Originally Posted by mydogiszen
I'm still mulling over which bike I should buy. I have seen a nice Scrambler. I see that they are quite a bit less powerful than the SE or T100. Is it very noticeably different and is it a problem?
If it is too weedy, are there many mods to put the power back up to SE/T100 territory?
Also, do the Arrow pipes make it go faster, or are they there for the noise value alone?
All the best
The Scrambler has less hp at the top end than the Bonnies but makes more torque lower down the rev range.
I saw a comparison test of the Scrambler and T100 within the past year (can't remember where) and the Scrambler's 0-60 time was a couple of tenths faster than the Bonnie, but had a lower top speed.
The jist of the test was that the Scrambler was maybe a bit more satisfying at lower speeds. I hesitated in buying a Scrambler for a couple of years mostly due to the stock horsepower listed on paper. I have absolutely no regrets and enjoy it as much or more than any bike I've owned.