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Old May 4th, 2019, 05:34 PM   #1
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Old May 6th, 2019, 12:46 AM   #2
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Fair assessment. The fuel consumption should have an *(nearly impossible to keep your hand out of the throttle and achieve).
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Old May 6th, 2019, 02:04 PM   #4
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With more than 10,000 miles on my Hyperstrada, I think the small size with roomy accommodation for my 6'2" frame remains exactly what I want over 4 years later.

Maybe my expectations are different than most because this isn't a do-it-all bike for me. I don't tour with it. Given up off-roading with it. It is a super fun mountain road bike. Paved, somewhat paved or even sections of unpaved. The more twisted the better.

So, the UK reviewer is right that this isn't the all-rounder most expect. The 990 is a bigger bike.

Funny that the little XT250 is longer than the Hyperstrada. Well, only by a bit.

Apparently the niche the Hyper series is designed to fit is the same as the one I purchased the Hyperstrada to fill.
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Old May 6th, 2019, 04:03 PM   #5
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I'm perfectly happy with my SP. It may just be because I don't know any better but I've enjoyed touring on it when i've had the chance. Of course my idea of touring is to string together as many winding, poorly paved backroads as I can while still (eventually) getting to my destination...
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Old May 6th, 2019, 04:29 PM   #6
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I'm perfectly happy with my SP. It may just be because I don't know any better but I've enjoyed touring on it when i've had the chance. Of course my idea of touring is to string together as many winding, poorly paved backroads as I can while still (eventually) getting to my destination...
Well, located where you are, next to unlimited riding, your form of touring is a snap.

When I would load my K1600GT and fly across the continent to seek out the 4 Corners or California roads, touring was indeed touring. 6,000 mile average loops.
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I still don't like going fast on it. Like, sustained hwy travel over 80. Common sense would say slow down but, I can't/ won't. Everything in between I love: twisties, darting around towns, congested traffic navigation, etc. It's just helped me decide what I want/ need in my next bike.
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Old May 7th, 2019, 01:49 PM   #8
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The only part about going fast on the highway I don't like is how I chew through tires!
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Old May 7th, 2019, 01:59 PM   #9
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Well, located where you are, next to unlimited riding, your form of touring is a snap.

When I would load my K1600GT and fly across the continent to seek out the 4 Corners or California roads, touring was indeed touring. 6,000 mile average loops.
Yeah, crossing the continent on the Hyper wouldn't be pleasant, it's fine on the highway but the highway is boring. Longest trip so far was a little over 3k round trip to get to Colorado and back. Mostly back roads, with a boring stint on I-70 because forest fires would have made our route either impassible or add too many hours or seat time. I haven't done anything more than a few hundred miles at a time since a trip to San Diego in November. I may have to put something together for Memorial weekend...
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Nice review =thanks. every winter I dream of new bikes (790 duke is a beauty) but after my first few spring rides, I'm always a happy man. There's always more to discover with this machine, and I tour like N4teTheGreat - which is a great way to tour. Last year was a slow riding year - a fork spring took over 6 weeks from the season, which is absurd - but heading to 32,000 miles and looking forward to some long rides this season.

I believe the reviewer mentioned good lighting - LOLZ. But after an LED upgrade. it's fine.

The KTM SMT was on my mind when I was shopping, but KTM discontinued it in 2013, and then went to large whale like beasts. Too bad. The 790 duke looks like a gem - we'll see how the new owners fare...
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