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Easily my favorite looking Scrambler model, a real throw back to the 70's. Differences from Scrambler Icon are simple and tasteful. Aluminium front and read mud guards, spoke wheels and a brown diamond stitched saddle.



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The whole thing works as a package. I am a fan of the brown leather seat and aluminum mud guards too. I also like the short exhaust pipe. It's pretty basic, but I think that will give people the chance to make it their own with modifications.

In actuality it is very similar to the Scrambler of the 1970s.

 

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Yep, that's the one for me.

Must have's for me were the spoked rims, and more conventional rear fender.

But I think the tank treatment on this model is the best of the bunch too.
 

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Easily my favorite looking Scrambler model, a real throw back to the 70's. Differences from Scrambler Icon are simple and tasteful. Aluminium front and read mud guards, spoke wheels and a brown diamond stitched saddle.



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+1 on the Classic being the best (with the Full Throttle a not too distant second, I feel). This is based on having a picture of all four on my desk at work to pour over at my (bosses) leisure!! :)

My personal concerns (at 6ft 2) remain though - does it look a little small? If you look at that MCN video where it was spotted testing and the guy filming it gave chase, as he pulls alongside to get a better look, the bike looks tiny!!

I know the seat height is quoted as 800mm, but seat height can be off-set by the bulk and other dimensions of a bike. My Harley has a much lower seat height, but is in no way too big, given the general heft of the beast! On the other hand, I've sat on Monsters before and felt they were too small.....don't imagine the Scramblers will be too different.

So......has anyone seen any comments on this? Or seen any pictures where it's clearly a lanky lad (or lady!) is straddling one?!

Will be interesting to sit on one come Motorcycle Live in Birmingham in November.

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+1 on the Classic being the best (with the Full Throttle a not too distant second, I feel). This is based on having a picture of all four on my desk at work to pour over at my (bosses) leisure!! :)

My personal concerns (at 6ft 2) remain though - does it look a little small? If you look at that MCN video where it was spotted testing and the guy filming it gave chase, as he pulls alongside to get a better look, the bike looks tiny!!

I know the seat height is quoted as 800mm, but seat height can be off-set by the bulk and other dimensions of a bike. My Harley has a much lower seat height, but is in no way too big, given the general heft of the beast! On the other hand, I've sat on Monsters before and felt they were too small.....don't imagine the Scramblers will be too different.

So......has anyone seen any comments on this? Or seen any pictures where it's clearly a lanky lad (or lady!) is straddling one?!

Will be interesting to sit on one come Motorcycle Live in Birmingham in November.

Ben
are you willing to modify ergonomics to suit? I could see your knees being a little high with stock pegs...
 

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My personal concerns (at 6ft 2) remain though - does it look a little small? If you look at that MCN video where it was spotted testing and the guy filming it gave chase, as he pulls alongside to get a better look, the bike looks tiny!!

I know the seat height is quoted as 800mm, but seat height can be off-set by the bulk and other dimensions of a bike. My Harley has a much lower seat height, but is in no way too big, given the general heft of the beast! On the other hand, I've sat on Monsters before and felt they were too small.....don't imagine the Scramblers will be too different.

So......has anyone seen any comments on this? Or seen any pictures where it's clearly a lanky lad (or lady!) is straddling one?!

Will be interesting to sit on one come Motorcycle Live in Birmingham in November.

Ben


I think the bike does look small, and the Monster 696 in particular (the closet thing dimension wise) is quite small. I for one love that however, as I'm a little vertically challenged :D I'm about 5'5" barefoot, and I can easily touch the ground with both feet solidly on the 696. My buddy who is 6' tall however doesn't like the 696 because his knees are too bent to be comfortable. I also have a 796, and since it sits around 1.5" taller it fits him much better. I imagine the Scrambler will have the ability to adjust the seat up a little bit, but I'll bet in stock form it will be a little too low for you.
 
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