraping it on the road. The luggage is a bit tight in its fittings, I have to thump it to remove it.

    Next year the Alps are calling me.
  12. DucRento

    DucRento Adventurer

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    The luggage fix is easy, I read a thread on the hyperstrada specific forum and you unscrew the catch and grease the internals. Now really easy to remove.

    R
  13. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Adventurer

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  14. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    I did a 137 mile ride yesterday and used 2.2US gallons that equates to a little over 62 mpg!


    Sending electrons with my electron sending device...
  15. GotMojo?

    GotMojo? Long timer

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    We need more pics people!! :clap
  16. 98940

    98940 #ridehvmc

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    Did another trackday recently, at NY Safety Track.
    Switched on & off with my GSXR750.

    Guess which I had more fun on :evil
    The bike continues to be impressive.

    Nice to ride a 20-30 min session and feel refreshed rather than pretzeled.
  17. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Don't know if your familiar with Jamie over at Motogeo but he does a lot of fun stuff on motorbikes and it was good to see him having fun on the Hyperstrada.

    Motogeo


    It was fun I just wish he would have talked more about the bike...
  18. doogiepooch

    doogiepooch Been here awhile

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    Keep on eye out on their youtube account, anytime they do one of those rides where they show the food, the loaction etc etc, in a couple of weeks they will post a review of the bike they did it on. You will find a bike reveiw after every single ride report done in the last year or so.
  19. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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    Question for yall hypertistas: Would it be better to get the better suspenion and travel from the sp and add the necassary bits to make it a beast, or would it be better to get the strada and potentially upgrade the suspension? Thinking seriously about these bikes as I think both the Multi and KTM 990/1290 are too big/too much for me right now.

    Also, I'm svelt 6'2 and the ergos per cycleergo look pretty good, but what say yall with real world experience?
  20. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    I haven't ridden the SP Motard so I'm not familiar with the suspension and to wither it's any upgrade. The only thing you could not buy and add to the SP would be the power outlets there are 2 of them they are welded to the frame. There is an upgrade to the forks, one currently I'm aware of a company out of Italy called Andreani but I'm sure others will follow soon such as Race Tec.