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Still waiting for my Red Icon, my Dealer said I could take out his test machine for the weekend :)
I picked the bike up on Friday afternoon with 350km on the clock so it wasn´t quite run in, I brought the bike back on Saturday afternoon with nearly 800km on the clock.

First off this will be the first bike I have purchased in the last 20 years that has not had windshield or fairing, so I had to first of all get used to the amount of wind hitting me above 80km/h (50mph).

What can I say? the bike does the job, power is more than adequate for anything apart from Autobahns but they will not be used much. Due to the low weight I was able to take corners absolutely effortlessly.

The brake was hardly ever used as the motor does most of the work but when needed did the job without even breaking into a sweat.

The suspension was fine at normal speeds but tended to be very firm at low speeds however a situation I can live with.

The Exhaust although not loud still makes all the right sounds, my only critic and the one reason I will be changing it is that my heal kept touching it.

The seat is very firm and was comfortable the whole time, as was the knee angle, infact for me everything fitted perfectly and was reflected at the end of my ride in that I was at no time tired or had anything aching, I would not even consider changing out the handlebar.

The fuelling in 1st and 2nd gear was not too good and the throttle was very twitchy but this should improve after running in. As for gear changing, its a Ducati and you need a firm foot, I only managed to find one false neutral but this was my fault for changing the gear too slowly.

Vibrations are hardly noticeable just enough so that you know you have 2 cylinders.

All in all the 2 days confirmed my thoughts as I saw the Scrambler the first time, this bike has been made for me. I am even more excited about receiving mine but still no date :(
 

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Lucky you, that's some dealer you've got there! Thanks for posting the review.


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Thanks for giving us your first impressions of the Scrambler. You said that you are going to switch the exhaust. Which exhausts are you considering?
 

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Thanks for giving us your first impressions of the Scrambler. You said that you are going to switch the exhaust. Which exhausts are you considering?
I will wait until the aftermarkets come up with something thats better priced than a Termignoni as I consider them overpriced.
 

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Still waiting for my Red Icon, my Dealer said I could take out his test machine for the weekend :)
I picked the bike up on Friday afternoon with 350km on the clock so it wasn´t quite run in, I brought the bike back on Saturday afternoon with nearly 800km on the clock.

First off this will be the first bike I have purchased in the last 20 years that has not had windshield or fairing, so I had to first of all get used to the amount of wind hitting me above 80km/h (50mph).

What can I say? the bike does the job, power is more than adequate for anything apart from Autobahns but they will not be used much. Due to the low weight I was able to take corners absolutely effortlessly.

The brake was hardly ever used as the motor does most of the work but when needed did the job without even breaking into a sweat.

The suspension was fine at normal speeds but tended to be very firm at low speeds however a situation I can live with.

The Exhaust although not loud still makes all the right sounds, my only critic and the one reason I will be changing it is that my heal kept touching it.

The seat is very firm and was comfortable the whole time, as was the knee angle, infact for me everything fitted perfectly and was reflected at the end of my ride in that I was at no time tired or had anything aching, I would not even consider changing out the handlebar.

The fuelling in 1st and 2nd gear was not too good and the throttle was very twitchy but this should improve after running in. As for gear changing, its a Ducati and you need a firm foot, I only managed to find one false neutral but this was my fault for changing the gear too slowly.

Vibrations are hardly noticeable just enough so that you know you have 2 cylinders.

All in all the 2 days confirmed my thoughts as I saw the Scrambler the first time, this bike has been made for me. I am even more excited about receiving mine but still no date :(
While my UE is still in the ether I took out a yellow icon for a 30 minute ride. We went through a rough spot next to the park and my wrists took the brunt. I am 6 foot and found that I shuffled back in the seat to stop the manhood mash against the tank and give a bot more room for my legs. Everything above is what I expereince and managed to get it to 100 kmph without any problems.

The dealer has a 2013 brand new Hyperstrada $1,000 less than the UE custom painted in The same olive green as the UE. So I stupidly took out a Hyperstada demo on exactly the same road and time. Suspension felt twice as good, turning was better, and the speed in sports mode was unreal. Dual ABS stop a lot better than the scrambler. Needless to say I have a delima now.
 

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The dealer has a 2013 brand new Hyperstrada $1,000 less than the UE custom painted in The same olive green as the UE. So I stupidly took out a Hyperstada demo on exactly the same road and time. Suspension felt twice as good, turning was better, and the speed in sports mode was unreal. Dual ABS stop a lot better than the scrambler. Needless to say I have a delima now.
You have just explained why you should be getting the Hyperstrada. However if you reject the logic, get the Scrambler and smile :D
 
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