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Just to let you know, anyone with an A2 License.

I sent Ducati (the main Ducati website) an email asking if the new Scramble could be restricted to 35kw for an A2 License.

Fair play to them, they actually phoned me 2 days later, stating that it can be restricted for an A2 License, as regards to cost, you have to will have to discuss that with your local dealer.

So good news for those on the A2 License
 

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Is it difficult to remove the restrictions once you take possession? Are there inspections to catch people deregulating the bikes? I'm guessing if there is a way to catch them there are also penalties for doing so. I think I commented on one of your earlier posts saying I think the system sounds like a great idea actually for new/younger riders, but the US would never go for it.

Even though I already had a "lot of experience" on bikes when I turned 16 and got my license, I probably shouldn't have been allowed to have a 110 horsepower GSXR...but boy am I glad I did :D Never got into any wrecks and did a couple track events with it, but unfortunately I did get some pretty massive speeding tickets. On one occasion, I was nearly hauled off to jail, but the officer spared me. Did get the bike impounded and had a couple court dates as a result. I was paying more a month for insurance back then than I pay now in a whole year for multiple bikes.
 

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Is it difficult to remove the restrictions once you take possession? Are there inspections to catch people deregulating the bikes? I'm guessing if there is a way to catch them there are also penalties for doing so. I think I commented on one of your earlier posts saying I think the system sounds like a great idea actually for new/younger riders, but the US would never go for it.

Even though I already had a "lot of experience" on bikes when I turned 16 and got my license, I probably shouldn't have been allowed to have a 110 horsepower GSXR...but boy am I glad I did :D Never got into any wrecks and did a couple track events with it, but unfortunately I did get some pretty massive speeding tickets. On one occasion, I was nearly hauled off to jail, but the officer spared me. Did get the bike impounded and had a couple court dates as a result. I was paying more a month for insurance back then than I pay now in a whole year for multiple bikes.
Restrictions should be as easy/difficult to remove as easy/difficult they are to implement...
 

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It irks me that you have to pay extra to to restrict the bike. Paying extra to make it less powerful? How sad. I'm glad its possible though. I won't have to do that because Canada doesn't have laws like that but I have empathy for me European friends.
 

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Is it difficult to remove the restrictions once you take possession? Are there inspections to catch people deregulating the bikes? I'm guessing if there is a way to catch them there are also penalties for doing so. I think I commented on one of your earlier posts saying I think the system sounds like a great idea actually for new/younger riders, but the US would never go for it.

Even though I already had a "lot of experience" on bikes when I turned 16 and got my license, I probably shouldn't have been allowed to have a 110 horsepower GSXR...but boy am I glad I did :D Never got into any wrecks and did a couple track events with it, but unfortunately I did get some pretty massive speeding tickets. On one occasion, I was nearly hauled off to jail, but the officer spared me. Did get the bike impounded and had a couple court dates as a result. I was paying more a month for insurance back then than I pay now in a whole year for multiple bikes.
If it's been factory restricted, well I'm not to sure, and as far as i been told if it's been shop restricted, it's not to hard at all to derestrict, for full power, (but saying that it also depends on the shop restricted kit you use and if it's compatible with your bike)
Some manufactures don't factory restrict but may supply a restrict kit

With regards to inspections, well i have never heard of them in ireland.
But one point to remember, if you are in an accident on a restricted bike and it has been derestricted, well then you may find you insurance is invalid
 

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If it's been factory restricted, well I'm not to sure, and as far as i been told if it's been shop restricted, it's not to hard at all to derestrict, for full power, (but saying that it also depends on the shop restricted kit you use and if it's compatible with your bike)
Some manufactures don't factory restrict but may supply a restrict kit

With regards to inspections, well i have never heard of them in ireland.
But one point to remember, if you are in an accident on a restricted bike and it has been derestricted, well then you may find you insurance is invalid
I believe its a software fix
 

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I've my Classic Scrambler limited for A2. From now, it seems it has a very short gas throttle, but it's enough for me to start. I've had no other bikes so it's fine to have this one limited! I've to wait two years in order to have the A license.
 

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It's a bit unfair to charge new riders to restrict the bike, if 'newbies' is an important market then the restriction kit should be supplied with the bike! It's usually done via the ECU with new bikes, it's just a matter of changing the ECU over to a restricted one, then changing back again once you've passed the test.
 

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I got my motorcycle license at 14 and a half. I didn't get my car license until I was 17 because I didn't own a car until then. I will be 59 this summer so I think I am the typical age for the "Hipster" Ducati Scrambler crowd.

In my opinion kids are growing up much earlier then when I was young, but at the same time we are putting more restrictions on them that we didn't do before.
 
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