The All New Ducati Scrambler just revealed at Cologne INTERMOT!

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  1. CraigBKK

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    Nice one, but like you say, it's how comfortable you feel whilst riding. Dimensions and measurements don't equate or negate pure riding pleasure (or lust in my case with the DS).
     
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    Still on the subject of comparisons, the BMW R nineT, which I saw in the flesh for the first time this week at the German Auto Motor Co. showroom in BKK, and which is another great looking price (but expensive here at 1,090,000) only has a seat height of 785mm, lower than the DS.

    I've watched a few video reviews on the BMW and the seat height was never mentioned, only the convertibility of it and how it is a little too thin and uncomfortable, something, by the looks of it, the DS seat won't suffer from :p
     
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    went to moto rapido Uks premier Ducati dealer yesterday on my old 750ss had a nice 200 mile ride ,, he has already taken £1000 deposits on 46 scramblers for delivery in march ,, thats amazing as they dont actually know the final UK retail price ????

    its going to be a big seller thats certain and like the monster will spawn loads of aftermarket goodies and customising .
     
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    From the Scrambler's official FB page

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    "Stay tuned for the unveiling of the Scrambler accessories collection (next Monday)

    This is a customized Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro with the Scrambler accessories: high-slug Termignoni exhaust, camouflage side panel, higher front mudguard, waterproof magnetic tank bag."

    I like this exhaust. The camouflage side panel... No thanks!
     
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    From the DS FB page:

    The Land of Joy is coming to Thailand!

    Thai friends, who’s looking forward to seeing the new Ducati Scramblers? The wait is almost over!

    The Scrambler Launch Party in Thailand will be on November 9th, from 12:00 to 20:00 (SE Asian Time) at CentralWorld Square – 4,4/1 -2,4/4 Ratchadamri Rd, Pathumwan – in Bangkok!

    Will you join the Land of Joy in Thailand?

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    Not that i want to push or so, but did anyone go to this launch party? Any pics? (pretty please....:))
     
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    I went. Was told Thai prices will be released at the Expo at Impact at the end of the month. I was given a free ticket to this event yesterday so I may end up going.

    Bike is compact but didn't feel uncomfortably small. Was informed yesterday from Ducati via the official FB page that a high seat will be available as an optional accessory. I still think it could be a good weekend bike for me to explore the provinces around BKK with a little light off-road when I get the chance. Size is still my main concern.

    Some pics. The ones of me on the bikes aren't great (you just can't get the staff nowadays) but will give you some idea of the size of the bike. I'm 180cm tall.

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    Thanks for the pics.

    It doesn't look painfully small, but not really comfy for longer touring either. A higher seat might help a bit but probably not much. And how about that exhaust? It looks like it'll restrict mobility for the foot quite a bit. Does it?

    Still looking forward to hear the reviews....
     
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    The bikes were on side stands so you couldn't easily stand up on the pegs or gauge how your feeting would feel in a typical riding position.

    I agree it's not designed for long range touring, but then again it's not a touring bike. It could get me to Kanchanburi/Ratchaburi comfortably and once I'm there allow me to have some fun off the tarmac a little.

    I've see that Continental make TKC80's to fit these wheel sizes for better grip off road if that's what you needed. Once again however, this is not a purpose built off-road bike (suspension, front wheel size). It's a Scrambler!

    I've started to cultivate my beard for March! :happy2:
     
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    Ducati posted this on FB a few hours ago:

    On December 1st, at Ducati, Borgo Panigale, the Production of the new Ducati Scrambler will start!
     
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    Quote from article:
    Ducati Scrambler isn’t a motorcycle that will blow your socks off, and make grins ear-to-ear, like say…a Ducati Hypermotard can do.
     
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    All the reviews are super positive.

    I want one :)

    Ducati went a little crazy with the accessories - too much and too much on both bike and apparel - but the bike is just nicely designed, fun around town tool.

    Quoting one review "I think I spotted an artisanian shop rug"
     
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    Should not have done it ..... that is going to the Ducati dealer in Khon kaen to have a look at the Scrambler's that they have on show for 10 days.

    Of course no test-ride (the dealer does not even get the keys of the show bikes) but I had a sit on the different models. Indeed a small bike with a low center-weight. Must be easy to ride. Nice Pirelli MT60RS tyres (front tyre would perfectly fit my Z250). Bremco brakes with ABS. For touring (but is is not a touring bike) a bit small tank of 16l (I was told). For the short sit on the bikes I had it did feel very comfortable. I not really understand the price difference but that is probably just marketing for people who want to show of the bought the expensive model. Only one 1 model has an after-market slip-on muffler.

    Very, very tempting ....

    As for now the Scramblers are shown in the Ducati show-room but end this months the yellow containers will arrive and be placed at the parking lot of the Ducati dealer-ship. The owner is working on having 2 demo bikes for test-rides.

    The dealer in KK is from the same family as the dealer in Udon Thani and I was told that the Scrambler show in Udon Thani is canceled for the moment. I was told the Icon can be delivered in March, the other models 2 months later. The KK dealership has a dedicated Ducati workshop.

    Within the price-tag I think the bike will sell very well

    Very, very tempting ....
     
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