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Jokeshopbeard February 5th, 2015 01:15 PM

Honda nut turned 'strada
 
Hello! :D

Thought I'd pop in and say hello, picked up my '14 Hyperstrada a week ago today:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...1-30151144.jpg

It's my first non-Honda bike actually, and whilst I was a little weary about moving away from Honda reliability and build quality, after a test ride on the 'strada I was hooked - there's just nothing else out there that fits the bill like this little beauty does. And I needed something very different from my Fireblade as I get older and stiffer....

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...9-07170011.jpg

Looking forward to hanging around and getting to know you guys and the bike!

On a side note, has anyone else noticed a heat shield sounding rattle at low revs?

Cheers!!

duc February 5th, 2015 01:51 PM

Welcome to the Hyperstrada family, happy to have you here with us!

gatdammit February 5th, 2015 06:42 PM

Congrats!

I ride with music 99.9% of the time but the few short blasts I've done without tunes, I get a pretty constant buzz. It could be the stock plate bracket or the luggage locks hanging off the panniers.

Honestly, I've never owned a bike that didn't buzz or rattle. As I always listen to something while riding, I don't really care.

Jokeshopbeard February 23rd, 2015 07:14 PM

Thanks very much for the warm welcomes guys. Been working on releasing a bit more 'roar' from the engine, went SC-Project exhaust but it sounds horribly untuned so will be putting it up for sale and have an Akrapovic on the way. Wish I could afford the Termi but at 1,300 it's too steep for me!!

L3nny April 21st, 2015 04:02 PM

How are you getting on with the Strada compared to the Blade.

I am thinking of trading my Blade in for one, just wondered if you're glad you made the switch still.

Jokeshopbeard April 21st, 2015 07:09 PM

I would never trade my 'blade. Not for anything. That bike is just too close to my heart - we've been through a lot together. But then that's very personal and I know some people don't become attached to their bikes in the same way I do.

As a complimentary bike though - the 'strada is perfect. I just hope it stands up to the rigours of all year riding like the VFR I traded in for it did so well...

BelloStrada April 21st, 2015 09:18 PM

Congrats on your new ride...you'll enjoy it, for sure! I've owned a couple of Hondas over the years that I don't even list in my bikes owned list, due to the absolute dullness of both. Unlike the two trouble free Ducati's I've owned, both of those Hondas were riddled with one nagging issue after another. No doubt they manufacture high quality cars and bikes, but to me, nothing says "bleh" like any Honda product. Well, unless we start talking about Harley's! lol...

GR8 May 13th, 2015 06:46 PM

Hey buddy, that bike looks great. I just picked up a white 2013 today. Looking forward to getting it from the dealer next week!

GR8 May 13th, 2015 06:52 PM

HAH I JUST traded my honda shadow in for a new HS....Its totally 180 degree difference and I love it...can't wait to pick it up!


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