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Old 12-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Scrambler as only bike?

I'm selling my 06 Scrambler to my son. I will either be buying a 2010 black EFI or a 2013 matt gray with arrow already installed. I am considering trading in my '09 Tiger. How many of you ride the Scrambler as your only ride? I mainly ride back roads (dirt & paved) and a couple long trips each year. Not sure if I would miss the Tiger or if the Scrambler will fill the bill. I mainly ride the Tiger on the longer trips & cold weather. Any opinions?

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've edited back on how many motorcycles I own to just two, my garage queen 65 TR6 and my Scrambler. So you might say I ride my Scrambler exclusively except for a few bike nights and bike shows each year.
The closest I've owned to a Tiger is a 12GS Beemer.
I have no regrets selling other bikes. It would hurt me to the core to sell my Scrambler.
For me it's the absolute best all around bike to own.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks rmak! I really like my '06 but I'm bringing my son into the riding fold and what better bike than the Scrambler. he was looking at Sportsters but he knows how much I love Triumphs (uniqueness, performance, reliability) so I have no choice but to get another!
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I think a Tiger would be nice but I would never give up my Scrambler for one. This is the first time I can remember that I am down to one bike.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm basically a newb so take it for what it's worth but the Scrambler is my only bike. I could have gotten anything I wanted but chose the Scrammy and have no regrets.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am down to one bike, 06 Scrambler, after selling my Guzzi last week and will probably stay with just the one bike. I did a 7 day 2000 mile trip this past June and the Scram worked out great. I cannot ever see selling it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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scrambler is my only bike..ever..and i have only had it for about 2 months...so my opinion on it doesnt weigh as much as the others...but i love the thing...i live in amherst ny....pretty close to you...if you ever need a riding buddy to travel those dirt and back roads with..i would be happy to join you...i have been looking for some cool off the beaten path roads to travel on.....
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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scrambler is my only bike..ever..and i have only had it for about 2 months...so my opinion on it doesnt weigh as much as the others...but i love the thing...i live in amherst ny....pretty close to you...if you ever need a riding buddy to travel those dirt and back roads with..i would be happy to join you...i have been looking for some cool off the beaten path roads to travel on.....
Do you have the matte green? If so, I met you at Buck's. I was the guy who said I was looking at that bike. If you're not that guy it doesn't matter. I love the '06 and I know lots of dirt roads & back roads. I live in Attica (Wyoming County). I'll be getting a replacement hopefully this week. My son won't take possession until May anyway.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm selling my 06 Scrambler to my son. I will either be buying a 2010 black EFI or a 2013 matt gray with arrow already installed. I am considering trading in my '09 Tiger. How many of you ride the Scrambler as your only ride? I mainly ride back roads (dirt & paved) and a couple long trips each year. Not sure if I would miss the Tiger or if the Scrambler will fill the bill. I mainly ride the Tiger on the longer trips & cold weather. Any opinions?

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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.
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Nope.. wasn't me.. I have a 2013 matte graphite... got it at Buck's tho.. I was there a week or so ago and they had another one like mine still in the crate in the back.. hope to ride with you in the spring.. if not sooner...

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