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Old 12-09-2012, 10:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok...they said they had one coming in. I was interested but you must have gotten dibs on it. Good for you. Great bike. I'm looking at the one with the arrow if we can make a deal. Who knows.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've had mine for a couple months now....great bike... I passed on the arrows for now... saving a few bucks... but... they had at least one there a couple months ago...

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have also owned Tiger, but replaced it with a Ducati Multistrada because I wanted "more". I use my Multi in a similar fashion to what you've described for your Tiger. It's my "long distance touring bike". It's fast, handles like a dream, and eats up miles like crazy. It's like a Tiger on steroids.
Still, if I had to give up one for the other, I'd ditch the Multi for the Scrambler in a heartbeat.
On paper, the Tiger will win based on it's stats, but for me the Scrambler just feels right. Sometimes less is more.
Thanks for the info...I agree..the Scrambler just has that wind in your face feel. It reminds me of my first bike...1975 Honda CB 360 back in 1978. (yes I has only one year old..lol) I search for roads on the Scrambler. I did it on the Tiger too but had to pass on too many that were iffy.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for your info/opinions. I'll see what kind of deal I can make. I still have my Scrambler for now and if I can't wrangle a good deal my son will have to wait...haha
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:16 AM   #15 (permalink)
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The Scrambler is my only moto and pretty much ride all year 'round.

I haven't nor do I plan on doing trips longer than a weekend.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The Scrambler is my only bike (not counting the 40yr old CB) and I love it. I liked my sport touring bikes and put over 20000 miles on both of them but this thing is awesome. I plan on keeping it for a while.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The Scrambler is my only moto and pretty much ride all year 'round.

I haven't nor do I plan on doing trips longer than a weekend.


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Old 12-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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im coming off a long line of bikes, but most recently a dl1000 vstrom. im a dirt guy at heart, so i like dual sports and adventure bikes.....but they just get boring. im thinking a scrambler may bridge the gap well
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #19 (permalink)
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You could do a Scram as your only. I love my 09 Scrammy. It handles well, comfortable to ride, gets admiring comments all the time & just plain fun to ride. Have done much touring on it yet. Longest was about 400-500 mile round trip,on secondary roads to a BMW rally in VA. Had to be somewhat creative & restrained in gear taken & packing. I also ride a 96 R1100RT & an02 KLR 650. Between the 3 bikes I've got my bases covered. Have toured on all 3. Love the the luggage capacity, comfort & protection (especially in winter & bad weather),of the BMW but it is pretty heavy & costly to maintain/repair. The Scram & KLR are easier handling & more fun to ride, more the essence of biking. Not sure I could get down to a single bike again but it would be a toss up between the Scram & KLR
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #20 (permalink)
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My other bike is a Honda ST1300.
I would say the Scram has shown itself to be the clear favorite for 90% of my riding, and it's the one I'd rather be on when I get wherever I'm going on that last 10%.

I will say, though, that the bikes are so different that one makes me appreciate the other all the more. I can't objectively justify owning 2 motorcycles, but it is nice to load up and hop on the big Honda for a trip to the mountains. When it's inside a hundred or so mile radius, which is mostly what I'm doing on a bike- no question the Scram gets the job.
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