2013 DUCATI HYPERSTRADA

If you apply the Diagnostic và Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) V, the Ducati Hyperstrada fits the bill for Multiple Personality Disorder almost perfectly.

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Its V-twin engine & larger size and weight make it a far cry from the 450 cc thumpers most people call a supermoto. Its beak và tall, upright seating position mean the other nakeds won"t let it sit with them in the cafeteria. Its small form size and relatively small engine mean the other touring bikes will point và laugh when you pull into rest stops.

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The 2015 Ducati Hyperstrada. Ducati photo.

Is Ducati"s Frankenstein bike the perfect all-rounder or does it make too many sacrifices khổng lồ be good enough at anything?

The bike

The năm ngoái Ducati Hyperstrada is the touring version of the Ducati Hypermotard. As such, it features the same 821 cc, liquid-cooled V-twin found in both the Hypermotard và the boss khủng 821. This second-generation, 11-degree Testastretta engine produces 110 horsepower at 9,250 rpm và 65.8 foot-pounds of torque at 7,750 rpm.

Photo by Scott Sorenson.

The Hyperstrada features the Ducati Safety Pack, which is made up of the eight-level Ducati Traction Control & three-level ABS braking system. The Hyper also comes with three riding modes: Sport, Touring, & Urban. Sport and Touring both access the full 110 horsepower, while thể thao sharpens throttle response for a perceived bump in torque. Urban limits power lớn 75 horsepower and slows throttle response. Each of the riding modes comes with varied preset levels for DTC & ABS, which can also be modified through the bike"s computer system accessed through the thực đơn display.

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Photo by Scott Sorenson.

All of the bikes in the Hyper line feature a tubular steel trellis frame married khổng lồ a die-cast rear sub frame và single-sided swingarm. The Strada"s bars have been raised 0.78 inches và now sit behind a little windscreen to lớn help improve comfort on longer rides. The standard seat has been swapped out for Ducati"s touring seat, which widens và slopes up at the rear to provide more support. Despite sitting a little lower & flatter, the seat"s extra padding means the xe đạp still has a fairly tall 33.5-inch seat height.

Suspension duties are handled by a 43 mm Kayaba inverted fork in front. Out back, the single Sachs shock of the Strada adds spring preload adjustment to the regular Hyper"s rebound damping adjustment lớn help when loaded with a passenger or gear. Front wheel travel has also been reduced from 6.7 inches to lớn 5.9 inches on the Strada lớn help reduce brake dive, giving the bike a slightly shorter wheelbase of 58.6 inches, compared to lớn the stock 59 inches.

In the braking department, twin 320 milimet discs bit by radial-mount, four-piston Brembo Monobloc calipers are fitted up front while a single 245 milimet disc and single Brembo caliper grab the rear. The Hyper gets Bosch"s ABS 9 system.

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Photo by Scott Sorenson.

The Strada swaps the stock Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires for Pirelli Scorpion Trails. The 180/55-R17 rear and 120/70-R17 front wrap around 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels.

To make the bike more appropriate for touring, the Strada also gets two, 25-liter semi-rigid panniers, a center stand, two 12-volt power nguồn outlets, passenger grab handles, an engine sump guard, and extended front và rear mudguards. With a 4.2-gallon fuel capacity, the Ducati Hyperstrada has a wet weight of 419 pounds. It retails for $13,795.

Testing the Hyperstrada

The Hyperstrada found its way into my garage as a last-minute transport option to lớn ride to Monterey, Calif., for the World Superbike round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Long story short, we were supposed to vị a different trip with the race as our destination, but fate had other plans and Ducati was kind enough to lớn get me something to lớn ride ASAP, with the added benefit that I was able khổng lồ use the Ducati Island parking.

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Photo by Sean MacDonald.

I picked up the bike a day before I was set lớn leave & barely had time to check the tire pressure and toss my RAM iPhone mount on the bars before packing the xe đạp for the ride. The next morning, armed in full leathers và a belly full of bulletproof coffee, I set out on the 5 freeway with the plan of picking up the good stuff on the Grapevine. At Southern California freeway speeds, the Hyper is surprisingly comfortable. It feels tiny compared to lớn the FJ-09 (the one I rode later khổng lồ Monterey for that other article), but the tiny windscreen does an admirable job at taking the brunt of wind from your chest while letting your helmet sit in clean air. At 85 mph or so, I was surprised how many times I kept searching for an additional gear, especially after how many times the Monster, with the same engine, surprised me by still having one more gear lớn click into.

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Photo by Scott Sorenson.

I"d heard rumors of a road I hadn"t ridden branching out from Gorman (the stop with the cheap gas on vị trí cao nhất of the Grapevine), & cut morning traffic in no time lớn gas up before hitting Cuddy Valley road. I was surprised that, after filling up near my house in Santa Ana, the gas light came on at 110 miles on the tank and was downright relieved when I made it khổng lồ my exit at 130 miles on the tank. Cuddy Valley road cuts up into the Alpine, before dropping you down the backside of the mountains, through the foothills và almost onto desert floor. The pavement up top isn"t great, but the banked turns và views they provide are incredible. The lower half opens up as the pavement improves, making way for some really long & fast sweepers. The Hyper in stock khung has decent suspension for smooth roads, but the rough stuff on đứng top of the hill was a little confidence-jarring.

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Photo by Scott Sorenson.

I never ride up the coast without a stop at San Luis Obispo"s High Street Deli, which meant sitting on the 166 for the better part of an hour trying lớn make time. You would think an upright, supermoto-style xe đạp would make high-speed riding miserable but, while it"s no sport bike with a fairing, I did a little "straight-line top-speed testing" & the Hyper pulled nicely up until 120 mph or so, with the wind only really getting bad above 105 mph.

Since I"d left a day earlier than most for the race, I"d hoped khổng lồ get a clear run at Highway 1 through Big Sur & into Monterey. While I was right about not many motorcyclists making the trek that day, I was very, very wrong about thinking 2 p.m. Was a good time khổng lồ have some fun on one of the prettiest stretches of road in the country. With limited passing opportunities, I spent most of my afternoon looking at the spinning wheels of tourists" upside down suitcases, seat belted lượt thích children in the back of rented Mustang convertibles, rather than corner apexes. The southernmost section is the tightest và I pulled over many times lớn try lớn give myself a gap lớn ride, but after an hour or so I gave up & fell in line.

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Photo by Scott Sorenson.

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For the ride trang chủ from Monterey, I rode my route in reverse so I could stop and shoot some pictures. With the Big Sur coastline to lớn myself, the Hyperstrada was quite possibly the perfect machine for a route of this length with this many twists và turns. Overall handling actually feels a little too sharp, which was also my complaint with the boss 796 before Ducati lengthened the xe đạp slightly for the quái vật 821. I haven"t ridden the regular Hypermotard in years (though I have plans khổng lồ fix that post-haste), but I don"t remember that being an issue with the regular Hyper and I"m fairly certain it"s due to lớn the slightly shorter wheelbase.

Hyperstrada highlights

I know I just got done singing its praises in the boss khủng 821 review, but this motor is simply wonderful và it"s worth repeating. A lot of the forums had complaints about really twitchy clutches making it difficult lớn get out of first, but the unit I rode was simply flawless. The Touring riding mode is perfect for daily use, while sport is stupid amounts of fun. There isn"t as much low-end torque as a real supermoto, but once you hit 3,000 revs or so, the mid-range powerband is beautiful.

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Photo by Scott Sorenson.

All of the added touring bits vì their job far better than expected. The screen went from "you gọi that a touring screen?" lớn "why don"t more bikes come with a screen lượt thích this?" almost immediately. The seat is near perfection, allowing you to move on the bike when hanging off, scoot forward for riding supermoto style, or sit comfortably for hours on end.

The panniers are sort of a hybrid between hard, locking luggage và soft, throw-over saddlebags. The side facing the xe đạp is a rigid plastic while the other half of the clam-shell thiết kế is reinforced fabric. Lượt thích hard bags, they mount and remove easily, và the Hyperstrada looks clean with the bags removed, with no unsightly brackets. Lượt thích soft bags, they close with a zipper, not a latch, & considering some of the latches I"ve fumbled with lately, I didn"t mind that kind of closure at all.

The panniers hold an incredible amount of stuff, engulfing far more than I ever expected, including a full-face helmet. They are stiff enough khổng lồ stand up khổng lồ the weight, too, without sagging or making me worry they would break. Of course you don"t get the waterproofness of plastic or aluminum panniers, and security is nothing more than putting a small lock on the zipper. But overall, they work well và look good.

The entire braking system is spot on for this bike, when you consider the non-adjustable suspension. The ABS system is one of the least intrusive ones I"ve ridden and the initial bite và overall stopping power are perfectly capable of slowing the Hyperstrada down quickly. Improving the suspension will help keep the tire on the road better, và allow for more grip as the brakes are applied.

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Photo by Scott Sorenson.

I"m a big fan hâm mộ of the stock exhaust, even if the can looks a little bizarre. I know many people don"t care about the exhaust note, but it adds a lot khổng lồ the experience of ripping around on this machine.

It"s a Ducati, so I know someone"s going khổng lồ bring up maintenance, so: 18,641-mile (30,000-kilometer) service interval. Enough said.

Hyperstrada lowlights

There is little wrong with the Hyperstrada. The suspension is the only thing that really keeps this xe đạp from properly eating winding roads for breakfast, but its fork & shock are far better than a lot of other stock bikes. That said, it"s still a machine that is purchased with the intent of being ridden hard & fast. Riding is as such will likely require some aftermarket suspension work.

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Photo by Scott Sorenson.

At $13,795, the price also seems a bit high, when you consider possibly upgrading the suspension, but Ducati is known for charging a bit of a premium for their products.

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Photo by Scott Sorenson.

Competition

There really isn"t much competition for a bike lượt thích the Ducati Hyperstrada. The 509-pound, $11,999 Kawasaki ninja 1000 doesn"t feel comparable, but neither does the $10,399, 66-horsepower Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure. The closest competitor is probably the Yamaha FJ-09, which makes similar power, at 115 horsepower và 65 foot-pounds of torque, but weighs 462 pounds before you factor in luggage & rides like a much bigger bike. It retails for $10,490, but you"ll have khổng lồ spend an extra grand if you want the panniers.

Ducati is the only company crazy enough thus far lớn put touring bits on a lightweight, upright thể thao bike — which makes them just my kind of crazy.

Conclusion

While it isn"t quite the street destroyer that the Hyper SP is, there really isn"t much sacrificed by the addition of all the touring amenities — all of which are well thought out và serve their purposes well. At an MSRP of $13,795, the Strada costs $1,600 more than the regular Hyper, which saves you at least $400 over buying the parts và adding them yourself.

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Photo by Scott Sorenson.

Earlier, I pegged the question: Is this a do-it-all bike or will it fail at everything in its attempts to lớn be too much?

Overall, I think the Hyperstrada does an incredible job of delivering on all that"s asked from it. It isn"t a supermoto, naked, or touring bike, yet it really does excel at all three, as long as your standards aren"t too strict. Is it going to lớn crush the competition at the supermoto track? Nope. Will it be the talk of the town in touring forums, where shaft drives reign king? Nuh uh.

Photo by Scott Sorenson.

However, if you like to ride supermotos but want something that can vày a ton of highway miles & you don"t mind a little extra fairly well suspended weight, or you want khổng lồ take the "sport" in sport-touring khổng lồ the next level, it"s just about perfect. My actual ideal would be a Ducati Hyperstrada SP, but I think adding the Strada"s panniers, seat, & windscreen khổng lồ the SP will suffice quite nicely.

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