For some reason the 701 is flagged as a high risk bike to my insurance provider in Los Angeles. My current rate for my 2016 Scrambler is $500 per year, I was quoted $3k per year for similar coverage on Svartpilen! Definitely a pass on that one, I could save that money and buy a whole new bike every 3 years! They're such similar bikes on paper but the styling on the Scrambler takes it home, I think that's why we're all here haha. I don't think anyone wants a futuristic Scrambler, personally just looking for something more performance oriented from the factory. Maybe a Scrambler SP, or Scrambler S, 17" front wheel, adjustable suspension, the works.If something is selling well and having low amounts of warranty claims why fuss with it? Same reason the 4runner and Tacoma have absurdly outdated technology... people keep buying them and Toyota can count on good profits because there will be so few warranty costs compared to if they rolled the dice on new powertrain tech every few years. Want a futuristic updated Scrambler? Svartpilen 701 is exactly what you're asking for. And I do love those too...
That's odd. I guess it all depends on what insurance you choose, your age, claims history, etc. I have a Vitpilen 701 and an FTR1200 and pay 30 bucks a month for both.... maybe time to shop around for a different insurance provider?For some reason the 701 is flagged as a high risk bike to my insurance provider in Los Angeles. My current rate for my 2016 Scrambler is $500 per year, I was quoted $3k per year for similar coverage on Svartpilen!
lol what. lost interest for a couple of years? the whole lines literally been around for only 5 years. how exactly would it 'wither and die'.They seem to have lost interest in the Scrambler all we had for a couple of years are new models with different colours and parts added from the existing parts bin. The Night Shift is an example. Anybody who owns any Scrambler other than a Cafe Racer or Desert Sled could create themselves a Night Shift tomorrow using existing parts and some paint.
If they don't introduce something that is actually new the whole range will wither and die. We all know air cooled engines are effectively dead so I am wondering if they are marking time and in a year or so there will be a brand new from the ground up Scrambler range with a watercooled engine. If the Desert X ever arrives it could be the first of the new series perhaps.
hey if it means i can sit in traffic without burning my left leg, i'm all for it!Well, if they're teasing with new models (Motard, DesertX), the buyers are expecting new models at some point, not just bold new colors...
A Scrambler with an 821 or 950 liquid cooled engine could be a mighty fine bike!
You guys are on to something and this is what I'm talking about! 950 Scrambler, roughly 400 lbs, 17" front wheel, adjustable premium suspension... Basically a Hypermotard SP but packaged into something with style.hey if it means i can sit in traffic without burning my left leg, i'm all for it!