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  • darth lefty
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    So uh... how is it?

    Just had a read of a few reviews of them... it kind of sounds fun.

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  • ReCon
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    Originally posted by Barfridge View Post
    I've never been a fast rider on the road, especially so these days, after some tragic incidents of the past few years. I get my speed fix with my head a couple of inches off the ground hanging off a sidecar.

    So my requirements are for something light and maneuverable for commuting (which is the vast majority of my riding), good looks and enough performance to keep me well ahead of traffic. Servicing on a 2 valve air cooled Duc isn't nasty, reliability is ok for an Italian, and I'm going to have fun doing some modifications.

    I don't need or want 300kg worth of 6-cylinder land barge
    Was told on very reliable opinion that Barfy was quite the accomplished Swinger in his day!

    Wasn't exactly what I was thinking at the time.

    That little Scrambler should hopefully be a fun piece of engine in built up areas...

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  • GsxInShed
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    ^^ Therin lies the truth.^^

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  • filbert
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    Originally posted by Barfridge View Post
    And his in mine (which is a far more scary prospect).

    It's proper teamwork, multiple points of failure, but fucking rewarding when you get it right.
    There used to be a saying along the lines of the rider can make the difference to if you win or lose but the swinger decides if you live or die...

    But that was on an oval shaped clay track...

    Probably still applies

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  • Barfridge
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    And his in mine (which is a far more scary prospect).

    It's proper teamwork, multiple points of failure, but fucking rewarding when you get it right.

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  • sqweegel
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    Originally posted by Barfridge View Post
    I've never been a fast rider on the road, especially so these days, after some tragic incidents of the past few years. I get my speed fix with my head a couple of inches off the ground hanging off a sidecar.
    This is the clear indication you've already lost your mind if you ask me.....

    Your life in someone elses hands.... Ducati ownership should be a breeze.....

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  • sixofthebest
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    Originally posted by Barfridge View Post
    I've never been a fast rider on the road, especially so these days, after some tragic incidents of the past few years. I get my speed fix with my head a couple of inches off the ground hanging off a sidecar.

    So my requirements are for something light and maneuverable for commuting (which is the vast majority of my riding), good looks and enough performance to keep me well ahead of traffic. Servicing on a 2 valve air cooled Duc isn't nasty, reliability is ok for an Italian, and I'm going to have fun doing some modifications.
    Fair enough - it's all good - I've been there and done that - light, flickable, yellow, two cylinder reliable commuter with more than adequate performance - it was called a SV650S. Loved that bike so I can see the attraction. Good looks are subjective though!

    Originally posted by Barfridge View Post
    I don't need or want 300kg worth of 6-cylinder land barge
    Don't knock it until you try it! Having tried both, the excess grunt is really working for me!

    But the main reason I like my bike is that it is so smooth and more than happy just cruising around - it doesn't beg me to do warp speed or make me impatient in traffic like most sport bikes do.

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  • Barfridge
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    Originally posted by sixofthebest View Post
    Congratulations!

    I guess our recent wet weeks must have tipped you over the edge seeing that you've bought something as slow as one!


    I've never been a fast rider on the road, especially so these days, after some tragic incidents of the past few years. I get my speed fix with my head a couple of inches off the ground hanging off a sidecar.

    So my requirements are for something light and maneuverable for commuting (which is the vast majority of my riding), good looks and enough performance to keep me well ahead of traffic. Servicing on a 2 valve air cooled Duc isn't nasty, reliability is ok for an Italian, and I'm going to have fun doing some modifications.

    I don't need or want 300kg worth of 6-cylinder land barge

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  • sixofthebest
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    Congratulations!

    I guess our recent wet weeks must have tipped you over the edge seeing that you've bought something as slow as one!


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  • Mart
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    Originally posted by FaceThePower View Post
    I would keep in mind the Guzzi V7 in the same market segment as well. At least that one is still 100% Italian - entirely made in Italy ;-)
    yeah, I rode Mario's demo/loaner again the other day, it's my old one I traded for the Guzzi, it surprised me how much fun it is even reverted to stock, but was just not enough for the riding I do. Perfect for running errands around town though. I imagine the Scrmabler would be much the same idea.. yet to test one

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  • thro
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    Originally posted by 66 View Post
    You know what needs to be done...

    I've got a $20 for it.

    I'll drop a 50 on it.

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  • ReCon
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    ^^^^

    Still waiting for my Lingerie' shot of Barfy from the last plate buy.

    Most disappointing...

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  • rgvlee
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    It was funny the first time and Jeff was a top sport about it. Although a funny forum post I don't think it needs to be any more than that.

    Simply riding a Ducati is ridicule enough.

    ^_^

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  • 66
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    Originally posted by rgvlee View Post
    You know what needs to be done...

    I've got a $20 for it.

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  • agrid
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    There's a comparo between the Triumph Scrambler and Ducati Scrambler on motorcycle.com they really liked the Ducati.

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