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I love my Multi for many reasons, one of which is the fun supermoto-style upright riding position and wide bars.

The Multi is just effin' fun to ride but it has made me (evil grin) want to learn to do wheelies, stoppies, backing it in, jump speed bumps and do some kart tracks or trackdays...I now look at a flight of stairs and think, hmmm, is anyone watching??

However, I know that if I want to play, I will have to pay and she can be a little pricey to fix when I drop it :eek:

For those of you who have an inner hooligan or who have just learned you have an inner hooligan, what is your ride of choice?

I was thinking I could stay in the Duc family and do a used Hypermotard 796 to keep costs and weight down. I don't need crazy hp, just fun torque and good hp.

Or how about something like a used Husky SM610 or SM630 or the ever popular DRZ400SM or even a KTM 690 SM?

I like the Duke 690 and Street Triple as options but with less suspension travel, yet similar riding position.

Thoughts??
Have you owned or ridden any? What did you think?

Just in case anyone thinks I want to be on the 6 o'clock news riding mono-wheel down the freeway with an OJ Simpson style police escort...uh hell NO.

I just want to broaden my comfort zone while riding :D
 

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I love my Multi for many reasons, one of which is the fun supermoto-style upright riding position and wide bars.

The Multi is just effin' fun to ride but it has made me (evil grin) want to learn to do wheelies, stoppies, backing it in, jump speed bumps and do some kart tracks or trackdays...I now look at a flight of stairs and think, hmmm, is anyone watching??

However, I know that if I want to play, I will have to pay and she can be a little pricey to fix when I drop it :eek:

For those of you who have an inner hooligan or who have just learned you have an inner hooligan, what is your ride of choice?

I was thinking I could stay in the Duc family and do a used Hypermotard 796 to keep costs and weight down. I don't need crazy hp, just fun torque and good hp.

Or how about something like a used Husky SM610 or SM630 or the ever popular DRZ400SM or even a KTM 690 SM?

I like the Duke 690 and Street Triple as options but with less suspension travel, yet similar riding position.

Thoughts??
Have you owned or ridden any? What did you think?

Just in case anyone thinks I want to be on the 6 o'clock news riding mono-wheel down the freeway with an OJ Simpson style police escort...uh hell NO.

I just want to broaden my comfort zone while riding :D
If you are looking for something light, fun, quick and a wheelie machine then buy a Street Triple. I have one and it's a blast.

Bill
 

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I love my Multi for many reasons, one of which is the fun supermoto-style upright riding position and wide bars.

The Multi is just effin' fun to ride but it has made me (evil grin) want to learn to do wheelies, stoppies, backing it in, jump speed bumps and do some kart tracks or trackdays...I now look at a flight of stairs and think, hmmm, is anyone watching??

However, I know that if I want to play, I will have to pay and she can be a little pricey to fix when I drop it :eek:

For those of you who have an inner hooligan or who have just learned you have an inner hooligan, what is your ride of choice?

I was thinking I could stay in the Duc family and do a used Hypermotard 796 to keep costs and weight down. I don't need crazy hp, just fun torque and good hp.

Or how about something like a used Husky SM610 or SM630 or the ever popular DRZ400SM or even a KTM 690 SM?

I like the Duke 690 and Street Triple as options but with less suspension travel, yet similar riding position.

Thoughts??
Have you owned or ridden any? What did you think?

Just in case anyone thinks I want to be on the 6 o'clock news riding mono-wheel down the freeway with an OJ Simpson style police escort...uh hell NO.

I just want to broaden my comfort zone while riding :D
The Aprilia SXV 450 or 550 is badass for being a hooligan.
Aprilia SXV Demo on Vimeo
 

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I've owned the Husky 610 and a Hyper 1100. Husky is useless as a street bike, Hyper only slightly less so. Of the two, the Hyper is the better hooligan, but I'm speaking of the 1100. The 796 doesn't have near as much torque.

The Hyper is just a very narrowly focused bike, that will only appeal over the long term to a small segment of the population. That's why there has been such a huge secondary market of those bikes. Lots of people (myself included) thought they would be cool, until we actually lived with them for a while.
 

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@WildBill - I like your garage, nice choices. I may opt for a Diavel instead of the T-bird just to be different

@CessnaTPA - I totally forgot to include the SXV 450/550. The only downside seems to be more maintenance (high strung engine) and small tanks. I like to ride an easy 120+ miles when playing before looking for gas.
 

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@WildBill - I like your garage, nice choices. I may opt for a Diavel instead of the T-bird just to be different

@CessnaTPA - I totally forgot to include the SXV 450/550. The only downside seems to be more maintenance (high strung engine) and small tanks. I like to ride an easy 120+ miles when playing before looking for gas.
I don't need any encouragement now.... I have had that thought and it's a bad thought. Lol

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I've owned the Husky 610 and a Hyper 1100. Husky is useless as a street bike, Hyper only slightly less so. Of the two, the Hyper is the better hooligan, but I'm speaking of the 1100. The 796 doesn't have near as much torque.

The Hyper is just a very narrowly focused bike, that will only appeal over the long term to a small segment of the population. That's why there has been such a huge secondary market of those bikes. Lots of people (myself included) thought they would be cool, until we actually lived with them for a while.
I've got 14 bikes and my Tard sees more action than anything else in the garage. I can't take it anywhere for a long ride, but for running errands or going for a weekend ride, it's always my first choice. I suppose your Tard must have been a kin to my ex?
 

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I've got 14 bikes and my Tard sees more action than anything else in the garage. I can't take it anywhere for a long ride, but for running errands or going for a weekend ride, it's always my first choice. I suppose your Tard must have been a kin to my ex?
Problem is most people don't have 14 bikes in their garage, they only have 1. And most people do more than run errands or the odd short weekend ride on their bikes. As an extra bike, they're big fun. As an only bike they're not. For most riders.

My Hyper was a cool bike running around town or blasting the tight stuff near my house. Everywhere else it was somewhere between average and awful.
 

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I don't need any encouragement now.... I have had that thought and it's a bad thought. Lol

Bill
Bad thoughts are good (evil grin) :cool:
 

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Problem is most people don't have 14 bikes in their garage, they only have 1...
True, I will never have 14 (I sure would love to though!!) but I will have my Multi which can do damn near everything, so the Hyper might be a fun 2nd or 3rd bike.

Right now we have a thumbs up for Street Triple and a Hypermotard.

What other thumbs up can we get??
 

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I LOVED my SXV550 like no other, but HATED the continual breakdowns.

For the last several months I've owned an incredibly fun hooligan bike, which I hope and expect will be a much-lower-maintenance version of the SXV - my 2011 Husaberg FS570.









Street legal, lighter than you can possibly imagine, wickedly powerful, and with KTM reliability. Full review on my blog: Supermoto Madness - The New Toy
 

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True, I will never have 14 (I sure would love to though!!) but I will have my Multi which can do damn near everything, so the Hyper might be a fun 2nd or 3rd bike.

Right now we have a thumbs up for Street Triple and a Hypermotard.

What other thumbs up can we get??
Just so you're clear, there's a big difference between a Hypermotard and some of the real motards mentioned in this thread. The Hyper is a fun bike but it's a heavy fauxtard and not really in the same league as that Husa or the SVX's. That said, for what you're describing your intended use to be, it is probably a better choice.

Best hooligan bike I ever owned was an RZ350.
 

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Just so you're clear, there's a big difference between a Hypermotard and some of the real motards mentioned in this thread. The Hyper is a fun bike but it's a heavy fauxtard and not really in the same league as that Husa or the SVX's. That said, for what you're describing your intended use to be, it is probably a better choice.

Best hooligan bike I ever owned was an RZ350.
Yep, I get that there is a big difference from a Ducati marketed motard to a real motard :)

I'm definitely leaning more towards a real motard, like a Husky or Husa or DRZ.
I've only read about the RZ350's never seen one in person, sounds like fun :D
 

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You can't beat a supermoto for hooligan riding.
Here's mine...
Bill, that Husky is SEX...love the carbon fiber bits!!! Which Husky is that? 510??
 

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...my 2011 Husaberg FS570.
Nice ride!! I will have to look into the Husa some more. I'm not very familiar with them. Your supermoto pics look fun, what track was that at?
 

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Bill, that Husky is SEX...love the carbon fiber bits!!! Which Husky is that? 510??
It's a Husky NOX.
They only made 300, and of those 300 only a handful (a dozen or so) made it into the US.

It's based on the SM570, but is a kind of "race" version.

Here's the badge on mine:

 

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Nice ride!! I will have to look into the Husa some more. I'm not very familiar with them. Your supermoto pics look fun, what track was that at?
Thanks, that was at Prairie City in northern California. I've also had a good bit of fun with it at the supermoto/kart track at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.

Husaberg is originally a Swedish company, now owned by KTM (Austria). Lots of parts on my bike have a KTM stamp on them, which isn't a bad thing at all, as KTMs have proven themselves reliable.
 
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