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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:54 AM   #21
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Here is a real world review. I saw on ADVrider in beasts under Multistrada 1200 thread, a guy posted a picture with one HyperStrada in with a bunch of Multi12s.



I asked him how did he do on the ride? I quote:

"The guy who bought it along is a Multi owner, so could genuinely compare them back-to-back. The Hyper(strada) version is the lowest of the 3 variants (though same as the Multi S at 850mm seat height). The new owner felt that whilst heights are identical, the Hyper, naturally enough, felt physically smaller and lighter. He reckoned the new engine is a gem (11˚ valve overlap, like the Multi), very torquey for this bike, which owes nothing to the revvy 848 mill.

In truth he was a good rider and had no issues keeping up with the faster guys on their Multis.

His criticisms:
- needs a bigger screen (coming off a Multi I'm guessing anything less makes you feel like a human parachute)
- he missed the adjustable suspension of his Multi S. Like most every Ducati, touring or otherwise, the Italians have this incontrovertible belief that all their bikes should be set up for a race track. The H-Strada is no different. The owner was a little guy (I'm guessing my height and weight 5'6", about 70kg) and felt his hyper needs some serious suspension recalibration (ie - it's way too stiff!!).

Other than that he loved it........and it looks fantastic in the flesh. If it came out a few months back I may have chosen it over the Multi.....or not."
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Old May 15th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #22
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I can tell you that 9k rpm in 6th is an indicated 131, however the GPS says 121 max. Think the speedo gets a little optimistic above 90.

65 = 61
70 = 65
80 = 74
90 = 83
100 = 92
131 = 121

Hard to get a good read, as the bike gets ahead of the GPS pretty quickly.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #23
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Old May 15th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #24
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Here is a real world review. I saw on ADVrider in beasts under Multistrada 1200 thread, a guy posted a picture with one HyperStrada in with a bunch of Multi12s.



I asked him how did he do on the ride? I quote:

"The guy who bought it along is a Multi owner, so could genuinely compare them back-to-back. The Hyper(strada) version is the lowest of the 3 variants (though same as the Multi S at 850mm seat height). The new owner felt that whilst heights are identical, the Hyper, naturally enough, felt physically smaller and lighter. He reckoned the new engine is a gem (11˚ valve overlap, like the Multi), very torquey for this bike, which owes nothing to the revvy 848 mill.

In truth he was a good rider and had no issues keeping up with the faster guys on their Multis.

His criticisms:
- needs a bigger screen (coming off a Multi I'm guessing anything less makes you feel like a human parachute)
- he missed the adjustable suspension of his Multi S. Like most every Ducati, touring or otherwise, the Italians have this incontrovertible belief that all their bikes should be set up for a race track. The H-Strada is no different. The owner was a little guy (I'm guessing my height and weight 5'6", about 70kg) and felt his hyper needs some serious suspension recalibration (ie - it's way too stiff!!).

Other than that he loved it........and it looks fantastic in the flesh. If it came out a few months back I may have chosen it over the Multi.....or not."
I'm the same size and agree the setup is a bit stiff. I set the rear on the softest and still don't get much sag out of it. Rough roads are a bit choppy too. I may search out a suspension shop later this summer to see if I can get some improvement. I may play with oil weight on the forks first along with getting to know the bike better before any big changes.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 03:24 PM   #25
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My only suspension complaint is with the front. There a choppy affair. I can coast butter smooth to a stop and not upset them but there's no progressive loading - the front just dives harshly when I hit some nominal point.

Honestly, I've never met a stock suspension I didn't replace; 2 or 4 wheels. I'm quite bitter about no adjustment on the front tubes but it wouldn't have stopped me from buying the bike.

*switching gears* Anybody know what make can is on that black Multi? I really dig it.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #26
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Old May 16th, 2013, 04:50 AM   #27
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I'm at a place I can ride all roads with my suspension, but the forks do need some attention. I have the shock preload about 4 turns from full on and it stops the pogoing and generally settles the bike down.

On high speed corners and bumps you better have both hands on the bars, the front can get very unsettled for short moments.

I don't have bad dive or I just don't notice. I had a Tiger 1050 and that bike would dive to the ground especially on the track when you dropped the binders at the end of a straight, but it tracked perfect. This bike wants to move around a bit when on rough bumpy curves.

From the specs in the book, I know they use different springs in each fork and different amounts of oil (696 is the same and I modded it to work with 130 lb wife), I will be looking at it soon.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 09:46 AM   #28
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Since we have a trip to Mena, AR planned for this weekend, I decided to work on the forks to make them more compliant.

Right fork (as you sit on the bike) is rebound and left is compression. Both springs are the same length and appear same rate. I changed out the oil in right fork for Silkolene 5 wt., that should speed up the rebound.

Also cut 10mm off of the plastic spacer to make the preload less and increase my rider sag.
Left side I kept the oil but cut 10mm off the little spring spacer.

Measured both forks on a scale at 160lb, 180lb and 200lb as to length of travel.
Both forks were pretty close to the same OEM and now also after my mod only the travel is slightly more for the weights.

Going to test ride.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 10:08 AM   #29
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Old May 16th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #30
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Ran down south 90 miles and back, had to dodge big T-Storm and reports of hail and tornadoes. Stayed out of the rain but got wet highway with leaves covering the road and some downed trees blocking half of the 2 lane.

Your butt will get wet in the rain and wet roads, the hugger is not long or wide enough, spray comes up from behind and beside the tail to wet your pants in the seat area.

Forks, I did help the rebound, but now the compression is too much, so should have changed the oil in that one also. Will pull it apart in the morning and change out the oil for 5 wt in the left fork. Just need to soften up the rear shock a 1/2 turn I think to match the forks. We shall see.

P.S. According to my calculations, the fork spring rate = .90 k/mm

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