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Hello Ducatista!

I'm currently straddling the fence about buying a Ducati Scrambler (Urban Enduro version). I'm a devoted Airhead (BMW), but I've owned two Ducatis before (M900 and 900SS). Now I'm thinking of returning to Dante's Inferno on a Scrambler.

Anyone here regret their purchase? If so, why?

Signed,

Nuts in a bind
 

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I've had a 900ss and sold an M900Sie to get my scrambler.
It feels and rides much lighter, is just as fast, revs way more freely, steers better and quicker and has much better wider range of lock.
My suspension is better too but a lot of people don't like that. Its just the luck of the draw as the sussies seem to be of very variable quality.
Also the seat is painfully narrow.
But I'm really really glad I changed.
 

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Love mine. No other bike fits me as well or I prefer the look of. Just great for zipping around the country roads where I live :). It gets loads of attention wherever I go! Not that it's important - but it's a nice side effect :D

I had to replace the rear shock, get my seat adjusted and will also have the forks done and probably the Rexxer tuning - but I won't be parting with it any time soon!
 

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I love all the torque, instantly on hand at any rpm, and I love the quick steering. And the look, great fashion accessory! It really will do anything I need it to, remarkably well.

Do be prepared to spend additional money to make it fit you. New rear shock and reconstructed seat were ESSENTIAL to my enjoyment. Some other expenses were just for fun, it's kind of like an expensive paper doll . . . .
 

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Ask your dealer for a day long test ride. You'll find out then if you like it or not
 

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I must add I've not replaced anything and although the seat is hard and the suspension firm I love them as they are but might have a rexxer tune only because I fancy a zard exhaust.
 

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Went for a ride on the Diavel yesterday as I'm thinking of trading it in for something else all the while wishing I was on my Scrambler!
What does that tell you?
 

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Ummm, changed gearing, sorted seat put a rack and dart screen on, like it? Yes
Is it perfect No, But I'll sort it to my needs, as I like the style,
 

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It appears most would agree that changing the suspension is a must, if you realize going into this that an extra $1,000 US is going to achieve that by switching to Ohlins, then I think you'll be fine with the purchase. I had to cancel 2 of my orders, dang kids kindergarten fees!!! Expecting to pick mine up in December unless the new BMW Scrambler being launched in November is more exciting, which I doubt.
 

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Welcome to the forum Swedish, :)
The Scrambler is a fine machine to ride, smiles from ear to ear, a great engine and chassis with an amazing riding position for most , if not all sizes of rider,
It does have some things I don't like, but so do most bikes, I've had a BMW in my garage every year since 1963, I still do, I've not had any recalls on the Scrambler, unlike my BMWs and Honda,s etc,

You know what, If it got run over by a truck tomorrow, I'd go out and buy another one, :D

Take one out for a couple of hours for a test ride , you won't regret it, ;)
 

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Great bike it just has that something different ,in a great way it's even got me rewriting the lyrics to one of my favourite songs by led Zeppelin

Mind you I can't claim I am a song writer a couple of letters on track 3 and that's all it takes to make a good song into a great song


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I would buy it again, even with the fuel pump/fuel line issues I have had. It's light and handles like a dream. I don't find the throttle as snatchy as a few have indicated. I think it looks awesome. The seat isn't great, but I've never ridden anything that had a comfortable seat. The only thing that comes close for me is the BMW R nine T.
 
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