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I saw this bike on 61st street between 5th and Madison last week. I instantly knew it was my next bike. It's simplicity combined with contemporary Ducati tech, was exactly what I want in a motorcycle these days.

Trading in my old bikes this week to buy the Scrambler (FT), as my primary bike. Can't wait to ride it!!
 

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if you want bolt on customization, an icon might be a better starting platform.....all the models are very nice. welcome to the community.
 

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Why is the Icon a better place to start?

I picked the FT because of the color combo, handlebars and exhaust. I will only change out the rims for true spoke rims. Possibly add the hard luggage too if the mounting brackets do not ruin the look of the bike.
 

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(1. make sure your dealer has the bike you want in stock...i waited two months for a 'bike in transit", before switching from the fort worth dealer to a dallas dealer.)
2. I initially chose the FT also, but the dealer in FW suggested I consider the icon. Alot of folks have not been happy with the 'baby termi" exhaust....maybe make sure you hear a baby termi, the standard, and the slip on 'race' termi.
Like you, spoked wheels were important to me. Neither icon (base/cheapest model), not FT have them original. So...the price differential between the icon and FT will get you either spoked or race termi....
The FT + 1 of these = icon + both.
Finally if like the baby termi, FT is answer. IF not, icon plus spoked and termi or other (cheaper) exhaust might be cheaper in the long run (and both are traditional ducati colors). In the end it's just enjoying the bike and riding the hell out of it.
Best of luck.
(3. Get the dealer to knock off 15% on parts, or maybe first service into the deal.)
 

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All noted, and thank you. I will stick with FT.

Now. I wish I could see the bike with the Ducati luggage hardware on it. I'm hoping it doesn't ruin its minimalistic look. On that note, I'm hoping there's a simple license plate kit to tuck under the seat, so I can remove the stock one.
 
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