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As the title says, I finally gave in and stopped at the local MV/BMW/Ducati dealer today. I went down to check out the Hyper, but of course I had to look around while I was there. Those G650's are really nice looking bikes, look much better in person. Drooled over the Brutale's of course, man those things are sweet. Then on to the Hyper. They had a couple on hold for customers, the demo was sitting out front with the Termi slipons, and had a red standard model for sale.

I tried to keep myself from talking to the salesman but I broke down, he was VERY cool, probably the NICEST salesman I've ever talked to in any bike/car dealer (I've heard a number of stories about Duc dealers being snotty). I talked to him for a bit, asking questions and whatnot. He told me their demo Hyper has about 600 miles on it, of which he personally has put about 250+ on. He couldn't stop raving about how awesome the bike is, and how he was surprised that he liked it as he's used to 999's and 1098's.

So apparently they're having a deal right now.... 1.9%/36 financing and 1500 in free parts/accessories on the Hyper right now, only lasting till the end of the month. After hearing about this the wheels started turning, and I had to sit down and get a couple of quotes.
-For the standard model + the 2into1 Termi race pipe installed before I pick it up, I was looking at 14k OTD (pipe installed, tax, title, reg)
-For the S + race pipe I was looking at 17k OTD (pipe installed, tax, title, reg)

What do you guys think? 14k OTD with the pipe sounds like a damn good deal to me.....


Only thing is insurance....being that I'm only 24 and it's my first bike...Geico (who I have my two cars insured with) wants 2100/year full coverage and Progressive gave me a quote of 1700/year :eek::eek:


But man....that bike is so sweeeeeeeeet! :bike:
 

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seems like a good deal for a hyper if thats what you want. But $14k is still ALOT of money to spend on a bike.
 

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The Hypers are cool no doubt. I got to see one in person last week. But for that big of a bike, I want at least some wind protection, and the ability to attach some hard bags for trips. I'm thinking the Aprilia Tuono....but then again I already have a supermoto.
 

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Hey Smoker, if you just can't live without one I would sure consider EBay/Cycle Trader etc. It's tough times out there right now and with Gas getting crazy and people loosing their homes and the like, toy's are often the first to go. So 2007S model loaded w/all mods and only a few thousand miles on it?????? for many 10 to 12K??? Very few people buy Ducs that don't take really good care of them, many even park them in the living room.
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PS-all my buds love theirs all 5 of them
 

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Heh, I was waiting for that reply. It'll be the first street bike I've ever owned, not the first I've ever ridden. I've been in the dirt since I was 5, ridden all my buddies crotch rockets, harley's, etc. I know how to handle a bike and be responsible, I'm not some 18 year old kid going out and buying a liter bike without ever having ridden something on two wheels. :bike:
 

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Heh, I was waiting for that reply. It'll be the first street bike I've ever owned, not the first I've ever ridden. I've been in the dirt since I was 5, ridden all my buddies crotch rockets, harley's, etc. I know how to handle a bike and be responsible, I'm not some 18 year old kid going out and buying a liter bike without ever having ridden something on two wheels. :bike:
this is a story ive personally seen atleast 15 times.
you know how to operate the motorcycle.... but you do not know how to ride on the street.

regardless if you buy this bike or not, do yourself a huge favor. if you are as responsible as you say you are, take a MSF course.


that said..
i friggen love the hypermotard. my friend is a salesman at the local duc dealer, and ive put more then my share of miles on their demo too...
but if you HAVE to have one, go buy one used. or find a better deal.

im in south carolina, so the demand is alot less for that bike... so i can deal a bit more... like i said, my friend is a salesman, and at anytime i could have picked one up for 11k.... if you can get them to go there, thats a much more reasonable price,.. he still makes a good bit off that, and you save a few thousand....

really.... i would NOT recommend that bike to you until you get atleast a few months of street time on something else.. its not that the bike is badass, its that it makes you do stupid things, and you already are in a unfamiliar situation.
make no mistake, this is a sportbike with standard controls dressed up to look like a motard. it istn a dirtbike and wont ride like one.
 

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I actually was planning on taking the MSF course, nice little discount on insurance when you take it :)

And I completely understand the "you may know how to ride, but not on the street", thats the only thing that 'worries' me. It's not me I'm worried about, it's the rest of the idiots on the road, it'll take some getting used to constantly being in "defensive driving mode".

I wasn't dead set on buying the hyper, just thinking about it. I still really want a real 'tard as I'm a hooligan at heart and you just can't jump a Hyper. A local dealer recently became a Husky dealer and am still in love with the 08' 510 I sat on, and have been giving serious thought to pulling the trigger on it.
 

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this is a sportbike with standard controls dressed up to look like a motard. it istn a dirtbike and wont ride like one.
Plus if you dump it, its going to crash like a sportbike not a dirtbike. And repair costs and parts are going to be $$$$$$
 

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I dont know how is it in the states but state farm is charging 1$ a cc no mater what style of bike you have.
 

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I dont know how is it in the states but state farm is charging 1$ a cc no mater what style of bike you have.
That doesnt seem like a good system at all. That means an old guy out cruising pays twice as much to drive his 1500cc goldwing as a 16 year old squid on a 750cc sportbike.
 

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Yeah really....look at the cruisers with the 350's in them:eek:
 

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well its good for the bad drivers and kids I think once you get older and have a good record you need to change insurence. Also it worked for me and my GSXR because my home and car insurence wanted to charge me 1900$ a year while state farm was 600 but it does have its down fall because my xr is more than my gsxr messed up that way
 

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Yo Grim Smoker,

I was in the same dilemna not too long ago. You obviously went to Cliff's Cycle's and MotoFit. I too almost pulled the trigger on that exact Hyper demo - I took that thing out for 3 demo rides - then I went to MotoFit and took out an Aprilia Shiver - I knew it right away and ended up buying the Aprilia. The Hyper is way cool - but Holy Shit man - $14K is $14K - I personally feel it's too much money for a bike TRYING to be something it's not - it will never be a real SM. It's AIR COOLED! $14K for an 848 is justifiable - not the Hyper. And a Ducati for a very 1st street bike - WOW!!!

For insurance prices - you won't beat the quotes you get for the Husky. They're CHEAP to insure. The Husky 510 rocks. Just get the Arrow Power Up Kit and go up 1 tooth on the front sprocket (14 is stock, so put on the 15) and the bike will cruise the highway and yank your arms off - all while keeping it's front wheel off the ground.

As for it being a first bike - it's more maneuverable, it's lighter and if you drop it - so what - pick it up and keep riding. The only down side is the 75 mile tank range.

Good luck and keep us posted. See you at Marcus Dairy.:bike:
 

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Hey Octavio

You bet it was Cliff's and Motofit. I won't be touching the highway, just tearing around town. And I agree about dropping a SM and just picking it up, thats another reason why I still want a real SM. I worked out a price on a 510 with Mike but told him I wasn't sure yet as I had some things to take care of. I'm gonna head back down there tomorrow I think and see if he's still willing to do the same deal :infrandom Just gotta clean out my shed to make room for another bike :thumbup:
I'll definitely try to catch you at Marcus one of these days, just need a bike! It'd look silly rolling up on super sunday in the Z06 :lol:
 

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It'd look silly rolling up on super sunday in the Z06 :lol:
No you wouldn't. There's been a lot of cars showing up lately and parking on the other end of the lot. This past Sunday they had the Ducati 18 wheeler demo truck (that thing is incredible) parked with all the Ducks on display. And they had a professional stunt show. It was pretty cool.

Yeah - Mike at MotoFit is good people. I've been going there for years. I got the Aprilia Shiver from Mike! He'll take care of you for sure. And they stand behind their customers. Dude - you will not regret the 510 - in stock trim, they're awesome. With the Arrow kit (includes custom CPU map), they're MAD!!!!!

If I see someone at the Dairy rockin' a 510, I'll assume it's you and come on over!

Good luck! :bike:
 
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