Ducati Hyperstrada or BMW 1200 GS

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Jun 27 35 Comments

Was attracted to them during my first internship six years back. Would love to hear about the cost of maintaining these or daily-ing them. In Bay area but might move to Seattle in sometime.

I'm some what short at 6'2 by Blind standards so can't really take bigger bikes.

Any ownership reviews?

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    Microsoft.

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    Took you six years to realize that you want one?
    Jun 27 1
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      Porsche996

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      No. I had couple of injuries on track.
      Jun 27
  • ADP / Eng CilK47
    Neither wtf? Get a s1000r, you’re too young to be on a gs.
    Jun 27 14
    • Google yandere
      Yeah unless you plan to ride dirt or you just like the style (and that's totally valid) adventure bikes aren't really meant for that persay. Plus they're like the definition of a tall bike. You probably won't be able to flat foot it unless you lower it. Which is also fine but like it can be avoided.

      Maybe take a look at the style of some of the bikes here: https://www.rideapart.com/articles/254924/10-bikes-that-are-actually-comfortable/amp/

      There are other styles like sport touring (I like the VFR) or upright commuting bike (ncx is awesome). You can roughly spec out the ergonomics on any bike (upright vs lean, flat foot vs tip toe) by plugging in your dimensions into www.cycle-ergo.com and trying out some different models.
      Jun 28
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      Fun Fact: I started my career as an Ergo scientist at a motorcycle company.
      Jun 28
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      VFR is a very plausible candidate I totally forgot. I have ridden one but hopefully I should try them.
      Is there any Turo equivalent for motorcycles?
      Jun 28
    • Google yandere
      No wonder you shat on the Panigale. There are a few startups but it's not really a thing. You're best off scheduling test rides at dealerships.
      Jun 28
    • New / Strategy
      Porsche996

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      Oh. I was thinking more like atleast a week ownership. That 'here is your TD' isn't my thing to be honest.
      Jun 28
  • Google yandere
    Maybe I'm a hipster but the new triumph scramblers are just so cool. Have you considered them at all? Otherwise my vote is for the GS
    Jun 27 8
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      Porsche996

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      Wait. You meant to say scramblers are tall?
      Jun 28
    • Google yandere
      The triumph scrambler in particular is tall. I meant to say that as a "plus" for you because I thought you wanted a tall bike for some reason. Then I saw you actually don't want a super tall bike.
      Jun 28
    • Google yandere
      Also I wonder if you're confusing the triumph scrambler with the Ducati scrambler. They're really different.
      Jun 28
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      Porsche996

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      That's nice of you. I would like try them. I haven't compared saddle height, reach and all the other elements yet.
      Jun 28
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      Yep. That's true and then realized you're talking Ducati.
      Jun 28
  • New cbbu61
    I think you should get a 1299, no reason to fuck around. bring it to infineon, laguna or thunderhill
    Jun 27 5
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      Panigale?
      Jun 27
    • New cbbu61
      Yup, it's like sex on wheels at the track. Every time I get off I need to massage my cheeks for 3 minutes to get stupid grin wrinkles off my face.
      Jun 27
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      Porsche996

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      I have enough between my groin. I don't want tank cowl. Also I'm tall enough to break it
      Jun 27
    • New cbbu61
      I didn't understand any of that. Did you mean that your dick is too large to bother and besides race bikes are made out of paper?
      Jun 27
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      No he means there is enough BJs.
      Jun 27
  • Amazon jtGV66
    BMW Boxers FTW
    Jun 27 1
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      I used to own but thats altogether old world charm. Occasionally I pick them in my Aviators on sunny weekends.
      Jun 27
  • Microsoft woolooloo
    GS = big and comfy for long distances. Hyper for all around hoonage. Multistrada might split the difference
    Jun 27 0