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Today started out with intrigue. I was not sure on purchasing the Scrambler. I was looking at several other Ducati's. Hyper, Monster 821. Monster 796, Street Triple, Z1000 and some others.

Anyways, Instead of writing about it, I made a short VLOG. I cover what led me to the saying YES on the Scrambler and my initial impressions. This part 1 of a 3 part series. Hope you guys/gals like it.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RC5FTfw4xM
 

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It was good to hear your thoughts, especially in comparison to other Ducs. I still haven't decided to take delivery of my Urban Enduro, or buy a Hyper instead.


I'm looking forward to the next installment, and hope you're heading for Nacimiento-Fergusson Road today!
 

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It was good to hear your thoughts, especially in comparison to other Ducs. I still haven't decided to take delivery of my Urban Enduro, or buy a Hyper instead.


I'm looking forward to the next installment, and hope you're heading for Nacimiento-Fergusson Road today!
Nacimiento is on the list. Just going for a short ride today. I have a ton of work today, yep on a SUNDAY :(

Here is part two, I go into a bit more detail. I realized I rambled a bit in part 1.. sorry I was too excited!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04-Nvwn_KvE
 

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What kind of music tunes do the Ducati bikes dance to?

Hypermotard 796 = Heavy Metal, Monster 821 = European Electronic House and Scrambler = Reggae.
Loved it! That's gotta be the most unique way of describing the Ducati line up ever! :D
 

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I saw you fiddling with the mirrors. Are they loose up top or down at the nuts that hold them to the handlebars?
The left one was a tad loose in the bottom. I kept fiddling with it as I couldnt get the view I wanted. I still cant :crying: ..the mirrors are pure garabage.
 

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Rolling stops don't bother me. I rarely come to a complete stop where I put my foot down unless it's at a stop light. Police do care about it, but there aren't many police around here who will bother you unless you also did something else that they saw (speeding, wheelies, etc...)

Watching California riders lane split is so weird though since people here lose their minds (car drivers that is) if you roll around them, like at a stop light to get side by side with your friend. They develop road rage, yell out the window, threaten to call the police, etc...

It's funny living in a state with wide open space and low population density that people develop much more of a sense of 'this is my road.'
 

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Rolling stops don't bother me. I rarely come to a complete stop where I put my foot down unless it's at a stop light. Police do care about it, but there aren't many police around here who will bother you unless you also did something else that they saw (speeding, wheelies, etc...)

Watching California riders lane split is so weird though since people here lose their minds (car drivers that is) if you roll around them, like at a stop light to get side by side with your friend. They develop road rage, yell out the window, threaten to call the police, etc...

It's funny living in a state with wide open space and low population density that people develop much more of a sense of 'this is my road.'



Most Californians are used to lane splitting. Though sometimes you get the jerk who wants to challenge you. The cool about the Scrambler is that, people just honk, wave and give thumbs up as I pass them :D
 

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Lane splitting, (or filtering as it's known here in the UK), is almost obligatory here and these days it's really rare for a driver to challenge you, in fact most of them will actually move over to give you a little more room! I'm always amazed when I see riders sat in traffic, why do they bother with a bike? A little wave of thanks as you go past means that they'll probably do it for the next rider as well.


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Lane splitting, (or filtering as it's known here in the UK), is almost obligatory here and these days it's really rare for a driver to challenge you, in fact most of them will actually move over to give you a little more room! I'm always amazed when I see riders sat in traffic, why do they bother with a bike? A little wave of thanks as you go past means that they'll probably do it for the next rider as well.


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Yep I concur
 

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Lane splitting, (or filtering as it's known here in the UK), is almost obligatory here and these days it's really rare for a driver to challenge you, in fact most of them will actually move over to give you a little more room! I'm always amazed when I see riders sat in traffic, why do they bother with a bike? A little wave of thanks as you go past means that they'll probably do it for the next rider as well.


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I hate Texas!! Cant believe we cant lane split, stupid stupid law.
 

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I love riding, but living somewhere that didn't allow filtering/lane-splitting would spoil the experience, and for me would be enough to consider moving.
For instance, after a tough day at work, to be able to work through the traffic when it's backed up in rush-hour, feels so good, it's like beating the system!
The Scrambler seems like a good bike to be doing this on.
 
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