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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-06-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By redge
Hi Don, Thanks very much for your comments...

Hi Don,

Thanks very much for your comments on the new bike.
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,494
Posted By redge
Here's a radical idea. Some people might...

Here's a radical idea.

Some people might want to run a bike in Europe via someone who is honest/straight up with clients and in a way that is demonstrably legal and doesn't expose you to liability...
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,494
Posted By redge
That statement is just more evidence that you...

That statement is just more evidence that you don't understand the distinction between being a resident and being a visitor.



Or so you hope, although of course it won't be you who pays. It...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-04-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
The tank on the Scrambler is steel.

The tank on the Scrambler is steel.
Forum: EMEA 01-04-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By redge
West Sussex Motorcycle Hire is 20 miles from the...

West Sussex Motorcycle Hire is 20 miles from the Portsmouth Ferry Terminal. Wightlink runs a vehicle ferry from there to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight (45 minute crossing) in addition to their...
Forum: EMEA 01-04-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By redge
Ha! This is the Red Funnel Ferry (see post...

Ha!

This is the Red Funnel Ferry (see post #9 above) that one would use to get from Southampton to the Isle of Wight...

Pictured this morning as it passes a 51,000 ton, 600' motor vehicle cargo...
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,494
Posted By redge
I really don't understand this. If someone...

I really don't understand this.

If someone has a bike registered in Europe, what makes sense, financially and otherwise, is to use a local insurer, with local offices and adjusters, and to suspend...
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,494
Posted By redge
Hi Martin, Thanks for your reply. I had...

Hi Martin,

Thanks for your reply.

I had hoped that you would allay my concerns by explaining that I had misread the Irish government's site. Unfortunately, your reply amounts to an...
Forum: EMEA 01-03-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By redge
If you arrive London on the 22nd and want to get...

If you arrive London on the 22nd and want to get over jet lag and spend a couple of days there, sounds to me like you have four or five days for the bikes outside London.

There are lots of options...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,494
Posted By redge
Yours is one of the options that I'm considering....

Yours is one of the options that I'm considering.

I don't believe that it raises legal problems, at least in the U.K., and I have no reason to doubt that it would also be legal in Germany. From...
Forum: EMEA 01-03-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By redge
Hi Dr. Levine, I happened to read your post...

Hi Dr. Levine,

I happened to read your post and wound up reading the opening of your book Toubab: An American Doctor in West Africa: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/read/9781257533558 as well as a...
Forum: EMEA 01-03-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By redge
A couple of questions. Are you planning to...

A couple of questions.

Are you planning to keep the bikes for your time on the Isle of Man or are you going to return them before you go there?

Have you considered a non-stop flight from the...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,494
Posted By redge
Hi Martin, I split my time between New York...

Hi Martin,

I split my time between New York and Canada, but I also spend a good part of the year in Europe and I'm interested in buying a bike there.

I'm hoping that you can explain how I can...
Forum: EMEA 01-01-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By redge
If you go to the second URL on that page, under...

If you go to the second URL on that page, under Africa, it suggests in the last paragraph that one can instead deposit €2000 directly with the Egyptian authorities.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-31-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
Don't know where the rumour came from, but it's...

Don't know where the rumour came from, but it's worth noting that Ducati's Manhattan dealer is not part of this tour. It is highly unlikely that the four closest dealers to Manhattan would be...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-31-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
This is what I thought and I was surprised to see...

This is what I thought and I was surprised to see the discussion here about demos.

The tour was first publicized a few days ago on one of the two dedicated Ducati Scrambler forums, and it seemed...
Forum: EMEA 12-28-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,901
Posted By redge
Maybe read this:...

Maybe read this: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/get-ready/shipping-the-bike#AirSea
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
What this comes down to is that you have shot...

What this comes down to is that you have shot your mouth off on this forum based on unauthorized use of the bike for an unknown period resulting from what you call being "more or less a support crew...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
Sorry if you are offended that someone might post...

Sorry if you are offended that someone might post URLs for reviews on the bike. You are unique in complaining about that.

And you're right, the URLs have come from many countries, mostly English...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
Definitely apples and apples. A new Hypermotard,...

Definitely apples and apples. A new Hypermotard, apart from being a rather different bike, starts at only $3700 more than an Icon plus the cost of your aftermarket fuel tank.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
I'd be over-the-moon delighted if a moderator...

I'd be over-the-moon delighted if a moderator would put this thread wherever you think it should be. Otherwise, it looks like we're looking at at least one post per day from you about where this bike...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
Sorry, but this guy has taken a broadside run...

Sorry, but this guy has taken a broadside run against reviewers generally saying that they have described the Scrambler as a dirt bike or dual sport bike. The fact is, Ducati hasn't and they haven't....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
I'd like to know too. His post is a...

I'd like to know too.

His post is a broadside against the many reviewers who, according to him, have described it as a "dirt bike" or "dual sport".

The first problem is that the reviewers...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By redge
I just meant to expand on what you were saying,...

I just meant to expand on what you were saying, not to correct.

In New York, I see a much larger state police traffic enforcement presence, certainly in high traffic areas like Long Island, than I...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By redge
See this B.C. Ministry of Justice page under the...

See this B.C. Ministry of Justice page under the heading Excessive Speeding: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/osmv/road-safety/speed.htm

Excessive Speeding is defined as more than 40 km/h (24 mph) over...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By redge
Well you will be crossing the Rocky Mountains...

Well you will be crossing the Rocky Mountains with foothills on both sides :)

If you want the most straightforward route, take the Trans Canada (Highway 1).

This is a well-written, amusing and...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By redge
Sorry, I meant the "Canmore area" :) And if...

Sorry, I meant the "Canmore area" :)

And if you're a trout fisherman or canoeist, check out the Bow River.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
Andria Yu, USA Today (if I recall, first review...

Andria Yu, USA Today (if I recall, first review by a woman, with some additional info on how the press launch was done): http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/12/28/ducati-scrambler/20645915/...
Forum: EMEA 12-28-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,901
Posted By redge
Some observations, as a former European resident...

Some observations, as a former European resident who has spent significant amounts of time in several of the countries on your list - Ireland, the U.K., Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain,...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-28-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By redge
That link doesn't work. Looks like this is what...

That link doesn't work. Looks like this is what was intended: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/travellers-seeking-travellers/china-guid-share-kkh-kyrgyzstan-78706
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
I think the dry weight difference may be only 35...

I think the dry weight difference may be only 35 lbs.
Forum: Americas 12-27-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By redge
Vancouver Island is gorgeous, as are the nearby...

Vancouver Island is gorgeous, as are the nearby Gulf Islands which are connected by ferry to Vancouver Island/Victoria and Vancouver.

Some info on the Gulf Islands:...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
Review by Jamie Robinson's/Motogeo's riding...

Review by Jamie Robinson's/Motogeo's riding partner in Palm Springs: http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-ducati-scrambler-land-of-joy-indeed.html

Also, from the Wall Street Journal, "Five...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-25-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
Sorry, but I have now tried to find Ducati's...

Sorry, but I have now tried to find Ducati's statement to this effect, without success, on what you say is the correct URL both on a laptop and a mobile device.

Searching on Google, I also can't...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-25-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
Interesting... On an iPad, which I'm using...

Interesting...

On an iPad, which I'm using now, the Ducati page sets out what appears to be all the specs, including tank capacity, but not fuel consumption.

When I get home, will have to see...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-25-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
I share your reservations about Janssen's...

I share your reservations about Janssen's concepts for the Scrambler.

But the fact that he is out front floating the idea of customisation, and especially that Deus ex Machina is apparently going...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-25-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
That's great info but I'll be damned if I can...

That's great info but I'll be damned if I can find it on Ducati's Scrambler site at http://scramblerducati.com

Let's start with the fact that 13.5 liters is 3.57 U.S. gallons or 2.97 Imperial...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-25-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
As far as I know, Ducati hasn't published...

As far as I know, Ducati hasn't published anything on fuel consumption, but as JustKip points out people's experience with the same engine in the Monster is probably not far off. Perhaps worth noting...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-25-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
Speaking of customisation, a German designer...

Speaking of customisation, a German designer (Ulfert Janssen) has published five conceptual versions of the Scrambler: http://gannetdesign.com/?page_id=26
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,518
Posted By redge
Customisers are eyeing the bike. The blog post...

Customisers are eyeing the bike. The blog post below is by Filippo Bassoli, Marketing Director for Deus ex Machina in Milan.

Deus ex Machina is an Australian company that has outlets in Sydney,...
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