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Old July 19th, 2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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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
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Old July 19th, 2016, 01:54 PM   #2
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i have done a couple of trips around scotland at 1800 miles in a week .The screen helps a lot and i don't find the bike uncomfortable as long as a tank of fuel lasts.The only thing i would say is that you need to take the bike for a run with your pillion on ,as my daughter thinks the back of my old 1999 r1 was more comfortable than the strada.
I live in yorkshire and find it is ace on the twisty roads around the Hawes area as long as you put your weight over the front end rather than leaning back on it.
The pannier bags are pretty handy too and i bought a cheap top box off eBay which i bolt straight onto the back rack on longer runs.
Personally being a tight yorkshire git , i would wait until the first 939 demos are 6 months old with about 1000 miles on and pay 8000 instead of the 11.500 they are new.that is what i did with my 821 in 2013.
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Old July 19th, 2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
It's the screen I was wondering about really, I notice there's an accessory taller screen, has anyone tried one of those.
I think getting a demo ride might be difficult for a while which us why I was hoping to be able to tell from the Hypermotard test.
There's a Hyperstrada on display at my local dealer and just sit ting on it I can tell that the ergonomics suit me better.

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Old July 19th, 2016, 11:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply.
It's the screen I was wondering about really, I notice there's an accessory taller screen, has anyone tried one of those.
I have a Hyperstrada 821 (2013), and has mounted the tallest screen unto it. I love it, but I have not tried the standard one that comes with Multistrada (just the ornament that's monted on Hypermotard). Anyway, the high screen takes away some of the pressure against your helmet, so riding fast on the freeway becomes much more comfortable.
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Old July 20th, 2016, 12:24 AM   #5
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I've just come from a tiger 800 roadie to an HS 821, the tiger is far more comfortable but dull as dish water, I usually do 300+ mile on a Sunday and it's not too bad. mine came with the tall screen so I can't compare but it does keep the wind off your chest and a fair bit off my helmet, much better than the tiger screen. had my 12 year old on the back, she said she felt squashed and she's only about 60lbs.
she preferred my MT09, which is a more comparable bike than the tiger IMHO
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Old July 24th, 2016, 05:11 PM   #6
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Dunno about 2 up - my friend's girl friend has no problems with it though.
The screen thing: IMO just go with the standard, it's fine - and think of the money you'll save. I tour on mine all the time and if you have a head wind, or a couple of trucks, it's windy - I doubt anything will really change that; it'll never be a goldwing. On an average day, I have no problems.
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Old July 25th, 2016, 06:10 AM   #7
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You and your lady seem small enough to be comfortable on a Strada, but the seating is tight. And I like my MRA screen a lot more than the OEM one. For one thing, it does not scratch as easily.

You might want to save a few pounds for suspension upgrades, as the stock setup is pretty harsh, especially in the front. I put Andreani cartridges in our 390 Duke, would go that way on the Strada if I didn't have the Racetech setup already. They were only US$200 more, installed.
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Old July 25th, 2016, 08:06 AM   #8
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My wife likes the Strada seating position with a Givi top case with backrest compared to other bikes I've owned - NC700x (also with case and backrest), monster, and superbikes. I an airhawk for her to use on longer rides.

I use the puig touring screen with a small puig wing. No helmet buffeting. I'm 5'7".
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Old July 29th, 2016, 06:36 AM   #9
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i have the strada with the 3 screens.
i use the carbon one for sumer and the tall one for winter, a big difference between them.
with the tall one, no air pressure on the helmet, even over 160 km/h

with the carbon one, you get all the pressure
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Old July 29th, 2016, 10:34 AM   #10
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i have the strada with the 3 screens.
i use the carbon one for sumer and the tall one for winter, a big difference between them.
with the tall one, no air pressure on the helmet, even over 160 km/h

with the carbon one, you get all the pressure
When you say the tall one, are you talking about the optional Touring Screen, not the stock one? If so how do you compare the stock and the touring? I'm sure rider's sit-up height is a big factor, but love to know how much of improvement the touring screen provides for wind protection over the stock one.
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