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A shameless attempt at boosting the Aussie section of the forum...

So. I live in Hipster Central (also known as Newtown, Sydney). And I have only ever seen one other Scrambler.

In fact, its the one I saw before I bought mine. I spotted it in the car park of The Vic On The Park as I was thinking about moving back to two wheels (anyone on here?). That bike set me off on an internet research frenzy resulting in a test ride and inevitably me buying a yellow Icon in October this year.

The one at the pub was an Icon (I think - it was early days). And I was sure that's what I wanted after checking the other variants out on the web (after puking at the video trailer). Once I saw them in the flesh it got more complex. I really liked the Flat Track. I didn't like the Urban Enduro (sorry guys and gals). And I was surprised how good the Classic looked, I thought it looked a bit crap on screen.

In the end the girl friend told me the FT was a little bit 'boy-racer' for me (that put me off a bit though it's probably still my fave if I'm honest ;)). I decided I was way too lazy to clean the wheels on the classic and in any case preferred the look of the chopped rear guard on the Icon. In the end it also came down to how much was in the pot.

I decided on an Icon and I'm pretty much 100% happy with it. I haven't really got many extra funds to do much at the moment but I love the look of the high pipe (unaffordable for sure atm) and as I do the odd long ride I keep thinking about a Dart Flyscreen but haven't committed yet. The only other mod I was considering is some bar end mirrors as I think they look rather cool - just don't want to compromise my rear visibility so the jury's still out there too. I also keep looking at the redundant part of the rego plate holder sticking down below our Aus plates but I haven't plucked up the courage to hack it off yet!

Anyway... back to The Vic On The Park, that remains the one and only Scrambler I've seen anywhere this neck o' woods. They seem to be a selling sensation for Ducati so I'm expecting I won't be in a minority for long but I'm still surprised I don't see at least the odd one kicking about the Inner West.

So...

Where the hell are you all hiding.

What lead you to the Scrambler and which model took your fancy.

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Well for one thing.... from what I can tell. real "hipsters" don't actually ride. so that shouldn't be a problem.

But for as well I keep hearing this bike is selling I have only ever seen one other out in the wild and that was a middle aged guy and his wife on a road trip though VT.
So. .not only were they not the youthful hipster the bike is supposedly aimed at they were were touring it though the woods and mountains rather than cafe to pub.
 

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We should have a "Was that you" thread :)

Mr Munck... You're probably right about the Hipsters. One thing that very nearly put me off this bike though was all the 'lifestyle' marketing and overly expensive branded items. Still can't believe there's a market for all that. I mean $60 for a T-shirt!
 

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A "Was That You" thread actually isn't a terrible idea. haha

I had the same annoyances with the all the "lifestyle" type marketing they did for the bike. . . but then I test drove it and us found myself really not caring.. I genuinely liked the bike . and as far as the accessories and what not .. . Fuck me but I genuinely like them. . so marketing be damned. . and really.. .If I sit back and judge everything based on the marketing and branding .. that's when I feel like I'm being the "I'm to cool for this" hipster jackass.

And Honestly.. do hipsters Ride in New England in December? haha.

 

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A shameless attempt at boosting the Aussie section of the forum...

So. I live in Hipster Central (also known as Newtown, Sydney). And I have only ever seen one other Scrambler.

In fact, its the one I saw before I bought mine. I spotted it in the car park of The Vic On The Park as I was thinking about moving back to two wheels (anyone on here?). That bike set me off on an internet research frenzy resulting in a test ride and inevitably me buying a yellow Icon in October this year.

The one at the pub was an Icon (I think - it was early days). And I was sure that's what I wanted after checking the other variants out on the web (after puking at the video trailer). Once I saw them in the flesh it got more complex. I really liked the Flat Track. I didn't like the Urban Enduro (sorry guys and gals). And I was surprised how good the Classic looked, I thought it looked a bit crap on screen.

In the end the girl friend told me the FT was a little bit 'boy-racer' for me (that put me off a bit though it's probably still my fave if I'm honest ;)). I decided I was way too lazy to clean the wheels on the classic and in any case preferred the look of the chopped rear guard on the Icon. In the end it also came down to how much was in the pot.

I decided on an Icon and I'm pretty much 100% happy with it. I haven't really got many extra funds to do much at the moment but I love the look of the high pipe (unaffordable for sure atm) and as I do the odd long ride I keep thinking about a Dart Flyscreen but haven't committed yet. The only other mod I was considering is some bar end mirrors as I think they look rather cool - just don't want to compromise my rear visibility so the jury's still out there too. I also keep looking at the redundant part of the rego plate holder sticking down below our Aus plates but I haven't plucked up the courage to hack it off yet!

Anyway... back to The Vic On The Park, that remains the one and only Scrambler I've seen anywhere this neck o' woods. They seem to be a selling sensation for Ducati so I'm expecting I won't be in a minority for long but I'm still surprised I don't see at least the odd one kicking about the Inner West.

So...

Where the hell are you all hiding.

What lead you to the Scrambler and which model took your fancy.

;):)?
Same here on the Gold Coast only a few about. I think as they get more stock on the floor you will be seeing alot more on the road.
Shit I lived in Newtown 45 years ago then to Balmain man how things change. Back to the bike I fitted the dart screen to my Icon last week looks and works good. will be fitting a G2 Street Tamer Throttle Tube tomorrow as Im sick of treating it with kid gloves think the install will be easy. Im right in the heart of Surfers only 20min and your out into some great country roads. Gota love It
 

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Well for one thing.... from what I can tell. real "hipsters" don't actually ride. so that shouldn't be a problem.

But for as well I keep hearing this bike is selling I have only ever seen one other out in the wild and that was a middle aged guy and his wife on a road trip though VT.
So. .not only were they not the youthful hipster the bike is supposedly aimed at they were were touring it though the woods and mountains rather than cafe to pub.
I think the hipster marketing might just be reverse psychology for the old guys to feel young again "shit it worked on me"
 

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Same here on the Gold Coast only a few about. I think as they get more stock on the floor you will be seeing alot more on the road.
Shit I lived in Newtown 45 years ago then to Balmain man how things change. Back to the bike I fitted the dart screen to my Icon last week looks and works good. will be fitting a G2 Street Tamer Throttle Tube tomorrow as Im sick of treating it with kid gloves think the install will be easy. Im right in the heart of Surfers only 20min and your out into some great country roads. Gota love It
I may try the dart screen as they aren't too much to gamble with money-wise. Would love to hear your thoughts on the Throttle Tamer - I'm managing but it isn't as sweet as it could be.
 

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I am in Canberra and am yet to see another here and I have only seen one other a FT in Merimbula and that was a few months ago. So I have to agree they have to be camouflaged.

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I think the hipster marketing might just be reverse psychology for the old guys to feel young again "shit it worked on me"
I'm the guy that delivers Ducati's to customers for three stores and I can assure you there's a lot of us olde guys enjoying feeling young and being hip...lol

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I've only seen one other Scrambler in the wild. I spotted a Yellow Icon briefly while on holiday in Madrid, that's it.

Now it's winter, I'm one of the only bikes I see out on the road, never mind other Scramblers!
 
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