Hell, it's in the same price as the 1098...APEXHNTR said:Since the S is the same price as the monster S4RS it will be intereting to see if any cycle magazines test the two side by side. It would make for a very interesting comparison.
They are not meant to be supermoto bikes. I have a 560SMR and have not considered giving it up when my HM1100S arrives. The HM is a street bike. Anybody who buys it to ride real supermoto is in for a rude awakening! There is no way that bike would even think about keeping up on a kart track, especially in the dirt section!!!okemos said:Same price range as the S4R then? And the S model same as S4RS?
Also, it is only 40 lbs less than they are. Hypermotard is 385 lbs. vs. 425 lbs of the Ducatis. It's also in the same market as the KTM 950 Supermoto and Adventure bikes, which are similarly priced at about $12K and they weigh 438 lbs.
They all sure look fun, but since when did 400+ lbs of weight become flickable like a true supermoto bike? My KTM 525 supermoto bike weighs about 230 lbs. and it's enough for me to handle. I bow down to anybody who can really ride one of those bigger beasts. I still want one, though. (Dang it!)
What's the Hypermotard S model about anyway? I see that it has an 1100 cc motor. Whoa!
It's the best Hooligan bike there is. Crashing it won't hurt it much. It is lightweight and flickable, with gobs of power. It's a cross between three bikes: motocross, flat tracker and sportbike. The street tard is the same as a supermoto bike but is street legal. The difference between a true supermoto bike and the Hypermotard is first and foremost the weight. After it gets too big, it becomes less flickable, but just having said that -- sure, there are guys who could ride the Hypermotard on a supermoto track with amazing skill, but the average Joe would find it too big. And in a lowside or highside, I'd guess the Hypermotard would not fare well.factorplayer said:what exactly classifies a bike as a 'tard?