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Old September 13th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Well, I thought the Hyper was sexy but the MV Agusta Rivale may just trump it...about 15 more horses out of an 800 and claimed wet weight is a whopping 75 lb or so less than the Hyper. Granted, no bags, no windshield, and no 12v outlets, but still...Yeah, the style could be considered a ripoff of Ducati's, but it still looks sweet to me. I can't wait for them to actually start producing them-supposed to be this month but you know how that goes.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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Just looked up pictures and I can't say I'm liking the look of it. Chassis looks the same as the Duc but the headlight looks like a cheap aftermarket fairing using an 08 gixxer 1000 light, front fender has me thrown and the tail looks too faux offroad. The triple motor in it making 125 HP is going to be too high strung and high end power for the bikes aero dynamics, what makes the ducats motor such a gem is all that low end grunt from a twin...
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Old September 13th, 2013, 09:55 AM   #3
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sexy indeed. but more like a Streetfighter challenger. They've really come around though I haven't read current reviews of their offerings. 20 years ago, they looked amazing but were 3x's the price of Japanese bikes that smoked them performance wise.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #4
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I have loved the look of them since they were released last November in Milan, it is disappointing they still haven't hit the show rooms yet.

It is my wife's "next" bike should she decide to.

To bad MV is notoriously unreliable let's see if this changes with this model year.






It is DeAD Sexy!!!
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Old September 13th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #5
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Slap some Dunlop 616s on there and good to go.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 03:58 AM   #6
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I saw the bikes 3 weeks ago in Italy near varese when I was on Holiday. No Hyperstrada challenger. More for Streetfighter. They were testing along a KTM Duke.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 07:25 AM   #7
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I'm glad the motard design is getting so popular cause some really cool bikes are being released.

Can't say I'm a fan of the low floating tail hugger/plate bracket. Takes away from the open single sided swingarm.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 06:51 AM   #8
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It is DeAD Sexy!!!
I must agree, that's one of the wickedest looking bikes I've ever seen. The one tiny niggle for me, which keeps me coming back to the Hyper as being *the* best looking bike on the planet [IMHO of course], is I really like the Hyper's "beak" above the front wheel. I adore that dirt bike-ish style. But that aside, the Rivale is awesome for sure!!
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Old September 16th, 2013, 08:10 AM   #9
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more I look at it, 3 low slung shotgun pipes kinda clash with the technical/edgy overall design. Still very sexy and I never get overly critical of a stock pipe on a bike...they won't last long on a bike like this.

think that that bulbous thing under the seat and aft of frame is storage?
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Old September 16th, 2013, 08:37 AM   #10
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Speaking of exhaust what I don't like is the big box cat just below the 3 beautifully sculpted exhaust pipes.
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