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Went out today to the Local Duc dealer for a Demo Ride. Took out the Hypermotard 1100s. I WANT ONE!!!!!
 

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How's it ride? It looks like it'd ride like a soft suspensioned version of the monster. How's its get up and go in a straight line? As good as a 1100cc ducati should be?
 

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It's a nice soft ride, I didn't change what ever setting it was already on. Comfortable seating position, no wind protection. Easy to ride on the twistes, lots of low end power. Gets up and goes great in a straight in, alot faster than I expected. Overall, I loved the bike, the S model is definitely superior. Now if I only had the money.
 

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How's it ride? It looks like it'd ride like a soft suspensioned version of the monster. How's its get up and go in a straight line? As good as a 1100cc ducati should be?
it begs for you to cause trouble with it.
i test rode one last summer... i was less then a block away when i felt the NEED to wheelie it.

i then stoppied at a couple lights and generally had fun.... awesome inner city toy!

i actually cut my testride short when i realised i was contemplating high speed rolling stoppies on a 12k bike that i dont have any intention of owning... (or can afford)


they make a great city/suburb commuter.. at around 90-100 it gets a bit twitchy for extended hwy use.. but thats not where its happy anyway.. just add a couple teeth to the rear sprocket, put the "race kit" on it (exhaust/ecu/filter) and enjoy.
its not a motard.. but its firmly stuck between supermoto hoolagan and sportbike. im a big fan, and in a few years, i'll probably pick up one used.
 

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I took an "S" model out a couple of times. Tons of low end torque and plenty of get-up-and-go.

It was a SWEET ride - but I found it to be very expensive for what it was. I could justify that kind of money for the 848:bowdown::bowdown: - but definitely not the Hyper.

I'm not knocking anyone who has 1 - I'm just saying it didn't overwhelm me enough to part with the $$$$.
 

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I took an "S" model out a couple of times. Tons of low end torque and plenty of get-up-and-go.

It was a SWEET ride - but I found it to be very expensive for what it was. I could justify that kind of money for the 848:bowdown::bowdown: - but definitely not the Hyper.

I'm not knocking anyone who has 1 - I'm just saying it didn't overwhelm me enough to part with the $$$$.
i know what you mean.. i still want one bad....

i just dont want one 12k bad... or 10k.... i'll probably buy one when they drop out of warranty and the price is around 5k...
 

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Yeah - I wanted 1 real bad too. Then I stumbled across news about the Aprilia Dorsoduro and just from looking at the pictures and videos, wanted that more. So I galloped my ass over to the Aprilia dealer to get some info and found that it wouldn't be here in the states until 2009.

Knowing that the Dorsoduro is based on the Shiver, I took that out for a rip. It impressed me enough that I brought 1 home last Wednesday. Amazing bike - :bowdown::bowdown:
 

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Thats one beautiful bike. It must be fairly heavy though.
its no 450 motard, but you really dont notice.
i want more topend out of it... if i was rich id have one with a 1098 motor shoehored into it... ultimate big road course "motard"...
 
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