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Hey everyone,
Im about to pull the trigger on a trade-in for a scrambler. I would part with my 696 which I love the performance of, but have recently been wanting some power - more on the lower end. While I don't need a sports bike, Im just wondering how much of a difference that 5hp is between my 696 and the Scrambler.
 

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I bought the 796 Monster, and my friend had the 696, we bought them the same week, he felt the 696 would be better for his needs, he was very disappointed after riding my 796, so much so he swapped it for a 796 a few months later, YES you'll notice a difference, Had the Scrambler not had the 796 engine fitted I wouldn't have bothered,
Take one on a test ride you'll see :)
 

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Thanks for the response Elvisto - To my misfortune however, there is no test drive model in the *country* I live so its Buy and see. Also, I would like to mention that where I live, laws and rules generally don't apply so I do go even 130km/h within the city and I love the feeling of being able to get there quickly on my 696. Im just wondering if that 5hp difference, or the certain way of gearing, is something I may potentially miss and stop grinning as much
 

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Thanks for the response Elvisto - To my misfortune however, there is no test drive model in the *country* I live so its Buy and see. Also, I would like to mention that where I live, laws and rules generally don't apply so I do go even 130km/h within the city and I love the feeling of being able to get there quickly on my 696. Im just wondering if that 5hp difference, or the certain way of gearing, is something I may potentially miss and stop grinning as much
130 km/h in the City? I can only hope that some unfortunate doesn´t suffer because of your irresponsibility.
You´d be better off getting a 50er, at least it would keep others out of harms way!!
 

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130 km/h in the City? I can only hope that some unfortunate doesn´t suffer because of your irresponsibility.
You´d be better off getting a 50er, at least it would keep others out of harms way!!
You're absolutely correct, I keep finding the need to restrain myself because it is dangerous, albeit living in what could be considered a ghost town on most days. Did you ever have a 696 previously as a comparison to your Scrambler?
 

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Ok Ghost Town is something else, no never had another Ducati but I have downsized to something under 1000ccm for the first time in 15 years and to be perfectly frank I dont miss anything. However that said I didnt want anything less than 70-75 PS and an 800 fits the bill.
 

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Hey everyone,
Im about to pull the trigger on a trade-in for a scrambler. I would part with my 696 which I love the performance of, but have recently been wanting some power - more on the lower end. While I don't need a sports bike, Im just wondering how much of a difference that 5hp is between my 696 and the Scrambler.
Test ride a 2016 Triumph Street Twin against a Scrambler Ducati! You will not even consider a Scrambler Ducati. The Triumph wins hands down. Do a little research & please test ride them to compare.
 

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In post number 3 alexander said he CAN'T go out and test ride a scrambler because they haven't got one in the country where he lives, :rolleyes:

Go for it alex, I'm sure you'll be delighted with the Ducati ;)
 

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After watching some YouTube videos - I lie - many YouTube Videos, especially this one:
- My heart is pretty much set on getting this fun bike! Considering I've only hit those speeds (200km/h+) a handful of times because I rarely need to get on a highway, i'm good!
 

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Just read a test between the old Air Cooled Bonneville and the new ST, yes its better in most departments except handling!!!! They even said the old model braked better, except it was missing ABS.
So I would say take the Scrambler for a ride subjectively its way better, lets be honest 30-40 kg less weight.
 
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