I get the attraction, but at what point do you admit that it is no longer a motard?I know a lot of people are on the fence in whether or not to consider the hyper motard a true motard before we even begin. But I want to clarify that I am including it for this poll as well as bolt in engines, the easier the swap the better. I recently came across the 1198 swap in the hypermotard 1100 chassis. With 150-170 hp depending it’s hard not to cast my vote for this bad boy. Having never ridden in I have already started gathering materials to do so.
please post your experiences with custom motards or hypers or any that you think are superior toan evo sp with the 1198 motor pushing 180 hp on an evo sp frame. It’s as close to a superleggara hyper as we will get.
and don’t get me wrong I have seen the gsxr 1000 motors in the400 dirt bike frames but they look like a weight displacement nightmare while this set up isn’t far from stock weight displacement. Tell me I’m wrong. I want to build. Project motard with way more HP than me evo sp 1100. So far rolling 1100s chassis and an 1198 is where I am headed. Change my Mind
What you plan on making with your 1198 engine is a Hypernaked. I just sold one, it was a 2017 Yamaha FZ-10. It was a blast, but for me, in SoCal with all of the tight twisty roads, it was unnecessary. When I was in Arizona (when I bought it originally), it was the perfect bike and if I was still there, I'd still be riding it.
I just found that I'm having more fun running up the Hyper, than I was underutilizing the FZ-10. And if I ran the FZ-10 like I run the Hyper now, I was pushing limits on the street that rivaled my roadracing days, and that's just not where I want to be anymore, not on the street at least.
It's your money of course, so you pick your poison. I picked mine....