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When I sold my Street Triple R, I was at a bit of a loss as to what to get as a replacement streetbike. I test-rode the Scrambler at the Ducati Demo Day, and fell in love with the upright position and the engine - oh, it was the engine that did it, so torquey and yet so smooth!

Coming to the end of the year, though, I noticed that everything I had been doing to the bike was to make it more like a Hyperstrada, so, well, why not get a Hyperstrada?

I sold the Scrambler to a happy new owner, and got a leftover 2015 Hyperstrada yesterday, which I rode home in torrential rain.

It was good times doing trips and twisties with the Scramble; it's a solid bike. It was an interesting flirtation with a bike short enough that I could almost get both feet down. :laughing11:


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Well Roadstergal, I have to say you've made a fine choice, :) I bought one a few months ago and I have to say had I not have already owned a Scrambler(well nuff said)
A much more capable bike than the scrambler with fantastic suspension and a great chassis an amazing ride and I was thrilled to bits with it :) then again it was a lot more money than the scrambler, and certainly not a budget bike,
THEN, we had a member on here who'd bought an MV Stradale , and put a picture of it on here, think I fell in love again:D ( it's the MV equivalent of the Hyperstrada) A visit to my local (40 miles) dealer, and sitting in the centre of the showroom was a Tourismo Veloce :cool: Think I fell in love again (hardly looked at the Stradale:rolleyes:) Took the Veloce out for a test ride it was wet and windy out there but the bike was just perfect, and the rest is history, I lost a load of money on the part x, but who cares , you only live once :(,
I'd like to wish you all the very best with your new Strada, and keep us posted with your updates, ride safe

ps, the only mod needed for the UK was heated grips :)

All the best, Graham
 

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Congrats on the Hyperstrada. I may end up on a Hyper some day as well. I did test ride a used Hyper 1100 that was selling for the same price of the Scrambler FT I bought. The older Hyper handling was very slow and heavy and didn't transmit that easy going nature the Scrambler has. How is the handling on the newer version? Is it as light, low effort and confidence inspiring as the Scramber?


I love the looks of the Full Throttle and its older air cooled motor. But I could be seduced by more horse power and something track day worthy with upright bars.
 

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When I sold my Street Triple R, I was at a bit of a loss as to what to get as a replacement streetbike. I test-rode the Scrambler at the Ducati Demo Day, and fell in love with the upright position and the engine - oh, it was the engine that did it, so torquey and yet so smooth!

Coming to the end of the year, though, I noticed that everything I had been doing to the bike was to make it more like a Hyperstrada, so, well, why not get a Hyperstrada?

I sold the Scrambler to a happy new owner, and got a leftover 2015 Hyperstrada yesterday, which I rode home in torrential rain.

It was good times doing trips and twisties with the Scramble; it's a solid bike. It was an interesting flirtation with a bike short enough that I could almost get both feet down. :laughing11:


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Congrats on the hyper. Ever since I sat on a hyper I've been wanting to buy one as well. My only concern is my Full Throttle is my first real bike so I'm not sure if a more aggressive Hyper is suitable for me. I am willing to use the 75 HP mode until I feel more confident on a motorcycle.

Any feed back you can give me would be much appreciated.
 

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ps, the only mod needed for the UK was heated grips :)
I've got those on order as well! Hey, it might be California, but it's NorCal, we get a little chilly! And as you say, it was a bit of money, but you only live once.


The older Hyper handling was very slow and heavy and didn't transmit that easy going nature the Scrambler has. How is the handling on the newer version? Is it as light, low effort and confidence inspiring as the Scramber?

I love the looks of the Full Throttle and its older air cooled motor. But I could be seduced by more horse power and something track day worthy with upright bars.
Oh my, yes, they've come a long way since the air-cooled lumps (and I had one of those air-cooled lump Ducs). It's effortless to ride and turn.

I'd consider a HyperTard for a little more power and for a few track days. The center stand on the Strada is definitely going to be the first thing to touch. :D But small, street-oriented 'tards are great track bikes. I have a Duke IV trackbike that's a hoot and a half.


My only concern is my Full Throttle is my first real bike so I'm not sure if a more aggressive Hyper is suitable for me.
It's actually a pretty chill bike, if you use the 'Urban' mode (heh) with decreased power and more DTC to keep you planted. I'd say the negatives for a new rider are the height, the expense, and - this being a water-cooled Desmo - the un-simple maintenance. Then again, valve check and belt intervals are 18,000 miles.

I cleaned it up a little and had a sunny, if cool, day to ride it.


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Very Nice! I would love a Hyper or a Multi, but with a 29" inseam I would need to carry a step stool for stopping and getting on/off. 31.5" or more seat height puts me all the way on my toes on level ground. Some of the ADV bikes are so tall in relation to my inseam I cannot even get a leg over without having to step up on the foot peg. Enjoy the Hyper though. Seriously fun.
 

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Looks great took a test ride on one last week but in the end traded my Pikes Peak multistrada for a hypermotart very similarvtobthr hyperstrada. Incidently Ducati Aylesbury had a new one for £9199 reckon they would let it go for £8999
Enjoy your new red steed
 
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