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Old 02-12-2009, 12:07 PM   #136
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One of these should be arriving in February.
There was some talk that it will only be available in black for '09
although i did hear today that red (my choice) might still
be a possibility.
I'm thinkin' the same in black.


Edit: Slow connection here, got the other thread pages to load...saw your comments, thanks.

Any other comments on the 1000S?

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Old 02-12-2009, 01:07 PM   #137
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I'm thinkin' the same in black.


Edit: Slow connection here, got the other thread pages to load...saw your comments, thanks.

Any other comments on the 1000S?
best looking bike offered new for sale.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:19 PM   #138
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Yes...but for 10K it'd better light my world on fire when I ride it.

I'd love to buy a Sportclassic...just wondering how ridable is it?

I commute on a Strom, but I'd ride the hell out of the SC1000S if it wasn't an exercise in pain management.

Now...I like pain--if it comes with enough pleasure. I'm looking at the time when you're 5000 miles into ownership: is it wearing on your back and your nutz or are you still enamored of the beastie?
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:50 PM   #139
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Thumb make that modern classic your own.

The bonnie and scrambler look really good with some modern accessories:





or go for something bigger, this is the egeland custom rocket, he's making five of them as far as I could read...



I think the ducati classics are really nice if you put higher bars on them, like this:
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:54 PM   #140
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Yes...but for 10K it'd better light my world on fire when I ride it.

I'd love to buy a Sportclassic...just wondering how ridable is it?

I commute on a Strom, but I'd ride the hell out of the SC1000S if it wasn't an exercise in pain management.
I'm thinking that some of that has to do with how fit and flexible you are.
I put in a 250 mile day on a friend's Paul Smart.
I'll be turning 60 in a couple of months... 6 ft... 235. It's what
prompted me to order the 1000S... which by the way will be delivered in black. I'm not sure i'd want to push it beyond that kind of mileage or
saddle time but then i'm not buying it for touring. I'll post pics as soon
as it shows. We still have snow on the ground which makes the wait marginally more bearable.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:31 AM   #141
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i traded my 03 monster in for this 06 scrambler,now i'll never get rid of the triumph but i'm sure there are more ducatis in my future
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:29 AM   #142
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I'm thinking that some of that has to do with how fit and flexible you are.
I put in a 250 mile day on a friend's Paul Smart.
I'll be turning 60 in a couple of months... 6 ft... 235. It's what
prompted me to order the 1000S... which by the way will be delivered in black. I'm not sure i'd want to push it beyond that kind of mileage or
saddle time but then i'm not buying it for touring. I'll post pics as soon
as it shows. We still have snow on the ground which makes the wait marginally more bearable.
Thanks. That's good feedback and not a problem for me. I can't stop pinging the website. I'm bit.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:01 PM   #143
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The 2009 matte green scrambler is sharp looking. Glad to see color matched side panels.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:46 PM   #144
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I tried to make my '04 Bonneville look like a '67 T120. Not an exact match, but more reliable than the original.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:54 PM   #145
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I'm in love.

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Old 02-14-2009, 05:16 AM   #146
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I'm in love.

that's gorgeous. do you have any more?
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:35 AM   #147
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+1!!

I've got a '09 Triumph scrambler and just sold my Ducati PS, it simply wasn't being rided. The scram handles well but need suspenion upgrades if you want to push the limits in the corner. Power/torque is very good and probably almost as fast as the Duc in the 0-85 mph range. The Duc had a better top end but how offen do you ride at over 85 mph?? Cost of ownership for the Scram is way less then the Duc (maint. & insurance).

If I want to go far, I take the FJR. (24,000 in 2 years)
If I want to get dirty, I take the KLR.(3,000 in 5 months)
If I want to go twisty or to the track, I take the Daytona675. (7500 in 1 year)
When I just want to go out far a relaxing cruise, around town or on the back roads it's the Scrambler for me. (1500 miles in 3 weeks!)

I've suprised some sport bike friends with the ability of the scram in the corners and the drive out of the corners. Torgue is a good thing and for me is more fun to play with then horsepower. !
i know what you mean, i traded my 03 m800 monster for the 06 scrambler. i gave up alot of power but gained a better all around bike
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:29 AM   #148
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I got this pic from Sel-Motion's web site. They are the guys (Mike) who supply parts for the new two cylinder Triumph's (called Belle Corsa) and now are doing the same for the Sport Classics.


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Old 02-14-2009, 09:00 AM   #149
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Gosh I love ducatis. The new monster ergos are great and I could just sit and look at the classic bikes all day long. But living in Tx ... nothing is close. I start asking about MPG and fuel capacity and I get looks that tell me I am asking the wrong questions, like I should be asking how fast it goes. The last salesman I spoke with said he is pulling into a gas station with his monster about every 90-100 miles. Yikes! So, I think practicality plays a role in choosing a classic bike. -FB
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:35 AM   #150
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Gosh I love ducatis. The new monster ergos are great and I could just sit and look at the classic bikes all day long. But living in Tx ... nothing is close. I start asking about MPG and fuel capacity and I get looks that tell me I am asking the wrong questions, like I should be asking how fast it goes. The last salesman I spoke with said he is pulling into a gas station with his monster about every 90-100 miles. Yikes! So, I think practicality plays a role in choosing a classic bike. -FB
Not for me, dude. It's about romance. The look, the colors, the textures, the sound...the associations.

Then again, I did test-ride a GT1000--powerful, sexy, fantastic noise...but Christ, I found it uncomfortable.

Hmmm...maybe a Bonnie...and then customize the shit out of it. Fuel injection on the '09s...
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