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in last weeks mcn thay done a retro rumble between the two bikes,and the Yamaha came out the better bike and £1000 cheaper.
 

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Not a fan of the head light or the huge radiator on the xsr. Still different strokes for different folks and all that but the Scrambler has a lot more desirability in my eyes :)
 

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That's one guy's opinion!
Nothing would persuade me to buy the Yam over the Scram!
Said it was smoother,better handling and more fun.....I really find the last thing hard to believe.....you're not going to venture off-road with the Yam are you?..The Scrambler is worth the extra in my opinion.
 

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Anyone that wants one of the millions of yamaha they pump out each year, can have one anytime they want. They can buy piles of them.

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If you would like a Ducati, than get in line for one of the few thousand that are produced each year. I think it was 50,000 produced in 2015. 9000 of those were Scramblers. Please correct me if I am wrong, (I'm curious if so)

I know I waited 5 months for my red hot Ducati Scrambler.

And also were comparing a 689cc parallel Yamaha to an 803cc L-twin (Desmo) Ducati.

plus yamaha is a biter of Ducatis retro idea.


I am a fan of yamaha though! (2-Stroke 250)
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I test drove the MT-07 in 2014 and was not overly impressed, the Scrambler was purchased without even a test ride, why? because it ticked so many more boxes than the Yamaha. Even with the Retro looks the Yamaha does not tick as many boxes, so for me no contest.
 

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That's one guy's opinion!
Nothing would persuade me to buy the Yam over the Scram!
Said it was smoother,better handling and more fun.....I really find the last thing hard to believe.....you're not going to venture off-road with the Yam are you?..The Scrambler is worth the extra in my opinion.
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The best bike is the one you really fancy, ;)

All bikes are great, I love them all :)

But buying a bike because Joe Bloggs thought it was brilliant on his 5 minute road test, can be very costly IMHO :rolleyes: and disappointing :(
 

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The Ducati Scrambler has become an instant classic,the xsr700 Will never gain that status! Of course this is my opinion,but it's written here so it must be true.......
 

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I almost liked the mt(fz)-07, but in the end it was still too transformers for my taste.. the XSR was even bigger disappointment.. incredibly ugly in my personal opinion. but I can totally understand, that some people like them Ferraris and others fancy their GT-Rs.. :D
 

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It's so subjective, like you say, some prefer a Datsun to a Ferrari :) Me, I'm happy with having a Scrambler in the garage, but it would be nice if a Morgan Aero 8 joined it!
 

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No competition, I almost put a deposit on the MT07 in the absence of anything else - till a friend suggested I look at the Scrambler! The Yam was instantly forgotten and deposit was put on the Scrambler after a short test ride. Never looked back and it brings great pleasure to me every time I look at it (even coated in mud) :love7:
 

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I am currently selling my 800cc BMW GS motorbike and I'm looking towards the Scrambler and the XSR 700. I have not driven the 803cc Scrambler, but only the Sixty2 and the XSR 700. Sixty2 felt more agile and nimble but rather weak. So if I had to pick one it would be the XSR 700 but I'm looking forward to test ride the 803 cc Scrambler because I am interested in a motorbike for urban daily use but also with ability for mild off road excursion to fireroads.
 

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I'm very happy with my Red Icon especially with the mods I have put in (Givi E21 Panniers, Renthal ultra low handle bars and Rexxer flash).. The XSR700 could never tempt me.. But the XSR900 does.. The only thing I'd want added to the XSR900 is luggage.
 

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No. I have the 22mm Renthal Street Ultra Low bar on my Icon. I find the ergonomics just right for my 5'10" / 179cm and 185lbs / 84kg medium frame body. Wind buffeting at 160km/hr is hardly noticeable as I did 2 hours non-stop on a highway.
 
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