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Old December 19th, 2017, 11:13 AM   #11
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The bike does feel very small when you first get on it. That goes away fast but you know you wont be taking it for any multi hour freeway bombs.
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Old December 20th, 2017, 07:47 AM   #12
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I'm 6 foot tall and the Strada fits me perfectly. Can flat foot it no problem. I've got the stock seat plus one from a regular Hyper; the latter has less "dish" and puts my butt more forward. I like it for canyons, and the stocker for touring.

I've done a few multi-hour freeway blasts, and my only complaint is the buckboard ride from sections where the concrete has sagged. The "freeway hop" can be pretty bad at over 70 mph.

Compared to the bigger bikes I've had - a Concours, Triumph Trophy 3, and a couple of Harley big twins - the Strada is almost as comfortable with considerably better performance in the canyons. Which is where I do most of my riding these days.

However, I don't expect locals to come up and talk to me on the Ducati. That happened a lot when we rode our E-glide to Daytona. Got a few tips for good eats!
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 08:37 PM   #13
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Hyper is kinda funny. It's got an insane seat height on the SP (over 35 inches) but also is kinda small and looks funny with a big person on it like myself.
This. The clearance is purely for suspension travel and lean angle. Today I was riding and my legs were getting a little cramped so I stood on the pegs for a minute and sat down on the passenger seat section haha. I could still easily reach all the controls. I can put my feet down pretty comfortably at stops but idk if it's truly flat on both feet? I usually only rest one foot down at a stop. I'm ~6'1" with 32 inch inseam. That said I think the time you spend at stops is no big deal compared to how well it will fit a shorter person once you're moving. I've read about several shorter people who are delighted with the ergonomics but still have to kind of side hop at stops. But once you're going my guess is the 5'7"-5'9" crowd fit like a glove. Besides, Italian racers are all small and wiry anyways, right?
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 03:28 AM   #14
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I'm 5'8 with a 29" inseam. I've upgraded the suspension on the Strada and I believe it sits around 34.5+ now. I'm have to ride with boots and even then I'm on my toes. When riding however the bike really fits me well. Seems like it would cramped for a taller rider.
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 09:13 AM   #15
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This. The clearance is purely for suspension travel and lean angle. Today I was riding and my legs were getting a little cramped so I stood on the pegs for a minute and sat down on the passenger seat section haha. I could still easily reach all the controls. I can put my feet down pretty comfortably at stops but idk if it's truly flat on both feet? I usually only rest one foot down at a stop. I'm ~6'1" with 32 inch inseam. That said I think the time you spend at stops is no big deal compared to how well it will fit a shorter person once you're moving. I've read about several shorter people who are delighted with the ergonomics but still have to kind of side hop at stops. But once you're going my guess is the 5'7"-5'9" crowd fit like a glove. Besides, Italian racers are all small and wiry anyways, right?
Don't think so....there's a certain GP racer from Urbino who is almost 6' tall... you might have heard of him, he wears #46.

My SV650 has a lot less legroom than the Strada, by a couple of inches. I made some rearset plates to move them down and back a bit but it's still tight. My inseam is 34" BTW.

Shorter riders could opt for a "Low" model 821 in certain years. But I can drag the pegs already.

And if you think the Hyper is small, you should try a 390 Duke...ours is like riding a rabid pit bull.
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