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Looking forward to it. I have a refundable deposit down if I dont like it but it is highly unlikely to be the case as I come from budget bikes like the NC700S and SV650S. Will report back in a couple days :)
 

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Awesome, just a couple days down to go :D

Have you at least had the chance to sit on one before at a local show? I know they've made their way around to a number of locations already.
 

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Awesome, just a couple days down to go :D

Have you at least had the chance to sit on one before at a local show? I know they've made their way around to a number of locations already.
Yep I have sat on 3 different bikes at 3 different dealers so had plenty time to see for fit etc :)
 

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Looking forward to it. I have a refundable deposit down if I dont like it but it is highly unlikely to be the case as I come from budget bikes like the NC700S and SV650S. Will report back in a couple days :)
You will love it. What you going to do if you don't though. Will we still see you on here lol. Big grin from ear to ear. :D
 

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Looking forward to it. I have a refundable deposit down if I dont like it but it is highly unlikely to be the case as I come from budget bikes like the NC700S and SV650S. Will report back in a couple days :)
I don't know, SV's have always been a top shelf choice!!! You won't get the same 'sportiness'...

>:D:D

Then again, what are you looking to get out of the Scramblers ride?
 

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I don't know, SV's have always been a top shelf choice!!! You won't get the same 'sportiness'...

>:D:D

Then again, what are you looking to get out of the Scramblers ride?
SV's are budget sports tourers and as a result have budget suspension. I had to sell the SV when I broke my elbow in 6 places and as a result I can not straighten my left arm so I am unable to ride bikes that have any sort of forward lean. One of the things I missed most from the SV compared to my present NC700 is the acceleration. I am hoping the acceleration of the scrambler is more exciting and from what I have read and seen in videos it should be a match for the SV if not better. Top end speed I am not bothered as its a naked bike so I expect to cruise around 70- 75 with a quick boost to overtake, another thing my NC700 lacks...
 

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Rapid is good ... dont need a rocket just some rapid fun and rapid overtakes ;)
 

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Well am back...

Been a cold day but sunny and still have a big smile since leaving the dealer ...

I dropped the bike down off the kerb in front of dealer and opened her up ... resulting in a bit of a non intentional wheelie, much to the amusement of the crowd at the bus stop. Blimey I did not expect the throttle response to be so sharp and took 5 mins to get used to it so that I could ride it smoothly.

Headed out towards my testing ground and did some twisty country lanes and fast A1 road as well as town riding. The acceleration is just what I was looking for as it just loves to get moving whatever gear you are in. Bike handles well as predicted but the front end is a bit harsh over uneven ground and plan to soften it up so will see what others do. Got it up to 98 on a private road :0 and the wind was not as bad as I thought it might be but as I have a naked anyway I guess I knew what to expect. A small screen will divert some wind flow to higher up the chest. A good helmet goes a long way in rider comfort at speed. Easily maintain 70 - 75 against wind and then hang on a bit when you want to do an overtake ...

I found the seat to be ok on my hour test ride and its just a matter of getting used to a different seat. Very comfy position for my short 5'6" and pegs in a perfect location for me. Nice light feel to bike yet remains solid in cross winds. Speedo looks nice but rev counter a bit hard to see in a quick glance. Mirrors are very good and give you nice rear view. Gearbox is smooth enough and had no problems with false neutrals. Side stand not very easy to drop down....

Ok now the sound. It does not sound that bad but seriously considering the race Termi slip on as like the fact it has a usb map upgrade and gets rid of catalyst but that will depend on funds. I will be getting heated grips, Evotech crash bungs, maybe Evotech engine guard and R&G paddock stand bobbins. Will keep eye out for a screen......

Well thats it .... cant take delivery before April so can wait and see what bits come out...
 

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Great review TC3 pretty much summed up my thoughts.


Also being a 5ft 6'er myself I found the standard icon bars quite high, almost a bit too cruiser than scrambler. So I've opted for full throttle bars in the hope it'll drop my arms down a bit!
 

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Great review TC3 pretty much summed up my thoughts.


Also being a 5ft 6'er myself I found the standard icon bars quite high, almost a bit too cruiser than scrambler. So I've opted for full throttle bars in the hope it'll drop my arms down a bit!
I am in 2 minds as have a plate in elbow and found the wide bars worked ok for me. Can always change the bars later if need be
 

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Thanks for that, so it fared well against the SV :). I didn't get a chance to open it up when I had a test ride, but felt the power was there. I had an SFV650 (Gladius) which had a fabulous engine, anything more than that would be a bonus. I found that the Scrambler has a 'raw' feel to it - you know you are riding a bike, like the Guzzi, as opposed to the smoothness and quietness of the Suzuki. I also fumbled around for the side stand, and I think I will eventually opt for lower bars as I found the stock ones quite wide and high for me (I am fairly small).

Early days and it will be interesting to see what aftermarket stuff comes out!

Glad you enjoyed it :)
 

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Thanks for that, so it fared well against the SV :). I didn't get a chance to open it up when I had a test ride, but felt the power was there. I had an SFV650 (Gladius) which had a fabulous engine, anything more than that would be a bonus. I found that the Scrambler has a 'raw' feel to it - you know you are riding a bike, like the Guzzi, as opposed to the smoothness and quietness of the Suzuki. I also fumbled around for the side stand, and I think I will eventually opt for lower bars as I found the stock ones quite wide and high for me (I am fairly small).

Early days and it will be interesting to see what aftermarket stuff comes out!

Glad you enjoyed it :)
The SV650S i had was a 2005 model and had a very jerky throttle when compared to the Scrambler. Yep the SV engine was smooth and the Scrambler sounds rough and ready ;)

I really liked the acceleration but my SV was fully faired so cut through the air better however the scrambler does feel stronger to me when you twist the joy handle :)
 

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I wont hold it against you even if its not scrambler tradition lol. They all look nice and I had loads of red dukes. Really pleased for you. Hope the waits not too long for you.
 

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Cheers Albie... I asked for April delivery so I can earn to pay for it :)
 

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Great review, TC3! What would say is the best feature/thing about this bike? The ride height, handling, engine response? Or is it overall well weighted out?

Thanks
 
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