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Old 02-25-2014, 10:53 AM   #1
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Hypermotard 1100s?

Anybody ride/have one of these? Pros, Cons?

There is a 2008 I am looking at swapping my Speed Triple for. I would have to add the larger tank which looks like a pain in the but worth it to have a normal riding range.
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Ive ridden one at GSS for a few laps....I didnt like it at all but keep in mind it was completely stock. I thought it was gutless with no power, the brakes were waaaaaay to much for that very light brake and the throttle was an on/off switch. Maybe these things could be addressed with an open airbox/ecu/exhuast but I wouldnt do it. Ive only rode a speed triple on the street for about an hour but wouldnt give one up for a Hyper unless it was blinged all out with goodies. Even then where u live now its pointless unless u get that bigher tank like u said. The gas tanks swell over time because of ethenol (sp?) and they are plastic.
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Maybe I can get a ride on this one. My Triumph is getting a little long in the tooth and I am thinking I need a change.
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Maybe I can get a ride on this one. My Triumph is getting a little long in the tooth and I am thinking I need a change.
Change is always good. Im the same way, but usually end up regreting it as the "new" bike taste goes away. Get some seat time on that .....

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It's pretty good. Traveling a lot for work, but when I'm back I've been doing a lot of skiing and exploring on the DRZ. All in all a good move.

But I will miss being able to hit up a track day so easily. I was thinking about taking the Triumph to Miller Motorsports. Other than Miller everything is about 6hrs+ drive.
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I looked at hypermotards before getting my last speedie.

No power man. Like... where is it? A fun bike, but if triumph would just shave a few pounds off the speedie and add a bit more top end... like they did with the 11+ (especially the R's), I think I'd still be on it.
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Anybody ride/have one of these? Pros, Cons?

There is a 2008 I am looking at swapping my Speed Triple for. I would have to add the larger tank which looks like a pain in the but worth it to have a normal riding range.
Its not a bike you want to take on trips...at all.
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Well it sounds like I'll keep my eye open for something else and keep riding my Triple.
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Not sure exactly what you're looking for... but the new Yamaha 850 Triple might fit the bill. Not a full on motard, but torquey, super light, lots of power, and with the money you saved from the hypermotard a set of fork springs and some braided lines and you're in business.
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Not sure exactly what you're looking for... but the new Yamaha 850 Triple might fit the bill. Not a full on motard, but torquey, super light, lots of power, and with the money you saved from the hypermotard a set of fork springs and some braided lines and you're in business.
The hyper I was looking at was an 08 with 12000 miles for $7k with some wiggle room. So it'd be a little cheaper than the new FZ-09. Anybody ride the FZ?
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The hyper I was looking at was an 08 with 12000 miles for $7k with some wiggle room. So it'd be a little cheaper than the new FZ-09. Anybody ride the FZ?
A few of us rode it at the Yamaha demo day in town. I've not ridden a S3, so I can't compare directly, but the FZ-09 strikes me as a fun around-town bike once you stiffen the suspension and throw a tune at it.
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I haven't ridden it but that entire package just seems soft. But I guess you have to cut some corners to get it to $8k msrp
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I've ridden the Fz-09 at the Yamaha Demo day. Its a poor-mans Street Triple IMO. For about the same power and price, you can get a Striple R with smoother engine and better brakes/adjustable suspension. WOuldnt waste my time.

I like the 2011+ Gen speedies as they seem a bit bigger and you're more IN the bike.

Are you looking for a naked replacement for touring?
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I've ridden the Fz-09 at the Yamaha Demo day. Its a poor-mans Street Triple IMO. For about the same power and price, you can get a Striple R with smoother engine and better brakes/adjustable suspension. WOuldnt waste my time.

I like the 2011+ Gen speedies as they seem a bit bigger and you're more IN the bike.

Are you looking for a naked replacement for touring?

With the sargent seat on mine I am pretty well IN the bike I feel.

To be honest I'm not really sure what I am looking for. A slightly more comfortable Speed Triple with more power, better handling and a little more fuel range? And doesn't cost $15k
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With the sargent seat on mine I am pretty well IN the bike I feel.

To be honest I'm not really sure what I am looking for. A slightly more comfortable Speed Triple with more power, better handling and a little more fuel range? And doesn't cost $15k
I'd have that bike to if it existed lol! The Tuono has WAY more power but the range sucks is my only real complaint. The new S1000r looks to be promising but thats a new bike. Man, I've seen Multistrada 1200 used go for low as 10k...now that be a killer bike.
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Yeah I was just reading up on the S1000r and the 25mpg of the Tuono would be a deal breaker for me. I hadn't considered the Multi
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With the sargent seat on mine I am pretty well IN the bike I feel.

To be honest I'm not really sure what I am looking for. A slightly more comfortable Speed Triple with more power, better handling and a little more fuel range? And doesn't cost $15k
Buy an 08+ CBR1000RR and put handlebars/helibars on it.

That's what I did. And its AWESOME. (Ignore my FS thread, I have a problem buying and selling bikes). Check the dyno : http://www.superstreetbike.com/featu...-king/?image=7

The cbr stomps all other 1k's up to 10k rpms. And she's smoooth

Really though, its better handling, gets better mpg, and makes way more power. If they made hard bags for the 1k Id put a ring on it.
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Buy an 08+ CBR1000RR and put handlebars/helibars on it.

That's what I did. And its AWESOME. (Ignore my FS thread, I have a problem buying and selling bikes). Check the dyno : http://www.superstreetbike.com/featu...-king/?image=7

The cbr stomps all other 1k's up to 10k rpms. And she's smoooth

Really though, its better handling, gets better mpg, and makes way more power. If they made hard bags for the 1k Id put a ring on it.
Have any pics with the bars on it?
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Not currently, but if you google "handlebar conversion 1000rr" or check these links you'll get an idea. It's several inches higher and a couple back. With a renthal bar it feels much like the speedie, just >50lbs lighter and way faster.

http://www.2040motos.com/Honda/CBR/2...-miles-103019/

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You might want to test ride a Hyper before turning it down.
Opinions on power are very relative. I have yet to go on a ride with my brother where he DOESN'T power wheelie the bike. Yes, the trip per tank isn't very high.... most people end up stopping for one reason or another though.

It doesn't scream up top, but it's plenty torque to have some fun. Lots of guys swap the sprockets to get a shorter gearing... a bit better acceleration and smooths the bike out in the 20 - 30mph range. Not sure how hwy RPMs and Mileage are affected though.
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