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Bigger rear sprocket and quick throttle is why. It'll just take a bit of getting used to, or change the throttle tube to something a little lazier.

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Thanks all just wanted to know peoples thoughts, sounds not much different to my MV that was what Asador said "quick out of the blocks", however it did have a heavy clutch and town driving was heavy going.
 

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Thanks all just wanted to know peoples thoughts, sounds not much different to my MV that was what Asador said "quick out of the blocks", however it did have a heavy clutch and town driving was heavy going.
My monster1000 is not very pleasant around town. Also pretty heavy clutch and at low revs it can feel like riding a rodeo bull :)

The Scrambler is a joy to ride in town because of the smooth engine :cool:
 

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I found it to be that way at first, but had adjusted quite a lot by the end of the 18 mile demo ride. I should add that the bike had just over 30 miles on it, and I've almost exclusively ridden inline fours for the last 13 years.
 

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So, can we not beat around the bush on this? Are there low speed fueling issues or not? "Quick out of the gate" and "overly responsive" and all this other lingo is hinting at a little "ignorance is bliss" situation. We should be able to move in and around a small parking lot without having to ride the clutch. Anyone notice this who has test ridden it?
 

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After initial test reports, I was looking out for the over-sensitive throttle but it was fine and nothing to worry about. The thing is so light and well balanced you feel like you could be Dougie Lampkin on a trials course balancing everywhere.
The front brake on the bike I rode was much better than I had expected (better than my Tiger 800). The only downside for me was the suspension is very soft (I'm not a heavyweight at 160lb) and didn't settle on the bumpy back roads around where I live. That said, not a deal breaker for me as pretty soon there will be people offering upgraded fork springs/ rear shocks etc and anyway its still the best looking bike out there by a mile ;)
 

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After initial test reports, I was looking out for the over-sensitive throttle but it was fine and nothing to worry about. The thing is so light and well balanced you feel like you could be Dougie Lampkin on a trials course balancing everywhere.
The front brake on the bike I rode was much better than I had expected (better than my Tiger 800). The only downside for me was the suspension is very soft (I'm not a heavyweight at 160lb) and didn't settle on the bumpy back roads around where I live. That said, not a deal breaker for me as pretty soon there will be people offering upgraded fork springs/ rear shocks etc and anyway its still the best looking bike out there by a mile ;)

Nice, sounds good. I'm around 160lbs too. I bet increasing the preload in the back would help.
 

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After initial test reports, I was looking out for the over-sensitive throttle but it was fine and nothing to worry about. The thing is so light and well balanced you feel like you could be Dougie Lampkin on a trials course balancing everywhere.
The front brake on the bike I rode was much better than I had expected (better than my Tiger 800). The only downside for me was the suspension is very soft (I'm not a heavyweight at 160lb) and didn't settle on the bumpy back roads around where I live. That said, not a deal breaker for me as pretty soon there will be people offering upgraded fork springs/ rear shocks etc and anyway its still the best looking bike out there by a mile ;)
Welcome Nippa, and thanks for the reassurance.
 
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