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Hello, I am new to this site and just want to introduce myself. I live in LA and have been into motocross and dessert riding for years, so I consider myself a good rider in dirt that is. I really want to get a street bike and have been looking at the Hypermotard sp 939. I like it because it resembles the dirt bike as far as ergonomics and such. I do have some questions for those who own one.

1-I am 5 foot 8 and have read that the Hypermotard sits pretty high up. Will this be an issue for me at stops ? On my past dirt bikes, I normally would be on my toes, it never was a problem unless I stoped on uneven ground. I know on street the majority of times it will be even ground.

2-How are sales in Ducati as far as negotiating? Since there are few dealers in my area, does it make it harder to get a good deal? Basically, if the bike is going for $16200.00 or so new, what should I expect to get it for, how much of a discount should I be asking for if any ?

3-How different from dirt bikes are street bikes? I mean as far as handling and such. I am used to sliding out the rear, wheeling over obstacles and all kinds of crazy things on dirt. Obviously , I know I won't be doing any of this on the street, but are street bikes pretty easy to handle aside from weight consideration?

Sorry if these are silly question but the street bike seen is really new to me. I really enjoy this site and love reading things on here. I would really appreciate your inputs since you guys are the experts on these bikes... Thank you for your time.
 

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Hey bro, I went from dirt to Street by starting on a dual sport kawasaki 250 and I am shorter than you. Felt right at home on the bike and learned the ways of the road. I had ridden many of my friends street bikes, to each his own but I'm pretty sure I would not have spent that amount of coin on first street ride, lol.
 

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It isn't about the price to me, its about the bike itself, it makes me want to ride it. Seeing this thing on the street made me want to get one.
 

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Hi and welcome to Ducati.ms! We are super happy to have you here. :)

Please fill in your location information in the UserCP Edit Your Details section, that can help if there might be someone local to you give a hand or find new friends to take a ride.
 
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