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Picked up my yellow Icon yesterday morning! A 20 mile ride back plus a bit of local meandering put about 50 miles up before the threat of rain made me retreat to the garage to fiddle with anything that might need adjusting, (not much, but I do enjoy fiddling with motorcycles!).

It's everything I remember from the test ride a few weeks ago. I must say that the oft-reported sharp off-idle throttle response was not evident, (or maybe I'm already compensating?)

So glad I didn't go for the V7, which was my other option. That is a fine bike, and if the Scram had not existed I'm sure I'd have been happy with the Guzzi. But having the extra power and, let's face it, general modernity and sophistication, makes for a bike that's going to be an absolute hoot.

I owned a Triumph Scrambler for 4 years, (late carb model). It was by comparison a bit heavy and unrefined, but great fun all the same - no regrets there. But to anyone considering the Triumph as an alternative to the Duc, in my opinion there's no contest unless you want the "Brit Heritage" angle, which of course Triumph do VERY well.

I know lots of other people are waiting for theirs. Mine was the fourth delivered by my dealer (Snell's of Alton, Hampshire, who have been really outstanding in every way) and they have 19 more orders since I placed mine. It's worth the wait!

I saw a quote on one of the many reviews which can be found on line: "Motorcycles keep our mortality exposed and our heads in the air, uninsulated from sights and sounds and smells. They appeal to us on our most primal level, that part itching to run towards a thing that might bite. Great motorcycles look good and add a notion of logic that you can wave at your mother like a flag while she quietly weeps for her genes. The Ducati Scrambler is a proud member of that long tradition. If you're wondering what motorcycling is about, it's this."

A bit flowery, but it sums it up rather well I think....

Hopefully some warmer weather soon, but even if not, I'll be out there every chance I get.

Jonny
 

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Glad your sorted Jonny and nice to see them coming on to the roads, I used to be riding down that way regularly and have friends in Wiltshire. Snells is a great dealer too. Do you know if Alan Knight works there as Snells sponsors his race team that's CK and AK. Say hi if you see him and hopefully we can arrange a meet up sometime. Calne bikeshow I usually attend on a Monster and last year my RD250 but this year on the Scrambler in July .


Enjoy Jonny and post up some pics soon
 

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Picked up my yellow Icon yesterday morning! A 20 mile ride back plus a bit of local meandering put about 50 miles up before the threat of rain made me retreat to the garage to fiddle with anything that might need adjusting, (not much, but I do enjoy fiddling with motorcycles!).

It's everything I remember from the test ride a few weeks ago. I must say that the oft-reported sharp off-idle throttle response was not evident, (or maybe I'm already compensating?)

So glad I didn't go for the V7, which was my other option. That is a fine bike, and if the Scram had not existed I'm sure I'd have been happy with the Guzzi. But having the extra power and, let's face it, general modernity and sophistication, makes for a bike that's going to be an absolute hoot.

I owned a Triumph Scrambler for 4 years, (late carb model). It was by comparison a bit heavy and unrefined, but great fun all the same - no regrets there. But to anyone considering the Triumph as an alternative to the Duc, in my opinion there's no contest unless you want the "Brit Heritage" angle, which of course Triumph do VERY well.

I know lots of other people are waiting for theirs. Mine was the fourth delivered by my dealer (Snell's of Alton, Hampshire, who have been really outstanding in every way) and they have 19 more orders since I placed mine. It's worth the wait!

I saw a quote on one of the many reviews which can be found on line: "Motorcycles keep our mortality exposed and our heads in the air, uninsulated from sights and sounds and smells. They appeal to us on our most primal level, that part itching to run towards a thing that might bite. Great motorcycles look good and add a notion of logic that you can wave at your mother like a flag while she quietly weeps for her genes. The Ducati Scrambler is a proud member of that long tradition. If you're wondering what motorcycling is about, it's this."

A bit flowery, but it sums it up rather well I think....

Hopefully some warmer weather soon, but even if not, I'll be out there every chance I get.

Jonny
I'm one of those 19 awaiting a Red Icon!!! Hoping for end of the month!
 
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