Category Archives: Ducati

Tire Life on the Hyperstrada

I March I put new tires on the Hyperstrada. I chose to go with the Bridgestone BT-023’s that I’ve use in the past on the Monster. I hope the life that I got out of them isn’t going to be … Continue reading

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How I Rode 100,000 Miles on a Ducati Monster

Looking back it’s crazy. 100k on a naked motorcycle? Who does that and how? The who in this case is easy, I did it. The how is maybe a bit more complicated. It breaks down into two parts, how I … Continue reading

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More Spring Trip Pictures

I took a fair amount of pictures on the trip, I’m not sure these made it into other posts, but I’m too lazy to check. Here are some very late photos of the 2017 Spring Trip.

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Three Riding Modes on the Ducati Hyperstrada

The Hyperstrada is a modern motorcycle. Digital Dash, Ride by Wire, ABS brakes, Traction control and a Choice of Engine Maps are all part of your average motorcycle these days. All of which I’m reasonably happy with. I’ve spoken at … Continue reading

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Brotherhood of Motorcyclists?

A few weeks ago I was side swiped by a reckless rider. He was riding in the shoulder or lane splitting at such high speeds that I didn’t see him when I checked my mirrors a few seconds before we … Continue reading

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9000 Miles: Time to Change the Oil?

Well it’s been six months and 9000 miles of Hyperstrada ownership. It’s been fun so far, despite the fact that I pulled my usual “crash your new motorcycle” trick again. Everyone knows Ducati’s are maintenance intensive and sure enough after … Continue reading

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A Writing Space: A MotoCynic Space

I’ve been writing a blog for over ten years, and while I got serious about it three years ago, I’ve never really had an office or a writing “space”. At least not until now. In the beginning of the blog … Continue reading

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