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Old July 29th, 2016, 01:02 PM   #11
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I would not buy another one, all things considered.
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Old July 29th, 2016, 09:12 PM   #12
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Hello, I'm new here and seriously considering a Hyperstrada as my next bike.
I did have a Triumph Tiger 800XC which was a very nice bike, if a little unexciting. That is until a few months ago when it was written off by a car driver pulling across my path leaving me with zero stopping distance.

One broken wrist later and it's healed well enough for me to want to get back on the horse as it were.
So much so that I've already test ridden a few bikes. A couple of Triumphs but what really intrigues me is the 939 Hyperstrada. My local dealer doesn't have a demo one so I took out the 939 Hypermotard instead the other day for a few hours. Wasn't able to really put it through its paces as the weather was atrocious and it took a little time to get used to the riding position.

I understand that the Hyperstrada has a lower seat height, the motard was a little tall for me to be too confident at a standstill although it was light and narrow enough to lean it to one side.
My question is, is the Hyperstrada noticeably more comfortable? I took the motard on a fast dual carriageway and can see it getting tiring fairly quickly.
Most of my riding is commuting on local roads, part rural then through town and the strada seems ideal for this.
But I would like to do occasional longer journeys with pillion. I'm 5'9" and about 150lb, my better half is 5'3" and about 125lb.
The Tiger was ideal for this but will we cope on the Hyperstrada?

Thanks all,
Andy



Hey, these bikes are unbelievably fun and full of excitement. One thing I wish i would have done different, is that i should have went with the SP version and then get the touring windscreen and then the corbin seat, heated grips and gps mount.

Have no regrets mate, i have went through 5 bikes in the past 3 years and I have no intention of getting rid of my baby any time soon.
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Old July 30th, 2016, 07:37 AM   #13
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I too have no regrets about buying my Strada. It's a tall a bike as I care to ride, and the SP is three inches taller! My buddy could not touch the ground with both toes, and he is not short. Or light.
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Old July 30th, 2016, 09:38 AM   #14
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I Ride: 13 hyperstrada, montesa trials, selling Duc 900 SS CR
I have the '13 821, which I bought new. I switched to the taller Touring screen and I like it better that way on the highway. I'm 5' 8''. Overall, it's a brilliant bike, especially so on smaller, tighter roads and even in town - light, agile, easy and quick, but mainly it's just a gas to twist the grip on it. If I was doing it over, I might have sprung for the SP, even though it's taller, just for the better suspension components - I really wish they offered an Ohlins version of the Strada.....!
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