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Old 06-02-2006, 03:39 PM   #20
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Man when I looked at the Scrambler in the post, I thought it was the cats- "O-Ring"
I really want an Air cooled bike, and it's a Twin and not Rice powered.....

But then read some of the rider reviews:


This is not a machine for taking any farther off-road than the end of your driveway.

It is meant to be an entry-level big bike with 1960s off-road styling. Think of it as something to ride down to the beach after work

The seat starts to feel hard after an hour or so, but it is not bad

The Scrambler is a model where convenience and cool are arguably more important to likely customers than actual performance

anyone looking for even slightly more sporting tarmac manners than that, the Scrambler will seem frankly underpowered and rather bland.

The Scrambler's true natural habitat, is city streets, especially traffic-clogged roads

A sunday morning or commuter bike.

let’s be brutally honest here – despite its name, you’d have to be brave to take this 205kg bike very far from the Tarmac

It is a niche product, of course. Ride it on a motorway for long and your arms will be pulled from their sockets by windblast. The Scrambler will reach 160km/h but it is not comfortable above 130km/h - except for brief overtaking moves. At 40.5kW, it is not remotely fast.

Is it practical? Not if you plan to tour but if recreational motorcycling means weekend picnics in the countryside or at the beach, pootling around town in jeans and a leather jacket, or summer commuting to the office, then the Scrambler is adorable.

Here is probably the most damming review of them all:

So the big question of any road test is: would I have one?
After ten minutes of riding I had decided the answer was no.


The luke warm at best reviews go on and on and on just like the ones above... It appears to me that the Scrambler is a looker but not a keeper.

My search continues.

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