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Neutron

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AR
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All the bikes that came and gone..
91 Suzuki RM250
88 Sportster 883
2002 Roadstar Warrior
2006 Yamaha R6
2011 Ducati 848
2013 Ducati Hypermotard
2006 Roadstar Warrior

I left motorcycles last year and my last bike was a 2006 Roadstar Warrior with a lot of mods. It was actually rusting away under a cover in NYC, mice were making a nest, and then my neighbors bike was run over by a young kid. So I sold it and now i'm just doing mountain bikes, boats, and my superjet.

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What did you think of the Hypermotard? Its on my short list of next bike to purchase.
 

I_squared_r

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What did you think of the Hypermotard? Its on my short list of next bike to purchase.
Depends what you're looking for. The 2013 hypermotard was a good bike, but I wouldn't buy one again. I hated that factory exhaust and the best option was a $2300 termignoni system. They butchered the Hypermotard look with that low side exhaust. It also didn't feel anything like my 848. It felt as if they neutered the 848 and tossed it in the Hypermotard.. maybe that's why I was disappointed. Coming from the 848, the Hypermotard felt like an economical daily driver. I see it didn't take long for Ducati to revise the Hypermotard because now it is the 950 and the Hypermotard styling was fixed .. also i'm curious if the 950 is more fun.

Also, I did take the Hypermotard on some dirt trails around my town. I had all the ATV guys coming up like "iS tHAt A duCaTI?!" the traction control works good, but those factory tires break loose way too easy on wet rock.
 

Ramblin Wreck

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Jet Ski
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Any Diavel owners out there? If so, can you provide some first hand insight?
 

Commander50

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San Diego
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Yamaha
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2019
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242X E-Series
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My chopper and my newest toy.
 

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Peelz

Jet Boat Junkie
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Glastron
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Any Diavel owners out there? If so, can you provide some first hand insight?
not owner, just quick test ride. Its rad, but Not terribly comfortable for all day every day. Would love to have one but not for main bike...

Ever ride a Vmax or the road warrior? Similar concepts...what VRod should have been... way cooler. Like another planet cooler. Cruiser style with Lightweight speed. and with that Ducati noise.... mmmm. . Crack the throttle and your mood changes.

I do remember the shifter being clunky. But I ride a BMW Oilhead boxer so thats par for my course LOL

felt it was a little too fast for seating position.... but it was FUN. That was just subjective to how I ride. If you're a cruiser bike person It will blow your mind. something like 150-160hp or something.... crazy.

Go get one and let me ride it. lol
 
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