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Old 02-03-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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WT'possibly'B Motard or some sort?

In the market for something similar to a KTM 990 or Hypermotard. Preferably 2006 and up models. Feedback please!

Pros / cons for a specific model would help too. As much as I love my D675 I want a bike that is a bit more upright and used for light commuting and some backroad rides.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:50 PM   #2
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Nice bikes, but neither are motards.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:03 PM   #3
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As you can tell I'm a total noob for those kind of bikes.

What category do the ones I listed fall under? Supermotos?
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:13 PM   #4
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I recently bought a new Hypermotard 796, I can answer specific questions if you have them.

I don't think it will make a great commuter for slow stop & go traffic, this bike only starts to be happy above 3k rmp, it gets very happy over 5k rpm. I come from mtb downhill riding, so getting a street bike disguised as a motard was a natural choice for me. In my opinion it handles very well and feels natural to me, although I'm obviously a rookie and take it very easy and safe.

It really excels on the backroads and although it *only* has 81hp at 800cc, it's enough to get you in trouble if you want to



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In the market for something similar to a KTM 990 or Hypermotard. Preferably 2006 and up models. Feedback please!

Pros / cons for a specific model would help too. As much as I love my D675 I want a bike that is a bit more upright and used for light commuting and some backroad rides.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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http://ducatiusa.com/news/special_of.../1949/index.do

Looks like they're still cutting deals in 2010 HM 796's.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:15 PM   #6
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What category do the ones I listed fall under?
Naked standards.
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I recently bought a new Hypermotard 796, I can answer specific questions if you have them.

I don't think it will make a great commuter for slow stop & go traffic, this bike only starts to be happy above 3k rmp, it gets very happy over 5k rpm. I come from mtb downhill riding, so getting a street bike disguised as a motard was a natural choice for me. In my opinion it handles very well and feels natural to me, although I'm obviously a rookie and take it very easy and safe.

It really excels on the backroads and although it *only* has 81hp at 800cc, it's enough to get you in trouble if you want to
Couldn't he change the gearing?
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I guess he could, but the problem seems to me more related to fueling at low rpm. I'm no mechanic though and it's not really a problem for me since I don't ride in traffic or commute with it, I use it for backroad twisted fun only

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Old 02-03-2011, 02:20 PM   #9
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As much as I love my D675 I want a bike that is a bit more upright and used for light commuting and some backroad rides.
well then duh...street 3.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:26 PM   #10
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A Supermoto/Supermotard/Motard/SM

Is a dirt derived bike with 17" wheels. They retain the ultra long suspension travel of MX/dirt bikes, and are very lightweight.

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A naked standard bike as the ones you pointed out are much better street/freeway machines, and does not have long suspension travel, nor are they lightweight.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:26 PM   #11
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Don't count out the Aprilia Dorsodura.

That little v-twin is full of win.
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well then duh...street 3.
Yeah, really, the Street Triple might be a good bike, although not as tardish.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:32 PM   #13
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Street 3 was an option before but I want something different. I had a chance to test ride the HM before and loved it but I'm curious to see what else is out there.
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Couldn't he change the gearing?
Nearly always a good idea on a Duc, but not sufficient.

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I guess he could, but the problem seems to me more related to fueling at low rpm. I'm no mechanic though and it's not really a problem for me since I don't ride in traffic or commute with it, I use it for backroad twisted fun only
Yes, low rpm fueling is teh suck. I'm using a fatduc to improve mine, but PC-V or a race ECU is a better solution.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:10 PM   #15
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Nearly always a good idea on a Duc, but not sufficient.
What about throwing in a throttle tamer?
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