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Old 02-08-2008, 12:29 PM   #199
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Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Osoyoos, BC
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I have a question about the Bonneville vs Scrambler. The Scrambler is down about 10hp from the Bonneville isn't it? It's "tuned" for torque. Can anyone who rides both regularly give their thoughts. Is the Bonneville noticeably stronger? I'm 200+ lbs, would a Scrambler be feeling it lugging my overweight arse around?

The reason for my question is we both used to ride 750 Honda Shadows. Jodie a Spirit and me the Ace. The Ace had slightly taller gearing than the Spirit, but on level ground both bikes were pretty even. But get into the hills and Jodie would be pulling away from me handily at 70MPH, while I was WFO and loosing ground. The only real difference being my Ace having to move an additional 70lbs.

Just curious, if it would be a similar scenario with the Bonnie and Scrambler. Jodie is still waiting for delivery of her Bonneville and I've been eyeing the Scrambler, thinking the two would go well together.
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