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i love it but does any else want to buy one ? i love the small light idea of it and the fact its only 75 hp does not bother me at all i have superbikes and big hp stuff i just think this will be fun
 

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I love it. Particularly the drab green (almost army looking) one. :yo: Dissappointed it doesn't have comparative power to the air cooled Hyper which uses same engine though. However, if I didn't have my Hyper I'd be on one for sure! :p
 

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I love it. Particularly the drab green (almost army looking) one. :yo: Dissappointed it doesn't have comparative power to the air cooled Hyper which uses same engine though. However, if I didn't have my Hyper I'd be on one for sure! :p
I had an order for the drab green (Enduro) model but after seeing it in person at the NYC show I realized it is a much lighter color green than the Ducati photos would have you believe. I switched my ordr to the classic because of this.
I wish they had the enduro in red.
 

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I'm not buying one (or any bike for a while) but I really like it. I much prefer it to the Monster as Ducati's entry level bike, because to me… (with many exceptions) the Monster mostly seemed to appeal to people who wanted the prestige of the Ducati name without having to...

A. spend more money on a model with a current technology engine.

B. buy an older model and learn how to maintain it themselves.

The Monster was the "least commitment required" way to be able to tell your friends… "I ride a Ducati".

It was more about it being an obtainable, rolling, Ducati emblem.

The Scrambler seems to be more about being a Scrambler.
 

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I'm not buying one (or any bike for a while) but I really like it. I much prefer it to the Monster as Ducati's entry level bike, because to me… (with many exceptions) the Monster mostly seemed to appeal to people who wanted the prestige of the Ducati name without having to...

A. spend more money on a model with a current technology engine.

B. buy an older model and learn how to maintain it themselves.

The Monster was the "least commitment required" way to be able to tell your friends… "I ride a Ducati".

It was more about it being an obtainable, rolling, Ducati emblem.

The Scrambler seems to be more about being a Scrambler.
Seems that most people who are buying one already own Ducati's . Buying a Ducati to tell your friends you ride a Ducati sounds fucked up to me is this a new thing ?
My 78 year old father has ordered a Scrambler his going to be oldest hipster he is currently working on his beard .
 

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Obviously not everyone buys a Monster for a status symbol, but I live in a place where a lot of people do collect status symbols. A used 3 series and a Monster seem to be a popular combo (with a Ducati jacket, of course). They have no idea of the history of the vehicles, they just know they are perceived to be high end and that's good enough for them. I had to explain to a guy I know what the BMW emblem means after he bought a used M6. He had no idea.

The Scrambler doesn't seem like it would appeal to those kinds of people. It's a little rougher around the edges. A little more "country". That's why I like it.

W, that's awesome about your dad. i hope he has a blast making the other hipsters jealous ;)

A beard, some dark rimmed glasses, roll up his pant legs maybe and he'll be all set!
 

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Coincidentally, I just read this in a Motorcycle USA article.

"Do you ride an hour away to that special cafe on the coast just to be seen and heard when you pull up? Is the phrase 'I own a Ducati' a pick-up line you wish to have in your arsenal? Well then, the Monster is right for you."

Back to the Scrambler... I love that they have a round headlight. Not over styled and insect like, just round. And the tires are all… "knobbly"
 

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Honestly, I really feel that this was going to go in a different direction. I love my vintage bikes! I'm a proud owner of a 66 Scrambler 250 and 67 Scrambler 350. Ducati's advertising definitely went to the hip younger crowd rather then the distinguished crowd.

I was pretty disappointed actually with how Ducati brought back the scrambler.



I feel this concept would have depicted the actual original Scrambler better, and followed the lines of modernizing an original. Whereas the version that they had came out with displayed more characteristics of a Rukus lol
 

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Not a fan of the new design. Especially not at the price it is being offered for. I feel like they are trying too hard to be "cool"
 

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I just sat on all four models at the bike show and myself being 5 11 It would be terrrrrrible to have to sit on for more than 15 mins.

Let me explain: I have a 1981 Suzuki gn400 with a single two level seat - lower driver upper passenger. The scrambler has the same deal. You think you can just move your arse back for more room but you cant. All the seats were the same and you only can ride with your bum on the forward lower part. Or you can move up to the rear passenger seat - which isn't practical.

I had my seat modded on my gn400 so its sort of flat across. That's what this bike needs IMO.

I hope you folks can tolerate that cramped seat and leg room cause it would be a deal breaker for me. 5 11 175lbs
 
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