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Old May 31st, 2014, 06:39 PM   #61
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For anyone considering Heidenau K60, you have to be very careful if airing down for off road use. The bead easily unseats just enough to leak and go flat. You need a fairly high output compressor to reseat the tire if that happens. However, they work well even at higher than you would like pressures in the dirt. Front tire annoyingly noisy on freeway above 65mph. They wear incredibly well.
The K60 scout is only available in a 150 which is too narrow for the Hyperstrada chose accordingly
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Old May 31st, 2014, 06:39 PM   #62
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Where did you pick up those engine guards?
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Old June 21st, 2014, 11:02 AM   #63
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Race Tech Suspension

Ok, so I went out for a ride today after installing the race tech suspension. So... it TRANSFORMED the bike. On the pavement you no longer feel every pavement imperfection and for the first time actually feel the shock working. High speed turns felt the same. The only bad thing is a noticeable nose dive under sudden hard braking.

Off road though, the difference is incredible! I did a little bit of single tracking today, went over rocks, roots, etc and it feels like a completely different bike. You NEED to install a good skid plate though as now with the better suspension, I have a lot more confidence to go faster over bigger obstacles and more than once I heard the plate getting hit by rocks.

I was considering getting an 1190R, but not now. For $1,000 I think it was WELL worth it!



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Old June 21st, 2014, 05:10 PM   #64
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The Race Tech Suspension sounds great . I rode about 40 miles of dirt and two rut roads in the NC mountains yesterday . I was very pleased with the way the HS handled . My buddy , on a DRZ 400 , said it looked very smooth ,much better than his bike . I really need some more aggressive tires . Are there any tires available other than the TKC 80 that I'm missing ?On top of the dirt roads we also forged 6 creek crossing from 15ft to 30ft across and up to 2ft deep . So far I'm very pleased with the HS , but all the problems I read about on here do concern me a bit !
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 05:18 AM   #65
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Simon you should have posted that last photo of the HS in the woods! I am glad that Race Tech works so well for you, well have to compare them side by side maybe this weekend... I have been itching to get these TCK80 dirty!
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 08:36 AM   #66
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The Race Tech Suspension sounds great . I rode about 40 miles of dirt and two rut roads in the NC mountains yesterday . I was very pleased with the way the HS handled . My buddy , on a DRZ 400 , said it looked very smooth ,much better than his bike . I really need some more aggressive tires . Are there any tires available other than the TKC 80 that I'm missing ?On top of the dirt roads we also forged 6 creek crossing from 15ft to 30ft across and up to 2ft deep . So far I'm very pleased with the HS , but all the problems I read about on here do concern me a bit !
I am planning on putting the Karoo3 on my bike for a portion of the UTBDR this Fall. Also, they are supposedly about to release a K60 in a 170 size. I have the D616 (rear) and MT60R (front) on my bike now, which is far less aggressive but works ok if you stay way from mud and take it easy on the throttle. Good Luck!
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 08:36 AM   #67
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Simon you should have posted that last photo of the HS in the woods! I am glad that Race Tech works so well for you, well have to compare them side by side maybe this weekend... I have been itching to get these TCK80 dirty!
I know...I know... I'm a lazy SOB when it comes to posting pics...
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 08:52 AM   #68
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i accidentally took mine through some bike trails & managed to survive... I use to race motocross, so that helped a lot, but it was constantly spinning & sliding around... fun for me, but im glad this thing is under warranty, bc i feel like i am going to destroy it some days
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Old June 25th, 2014, 03:10 PM   #69
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I took my hs down some fire roads the other day with my friend and his nc700x. Both bikes did great. It was nothing complicated. But too much fun to resist. The only problem I had was rocks hitting the rad. I've been slacking and have not got the protectors yet. Can't wait to do more off road
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Old June 30th, 2014, 04:35 PM   #70
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You guessed right folks that’s a Ducati Hyperstrada!!



Spent most of the day Saturday riding with PSimon and had a great time creating some dirty Ducs!

We did about 30 miles on trail 717 west of Woodland Park, Colorado, at elevations near 9K feet. These trails are pseudo single tracks that the quad ATVs can play on so nothing technical or tight but lots of whoops and some decent hill climbs.






The ground was mostly decomposed granite, which you see typically in this part of the country, with a few mud holes, creek crossings and roots thrown in for good measure, but no big rocks—which was a good thing.

The bike performed flawlessly, all things considered, the front suspension could be better, but considering it’s not really designed for whoop-de-dos, it was adequate just to slow down a bit.

Fueling was spot on, never a hiccup or sputter.

The bikes handle very easily in that type terrain and were very forgiving. Started in Touring mode then quickly switched to Urban with the traction off for more controlled wheel spin. I have TCK80s all around, which I’m very impressed with both on and off pavement, and they look particularly knarly in a 180 wide on the back of the Strada. According to PSimon, they are particularly foreboding with roost!





There were several dirt bikers out on the trail that day and we were very much the center of attention, having Ducatis out on the trial like that—including the comment that a Ducati with TCK80s had never been seen before!

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