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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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Italian lust!

I have been lusting after a Duc for years. I have decided to trade my Tiger 800 in on a Duc Scrambler. Probably a sixty two.
I am older (68) and in addition to a longtime interest in Ducatis, I want something a bit less hefty and with a lower center of gravity than the tiger.

My question is this, is there any ďlow hanging fruitĒ in terms of performance gains on the sixty2, for example, new ecu map to enhance throttle response, changing air filter, mods or upgrades to forks and shocks to optimize for 185 lb (85kg) rider and up to 65 lbs (30kg) baggage?
I am a confirmed backroad tourer and my sweet spot is 40-60 mph on the backroads
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Why get a 400 if you want performance? Get the 800 and if you want improvement get a rear shock (niton r1 is great but there are others) and an exhaust plus upmap. Termi is expensive but dealer supported and hassle free; other options available too...rexer, etc but more hassle - in my opinion only.

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.....go with an Icon or equivalent .......I am on the short side of 70, 220 lbs and luv my 2017....AFTER I put a Corbin seat on it....my riding is a 50/50 mix of paved and dirt.... I put multistrada foot pegs on ......next upgrade will be a an exhaust with a deeper voice...

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Don't waste time with the 62. Get the 800 and you will not be disappointed. You can modify as your needs dictate.
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Don't waste time with the 62. Get the 800 and you will not be disappointed. You can modify as your needs dictate.
If you've ridden one and like it, then it's not a waste of time.
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Actually my plan is to ride from Seattle to Arica Chile this winter, and my riding style is 30-50 mph on backroads as much as possible.
If I do this I will be spending lots of time riding in high temperatures at high altitudes. I want something that is way overbuillt that will be very bulletproof.
In the past I have toured loaded all over Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington on sub 400cc road bikes and the sixty2 would definitely have enough power to suit my needs.
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Also, i want as light a bike as possible, so I figure with a lithium baterry and the sport exhaust the full wet weight should come in under 400 lbs. also, its interesting that the sixty2 has a slightly larger gas tank than most of the 800 scramblers
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Donít listen to those that day just pay the extra for an 800
For your riding, 40-60 mph, the 400 is ideal.
I have one with the Termi exhaust and supplied up map.
My riding is mostly the hills in northern Italy and the 400 is perfect.
I can properly use its full potential, unlike with a more powerful bike where youíre always holding back.
Iíve also fitted a small fly screen, which makes it usable at highest speeds.

FYI Iím 52 years old and been riding since 16. Also a qualified motorcycle instructor and trained to rapid response level.
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My wife rides a Sixty2 and I ride an Icon 800. If you aren't 5'3" tall and weigh under 110 pounds, buy the bigger engine.
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PS. I'm 55 and she's 53.
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