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Old September 22nd, 2018, 07:32 PM   #1

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New female rider looking at a 62

My wife was with me at Ducati Seattle yesterday and for the first time EVER, and I mean ever, she said “that is a beautiful bike” 🤩. She was lookin at the scramblers.

Now I’m no stranger to bikes. 7,000 road miles per year and just a hair under 1,000 on track this year. I currently own a ‘15 821

This is my daily rider.
Two track bikes, dirt bikes, etc.

My wife finally expressed interest so damit, she is getting a scrambler. I’m sure the 62 will be appropriate for her and I’ll customize it to be a good match for her. What is the things you have found to be problems with these 400’s.

I see a lot of complaints about cold starting and quick tire ware. What else have owners found to be major issues, wants, or cautions?

I put custom bits on my bikes so if there is anything other than the standard exhaust, ECU, slider, mirrors package I should also get please let me know why.

#1 important thing is safety and comfort for her so it can be a fun learning experience. I’m looking forward to trying to get into a session of Team Oregon with her later this year to get her an endorsement and Motorcycle Safety Training.
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Old September 24th, 2018, 05:35 AM   #2
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I picked up a Scrambler Sixty2 for an "intown" bike and now have 24,000kms on it as it turned in to a do-it-all bike for this season. I've taken it on a few several day trips. Never had an issue with cold starts but it does need to be started a warmed slightly before riding or it doesn't like to accept throttle. I changed the tires to street tires for the sake of handling and changed to clip-ons and a small 1/4 fairing. Moved the forks up in the triples to level out the bike and added a Remus Hypercone exhaust.

I also own a Ducati 848, a Triumph Daytona 675 and an Aprilia RSV4 Factory. Of all the 400's in the market right now, the Sixty 2 tops em all.
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