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Old 04-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Who has ridden the Duc Hypermotard?

Has anyone ridden the Duc Hypermotard? If so, what did you think? It looks like a blast to ride and I may be interested but want to see some opinions of those who have ACTUALLY ridden one?
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I rode one at the Motorcycle show last year and It was a blast. I could see where you could take it anywhere and it would be at home.
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my buddy went from a gsxr 1000 to one and he uses a bike as a daily driver. he said commuting on the hwy without any sort of windshield isn't fun but thats about the only bad thing ive heard him say
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I've ridden a lot of nakeds though so that isn't that big of a deal. It's the sportbikes that hurt me. Back and wrist pain while sitting in Houston traffic isn't fun either. It just seems like a really fun bike. Think about how easy it is to wheelie a dirtbike cause you can really give the bars a tug. It seems like it would be the same on this one. Just give it a little tug over crests in the road and fun fun fun. Most of my riding is acting a fool on the city streets so this seems perfect. I bet once out in the country cruising around some long sweepers I would miss my Tuono. Two bad I can't have them both.
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To wheelie this you just roll your right wrist. It has so much torque that it just pulls the front end right off the ground.
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I rode one in the Hill Country right after they came out. My buddy had already bought cams and an exhaust for it.

It was a freaking blast, and would loft the front wheel whenever you wanted. His only concern was fuel range. He actually had a gas container he strapped on the bike for our ride just in case.

He has since fixed that with an aftermarket tank that run under the seat. 6 plus gallons! Like this.

http://www.ca-cycleworks.com/docs/18...llon-tank.html

He used it to sport tour on after he got a comfortable seat.

For me, I wouldn't get one as a primary bike. But if I had multiples (I do), then I would consider one (I am, one day).
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they're not a true motard per say. i rode one at the IMS when they came to houston. fun bike, torquey as fck. 1100cc's and weight barely 400lbs. and i believe they are coming out with a smaller displacement version.
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i had one until a friend totaled it. It is a blast to ride. Lots of torque, very confortable, overkill brakes. Like any other duc, parts are expensive. Top speed is 130sh, anything over 70 feels windy. Commute, street, hill or short tracks is a blast. A little on the heavy side if you compare to a motard but it is not a motard. It can be ridden as motard or street.

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they're not a true motard per say. i rode one at the IMS when they came to houston. fun bike, torquey as fck. 1100cc's and weight barely 400lbs. and i believe they are coming out with a smaller displacement version.
is out already, is a baby tard, 796, haven't ridden that one
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Makes my work commute much more interesting/fun. Anything above 80 you start getting a little windblown obviously, but I have made a few quick high speed passes (just tuck in). Mainly got it for uniqueness & because I didn't really need/want the speed of a hardcore sportbike. It's fast enough to keep things interesting (for me anyway). Considering taking it to the track, but as someone already posted, it might be a little pricey if I drop it. Oh yeah, they eat rear tires too... :/
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I rode one in the Hill Country right after they came out. My buddy had already bought cams and an exhaust for it.

It was a freaking blast, and would loft the front wheel whenever you wanted. His only concern was fuel range. He actually had a gas container he strapped on the bike for our ride just in case.

He has since fixed that with an aftermarket tank that run under the seat. 6 plus gallons! Like this.

http://www.ca-cycleworks.com/docs/18...llon-tank.html

He used it to sport tour on after he got a comfortable seat.

For me, I wouldn't get one as a primary bike. But if I had multiples (I do), then I would consider one (I am, one day).

$799 gas tank!
But it is a Duc part, so I shouldnt be surprised.
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$799 gas tank!
But it is a Duc part, so I shouldnt be surprised.
That's nothing. My Aprilia gas tank is $2,400 to replace.
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That's nothing. My Aprilia gas tank is $2,400 to replace.
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They were doing demo/test rides at northwest honda for along time with the hypermotard. I wish i had my m-endorsement at the time to be able to ride it. I've heard it's a real blast to ride and alot of torque. That was coming from my good buddies who work at the shop who got to ride it around.
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I'd like to try one out. I was 5 minutes late to do the test ride at the IMS show.

Sitting on them feels a bit wierd. The bars are either too low, or the seat is too high.
I didn't like having to lean over the tank as much as I did. Probably an easy enough fix though.
Would love to take the HM-S out for a rip down 3090.
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i have - didn't like it... felt too mushy... powerband was all talk and no action...

there are waaaaay better cheaper alternatives out there...
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