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Old 02-27-2014, 12:03 AM   #21
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Ive wanted one for awhile. Dissapointed hearing lack of power.Wanna test ride before I change my mind on them.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:14 AM   #22
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Not sure where you guys are getting lack of power from.Sure you didn't ride one of the smaller Hypermotards?

I had a 2010 Hypermotard 1100 evo and it was a beast down low.I could power wheelie from 0mph without trying all day long.Granted it had a Termignoni exhaust on it but I doubt it made THAT much of a difference.Why not simply test ride it first?

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But I ended up selling it to get a new model Hyperstrada which is a 820cc.Now this one yes you can tell a diff in the low end power.Might not do wheelies with ease but it gets off the line quick!

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Still have not taken it on long trips but that's the plan.Furthest has been Cleveland,TX and I loved it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:08 PM   #23
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The lack of range is a big issue on them for me. I'd still really like to get some seat time on one.

Also been thinking about the 2007+ Tuono 1000r. Seems to check all the boxes. It probably isn't as comfortable as my Triple but other than that they seem pretty badass. Thoughts?
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:50 PM   #24
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Just go test ride them all.Who cares what everyone says,they will all have different opinions.If its just the range that troubles you they do sell that aftermarket gas tank,forgot who makes it.My Strada is better on gas but its a smaller engine obviously.

I loved my Hyper enough to ditch it within 2 weeks to buy a brand new one.
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hyper was one of the most entertaining bikes, and ducs, that I have owned. There is enough power for any street riding the only things I would change are the batwing handlebars, real clip-ons, and a comfortable seat.
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If it's a long range, comfortable, high-speed Hypermotard you're looking for, definitely take a look (and a ride) on the Multistrada 1200. 5.3gal tank, and I can average 42-45mpg highway if I go easy on the throttle, that gives a 220-250 mile range. Not quite as power-wheelie happy as the Hypermotards, but for its size it gets up in the air quite well, sometimes unintentionally And it can scream on the top end. I've hit 155 on the speedo on several occasions, just didn't have the to go any further. I was thinking of the Hyperstrada myself, looking for bikes in the light-midweight sport touring range, but I took one test ride on my Multistrada and was sold. Expensive, both to buy and to maintain I'm finding, but does a little of everything well.
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The Hypermotards are horrible for any kind of trips. The MultiStrada is what you want. IN fact, the old multi stradas were just Hypermotards slightly modified...go figure.
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Mr Samurai, any experience with the vtwin Tuonos?
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I haven't been on twin tuono, but did test ride a v2 rsv factory.

Definitely more planted than the triple, and power was in par, but felt a little sportier. However, mileage is absolute , so you're not likely to see any improvement in trip range or comfort (seat was okay, but nothing like my triumph gel seat).
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Go for a ktm 1190 adventure...i rode my neighbors...its a must have item!
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yeah and for only 16k....
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yeah and for only 16k....
You prolly have that cash in your ash tray..
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I prefer bikes that are a few years old. I for one probably can not tell much of a difference in performance between a 2008 whatever to a 2014 whatever. But I won't feel as bad if I wreck a 2008. I can't seem to bring myself to buy a new bike.
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If you can multi-state sport tour on the S3, you can do it on just about any other bike.

Low miles Tuono2 would be an excellent choice. That V-twin and the 1050 triple are 2 favorite engines I've had. Apes, in general, are pretty darn close to Japanese for reliability, with just a few quirks thrown in for Italian charm. Get the Factory if you can. If I had the T2 instead of RSVR, it'd probably had stayed longer in my garage.

That said, if you haven't looked at the Ninja 1000, you should. Assuming your insurance co doesn't lump it in with ZX10R, it is a great machine for what you do with your S3. If you're okay without the latest TC/ABS/RWB/etc., an '11-'13 N1K can be had for a song. Bit more power and comfier than the S3. The only spoiler - to me - is the inline 4 engine, but that's just me.

I very much wanted to like the T-V4R, but it is a bit too hard-edged for an everyday kinda bike. The new Caponord is very nice indeed and, with panniers ready-to-tour, a grand bargain at $15k. If they ever make a new Futura with that same drivetrain, I would officially run out of excuses not to get back to another Ape.
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I also take my S3 to the track sometimes. It would appear the Tuono2 is the best option at a reasonable price so far.
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Try the KTM 990 SMT. Its not so much how much power it develops - its all about how it is delivered.The 950/990 Supermoto is one of the best balanced bike Ive ever ridden.
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