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Old 06-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
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Is this bike any good?

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/103/74...ard-1100S.aspx

Looking for "motard type" street bike to play around with on the street.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #2
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looks like a fun ride i would ride this alot just wheelies around town like nobodies business lol
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:55 AM   #3
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If you wanna spend 10k+ on a bike then yes. It's a Ducati so you know it's a good bike. Overpriced but good. You'd be paying like crazy for maintenance. I would suggest something a little less expensive and cheaper to work on. Have you looked at a suziki drz or a Kawasaki KLR?
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My brother loves his. It's a motard styled street bike... don't expect any offroad. I would call it a Monster with a different look and taller... it's not a drz or klr (IMO). Yes, the Ducati image is part of it... which is a love it or hate it thing. Often determined by stereotype.

From what I remember him saying, above 90mph isn't comfy... too much wind. Tops out ~130mph. But it has plenty of torque. A heavy throttle will square off your rear tire quickly, and result in plenty of power wheelies.

I hope you are average to tall height.

Not sure on the difference between the S and the EVO, but worth looking into before buying.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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The ducati air-cooled engines have very short major service intervals and each service is expensive. On the plus side with a hypermotard you'll really save on front tires.
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It's a motard in appearance only.
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Get it if you got tons of cash, you will need it.

Someone I know got one, sold it a year later.

I would get a Superduke
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:28 AM   #8
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Honestly... I love Ducati's but if I wanted to spend that money...\

Aprilia SXV550 -- Could you go very far? Absolutely not... would you have a blast and look good. Absolutely.

Or If I was going to make the more practical and reliable buy....

Suzuki DRZ 400 SM

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Old 06-18-2013, 09:40 AM   #11
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I am 6'1", so the tall seat height is not an issue. I would actually get a used base model, not the "S".

Didn't the Aprilia SXV550 have a lot of reliability problems?
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:59 AM   #12
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So you are looking at a 796, not the 1100? I think you might miss the main draw of the hyper... the brute torque/power. Maybe look at the 796 monster reviews to get an idea of opinions on that engines power.
Hypers are kinda hard to find used... at least they once were, I haven't looked recently.

sxv550 rides like a 2x4... at least from what I've heard. A blast, but uncomfortable.

Keep in mind what other's have said about maintenance and costs. My brother uses his as a weekend toy, so the miles don't rack up quickly. What are you planning to use yours for?

Hypers don't have a huge gas tank, don't get awesome mileage... so you'll be stopping every 100 miles. Not bad for the group ride type stuff, or when with the supersport guys... but it's 1/2 the tank distance of some bikes.

Side note: Maybe the upcoming FZ-09 is for you? It's about as motard as the Hyper. Doesn't have the dry clutch (neither does the 796 hyper, I think), the Ducati "attitude", or style. But may be easier to live with on a daily basis.

PS, when I asked about an sxv on another forum, this was the only reply I got. I laughed...
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:37 AM   #14
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What r u planning to do with it? Just street riding? Or sidewalks, jump railroads, hooligan ?

Chevy pretty much summarized to a T....
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I am looking at the Duc 1100 for street riding (no more than a 95 mile round trip), blasting through the neighborhood, wheelies, etc.

It will not rack up many miles as I have a couple of other bikes to ride.

The Aprilia has sparked my interest though. I will look into it some more.
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I am looking at the Duc 1100 for street riding (no more than a 95 mile round trip), blasting through the neighborhood, wheelies, etc.

It will not rack up many miles as I have a couple of other bikes to ride.

The Aprilia has sparked my interest though. I will look into it some more.
For that the Duc is perfect....the Aprilia SXV, yea not so much. Rebuild every 5-6k miles at $3-4k at an Aprilia dealer....

My Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is in the for sale section. Will kill the duc in power and wheelies
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I am looking at the Duc 1100 for street riding (no more than a 95 mile round trip), blasting through the neighborhood, wheelies, etc.

It will not rack up many miles as I have a couple of other bikes to ride.

The Aprilia has sparked my interest though. I will look into it some more.
I was looking into Hypermotards as well.

Honestly- they are pigs. Not as light as a real motard, and the power output on the air cooled engine's is downright shameful. 82hp out of an 1100?

besides the power issues, you will be sweating your nuts off... literally. Air cooled motors can be 230 or hotter on fast runs.

I got a speed triple. Maybe that's not for you, but I'd seriously consider the new yamaha mt-09 (850 triple motard-esque), perhaps a dorsoduro 750 (or 1200?1?), or the like.

None of those is light like a motard, and unfortunately no motard is made for long trips. If you want something reliable, check out a DRZ. not exotic, but reliable as , lightweight, and cheap.
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Knowing you, I would choose the Ducati.
The 450/550 Aprilia maintenance schedules make the Ducati look like a Japanese bike in comparison. The maintenance interval is every 7500 miles and since it's the air cooled engine it's not prohibitively expensive. You should be able to pick up a gently used S model fairly priced.
I've ridden a few of them and they were on my short list for quite a while before I went back to the dark side. I think you'd like it.
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Hypers are awesome. Get the big one. It's basically a naked bike with a longer travel suspension so it handle the rougher roads. Aprilia SXV is a pain in the . Two cylinders is twice the hassle. Has mx bike maintenance only on two cylinders instead of one. That said, I would still consider one, they are friggin' awesome.
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Hypers are good for sidewalks, hopping off curbs, jumping speed bumps, and railing corners at less than break neck speeds.
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