Ducati Hyperstrada!

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

  1. mammal

    mammal Been here awhile

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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.


  2. jerdog53

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  3. Vicsplorer

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    I've got one of these on order, can't wait!
  4. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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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.
  5. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    So much more versatile than the old hyper!! Should appeal to a broad audience
  6. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    Are there any reports of mpg? I've asked and searched but no luck.

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  7. smack doogle

    smack doogle Been here awhile

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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.
  8. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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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
  9. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    First pics of Strada's without the luggage bags to delivered in Italy :


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  10. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Looks like the bikes are being delivered in Europe as we speek......

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  11. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Sat on one yesterday. Very light machine. Wouldn't mind a go on one.
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    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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  14. Mars Sentinel

    Mars Sentinel Adventurer

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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.
  15. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    Haha. You just complained about the presence of a pretty girl in a video about a Ducati. That's pretty funny. :1drink
  16. DeedsyDragon

    DeedsyDragon Moto Dragon

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    It's a 2-up bike, and Ducati wants to show that. Sure, a guy could be the pillion, but that wouldn't help Ducati's sales. :lol3
  17. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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  18. Downs

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    Sex sells.......period.:freaky
  19. wncstrada

    wncstrada Been here awhile

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    The passenger bothers you? Now, I wondered why the rider changed helmets halfway through the video! :)

    Looking forward to seeing the bike in my local dealership soon.
  20. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    Naw, she's just there so guys can convince their SO there's a passenger seat. Personally I'm getting tired of the old lady on the back ads but that's just me, I like my bikes to handle as they are intended to.