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I am seriously considering trading in my 2010 Hyper 796 for a new 848 Corse.

The problem is that i am worried i will have more fun on my Hyper than a 848. I bought the Hyper for less than $7 with a lot of mods. I will be getting a good deal on the 848, but it is still a big chunk of change. HMMM What to do?

Any one here regret going back to a Superbike?




P.S. Save the buy an 1100 comments. The 796 suits me just fine.


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After owning a hyper, the only way I would go back to a superbike is if I could keep the hyper and have a track only superbike. The hyper is just too versatile.
 

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I wouldnt want the 848 for anything but a dedicated track machine. The hyper is way to fun and comfy anywhere u go thats not a racetrack...my first bike was built as a lightweight twins(back before honda hawks were made obsolete by the sv650) race bike w lights, but once i swung a leg over a motard i never looked back. I never actually Raced, just spends buttloads of $ on track days w my motorcycle 'club' where we raced eachother.
 

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After owning a hyper, the only way I would go back to a superbike is if I could keep the hyper and have a track only superbike. The hyper is just too versatile.
+1 , yeah its hard man you need two bikes

i have the hyper and a sps

sps get riden at philip island 7-8 times a year (and about 500 klms on the road) hyper gets riden everytime i want to giggle..or a quick 1 hr fang then giggle , hell after 2 years i giggle just typing the words H y P e R :eek::D

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I recently got on my 996 just to move it around, after having spent most of my riding time on my Wee'tard. First impression - the Hyper is SO much more user friendly. Coincidently I got the insurance bill for both of the bikes the next day. Michigan adds a lovely fee to each vehicle you insure. I've pretty much decided I'm not going to renew the insurance on the 996 and it's going into storage until a later date. I just can't imagine riding the 996 as much as I ride the Hyper.

I'm not sure how a 996 and an 848 compare but I can't imagine the 848 would be as fun for an everyday bike. How much experience do you have with superbikes? IMHO they make horrible streetbikes...
 

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My last Ducati was a 748, so i am familiar with the nuances of riding a Superbike. It does look like i will be keeping the Hyper unless they give me a deal i cannot refuse.

But Dam the Corse looks sweet.


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Well I'm an older guy and there is NO WAY I'm going back to the ergonomics of Superbike for riding around town after having thrown a leg over my Hyper. For what to look cool?? Pass. If it was going to be a track tool then I understand but people riding Superbikes for daily street use perplex me.


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Only you can decide if you like oranges better than apples, based on your taste and dietary needs. :)
 

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True, but sometimes it helps to hear someone else's point of view.


Only you can decide if you like oranges better than apples, based on your taste and dietary needs. :)
 

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True, but sometimes it helps to hear someone else's point of view.
Well if a point of view is what you want: For me there came a point in time when a motorcycle needed to have a broader focus as opposed to a narrow focus, since I am able to have only one bike. Both those bikes you are debating are narrow, (very) focused bikes. Ask yourself: "How long can I live with a bike that's basically a one trick pony?" :think:

Save you money for a 848 "Multi-hyper" that Ducati may be working on:

Is This a Ducati Multistrada 848 or a Hypermotard 848? | Motorcycle.com News

Looks to be a medium sized, sporty, fun bike...with utility. :)
 

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I actually decided to pass. But not because of the bike. When i first started looking, i tried to take everything into consideration including insurance, maintenence etc. I first recieved an insurance quote which was much lower than expected. I based by decision in part on that. I thought the quote was a bit light so i just double checked the quote. seems they got it wrong and insurance will be triple what i am paying now. All in all the inflated prices and associated cost are not in the cards right now.

Oh well. Hyper stays for awhile.


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As a 6 month 796 owner I say keep it!
Current sports bikes are just so focused that you really need to be on a track to explore their potential fully + the general discomfort, harsh suspension, weight on wrists, cramped legs, neck ache. You can hop on the hyper and have a whale of a time just going to the shops or a pointless:D spin.
Maybe it depends on the roads where you live, if they're track good then a sports bike could make sense.
 

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The Hyper is gone. It just had to many little issues to be sinking money into. I picked up my new 848 Corse this weekend. I can't wait for the next track day.


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we'll see you back here .....in a few months? :D
 

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we'll see you back here .....in a few months? :D

I'M BACK


Not in a few months but I did just pick up a white Hyperstrada. Barely riden it yet but should be a fun bike. I got to ride a friends for awhile and liked it. Hopefully the heated grips will arive before the spring.

I loved the 848 Course, but functionality was getting in the way of riding. Now I have bags to store stuff and the wife doesn't mind being a passenger. Plus the 18K service interval is a big seller.

I picked up an SV650 as a racebike to satisfy any need for speed.
 

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I got a great deal on a trade for a multi gt... guy was trying hard too... couldnt do it. I will just wait a little and have them both.
 
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