Ducati Hyperstrada!

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

  1. fredgilb

    fredgilb Been here awhile

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    Check out the report,
    http:// http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=933137
    There's also a link to last years where the mods are discussed. Best change I made was to flatten the seat foam.
    The only thing I'm not to happy about is parts prices.
    BTW the SP has much snappier handling.
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    The front fork softens up after it breaks in. It's a little harsh on sharp step bumps but they don't have those in europe!
    Addendum to the forks: Mine we're just replaced. There was a batch of early ones that were defective. Made a huge difference in handling and my opinion of Marzocchi quality control :ddog
  2. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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    So how was the sp on the dirt section?
  3. fredgilb

    fredgilb Been here awhile

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    It was fine. Nice wide bars and forward weight bias. All that (SP) suspension travel didn't hurt either. I made the mistake of having the wet setting on the DTC. It was pretty funny sensation. Just hold the throttle wide open and wait to gather speed. You can see it in the video when I start to pass and it takes me forever to get by. Nope .......... no wheel spin for you!
  4. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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    Right on. Great report by the way. What had everybody spinning out in the section youre bike decided to get a closer look at the trees?
  5. fredgilb

    fredgilb Been here awhile

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    Good question. I think it was a very deceptive stage. It was fast but those decreasing radius turns just snuck in there when you thought it looked safe, also I think some people got caught out by using the high spec Michelin that need more time to heat up before they grip. They were used to years of the Metzlers that heat up fast. (but I hated them.)
  6. fredgilb

    fredgilb Been here awhile

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    I can't wait to try mine on that track. I hear its a great track.
  7. fredgilb

    fredgilb Been here awhile

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    Go with the SP. Just having the lighter wheels makes a big difference.
  8. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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    Thanks for the input. Ive been looking real hard at either the sp or the ktm 690 enduro. The question I reckon is light street bike that can do fire roads, or more serious dirt oriented bike. Either way I have no interest in heavy motorcycles.
  9. fredgilb

    fredgilb Been here awhile

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    I know, that's a tough choice. 690 is a great bike. I guess it's how far are you from the fire roads. The SP can cruise at 100 mph if you can take the wind blast. Another consideration is how much do think you might be dropping it. The parts prices are pretty sick on the SP.
  10. Proteus

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    I ride my Hyperstrada at 6'3'' pushing 6'4''(still growing somehow at 26), I enjoy the riding position but the bikes stock suspension really can't take my 250 pound weight. Taller riders will have more problems at highway speeds of 75+, but hopefully the larger touring windscreen will solve that problem.

    My only real complaint how much the top case costs, a true sign that Ducati is owned by Audi.
  11. GB

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    The Givi topcase rack for the Multistrada 1200 will fit the HyperStrada, but the Givi topcase won't match the supplied saddlebags.
  12. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Looky here what SW-Mototech has produced for us Hyper Drivers!!!





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    Sending elections from my electron sending device....
  13. nick2ny

    nick2ny Been here awhile

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    Just borrowed a Hyperstrada. Is the little red light on the dash when the bike is off a real alarm or just a little red light?
  14. GB

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    It's the immobilizer light and if the bike is equipped with the factory alarm, it's for that too.
  15. DavidM1

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    I think you've got it a nutshell there, wizz. And I totally agree with you about weight issues.

    Sometime this year I'll be seeing what the Hyperstrada is like on "fire roads" and such. The move from a 21" to a 17" front wheel is my main concern.
  16. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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    Definately keep us updated.
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    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Wow really!

    :huh

    Solid 4 months and no movement on this threadÂ….


    Well its time to replace the tires on the bike and I'm leaning toward the Metzeler Tourance Next :ear
  18. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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    Care to update us on your thoughts about the bike? Any issues? Performance off the pavement and such?
  19. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Sorry for the long winded post but it's pretty slow here at work.

    I have currently just over 4900 miles on this bike I purchased new in May last year and have had no issues what so ever. The bike has been serviced twice by the local big box dealer once for the 600 mile and once for a software update. Others talk elsewhere about electrical gremlins and suspension issues and I have seen none. My forks work as advertised and as near as I can tell are flawless. Brakes are strong maybe a little too strong for me and my needs but you get used to one fingering it. The bike is light nimble and very flickable and really feels like a big dirt bike which is what I was looking for in it and realistically its not all that big. I am 5'8" and 160# with a 32" inseam the bike fits me perfect. Fueling is spot on even at low RPMs and have seen nothing that would I would consider remotely as a hick-up, this is not an issue on this bike. Fuel economy I am averaging 55 mpg of mixed riding mostly in town with maybe 20% highway a tank. Best tank was all 45-55 mph in the twisties at altitude and pulled 63mpg two up. Which means on extended trips that 200 miles a tank should be do able. I have see low 40 mpg riding like a hooligan which is easy to do on this bike. I love the bike and I am more comfortable on it than any others I have ridden to include the KTM 950s BMW GS 800s and 1100s and 650 Wees

    As far as off road is concerned I have several hundred miles on gravel roads and "jeep" trails not single tracks and the bike handles it just fine all things considered. It does have the 17" front and I wish for a 19 and a few more inches of travel up front which in turn would give a little more ground clearance but it is what it is a Ducati Hyperstrada. Definitely need Rox Risers for extended standing at least for me, 1.5" to 2" would be perfect. I do ride the bike frequently standing especially in parking lot so to see what other cars are moving and for the practice. Slow speed maneuverability is quite east even when standing although I suspect lower gearing will be needed on more rough rocky terrain when you are wanting to pick your way. I have installed a 14 tooth front sprocket which has helped, down from 15 but I still may add a few teeth to the rear. The traction control helps tremendously especially with the Scorpion Trail stock tires on anything other than hard pack dirt or slick rock, you just pin it and go in that direction.

    I plan on doing the CBDR later on this summer so I will need to add some farkles to it, bash plate, foot pegs, real hand guards, radiator guard, bar risers, some TCK80s to name a few, prolly lower the gearing.
  20. wncstrada

    wncstrada Adventurer

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    Really appreciate your comments and updates Jerdog53! I've got a 796 Hyper that I really enjoy but I'd love to update to the Hyperstrada. Really looking forward to your comments about your upcoming trip and how the bike performs. Please post some pictures of the bike fitted out for the trip!