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Old October 22nd, 2014, 01:19 PM   #1
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Trading Hyperstrada for Multistrada

I am thinking I may trade my 4500 mile 2013 Hyperstrada for a 2013 Multistrada Granturismo with 2500 miles on it.

The hyper and I aren't really happy with one another. My hope is that the larger and more comfy multi, with its semi-active suspension, will be better for the kind of riding that I do - commuting on NYC Metro roads that all manufacturers should use as a vehicle proving grounds before they claim they produce a comfortable ride.

I regret not pushing the dealer when he said "we don't do test rides anymore". Because while the Hyper seemed like all the bike I'd need, what with the screen (that sucked), the bags (that are not made that well), and the power outlets and centerstand (those I appreciate), at 4500 miles I'm not as happy with it as I'd like to be and I probably would have handed back the keys after a test ride and gone with something else.

I took a huge hit on the KTM Duke I traded in. Rolled over the unpaid balance into the deal on the Hyperstrada. Now I'm gonna trade that back in for a used Multi and be in a bigger hole.

Most of what drives me to consider this is the fact that even after I spent so much on the fork upgrades I'm not happy. After 200 miles of ownership I determined very quickly that the ride wasn't gonna be tolerable. When first installed the Andreanis were a huge improvement. But after 4000 miles they're still causing me to compromise on the ride, which is less than optimal for my needs. I've solved the fueling issue for now, but the after spending $890 more on the fork upgrade and a whole lot of time in labor and adjustments, I'm fed up. The bike beats me up. With the lack of wind protection, and the light weight making the bike get tossed around like a toy, I'm getting beat up.

Everything I read about the Multistrada and the sublime ride provided by the DSS semi-active suspension makes me think that the used one for ~$16K is the way to go.

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Old October 22nd, 2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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I really have a hard time understanding all the griping about the suspension . I've ridden motorcycles of all types for 47 years . I own 20+ now in all shapes and sizes . I race Flat Track and can get around the track pretty good . I ride my Hyper on pavement and gravel with some pretty deep holes and ruts . I think it works pretty good . I ride 2 up with my wife and to top it all off I probably would top 250# with gear on ! I guess it just different strokes for different folks ??? Good luck on the trade .
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 02:18 PM   #3
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Bummer. I too have Multi dreams but I like this bike for now. Since I moved I mostly just blast around on urban streets and it's great for that.

So...if they aren't giving you any incentive on the Andreani's, wanna sell them?
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 02:20 PM   #4
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I feel the same as you - this bike is so much fun, but the multi feels like a more powerful distance commute/travel tool than the Hyper (especially if you are 6ft above).

Let me know how your transition goes! I'm wishing you the best of luck with getting a good trade/deal with the new multi.
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I really have a hard time understanding all the griping about the suspension . I've ridden motorcycles of all types for 47 years . I own 20+ now in all shapes and sizes . I race Flat Track and can get around the track pretty good . I ride my Hyper on pavement and gravel with some pretty deep holes and ruts . I think it works pretty good . I ride 2 up with my wife and to top it all off I probably would top 250# with gear on ! I guess it just different strokes for different folks ??? Good luck on the trade .
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Yup. Different strokes for different folks may be it. This trade may happen, or it may end up costing me so much that I need to postpone it and just live with it.
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I feel the same as you - this bike is so much fun, but the multi feels like a more powerful distance commute/travel tool than the Hyper (especially if you are 6ft above).

Let me know how your transition goes! I'm wishing you the best of luck with getting a good trade/deal with the new multi.
Vincent, it's fun. No doubt. If all I did was ride smooth roads that led to some smooth twisties on weekends, I'd be satisfied. The reality is I'm commuting. And I'm 6' tall, mostly torso. So I'm a big sail.

I am not sure when I'll get to the dealer to talk about the deal, but I hope it's doable.
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Bummer. I too have Multi dreams but I like this bike for now. Since I moved I mostly just blast around on urban streets and it's great for that.

So...if they aren't giving you any incentive on the Andreani's, wanna sell them?
You have Multi dreams? Then don't read the reviews on the 2013 Multi with the DSS system. I think it was voted bike of the year by somebody or another.

Where did you move to? Because if you're not that far and I strike a deal, maybe you can ride your Hyper here and I'll swap the fork legs for the stock ones before I trade the bike in.

I dunno. This could be a pipe dream prohibited by ridiculous amounts of money being lost by me but gained by the dealer.
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You have Multi dreams? Then don't read the reviews on the 2013 Multi with the DSS system. I think it was voted bike of the year by somebody or another.

Where did you move to? Because if you're not that far and I strike a deal, maybe you can ride your Hyper here and I'll swap the fork legs for the stock ones before I trade the bike in.

I dunno. This could be a pipe dream prohibited by ridiculous amounts of money being lost by me but gained by the dealer.
I'm only 5'9" and don't want to ever settle with buying a low version...maybe some pride, but mostly don't like the idea of undercutting performance. So, Multi may be out of my (literal) reach.

I'm in Norfolk, VA. I'm not riding her that far. But, I'd most definitely remove and ship my forks to you for a swap out, for a fair price.

I only suggest this because I know dealers could give two shits about mods when it comes to value. Been dealing with that sick reality for most of my adult life after dumping tons of time and money into cars. So, why not recoup a little bit of that sunk cost. I've wanted the Andreani's since I first read about them but ain't rich.

And don't be upset about trading up. This is a stepping stone bike for sure. I'm a long haul owner but know it's an entry level model. I think it is a swiss-army knife - master at nothing but good at almost everything. Some owners think it's the cat's ass but, another $5K would have solved most of the gripes we generally have.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 04:27 PM   #9
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just curious, have you considered the Diavel? I test rode one before I got my Strada and knew immediately that I would own one some day. They kit out pretty good for touring and it's an absolute beast of a motor.

And the dealer not offering test rides is shit. Make me sign the damn waiver and shut your face hole. I wouldn't be in here if I didn't have the money to purchase one.
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I'll put this first in case you don't read the rest. I think you're going the wrong direction for the wrong reason. The Hyper is not a great city bike - it can do it but why bother. The multi will be a pig in NYC - might as well get a Honda Fit.

Here's what you should do - you can thank me later: Keep the hyper for longer trips - out in the loose - man, upstate NY is what it was born for - it's great. For the city get a used yamaha wrx250x - now you've got the plush suspension, the ability to get to the head of the line, and enough power for the urban jungle.

Regarding taling a beating: I spent 4 days riding the back roads of VT with a friend whose bike is a 1935 Indian. The roads there are beat up and sometimes simply revert to dirt. I knew when I had to stand up by watching his bike fly into the air. He could barely walk after the ride- I was feeling just fine (but not gloating - hell, he could almost outride me on that beast). He took a a beating - I was sometimes shaken, but not stirred.
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