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Old November 7th, 2016, 07:26 AM   #1
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Long live Hyperstrada

Well, the day has come. Multistrada 950 introduced, and with it, Hyperstrada disappeared from at least Ducati USA's navigation header.

For me personally, I will take Hyperstrada over Multi any day. What do you guys think? Do you think you'll replace your HS with the smaller Multistrada?
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Old November 7th, 2016, 07:57 AM   #2
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After spending many miles on the Hyper, I can understand why they are getting rid of it. It doesn't really fit into any category, and is not a good enough seller for them probably.

I will probably keep mine, but won't be getting another Ducati. Probably will go back to BMW next.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 08:03 AM   #3
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I'll be a long-term owner of the hyperstrada. It's the right blend of hooligan and touring. I have no idea what new bikes I'd choose if I had to replace it right now.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 08:04 AM   #4
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Having not ridden it nor seen a whole lot of info, I would definitely have test drove the MS950 before buying the HS. Just from looking at the photos, it seems like a much more capable & useful touring bike but isn't a behemoth. The weight doesn't seem all that different.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 09:00 AM   #5
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Having not ridden it nor seen a whole lot of info, I would definitely have test drove the MS950 before buying the HS. Just from looking at the photos, it seems like a much more capable & useful touring bike but isn't a behemoth. The weight doesn't seem all that different.
101 lbs is a big difference?

I'm more interested in the fact that the Multi 950 checked the boxes that most of us complain about: No off-road tire options (the new 19 front), fuel range, adjustable front suspension, and the new cornering-ABS.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 10:15 AM   #6
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According to Ducati's website, the weight difference is 451 lbs to 412 lbs dry. That's only a 39 lb difference.

Fill them both with fuel and add some hard bags to the 950 and maybe you'd get closer to 100 lbs difference. On trips I carry a spare fuel can (due to small tank on HS) and a top case (due to small bags on HS) so I am not sure the weight is actually all that different by the time you get on the road.

I'm sure it's not as fun as the HS, but it's probably not far off... It is a Ducati after all.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 12:37 PM   #7
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According to Ducati's website, the weight difference is 451 lbs to 412 lbs dry. That's only a 39 lb difference.

Fill them both with fuel and add some hard bags to the 950 and maybe you'd get closer to 100 lbs difference. On trips I carry a spare fuel can (due to small tank on HS) and a top case (due to small bags on HS) so I am not sure the weight is actually all that different by the time you get on the road.

I'm sure it's not as fun as the HS, but it's probably not far off... It is a Ducati after all.
and thats exactly the problem
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Old November 8th, 2016, 10:50 AM   #8
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I came from an older MTS, and was going to buy another one but realized I didn't need that much bike and couldn't justify the cost. Fell in love with the HS and have been uber happy until yesterday. Now my life has decisions I don't want to make.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 02:33 PM   #9
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Glad I picked up the last 2016 HS my dealer had, at a great price. He told me he wanted to clear out his hyperstradas. The new 950 does not look to be my style. But it does look a bit more practical.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 10:13 PM   #10
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I don't like the look of the 950 MTS at all. I went for the hyper precisely cause it's so unique. I would rather have gone for a Jap brand, but they don't make anything that comes close in my eyes.

Perhaps a CR450 motard, but the maintenance schedule on those things is insane.
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