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Ducati's new bike

http://www.ducatiusa.com/

The new Hyperstrada seems like a decent new offering. I sure like the looks, but I'm not well versed on Ducati's reliability. Plus, it's kind of expensive.
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I've been looking at that also.But a little pricey. Heres a video of a guy visiting the states he rented one and loved it.


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there are several models of motorbikes that just seem to tickle that little part of our brains that produces "extreme pleasure".

Ducati makes a number of these motorbikes

AND YES:
1.) they are expensive
(both, the Ducati's AND also those special brain tickling motorbikes)
2.) if you have to ask about maintenance requirements and/or the cost
you cannot afford it!
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Oh, I can afford it......I just like to be an informed buyer.
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It is the Hypermotard set up for touring.

I'll still take the Multistrada over all the other ducati offerings. No ducati dealers near where I live. Not enough dealer network to risk touring on it. Maintenance intervals make it not practical for the amount of miles I currently put on a bike per year.

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I like it. Specialy the new engine. Not so sure about the front, maybe to narrow. Would love to testdrive a multistrada. Here in Argentina it cost around 35000 dollars, too expensive. The V costs 14000 dolars...

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That dude had a blast and I enjoyed his off the cuff commentary and Aussie accent......and while I sure don't have the stones to do some of his antics...still great fun to watch! Sweet bike.


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Dukes are more prevalent in Europe (maybe coz they make 'em there!?!?!)
& if you have the spare muhla, then you buy one!!
It's kinda like a Ferrari of motorcycles, there are many other types on the market that can do the same job & are far better value for money......
.......but they ain't Ducati's!!!

Buy one mate, it's only money, & you seem to have plenty of it!!!
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At $21,000 full up for the top touring model I could buy a farkle up 2 Versys. Heck I could get a top of the line KTM 990 Adventure AND a KLR!

Or was that look THEN leap?
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At $21,000 full up for the top touring model I could buy a farkle up 2 Versys. Heck I could get a top of the line KTM 990 Adventure AND a KLR!
You could say that about everything in life. Why buy that $200,000 house in suburbs when I could by a $50,000 house in the city and a $150,000 house by a lake for the weekends.

Why buy that steak at Ruth Chris steak house when you can go to the grocery store and buy enough steak to through a party.

Why buy a King Ranch crew cab pickup when I can buy a regular cab farm truck and a 4 door sedan.

Why buy a sports car when I can buy two Ford Focus.

By the time you made a Versys equal to the suspension, handling, and features that come with a Multistrada you will have close to $20,000 into it. Have you looked at the cost of full Olhins suspension, ABS, traction control, multiple power settings, etc, etc.

I say, if you have the money and that is the way you want to spend it then go for it.

If you do the math, you wouldn't buy anything that depreciates, you would grow your own veggies, and buy a zero lot line 1000 square foot cottage for your family of four.

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You could say that about everything in life. Why buy that $200,000 house in suburbs when I could by a $50,000 house in the city and a $150,000 house by a lake for the weekends.

Why buy that steak at Ruth Chris steak house when you can go to the grocery store and buy enough steak to through a party.

Why buy a King Ranch crew cab pickup when I can buy a regular cab farm truck and a 4 door sedan.

Why buy a sports car when I can buy two Ford Focus.

By the time you made a Versys equal to the suspension, handling, and features that come with a Multistrada you will have close to $20,000 into it. Have you looked at the cost of full Olhins suspension, ABS, traction control, multiple power settings, etc, etc.

I say, if you have the money and that is the way you want to spend it then go for it.

If you do the math, you wouldn't buy anything that depreciates, you would grow your own veggies, and buy a zero lot line 1000 square foot cottage for your family of four.


...a 50k house in the city?.....maybe Detroit.

But seriously, I like your semi-rant and I agree with you!...yet I still decided to save some money and went with the V.



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I sat on a Hyperstrada at the NYC show. It does look pretty cool. It's tiny. It's also tall...too tall for me. The panniers are semi-rigid and close with zippers. They are far from waterproof and aren't at all rugged..can't imagine they'd survive any serious touring for long.

If a Hypermotard set up for touring appealed to me, I think I'd get a Hypermotard and find a nice set of aftermarket soft bags. Or save my ducets and get a MultiStrada Gran Tourismo. And a set of surgical leg extensions so my feet reach the ground.


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My big problem with this bike is range, or lack thereof. 250 km-ish? On a touring bike? You gotta be kidding... I am also not very found of 180 wide rear tires, in general they ruin the handling.

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That thing is sweet. Period.


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twowheeladdict, you're perspective on pragmatism is most logical...Spock would be proud
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