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I've been bikeless since I wrecked my R1200GS on the 28th of June, and I'm ready to ride. I was in various medical facilities for the first month, and in a wheelchair for the next 3. Then a walker for another month.


I ordered my Urban Enduro back in December, thinking the light weight and low seat would be perfect during recovery, and another "Adventure touring" bike could come when I'm stronger (yes, I do ride the big pig off road)...December was a very long time ago!!!


I visited my dealer today, to find out how much loonnnnngerrrr it would be. My bike is scheduled to be built in June. Initially I was told March....I bought another GS, and I'll get a Scrambler once they're more available...or something else.


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I just stopped by the local Ducati dealer today because I was kidding myself about any Scramblers being there. Lo and behold, there was a yellow Icon sitting outside, so I stopped in to chit chat.

There was a BMW GS sitting next to it. The Scrambler is a lot like a bone stock Harley 883 in terms of that lackluster, ho-hum platform just sitting there waiting for someone to do something with it (or just ride it and be happy that way.)

But the GS is in a whole other realm. It's set up well and ready to serve as is. If you have the money and the inseam and like ADV riding, the GS wins every aspect.

 

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The Scrambler is a lot like a bone stock Harley 883 in terms of that lackluster, ho-hum platform just sitting there waiting for someone to do something with it (or just ride it and be happy that way.)
I LIKE bare bones bikes. It's the essence of motorcycling in its purist form! I'll have a naked roadster soon enough, but my Back Country Discovery Route friends are ready to go, and so am I!


Meanwhile, they're not going to stop making Scramblers ;)
 
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Oh dear. Don't know what to say, but the GS is a killer bike to have too.

If I may, why didn't you consider adding a shorter handlebar, a FT seat and Termi race exhaust to an Icon (assuming Icons are not in short supply at your dealer's)? IMO that would be as good, if not better than a FT?
 

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Kip, I think both bikes compliment each other nicely. Keep the BMW save up and get the scrambler when they become more readily available. I love my F-800 but its a bulky bike to ride around town and the scrambler will be replacing my Monster. I like the idea of having a light nimble bike that i can daily ride and still be comfortable taking on fire roads. Cant go wrong with BMW.

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I've been bikeless since I wrecked my R1200GS on the 28th of June, and I'm ready to ride. I was in various medical facilities for the first month, and in a wheelchair for the next 3. Then a walker for another month.


I ordered my Urban Enduro back in December, thinking the light weight and low seat would be perfect during recovery, and another "Adventure touring" bike could come when I'm stronger (yes, I do ride the big pig off road)...December was a very long time ago!!!


I visited my dealer today, to find out how much loonnnnngerrrr it would be. My bike is scheduled to be built in June. Initially I was told March....I bought another GS, and I'll get a Scrambler once they're more available...or something else.


Cheers,
Kip

Best bike on the planet in my opinion. Great choice, I've had three now, here's my current GS bought new in September last year. Fully loaded with just about everything BMW make for it and Pcasso's right, it's a great compliment to the Scrambler.





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I've been bikeless since I wrecked my R1200GS on the 28th of June, and I'm ready to ride. I was in various medical facilities for the first month, and in a wheelchair for the next 3. Then a walker for another month.


I ordered my Urban Enduro back in December, thinking the light weight and low seat would be perfect during recovery, and another "Adventure touring" bike could come when I'm stronger (yes, I do ride the big pig off road)...December was a very long time ago!!!


I visited my dealer today, to find out how much loonnnnngerrrr it would be. My bike is scheduled to be built in June. Initially I was told March....I bought another GS, and I'll get a Scrambler once they're more available...or something else.


Cheers,
Kip
Shame you have such a ridiculously long wait, so can't blame you! I'm very restricted as to what bikes I can have due to my size, I did consider the GS at one time but it is just too big/heavy for me - I sat on most of the BMWs in the showroom but had to discount them on ergonomics! The Scrambler suits me to a T (luckily I didn't have to wait long .. and that was bad enough!).
 

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..But the GS is in a whole other realm. It's set up well and ready to serve as is. If you have the money and the inseam and like ADV riding, the GS wins every aspect.
Yes,the GS is for sure a very good bike.
But it will not win the aspects "Design" and "Emotion" ,because it is fugly! >:D
 

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Yes,the GS is for sure a very good bike.
But it will not win the aspects "Design" and "Emotion" ,because it is fugly! >:D
Good thing I didn't buy it to look at ;)


Design? Form follows function. The design is brilliant! I got the F800GSA this time.
 
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