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Old September 10th, 2015, 07:31 AM   #1
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Hyperstrada for world travel?

I have been planning to ride around the world but can't decide on a bike. I want something that's light ao it's easy to handle. Something that's nimble and fun for the tight twisties of the Italian Alps. Something dual sport that can do some gravel roads if need be.

I was thinking of good ol honda for reliability and the fact that it probably has the most mechanics around the world. But I really like my Hyperstrada and was wondering how it would do in terms of reliability? Any thoughts about the feasibility of this being a world traveller?

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Old September 10th, 2015, 08:06 AM   #2
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I'd rather take my V-Strom 650 for that type of thing. More available parts. Cheaper. Better range. Not worried about messing it up. Probably more reliable. More comfort.

Not as much fun in the twisties but you'd be thankful the rest of the time!
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Old September 10th, 2015, 12:40 PM   #3
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The fact that you are even considering doing this with any bike makes it likely that you know a lot more than me about these sort of trips. I just wanted to say that I hope you do it so you can post how she did!
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Old September 10th, 2015, 03:02 PM   #4
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I've often thought about Austrlia to the UK...this is a path that many take. See this blog The Path Less Ridden | Two-wheeled wandering?

However, the more I watch and learn, the more I realise that the Hyper is not the bike...you would be better with the V-Strom or even better with a DRZ 650.
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Old September 10th, 2015, 08:31 PM   #5
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Yes, reliability and availability of parts is my main concern. If the electronics fail on me in the middle of Mongolia or something, then I'm SOL! It's my first Ducati so I don't know how reliable they are.

I'm not giving up completely though and will do some more research. I know fuel can be extended with rotopax.

Thanks for the link Aussiehyper. Will check it out.

Have anyone done or heard of someone doing cross continent trips on the hyper? I know the multistrada has been used to go around the world.

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Old September 10th, 2015, 09:34 PM   #6
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If you do, please bring a lot of gear shift lever.
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Old September 10th, 2015, 11:55 PM   #7
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The site above is interesting because they have gone far on the DRZ 650. If you're really serious about global travel the first site below is the best I've come across and the second is a Multi that did Australia.

Welcome to the global home of motorcycle travel and overland adventure travel! | Horizons Unlimited
The Grand Australian Roadtrip : Motographing 23,000 kms on a Ducati with Shell Advance
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Old September 11th, 2015, 06:10 AM   #8
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Yes, I just started reading Horizons Unlimited. Thanks
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Old September 11th, 2015, 07:32 AM   #9
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If it can be done on a Multistrada, as the xBhp guy has proved many times now, it can also be done with a Hyperstrada.... it seem to me that the 821 engine is proving to be pretty reliable.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 07:44 AM   #10
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Thanks for the link. That video is very inspiring!
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