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Old 09-07-2017, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Opinions: Ducati Scrambler family?

Was thinking back on the last motorcycle show and the bikes I remember looking at.

One that made me smile for some reason was the Duc Scrambler Cafe Racer. I don't know why... just seemed like a fun machine that fit me well.

I do like the whole cafe vibe (stupid number plate aside), but that alone is not a reason to buy a bike.

So what's the consensus on this line? Hoser hipster poser bikes? Worh considering once they hit the used market?
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:05 PM   #2
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As a Ducati guy, I hate them. Rode them, they feel so cheaply made.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:40 PM   #3
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As a Ducati guy, I hate them. Rode them, they feel so cheaply made.
I may have to try one then. My primary complaint with the baby-strada I tried was it was TOO refined, sucked the classic raw connected to the bike feel right out of it that I'm used to with classic Ducs.
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Says the guy with a goiter on the back of his bike.....
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I just cant justify spending real big money on play bikes.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:33 AM   #7
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Says the guy with a goiter on the back of his bike.....
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:55 AM   #8
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Yeah, that thing has a butt like Nicki Minaj....

Agree that it's silly expensive for a play bike, though. Far more value in something like an XSR900 with clip-ons. At the show there was also one of those with clubman bars on it. I liked it, too.

One thing I found appealing about the Duc was its compactness. As a card-carrying representative of the Lollipop Guild, physically small bikes appeal to me.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:19 AM   #9
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So what's the consensus on this line? Hoser hipster poser bikes?
Pretty much.


I'm even sick of "real" cafe bikes

(read as: another dude who bought a 70s or early 80s super sport and made sparks with his grinding wheel like the guys on tv, by sawing off the subframe and putting on a tiny seat made of 1/2" foam. Some guys even remove the front fender, flip the bars upside down, and relocate the battery!!!!!)

...mainly because they don't seem to get ridden much, because they aren't comfortable, and usually have performance like they should as forty year old bikes. In other words, modded for looks, not performance. Yeah they cut weight.

The more of them I see, the more I dig our bone stock cb750c. Pretty sure I'd rather ride the stock one than a cafe'd one too, with the stock comfy bars, seat, and pegs.

I admit a well done cafe bike looks cool sitting there, though. I've seen some sick ones...still don't really wanna ride it for any amount of time, though, and if it ain't for riding, then what's it for besides conspicuous consumption?
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I just cant justify spending real big money on play bikes.
all bikes are all play bikes.
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