Main Motorcycle: 13 Scrambler
Join Date: Aug 2013
Essentially, I had to choose between Scrambler and STR. They are different bikes, but more or less fill the same need for me: riding around town and weekend short trips. I want a bigger adv touring bike (Africa Twin) and one had to go. Scrambler is a far inferior bike to STR, but I couldn't bring myself to sell it, so STR became the victim. It made me a better rider and now I can finally say what it feels like to ride a light, fast and one of the best handling bikes out there.
I contacted my local Triumph/KTM/Ducati dealer earlier this year to see how much extra would it cost me to trade STR to Super Duke R; they wanted $12K with trade. I would love to try Super Duke R some day; right now it is too rich for my blood.
There's a lot riding on how you ride.