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Old 05-07-2010, 07:33 AM   #1
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Default 2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 vs. Ducati Hypermotard 796


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Old 05-07-2010, 08:00 AM   #2
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If you swing by Race Tech and have the fork internals swapped out on the 796 would you have a clear winner? What about maint costs? I assume the valves are due every 7500 miles on the Duc? Upgrading the fork internals is a lot easier on the Duc than it is for the Aprilia to lose weight.
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If you swing by Race Tech and have the fork internals swapped out on the 796 would you have a clear winner? What about maint costs? I assume the valves are due every 7500 miles on the Duc? Upgrading the fork internals is a lot easier on the Duc than it is for the Aprilia to lose weight.
I don't think that trading about a grand for fork work makes the Duc a "clear winner". It makes it a modified winner, however. As for maintaining the Duc- I think the new interval is 10k but I bet someone can confirm it post haste.
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Great Point Counter Point Video Guys. These two bikes match up well for this comparo. Both manufacturers are offering outstanding bikes across the product lines. A Motard looks like a great choice for a toolin around machine. Keep up the good work.
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Still like my City-X better....err. that is the X City-X....city-city-bang bang?

Nice shoot out. I see the Fonz is back.
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If you swing by Race Tech and have the fork internals swapped out on the 796 would you have a clear winner? What about maint costs? I assume the valves are due every 7500 miles on the Duc? Upgrading the fork internals is a lot easier on the Duc than it is for the Aprilia to lose weight.
Yes, the Duc has a 7500-mile valve inspection period, and Ducati claims there are less parts to replace when servicing. The new Multistrada has a 15K-mile service period.

Depending on how the Hyper 796 is ridden, the fork could be an entire non-issue. Aggressive riders, or heavy ones, would benefit from fork mods.

Picking a definitive winner from this duo is problematic because they are well matched but distinct. Short, less-aggressive riders will prefer the Hyper. Otherwise, it comes down to purely subjective feelings, and you probably already know where you stand on which bike appeals most to you.
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Great Point Counter Point Video Guys. These two bikes match up well for this comparo. Both manufacturers are offering outstanding bikes across the product lines. A Motard looks like a great choice for a toolin around machine. Keep up the good work.
A 'Tard is a fun street machine, but so are their brothers, the new Monster 796 and Aprilia Shiver, which are a bit more versatile It comes down mostly to a matter of style preference.

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Still like my City-X better....err. that is the X City-X....city-city-bang bang?

Nice shoot out. I see the Fonz is back.
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I don't think that trading about a grand for fork work makes the Duc a "clear winner". It makes it a modified winner, however. As for maintaining the Duc- I think the new interval is 10k but I bet someone can confirm it post haste.
$1000 is nothing...........what do you think that first service is going to cost on that Duc?...............you guessed it .....about $1000.
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Depending on how the Hyper 796 is ridden, the fork could be an entire non-issue. Aggressive riders, or heavy ones, would benefit from fork mods.
Define heavy. I'm 198 lbs. Does that make me heavy?
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