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I may have doomed myself to more debt.

So the other day after reading a lot on bikes that look like the NC700X, Multistrada, Tiger 800 and Hyperstrada I went and test rode the Hyperstrada. The bike was amazing. Very comfortable, intoxicating sound, very light/nimble to throw around and a great looking bike. Now I for sure want to try the Tiger and feel the NC700X is too small while the Multi is too big.

The only thing that kept me from this was I'm buying a house and I wasn't sure if I'd want to make it a second bike or sell my current one.

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If you're going to keep it solely on pavement go with the Hyperstrada. If you're going to be doing longer touring MTS may fit the bill. Tiger if you plan on going dirt or trail once in a blue moon.


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I'm going to be solely pavement from what I can for see and with a top case and tank bag the hyper should be just fine I would think. The extra size of the Multi made a big difference. The price kind of hurt too. If I could afford that I'd probably look at the Diavel strada.

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I'm going to be solely pavement from what I can for see and with a top case and tank bag the hyper should be just fine I would think. The extra size of the Multi made a big difference. The price kind of hurt too. If I could afford that I'd probably look at the Diavel strada.
Diavel Strada is nice. It's definitely more powerful. However the Hyperstrada has a revamped engine that is really smooth and more enjoyable under 4K RPM if you're putsing around town. Also, the 18,500mi major service interval is a plus as opposed to 15K for the Diavel. The only complaint I heard about the Hyperstrada so far is the front forks. You may need to spend a little bit of money on them if you plan on carrying a passenger or if you're a big dude yourself to make the bike feel right...
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What about the front forks don't you like? I'm not big only about 165 and the gf is not big at all.

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I'm surprised the NC700X was even in this list.
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I'm surprised the NC700X was even in this list.
Why ? It's bang for the buck.
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I'm surprised the NC700X was even in this list.
If it had just a little more power it would probably be at the top. Like was mentioned bang for the buck.

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I saw those at the motorcycle show and thought I remembered the NC700X being an automatic trans? I know the engines are way down on power, the others you mention are pretty powerful bikes.

If I could swing it, the Tiger 800 would be in my garage now. Never got a chance to ride one, but feels very comfy sitting on them in the showroom.
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What about the front forks don't you like? I'm not big only about 165 and the gf is not big at all.
They are non adjustable (I know a bit crazy in this day and age) and have very soft springs inside. I would recommend taking your girlfriend with you if you decide to test ride it again and see how it feels with you two. See how much dive there is when you break. Also test out slow speed stability around town.
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