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Hey all. Just joined the forum, looking for some info. I may have to downsize my bike ($$$) from my 2011 Diavel Carbon black and I was looking at a Scrambler Full Throttle. Anyone on here own a Diavel and Scrambler and able to tell me if I should try and hang on to the Diavel or will I be happy with a Scrambler.

I don't ride that much. I have a short commute to work and do the occaisional short ride.

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The Diavel isn't really a similar type of bike to the Scrambler. The Diavel is more of a performance bike while the Scrambler is more casual. Totally depends on what you are planning to use the bike for. The Scrambler is a bit more about style while the Diavel is more about performance.

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Yep. I threw a leg over at the show in Long Beach, CA in November. Then I went to my dealer and ordered one!
I'm also making assumptions about the bike, as I haven't actually ridden it yet.


My initial impression is that it will be MUCH more nimble than a Diavel. It's narrower and lighter, and the specs show neutral steering geometry. We'll see...
 
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Hey all. Just joined the forum, looking for some info. I may have to downsize my bike ($$$) from my 2011 Diavel Carbon black and I was looking at a Scrambler Full Throttle. Anyone on here own a Diavel and Scrambler and able to tell me if I should try and hang on to the Diavel or will I be happy with a Scrambler.

I don't ride that much. I have a short commute to work and do the occaisional short ride.

Greg
Hi Greg, Welcome

As you have read via others its not available yet. however I think this is an every day easy to ride bike and very well suited to Sydney especially for the poser factor!!!

Whats your location within Sydney?

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Thanks for the replies all. I sat on one at Frasers this week and it felt really comfy. As I mentioned I don't have that much need of the performance aspect of the Diavel, i've never really been a racer, I just love the look of the Diavel and still think it's the sexiest bike on the road. Also not into posing but do like a bike that turns heads. I think the Diavel is wasted on me but it's the most comfortable bike I've owned. I do get a bit of grief from the SO about riding a bike called Devil.

Will, I'm in St Peters and commute to work on Broadway (about 4km). That's the majority of riding I do.
 

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Thanks for the replies all. I sat on one at Frasers this week and it felt really comfy. As I mentioned I don't have that much need of the performance aspect of the Diavel, i've never really been a racer, I just love the look of the Diavel and still think it's the sexiest bike on the road. Also not into posing but do like a bike that turns heads. I think the Diavel is wasted on me but it's the most comfortable bike I've owned. I do get a bit of grief from the SO about riding a bike called Devil.

Will, I'm in St Peters and commute to work on Broadway (about 4km). That's the majority of riding I do.
Well it will nicely get you through all the heavy morning traffic on the A36
 

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Hi Greg, I'm coming from a Diavel and think you're going to miss the power - 162 to 75 BHP is a big drop. Have you ridden the equivalent Monster?

However I found the Diavel really had to be man handled in the twisties, with plenty of counter steering required to overcome the wide back tyre. The Scrambler will be a lot easier. Also where I live the roads are shocking and I found I was getting kicked in the butt over the bumps again due to the big tyre combined with my lightish weight.

The Scrambler should be less luggy below 3000rpm as the pistons on the Diavel are massive too.

Cheers Simon




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Hi Greg,

I've only ridden a Diavel once but it was a bike I seriously considered a couple of years ago. Whilst I've not ridden the Scrambler, I'm looking forward to it more than my temptation for a diavel for two key reasons:

- it will be much lighter to handle and maneuver around my garage - I park it behind my car and only ride occasionaly, and my previous bikes have all been Harley's which are heavy and annoying to move around. The Diavel is not as heavy as a harley but bigger and heavier than the scrambler

- it will be pretty fun (can wheelie in 1st, 2nd and 3rd) but doesn't make you a hoon. The Diavel is something that you could easily get tempted to push hard in the spur of the moment on the road, and end up with tickets, loss of license or worse. All bikes are subject to the rider's controls and desires, but it helps not to be seating on possibly the quickest bike in the world from 0-100km/h.

I'd you ride the Diavel in rain mode (100hp) plus the extra weight of it, you should get a fairly decent idea of how the scrambler will perform - still awesome from memory!
 

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Back in 1983 I fell for the marketing blitz on the worlds fastest production motorcycle. The Hond V65 Magna. With Peewee Gleason it did a 10 second quarter mile. At 21 I was ripe for the biggest and baddest motorcycle on the planet. It was a power cruiser much like the Diavel. It was big, heavy and could get around a corner pretty well for a heavy cruiser looking beast. Two up it was really great at high gear roll on as it had plenty of low end with its V4 1100.

I then slowly progressed away from that bike with each bike I purchased. First an Interceptor 700, then a Hawk GT and then to a Harley during the begining of that craze in the early 90's.

Each purchase was to a lower powered bike that brought with it more fun. You get used to the power of just about any motorcycle bigger than a GROM. They are all quicker than most cars. There are some riders that don't fall for the bigger is better mentality. They love the bond formed with a bike that requires more interaction to keep it "on the pipe" or cam in this case.

The fact of the matter is you need more than one bike. I suggest you rob a bank. In order to save time, make it your bank. Then walk over to another teller and pay off your Diavel loan. Then go buy the Scrambler and keep both. 0:)
 
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