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To all who are lucky enough to be going to the Motor Show,

We would be more than grateful for you input on the scramble, especially when you have seen it for the first time.

Every opinion counts no matter how small or if negative or positive.

Enjoy the show
 

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Hi there, I'm happy to share anything I can glean - I'm there this Sunday (23rd), and have been excited about seeing my next bike for some time. Hoping to check on pillion suitability too!
 

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I am very interested in the Classic and would like to see comments on the size and ergo's about someone my size. Am 6' with 33/34 inseam. Have read from some the Ducati feels tiny. However when you check the specs it is about the same as other retro styled bikes, bonneville, R9t, V7, etc. So really curious why to some it feels tiny.

Thanks!
 

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ARDuc - are you my missing twin? I'm the same size, have a deposit for the Classic and am slightly concerned as to whether it'll feel (too) small..I've had a Ducati before but the fairing made it feel a bit bigger - my normal bikes are triples and a good bit wider (and heavier). I'll update after my test…(pity it's going to be weeks before an actual test ride..)
 

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I think that it might be more an issue of modern bikes getting bigger generally and the Scrambler not following that trend. It might feel small but not too small, just different from most other bikes on the market.
 

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just a small request for those of you headed out, if possible can you get some photgraphs of you seated on the bike in riding position. Will be useful to see how different bodies suit the ergonomics.

Please and Thank you :D:D
 

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I'm heading over on thursday and will be trying out the classics for size, I'm 6 foot tall with a 33'' leg I'll post a few images when I get back.
 

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Dog Star,

As you can see from my post and moxox we are the same size xs you. Am looking forward to your perspective on the size and feel relative to other bikes. Appreciate the pics also.

Thanks,

ARDuc
 

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Right, words first, hopefully photos to follow.
Just back from NEC show - disappointingly although they had each 'Scrambler' model on show you could only sit on the one 'Icon' they had - there was a sign on each of the others saying they were 'pre-production and not indicative of the final build quality'. So what are they like? Of course I'm biased, but I thought they each looked great - at least as good as the photos, with a typically Italian mix of neat touches and some rather 'clunky' detail too - so everyone should be happy - easy to ride straight away, yet also allowing scope for personalisation - exactly as we're led to believe Ducati intended.

The stand was VERY yellow, (in marked contrast to the main Ducati red stand) and although the staff seemed knowledgeable there was a distinct lack of ANY give aways, literature or the like - I gave my details and they're promising to send material out - not exactly impressive..

Specific questions I asked confirmed that there are tubes in the tubeless tyres on the spoked wheel bikes, they had no knowledge of seat adjustment arrangements (couldn't unlock seats apparently no keys), nor confirm if any space exists besides the fabled USB point. So they couldn't show the instrument display or lights either.

So, riding position felt fine, (I'm 6', 34" inside leg) not too small at all, big, wide handlebars with external wiring so changing them would be easy if you wanted to. One slight concern was the seat felt as if tilted forward onto the rear of the tank - I'll be watching for this on a test ride - but on the plus side, my wife found the pillion very comfortable, and flat - she felt secure, (She's 5'4" and slim)

I'm left with feeling that the bike looks great, but that the marketing effort has not been tied to the manufacturing schedule - so I'm left feeling a bit let down - the slick video and teaser shots of the accessories and so on, and then at the biggest UK bike show some weeks later all they can manage is a single bike to sit on! (and three others with signs to say they're not representative of the finished article!)

But am I asking for my deposit back?

Of course not - I'm even more keen to ride it now!
 

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Thanks a lot for that moxox, it all seems a little unprofesional but the bikes still look fab. How did you find the rest of the show any tips for me going on Thursday. Did anything else stand out and did you find any bargains and what stand had the fittest birds ;)
 

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Nice Pics,thank you very much!
Why didnt you steal one of the yellow chairs? ;);)
 

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re Dog Star -
Maybe I'm just getting a little jaded, but I couldn't find anything I couldn't resist! I liked the Knox stuff - their gloves are well made and very comfortable, but it's not the place I'd choose to buy..The big manufacturers were impressive, but they're all producing the same sort of ranges - hence the appeal of the Scrambler as something a bit different but in tune with the reality of riding on todays (speed restricted) roads.
The oldies such as Norton, Ariel and Royal Enfield had good stands, BMW also, but the hyper bikes of Kawasaki and the like no longer appeal to me…I understand the bargains (such as they are) on next Sunday when they're closing down the exhibition, but don't be put off by my moans - the NEC is a great, well organised venue, with a fantastic array of machinery and kit, a very pleasant way to spend a rainy day..
 

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Yes thank you very much I'm pretty much the same size 5'11" inseam 34 with my arms around a 35 so I was a bit concerned as well but looks like it fits pretty nice.
 

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Right, words first, hopefully photos to follow.
Just back from NEC show - disappointingly although they had each 'Scrambler' model on show you could only sit on the one 'Icon' they had - there was a sign on each of the others saying they were 'pre-production and not indicative of the final build quality'. So what are they like? Of course I'm biased, but I thought they each looked great - at least as good as the photos, with a typically Italian mix of neat touches and some rather 'clunky' detail too - so everyone should be happy - easy to ride straight away, yet also allowing scope for personalisation - exactly as we're led to believe Ducati intended.

The stand was VERY yellow, (in marked contrast to the main Ducati red stand) and although the staff seemed knowledgeable there was a distinct lack of ANY give aways, literature or the like - I gave my details and they're promising to send material out - not exactly impressive..

Specific questions I asked confirmed that there are tubes in the tubeless tyres on the spoked wheel bikes, they had no knowledge of seat adjustment arrangements (couldn't unlock seats apparently no keys), nor confirm if any space exists besides the fabled USB point. So they couldn't show the instrument display or lights either.

So, riding position felt fine, (I'm 6', 34" inside leg) not too small at all, big, wide handlebars with external wiring so changing them would be easy if you wanted to. One slight concern was the seat felt as if tilted forward onto the rear of the tank - I'll be watching for this on a test ride - but on the plus side, my wife found the pillion very comfortable, and flat - she felt secure, (She's 5'4" and slim)

I'm left with feeling that the bike looks great, but that the marketing effort has not been tied to the manufacturing schedule - so I'm left feeling a bit let down - the slick video and teaser shots of the accessories and so on, and then at the biggest UK bike show some weeks later all they can manage is a single bike to sit on! (and three others with signs to say they're not representative of the finished article!)

But am I asking for my deposit back?

Of course not - I'm even more keen to ride it now!
Cheers for all the info Moxox, i am sure that many will be grateful as am i.

Just one question did you wife sit on the bike on her own and if so how did she find it, i ask this as i am 5.5 (inside leg 29), so around the same height as your wife,
 

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No she didn't, but we both recognised how slim the bike is, particularly for the rider, also the high bars give plenty leverage so I bet you'll be more than fine on it - I got a sense of use-friendliness about the whole set up. (And not at all 'heightist' as some manufacturers seem to have become..)
 
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