that is actually a good looking box, i would also be too tempted to keep it rather than folding it up and throwing it away! Although i would consider neatly cutting out the portion of the box that says SCRAMBLER DUCATI and keeping it on the wall in my garage.
I went and took my better half to the dealers today to finalise the payment of bike and the extras. She had never seen one in the flesh and was quite pleased thankfully. Also got the chance to sit on it with a pic.
The only downside is that the Termignoni exhaust not in yet and will have to wait until service time in a few more weeks after. All the other parts should have been put on the bike for next sundays bike pick up day.
I did show my concerns about the Full throttle seat becoming un welded/stitched on the number area but they assured me its covered in the warranty and they hadn't yet seen any sights of it as yet.
The total spent on my bike is £7837,37p but I still have the Termi system at £864 to pay for . TBH I allowed a budget of £10,000 over the years to get my bike the way I want it and different to everyone else's. Wire wheel's will probably happen later this summer.
Temporary lid in my favourite racers design and the right colour too.
Ok so the call from the dealer just now. Midday tomorrow is pick up time. Just seen the bike on their webpage and one of them's mine. It must be the 3rd one as cannot see a belly plate and expecting it on. Obviously not done the full throttle seat and black side panels either and glad about that too as now want the classic wing on them and not full throttle decals. I will grab some carbon fibre ones for that decal and a set of carbon mudguards too later on. I like my bikes dressing up now and again. A change is always good especially when not permanent.
Ok so its home and well happy. The day started with a drive down with Caroline for a midday pickup. My mate met me there on his KTM 690 and Caroline drove home to do work stuff. My friend and I then rode across the county and then I headed back for home wards stopping at Chatham Historic Dockyard because they have a nice Marina with blue glassed buildings. I then headed back home and took Caroline for a short ride to the riverside pub. She indeed did like it albeit firm pillion saddle which may soften in time.
Its everything I wanted out of it and didn't disappoint even riding slower for running in. I actually think I rode better round corners now compared to my Monster. It feels more easier.
Its no Monster but its every bit as good for an everyday bike and much more fun too.