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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ducati Hypermotard Release

Oh man, new dream bike. After seeing this guy around Greenville on a Aprilia SM hoppin curbs and doin 50 mph endos and generally havin the time of his life I want a Supermoto! It looks like such a fun hooligan machine.

(Not that I condone 50 mph endos and hoppin curbs, I could just tell he was havin a blast!)

But check it out!

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...ermotardvideo/

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Oh man, new dream bike. After seeing this guy around Greenville on a Aprilia SM hoppin curbs and doin 50 mph endos and generally havin the time of his life I want a Supermoto! It looks like such a fun hooligan machine.

(Not that I condone 50 mph endos and hoppin curbs, I could just tell he was havin a blast!)

But check it out!

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...ermotardvideo/

Coolest picture ever!



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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 10:34 AM
 
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While I love the Hypermotard, I don't think you'll be jumping any curbs on it. It is a full sized street bike, not a true SM. There's at least 125 lbs. difference between the Hypermotard and a real SM bike. Not to mention the suspension differences. That being said, it is a sweet bike and I would love to have one.

Holy crap... just watched the video. The S sure sounds sweet. I converted 8995 (Euros, I assume) to ~$13,000 for the S. Right on line with the KTM 950.

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From what I "hear", the Hypermotard's suspension is definitely tuned tighter than a typical supermoto. And I think that the price is more around $11,000. For people with more money (probably around $20,000), there is the BMW MegaMoto available soon. Aircooled twin like the Duck but with more oomph and torque.

Anyway, the New Age of the liter supermoto is here. Traditional Sm riders scoff at 400-lbs, 100-HP motards, but for me, mo' hotta is mo' betta






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well for us (that would be ME) broke people I can over another cool looking bike....
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Can you make any old dirtbike into a supermoto or is it only a select few? And what goes into making the change besides for 17" wheels and tires?
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Damn. That BMW is tough too. Wow.



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Holy crap...the video is awesome. That bike is a beast.



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Can you make any old dirtbike into a supermoto or is it only a select few? And what goes into making the change besides for 17" wheels and tires?
I've saw everything from 250 2-strokes to 525 4-strokes converted. You hit the nail on the head with the wheels, but that is just the obvious changes. The front end geometry needs to be tweaked, and valving modified to suit the street better. Once upon a time, a friend of mine owned a KTM 380 EXC dirt bike. The bike was a beast (380 2-stroke weighing in at about 230 lbs.). We toyed with the idea of making it a street legal SM, but good judgement (and a few hangovers) got the best of us.

I guess I am a traditionalist when it comes to SM. I feel that the bikes should be able to handle both the street and the dirt segments i.e. the AMA series. That being said, I love the liter "SM's". I just don't consider them true SM bikes, more like standards on steroids.
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Can you make any old dirtbike into a supermoto or is it only a select few? And what goes into making the change besides for 17" wheels and tires?
You can retrofit any dirt bike into a supermoto. You would need street rims and tires, naturally. Also larger front brake (or brakes) and usually new forks and shocks or revalved forks and shocks. Supermoto suspension is tigher than dirt bike but softer than sport bike. The idea is to use the lightness of a dirt bike but streetable enough to attack the extremely tight twisties and tight tracks. These liter bike supermotos are weird because they have the same characteristics of the smaller supermotos BUT the heavier weight of a street bike. That's why a lot of diehard SM riders are asking what's the point of having a heavyweight supermoto.

To me, these supermotos are more like fast standard bikes but look like dirt bikes. Besides, who cares about practicality?!! I'm just looking for an excuse to buy another bike.
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it looks like a blast to ride

Ducati has really did well on the last few
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 11:40 AM
 
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The premier is scheduled for the 29th and 30th of June. The current Cycle World has the bikes listed at $11495 and $13995 for the standard and S respectively. I find the price a little high for a bike with a lot of "used" components. Or maybe I just have sour grapes because I can't afford one
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