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I've never even test ridden any of my bikes as they have all been too tall for me in the showrooms and I have needed to get them lowered (I'm 5'3" with a short inseam!). Fortunately I've got along well with all of them but the Scrambler is the first that has ever felt right for me to test ride from the dealers! Absolutely loved the sound of it but was a bit spoiled as they had put a Termignoni exhaust on it so I don't know what the stock exhaust sounds like.

I found the bars rather too wide for me but as I am small it shouldn't be a problem to change them if needed, if I can't get on with them. The bike feels raw and you know you are riding a motorcycle - I had a Suzuki SFV650 which was very smooth and quiet. But my current bike is a Moto Guzzi V7 and anyone who has ridden an MG will know of it's quirky movements and vibrations :laugh: - the Scrambler is much less vibey.

Gear changes seemed to be positive and lots of torque to pull away in a higher gear without problems. Switches not quite to the standard of Japanese stuff (IMO) and look a bit flimsy - time will tell how they stand up. I did notice that the blue full beam light was on most of the time and I couldn't figure out how to change it, when I toggled the light switch nothing seemed to happen, but I haven't read the manual yet so may have been getting something wrong. Couldn't find neutral a few times either, but all this may just be due to me not used to the controls.

Absolutely love the design and the size, and the fact it is a v-twin sold it to me :)
 

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cool!!!

ty for your review, light H/L will switch positions pushing down the flashing switcher (the one placed on top of the right block looking forward)
 

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cool!!!

ty for your review, light H/L will switch positions pushing down the flashing switcher (the one placed on top of the right block looking forward)
Yes what he said. Yesterday for me was learning to live with it. I never hit a false neutral once but I am in no rush. Switchgear is different to what I got used too on previous Ducatis but don't see it being any worse and they have just made it much smaller and multi purpose the way I see it and turning red into scarlet ???
 

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Thanks for the update. I love reading individual reports and getting everyone's opinion on this new bike.
 

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Cheers for the heads up LittleOwl.

Everyone's take all helps to get a better picture, although I'm already sold on this bike & awaiting the end of April for delivery.
 

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Congrats on your 1st test ride little owl. & glad to hear the scrambler felt good for you at 5'3". Looks like this bike is going to appeal to a wide height range of riders. I'm 5'6".
Curious, are you gong to get the lower seat option?
 

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cool!!!

ty for your review, light H/L will switch positions pushing down the flashing switcher (the one placed on top of the right block looking forward)
Not sure what you guys are talking about but I'll be checking this out first thing once I get mine. :)
 

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Congrats on your 1st test ride little owl. & glad to hear the scrambler felt good for you at 5'3". Looks like this bike is going to appeal to a wide height range of riders. I'm 5'6".
Curious, are you gong to get the lower seat option?
Yes I've ordered the lower seat as my inseam is only just over 28" and think the lower seat and preload adjusted will be perfect. I will most likely go for the lower bars too at some stage, but will give it a good few miles to see if I get used to the height and width!
 

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Yes I've ordered the lower seat as my inseam is only just over 28" and think the lower seat and preload adjusted will be perfect. I will most likely go for the lower bars too at some stage, but will give it a good few miles to see if I get used to the height and width!
I had a feeling it would be a bit of an issue for some.
Fortunately it seems for you you're at a stage where it seems like there is potential for the stock setup to work out, hopefully it does.
 
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