is the clutch stiff on the sixty2? - Ducati Scrambler Forum
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is the clutch stiff on the sixty2?

i keep reading that ducatis are all known to have really stiff clutches.

i'm looking to get a sixty2 next season. but one of the gripes about my current bike (a tiny little sym wolf classic 150) is that it also has a stiff clutch, and i dont know if i want to pay $8000+ and still feel uncomfortable with the clutch.

does the sixty2 also have a stiff clutch like its big brother?

sure i can 'get used to it' but i'd be riding it every single day in heavy traffic and i just want to make each trip as relaxing as possible.
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i keep reading that ducatis are all known to have really stiff clutches.
I don't agree at all - I own an Icon and of course it doesn't have a hydraulic clutch, but come on it's not really stiff. My previous bike (HD Sportster) had super, super stiff clutch, but Scrambler has perfect one (at least for me).

Of course the best way for you would be simply test it - and this is something you have to do before buying it!
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These bikes have a wet clutch and the lever pull is just fine. Older Ducati's had a dry clutch and the reputation of their heavy action just hangs over. Try one and you'll have no bother.
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Sixty2 clutch is not heavy but I found the lever position too much of a stretch. A pair of adjustable levers cured that.
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Sixty2 clutch is not heavy but I found the lever position too much of a stretch. A pair of adjustable levers cured that.
Yep I did this on my Icon and so did several others. The original levers have a big span.
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Yep I did this on my Icon and so did several others. The original levers have a big span.
+1 on the reach needed for the OEM Sixty2 levers.

The clutch is is fairly forgiving IMO.
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I have a friend who changed the clutch lever to the aftermarket one... clutch cable snapped after weeks having it. Replacing the clutch cable cost him SGD100++.

As for myself, I had bad experience with the whole clutch saga. The clutch plate slipped and I was informed that the plates have worn out due to usage. It was only 23k KM and 8 months owning it. It could have cost SGD600++ to get the item replaced... Luckily it was later warrantied and found to be manufacturer's defect.

Officially just turned one year of riding the Sixty2, it has been good. Every time i park the bike, I will turn for a last glance before parting ways... At times i do have a love and hate relationship with it because when I'm on gear 6, dropped to 5, the gear when to neutral and i had to force step up/down to catch the gear so i will have engine brake. It is a safety issue for me but I am constantly reminding myself as to drop the gear fully so the engine brake will follow suit.

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