Dear Ducati; please add 21/18 combo and a skid plate to the Hyper 939. That is all.

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Boredsurfer, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Boredsurfer

    Boredsurfer Been here awhile

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    why is progress in the ADV class so damn slow.
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  2. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    strong 21/18 combo wheels (spokes / tubeless) and a solid sturdy protecting skid plate added to the Hyper 939 factory, bloody brilliant ~'nuff said...
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  3. uspspro

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    Yeah, a Hyperstrada Enduro would be the ticket.

    Even with 19/17 wheels from the MTS-E

    - Hyper 939 with Strada windscreen
    - Hyper SP suspension
    - aforementioned wheel options
    - Comfortable, yet good off-road seat
    - Skid plate
    - tough panniers
    - Enduro mode, with off-road ABS

    I would have bought one over my 1200 Enduro.
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  4. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig They call me... Huckajawea

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    On paper, I like the sound of this bike. Smaller and lighter than the MTS-E 1200 and likely quicker than the Africa Twin. All good things in my book.
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  5. Boredsurfer

    Boredsurfer Been here awhile

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    Could be the grail.... don't hold your breath :)
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  6. tootone

    tootone Been here awhile

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    Ok you guys are assigned for that project,
    I'll let Ducati know where to find you for free plain tickets.


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  7. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Looking at these pictures it sure begs the question, what about a different set of optional wheels? A set of spoked wheels in 17/19 seems like a natural. I'd prefer this over the heavy and very expensive 1200 Enduro I test rode.

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  8. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    I had that bike for little over a year and traded it for 500xc-w to ride offroad in CO. Now that I'm mostly done with off road I would like it back, or maybe the SP. The wind protection was minimal and the seat was confining, but still had a great time in the twisties not so much on the interstate.
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  9. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    It seems very close to the old KTM SM T 990 which I found rather attractive but never was able to ride.
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  10. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    if the Hyperstrada had fully adjustable suspension (front and rear) and maybe slightly larger fuel capacity I'd give Ducati some praise instead of laughing at them for yet another opportunity lost. the bike doesn't even have adjustable forks and is marketed as a Multistrada/Motard crossover type bike! but hey, at least you get bags and a windscreen for those longer rides!

    I like the ideas suggested thus far, hopefully Ducati will read and consider them.
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  11. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    I'll jump in here and agree, I'd be happy with a 19/17 combination of spoked wheels and make the rear a 150 wide for more tire choices. The front forks need more travel, 3-4" worth preferable, the rear works well IMO maybe just switch to the SP Ohlins set up. Definitely needs another gallon of fuel although Urban mode gets me 60ish MPG for decent range.
    I have ridden the 939 and didn't feel the difference was note worthy.
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  12. wncstrada

    wncstrada Been here awhile

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    I am with you folks. I traded my Hypermotard 796 in for a BMW F800GS to be able to do more adv type riding. I miss that Ducati motor - I think that it is superior to the BMW. If Ducati would just change the wheels and add a decent skidplate to the Hyperstrada they would have a contender.
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  13. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    Why not just buy a used Hypermotard, change the wheels, and build (or have someone else build) a skidplate??

    Neither of those are terribly difficult modifications to do... and you'd actually have a bike to ride, not just dream about something that probably won't come from the factory.
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  14. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Woody's will make wheels and SW-Mototech makes a good bash plate!

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    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    shakeszilla n00b

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    I just picked one up and it's amazing for on road touring IMO. Over on the hyperstrada forum the consensus is the SP is the way to go for the suspension with the bolt on hyperstrada parts, if money is no object. Several people have had new cartridges put in the forks on the strada to get it where they want it.

    Seconded on the SW motech bash plate. Much more robust than the plastic bit that comes stock.


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  17. Bullsnake

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    Is anyone making a bash plate yet for the 2016 939 sp with the aux oil cooler? Checked SW's website and they have nothing listed yet for this bike. Also having a really hard time finding a tail tidy for the new 939 SP - anyone with any good suggestions out there? Thanks!!
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  18. Bungholio

    Bungholio Long timer

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    I assume the Multistrada 950 is the bike you guys are wishing for? Won't be long now.
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  19. Boredsurfer

    Boredsurfer Been here awhile

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    Nope.... not nearly light enough :)
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