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Old Mar 9th 2014, 11:31 PM   #1
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My 2013 Hyperstrada,anyone else?

I know im not the only one owning 1 of these.



Haven't gotten a chance to do any touring of any kind yet.I wanna get the 600 mile service out of the way first.Been too cold too ride! My odo has been at 400ish miles for a bit now.
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Old Mar 10th 2014, 03:20 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Alleykat View Post
I know im not the only one owning 1 of these.

Haven't gotten a chance to do any touring of any kind yet.I wanna get the 600 mile service out of the way first.Been too cold too ride! My odo has been at 400ish miles for a bit now.
I've been thinking about one of these as a possible replacement for my Triumph Sprint ST (mainly because of hard bag ability for long distance). Though I'd probably go with the Hyper Motard version and just add the bags rather than the Strada version.

Would be interested in getting your impressions of long distance ability (i.e. multi-day, 400+ mile days). I use my Sprint for 1-2 week (500 mile day) trips. Would definitely like to hear how it would stack up in that dept.
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Old Mar 10th 2014, 04:10 AM   #3
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Nice bike! I almost picked one of these up last summer, but decided to get a GS instead. I was at my dealer over the weekend and they had one and a Pikes Peak as well so it had me thinking again.

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I have test ridden one and found it to be a complete blast. I particularly remember the suspension feeling extremely plush compared to the Pani. It's a fun bike and features a nice array of utility features - the thought of adding one to the garage has crossed my mind.
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Old Mar 10th 2014, 08:49 AM   #5
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Fastest guy in our local canyons has a strada.

Cant keep it off the back wheel, runs slicks and there always balled up.
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Old Mar 10th 2014, 11:52 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Charliem90 View Post
I'd probably go with the Hyper Motard version and just add the bags rather than the Strada version.

Would be interested in getting your impressions of long distance ability (i.e. multi-day, 400+ mile days). I use my Sprint for 1-2 week (500 mile day) trips. Would definitely like to hear how it would stack up in that dept.
I thought about getting another Hyper and doing the same.I really dig the colors on the SP but didn't do it for several reasons.

-The Strada is lower seat height right out of the box and that was a big plus for me.I had a Hyper 1100 Evo before and it felt so tall! With a passenger on the Strada I can completely flat foot.

-Also adding the passenger grab handles + side panniers to the Hyper is expensive.Being I already have the Panigale I couldn't justify spending more than I had to.

-Comes with 12v sockets from the factory.A must for gadgets on the longer trips.

The Strada is more civilized than my 1100 Evo which was a wheelie monster without even trying.But dont think the Strada is weak,it takes off the line REALLY GOOD! The pickup is great and so is the sound at higher revs.Feels really planted to the ground and not trying to kill me as much as the Hyper 1100.Another plus is its so comfortable even going 90mph or so.You'll lose track of how fast you're really going.And you're bound to not be a prime target for speed police vs lets say my Panigale.

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Nice bike! I almost picked one of these up last summer, but decided to get a GS instead. I was at my dealer over the weekend and they had one and a Pikes Peak as well so it had me thinking again.

Enjoy!
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I have test ridden one and found it to be a complete blast. I particularly remember the suspension feeling extremely plush compared to the Pani. It's a fun bike and features a nice array of utility features - the thought of adding one to the garage has crossed my mind.
Yes suspension is very plush.Seating is easy,for my passenger also not so high in the air vs my other bikes.

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Fastest guy in our local canyons has a strada.

Cant keep it off the back wheel, runs slicks and there always balled up.
Im still unsure if I wanna keep the stock rear or switch it out to something stickier.Then again this bike wont be taking curves at high speeds with passenger and bags full of road trip goodies.
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Capt CF: Go with the Pikes Peak! Having previously owned a Multi, its an amazing machine!
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Nice bike!

Too cold in Houston? It's just about warm enough here to ride.
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