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I thought I did an intro but maybe I didn't. Female daily commuter on LA freeways year round here. I'm breathing, sleeping, dreaming about this bike. I put down a deposit with Pro Italia for a red icon. I love all the models & had to make a decision and I've been leaning towards the red icon. I like the color & prefer mag wheels. I was also looking at the urban enduro & the full throttle but the base model pulled me in. And I'm happy to know I'll get my paws on an icon sooner. If someone backs out on the first 4 bikes coming in April then April I'll get one. Otherwise it's looking like May for me.
I'm probably going to sell my Bonneville SE to make room in the garage for it and get some more funds towards it. But who knows, maybe I'll find some room for all my bikes. I tend to be fickle with motorcycles since I love so many. I'm hoping the Ducati Scrambler will satiate me & keep me off craigslist & dealer shopping for awhile haha. Cheers all.
 

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Welcome aboard!

Good to see more female riders show up. I believe you are the 5th or 6th female on this forum. @JET was one the first I believe, anywho she wrote the first test ride report. It was a good one might I add. If you didn't already get a chance to read it here it is -> http://www.ducatiscramblerforum.com...e-report/3418-ducati-scrambler-demo-ride.html

As far as discussions go right now, seems as if everyone is interested in the accessories a the moment. Screens and exhausts and oh yes how can I forget... Heated grips!

Have you looked in to any accessories yourself?
 

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The dreams get better as the days get nearer. Trust me I never slept but now she sleeps in the garage I sleep better too.Dream that she/he will be everything you want in a motorcycle because its pretty close if not there.
You cannot go wrong with an Icon unless you really want orange or wire wheels or that green paint. For the savings you can custom make yours how you wish. I do like the full throttle as to why I have the tank panels and seat coming and I have a set of black bars already but the exhaust is muted but looks the part. This bike is so much fun so get ready to be funned out soon as.:D
 

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Welcome to the forum, Pam. I traded in my Bonneville for my Icon, (also in red), so I have a real appreciation of how you're going to feel comparing the two rides. Although I've got a real soft spot for Triumph's classic range, (I've owned four of them in the past), I think you're going to be amazed at how different the handling is from Ducati's latest offering. I knew the weight difference on paper before I rode the Scrambler, but still can't believe how light it feels, every time I roll it out of the garage.

The Scrambler's peak power is only about 8bhp more than the Bonnie's, but the weight difference makes its performance significantly quicker off the mark.

If I'd kept the Bonneville, I don't think it'd get a look in now so don't regret trading it.

Anyway, roll on delivery...you're gonna love it! :)

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Thanks all & thanks for the link DirtyDuc. I hadn't read Jet's review yet. Good write up.

Edit to say: re: accessories down the road I might swap out the bars & get lane split mirrors. I also might want to put the license plate on the tail. And I'm going to wait for more exhaust options before I swap that out too.
 

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Welcome to the forum, Pam. I traded in my Bonneville for my Icon, (also in red), so I have a real appreciation of how you're going to feel comparing the two rides. Although I've got a real soft spot for Triumph's classic range, (I've owned four of them in the past), I think you're going to be amazed at how different the handling is from Ducati's latest offering. I knew the weight difference on paper before I rode the Scrambler, but still can't believe how light it feels, every time I roll it out of the garage.

The Scrambler's peak power is only about 8bhp more than the Bonnie's, but the weight difference makes its performance significantly quicker off the mark.

If I'd kept the Bonneville, I don't think it'd get a look in now so don't regret trading it.

Anyway, roll on delivery...you're gonna love it! :)

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how are you liking the handlebars on the scrambler? some guys are saying due to its width, it makes it really fun and easy to throw around left and right
 

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I'm also a daily rider here in L.A., be careful as you know it's a challenge out there.
I bought a Ducati from Pro Italia some years ago. The buying experience was great, but the service was not a good experience, I hope you have better luck than I did.
 

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I'm also a daily rider here in L.A., be careful as you know it's a challenge out there.
I bought a Ducati from Pro Italia some years ago. The buying experience was great, but the service was not a good experience, I hope you have better luck than I did.

Thanks kirkemon. Not a good experience, really? They gave me really good & friendly service when I took the Bonnie in for a new rear brake pad at the Glendale location. Only thing was it was a Saturday and slamming busy. But busy Saturdays are to be expected in LA. Hope you are getting good service in the future.
 

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how are you liking the handlebars on the scrambler? some guys are saying due to its width, it makes it really fun and easy to throw around left and right
The bars work really well for me. They're a little wider than the bonnie's and they do give lots of leverage to flick the bike from side to side. When you couple the wide bars with the low weight you've got a bike that's effortless to manoeuvre. (I'm a little surprised that the pre-launch reviews didn't make more of the bike's agility, to be honest, because that's what's impressed me the most about the bike).

Earlier, I was reading the article in this week's MCN about Triumph's developing water-cooled Bonneville range. I think that Ducati have changed the game somewhat by focussing on agility, power-to-weight ratio and that 'fun' factor. I've also heard that BMW have already reacted to the Scrambler's evident popularity and have something somewhere between a nineT and the Scrambler in the wings...

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