What other bikes did you consider (see poll) and why did you choose the Ducati Scrambler 1100?
If i went with ftr, I’d probably go with the 2019/2020 version rather than the new one. I know the 19/18 wheels make it tougher to find tires and impacts handling but the larger wheels are what made it stand out. I know i am probably in the e minority thoughI have an FTR1200, ask me anything. And yes, the stock tires aren't really amazing, but easily replaced with decent sport touring rubber.
Interesting combination, Scrambler 800 and MT-09 here also! Definitely a different character to each bike and the triple is NOT short of personality, much like riding a wild mustang that may murder you at any moment hahaI have both Scrambler 1100 and Yamaha MT-09, quite different bikes for different riding, but that triple has character up the wazoo!
Almost bought Speed Twin but Scrambler just felt livelier.
I had an xsr900, which has the same engine as mt09, and i agree — it is one of the best engines out there. It was a great bike at the price point but i just never loved it. Then I went with a moto guzzi v7iii, which I loved but became frustrated with the power. The Scrambler 1100 has a lot of what i love about both bikes but in a more refined package.Interesting combination, Scrambler 800 and MT-09 here also! Definitely a different character to each bike and the triple is NOT short of personality, much like riding a wild mustang that may murder you at any moment haha