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Browsing Cycle News this morning I came across these new Scrambler tires said to be the new OEM's on Scramblers. I sure hope they aren't discontinuing the M60's.
Also K-Tech suspension upgrades, Fork Kits to go with their shock. Thought I'd pass them along.
(Tried but couldn't crop out the Triumph exhaust or the gloves for some reason)

FYI Cycle News is a great weekly web-magazine that covers the world of motorcycles.

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Cool. Thanks for sharing. I like the look of that shock.
 

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I think that these tires would be the Oems for the new Desert Sled model.

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I'm excited for these tires. I haven't been impressed with the MT60s off-road, but as I've been commuting more I haven't wanted to sacrifice too much on road performance. These look like a good compromise.
 

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That is Interesting, Sounds like a new Scrambler model coming....Thanx

original equipment for a new model in the Ducati Scrambler range. The new model will utilise it in sizes 120/70 R19 M/C 60V M+S TL (front) and 170/60 R 17 M/C 72V M+S TL (rear).
 

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There we go, pretty much confirms the new 'DS' or Desert Sled is going to be a much more convincing off road machine.

Personally much more interested to see how the 'CR' or Cafe Racer will turn out. Suspect we will see no new engine, just bodywork changes.
 

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They had better be prepared to produce an 18" version OR retrofit my front to accommodate 19" (which they should have built from day one!!!)

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They had better be prepared to produce an 18" version OR retrofit my front to accommodate 19" (which they should have built from day one!!!)

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Not happy with what? That the standard Scrambler has more road based rubber or that we got the awkwardly sized 18" wheel up front? I'm hoping we get a sportier Scrambler with a 17" up front. Something a bit wider, currently I think the tyres are a bit unbalanced.
 

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I guess that's the beauty of the scrambler. I'm in the same boat as yeti, and want a bigger front wheel since I take my scrambler off road pretty often. While the sams bike could have a 17" front wheel and be more suited for aggressive road riding folks like Joooooooosh.
 

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I'm going to wait for the new models rollout...
For now I'll say that I would hope SOMEONE at Ducati understood there would be a portion of riders who ride 15-30% on gravel, fire trails, etc...because its a "Scrambler"
and further hope there are plans to subsidize Pirelli in offering the new Scorpion Rally in sizes to fit 15-16 models...as a dirt-oriented option to the MT-60RS. Feels like someone's about to move the goalposts! NOT A HAPPY CAMPER if that becomes reality.
 

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I'm going to wait for the new models rollout...
For now I'll say that I would hope SOMEONE at Ducati understood there would be a portion of riders who ride 15-30% on gravel, fire trails, etc...because its a "Scrambler"
and further hope there are plans to subsidize Pirelli in offering the new Scorpion Rally in sizes to fit 15-16 models...as a dirt-oriented option to the MT-60RS. Feels like someone's about to move the goalposts! NOT A HAPPY CAMPER if that becomes reality.
I don't get it, what's wrong with the MT60 for fire trails and gravel...? It's perfectly capable of that. There are better tyres but the MT60 is way better on the road than any other dual purpose tyre I can think of.

I'm no expert off road but I do go down an in paved track every now and again and I find myself on wet grass quite often, the standard tyres do fine.

I think the MT60 was an excellent tyre choice. Considering that I'm sure only a very tiny portion of riders take the scrambler off road and of that tiny portion, they probably spend way less than 50% of time off the road.

I'm sure Pirelli will offer the newer tyre in a size for the current Scrambler as well. Would complete a nice range of options. Angel GT, MT60 and the new Scorpion Rally. That's a good spread of abilities. I think a nice sporty road tyre that's softer to account for the Scramblers low weight would just top it off.
 

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I don't get it, what's wrong with the MT60 for fire trails and gravel...? It's perfectly capable of that. There are better tyres but the MT60 is way better on the road than any other dual purpose tyre I can think of.

I'm no expert off road but I do go down an in paved track every now and again and I find myself on wet grass quite often, the standard tyres do fine.

I think the MT60 was an excellent tyre choice. Considering that I'm sure only a very tiny portion of riders take the scrambler off road and of that tiny portion, they probably spend way less than 50% of time off the road.

I'm sure Pirelli will offer the newer tyre in a size for the current Scrambler as well. Would complete a nice range of options. Angel GT, MT60 and the new Scorpion Rally. That's a good spread of abilities. I think a nice sporty road tyre that's softer to account for the Scramblers low weight would just top it off.
Yes, the MT60RS is acceptable but I'd feel better having more options regarding (front) tire selection. I'll never lose love for the rev-happy air-cooled 803 and its snap/crackal/pop on decel. Also grown quite fond of the notchy gearbox. Front brake with RCS15 & ABS is perhaps best I have experienced.

If I understand the Scrambler Marketing philosophy it's about customization and having many options to tailor the bike to suit your own goals...the Rim sizes they chose seem a major disconnect re: existing market availability of off-road focused ADV/Touring Bikes. Then there's the seat...

Hopefully you are right and we see the market offer more 18" options
 
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