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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Nov 16, 2015.
I like it. The weight isn't right thought. Ducati typically quote their bikes with no gas, oil, fork oil, no battery and then still lie another 10% ;-)
I'd suspect actual riding weight right around 400lbs. That's about what a Moto Guzzi V7 weighs.
I like it.
Although the specs make a '99 SV650 seem all the more impressive.
Visordown reports price of £6,450
Looks amazing. Only problem for me is the price; £6500 in the UK. That's £1500-£1800 more than the R3, Z300, ninja 300, cbr300r, Duke 390 and RC390. OK it's ducati, what do I expect, but since the scrambler is meant to be the 'young persons' Ducati, the accessible Ducati, it still doesn't make sense to me that they price it so out of league with its counterparts.
eh... 41 hp seems weak out of 400cc and it's substantially heavier than a duke 390.
Not impressed. I think for the US market they missed the mark, could be a success in Europe though.
the target demo isn't going to care about hp numbers or power per weight. I have a lady friend would would love this bike. Hell, I wouldn't mind putt-putting around town on it... Plus it's a twin and not a thumper.
Ducati is going to sell a metric fuckton of these.
It's still a Ducati. So there is a premium you pay for that. After all it's not your regular Kawasaki or Honda. Shit, for Ducati, the bike is priced at basement levels!
my wife's s2r800 is about the same weight?
I imagine this is targeted at the Japanese market; or if it is to be sold in Europe, then as an A2 licence compliant bike.
After all, if you have a full licence, then the [803cc] Icon is only £500 more.
A KTM Duke 390 is £4500. Same for a Z300. OK Ducati have the badge. But £2000 for a badge? I'm not THAT much of a fashion victim.
^^^ This, at the price this thing is likely to cost I'd rather just get the 800cc variant. My finance wants a scrambler bad, she is new to bikes. I told her if she learned to ride on a used Japanese deal that we could get a Scrambler. I see no reason to buy a brand new 400cc bike to learn on when one could learn on a $2,000 Ninja 250 and then step up to the real deal Scrambler. I don't see any advantage to the 400cc bike rather than to meet euro licensing requirements.
My '96 M-900 's weight is listed as 407.9 lb. and it puts out close to twice the HP. Guess which would be more suited to a beginning rider. The guess which is more exciting to an experienced rider.
It's all relative.
I had high hopes for the return of the 1100 motor in a Scrambler or anything else they could fit it in.
There is another Scrambler being announced in December, straight from the mouth of Claudio. My guess is it's the big brother to go with the little brother. Expect the 1100 engine and premium suspension and brakes to go with it. Sound like more exciting for an experienced rider?
Don't give up hope just yet.
ROFL....my 93 900SS with CF cans and fenders weighed 435 ready to ride. Ducati has always lied about their bike weights. They also lie about hp. The air-cooled 900 was good for about 65 at the wheel unless you fitted flats slides and swapped cans.
Great, now put this motor in a multistrada !