KTM doesn't call their big SM a hypermotard. Hypermotard is a concoction of the Ducati marketing department, hyper being even more extreme than super.I got a question.
If an ordinary single cylinder dirt-bike is converted to a dirt-asphalt bike, it is a Supermotard.
If it is bigger and has a twin cylinder donk, like the stuff Ducati, Aprilia and KTM make, it is a Hypermotard.
What is a Motard?
So what do you think it means?I am not a stranger to these Motard places, I have spent plenty of time on punchy, tall-seated KTM's. It is the nomenclature I find confusing.
I am not convinced that Motard implies Motorcycle, and just as equally unconvinced that Moto and Motard are interchangeable. I have seen no evidence of your explanation anywhere, Rocket.
I am perplexed as to where Moto popped up from. The words Motorcycle, Motorbike and Bike had sufficed for ages then suddenly the GP became the MotoGP and everyone began moto-prefixing anything to do with bikes.
Dunno. That is why I asked. I call a single cylinder bitumen-going road bike less than 130 kg a Motard; so I am with your Missus. Incidentally, in the Urban Dictionary you will find reference to your fear of the word.So what do you think it means?
That makes the most sense.Maybe the word doesn't make sense since non English speakers probably came up with it.
It's not fear. It's distaste. In a politically incorrect way, the word sounds retarded. Motard? Sounds like F*cktard, or R*tard, or B*stard... Do we have any words that aren't a bit fishy that end in "TARD?" I can't think of one.
Not around here. In this neck of the woods they're typically referred to motor driven cycle in law, and on signage, they're referred to as motorcycles.Otherwise I call motorcycles "bikes", as does the law in their signage.