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Old September 29th, 2017, 08:21 PM   #1
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Now that I have ridden my 2013 Hyperstrada (purchased new in 2015) for 10,000 miles, I have formed some opinions.



1) Very reliable bike. I donít carry tools. Despite how the bike is abused on potholed and broken backroads the bike holds together well, never a loose bolt or nut.

2) Durable wheels, in spite of impacts, thousands of bad road surface impacts.

3) Not a touring bike. 400 miles and Iím done for the day. However, I knew this when purchasing it and had no expectations of riding cross country.

4) Not a dirt bike. 17Ē front wheel, very little ground clearance and exposed rear exhaust loop all conspire to limit the bike to the real easy stuff. That said, add knobby tires, skid plate and exploring the easy stuff off-road is indeed fun.



5) Great gas mileage, as I can easily get 50 mpg.

6) Easy to bring with me everywhere. Narrow, reasonably light and easily tied down.



7) For the backroad exploration I so enjoy, this bike is a delight.



8) For twisty highway hooligan fun, this bike is very good.



9) The changes to the suspension and seat have transformed the bike for the better noticed immediately and with each mile of riding.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 06:08 AM   #2
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RSL what is that rear fender you have there? It looks shorter than my stock.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 10:43 PM   #3
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Now that I have ridden my 2013 Hyperstrada (purchased new in 2015) for 10,000 miles, I have formed some opinions.
1) Very reliable bike. I don’t carry tools. Despite how the bike is abused on potholed and broken backroads the bike holds together well, never a loose bolt or nut.

2) Durable wheels, in spite of impacts, thousands of bad road surface impacts.

3) Not a touring bike. 400 miles and I’m done for the day. However, I knew this when purchasing it and had no expectations of riding cross country.

4) Not a dirt bike. 17” front wheel, very little ground clearance and exposed rear exhaust loop all conspire to limit the bike to the real easy stuff. That said, add knobby tires, skid plate and exploring the easy stuff off-road is indeed fun.

5) Great gas mileage, as I can easily get 50 mpg.

6) Easy to bring with me everywhere. Narrow, reasonably light and easily tied down.

7) For the backroad exploration I so enjoy, this bike is a delight.

8) For twisty highway hooligan fun, this bike is very good.

9) The changes to the suspension and seat have transformed the bike for the better noticed immediately and with each mile of riding.
So good to hear of the solid reliability of your bike. Gives me hope for the future with my ... still new to me ... new used bike.

I would agree with most all your points except #3 about touring. I don't feel a bike needs to be comfortable for a 400 mile day to qualify as a touring bike.

Obviously the Strada is no GoldWing, FJR or GS, but I do feel it's not too bad doing 200 to 300 miles a day ... with plenty of breaks along the way!

It really helps to NOT be on the Slab and riding fun, twisty back roads of course. But even stretches of fast two lane aren't too bad, IMO.

But I'm still a Noob and have only put about 1200 miles on my bike ... so maybe I will "revise" my opinion when I put another 10K miles on it! Only managed 200 miles in a day so far ... MORE TO COME ... with luck!

Our Bay Area rides rarely cover more than 250 miles/day and often less. Once in a while we do a 400 mile day ... but not often. Our rides are mostly 3 day rides with a few 2 day rides. NO one day rides ever. Nice Sierra ride coming later in October, will report back, hopefully a few pics to share.
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Old October 1st, 2017, 03:09 PM   #4
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RSL what is that rear fender you have there? It looks shorter than my stock.
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Old October 1st, 2017, 04:42 PM   #5
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I saw the evotech tail tidy but your actual rear fender looks quite a bit shorter than my stock 2016 939 fender. Looks like the hypermotard fender. I like it.
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Old October 1st, 2017, 04:51 PM   #6
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I saw the evotech tail tidy but your actual rear fender looks quite a bit shorter than my stock 2016 939 fender. Looks like the hypermotard fender. I like it.
Oh the hugger?

Yes, Hypermotard.
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Old October 1st, 2017, 07:49 PM   #7
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Thanks! Just ordered from Ducati of Omaha for $27!
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Thanks! Just ordered from Ducati of Omaha for $27!
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Old October 6th, 2017, 11:50 AM   #9
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I've always been a bit weird, I love LONG rides but I have yet to see a touring bike that I'm interested in riding. In fact, I somewhat enjoy doing trips on bikes not meant for that purpose. My old bike, a Honda 599 went on several 400+ mile rides with me including a backroads road trip to and from LA. Could have used a better seat but otherwise it was fine.

In comparison the Hypermotard is fantastic. I find the riding ergonomics for my 6'3" frame to be extremely comfortable, and coming from am mountaing biking background, the stance is confidence inspiring (possible more so than is good for me). I've done a few days over 500 miles and aside from general fatigue I've not really found anything about the bike uncomfortable.

I'll be doing a cross country trip next year to celebrate my 40th year on this planet with a ride to and from Colorado, taking time to ensure I can spend as much of that ride as realistically possible off the interstate. The Hypermotard to me is the perfect machine for this.

I'm only 300 miles away from 10,000 myself and aside from a bad O2 sensor and a recent trip into limp mode (dealer is investigating as I type) the bike has given me no issues and lots of grins.
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Old October 6th, 2017, 11:59 AM   #10
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I've had continent crossing bikes. Why I'm an Iron Butt member.

My purchase, and modifications, targeted the roads I so enjoy now.

1,000 mile a day+ touring bike? Nope. Just spent some time with two of those guys here in Dallas for an Iron Butt party weekend.

Oil change weekend for my bike, as there are nearly 4,000 miles on this oil.
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