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R Nine T or Ducati Scrambler?


xbubblehead

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xbubblehead

Im thinking about changing/adding a bike to the garage. I have ordered a Ducati Scrambler which doesn't come in until mid August but my mind keeps going back to the R Nine T. The Ducati dealer will have no problems selling the bike I ordered so i don't have any issues there plus i get my money back.

 

My thinking is, if i stay with the Scrambler I want to keep my RT. if I get the Nine T then I was thinking of trading the RT (its paid in full) in to save some cash. Ive ridden the Scramble and think its a really fun bike but lacks the polish I'm used to for the RT. I plan on test riding the Nine T this week or next. Has anyone have any experience with the Nine T? Any feeling about it? Reviews are all over the board on youtube.

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Guest Kakugo

If you plan to keep it short term (two years or less), the Scrambler may be a right choice, though it's much on the basic side and with typical Ducati costs of ownership. I am not talking about reliability, but about the costs of living with the thing. ;)

 

If you plan to keep the bike long term, know the Scrambler will end exactly like the Hypermotard: when the fad dies, nobody will want to take it off your hands.

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I've ridden both. I found the Nine to be much more controllable and comfortable than the Duc, which has an extremely grabby throttle and vague shifter.

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fourteenfour

I am bias as I own a R9T, simply the most fun I have had on a BMW since my first days with the brand. Sounds so good, great roll on, and handles quite well. Plus it feels so small when on it, having come from RT/GT type bikes is was a relevation

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Guest Kakugo

Yamaha just introduced this little bike here:

 

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It's pretty much a tricked out MT-07 and will cost just little more than the original MT-07, which is a great bargain for the price.

 

If it'll ever make it to your shores, consider it. It will surely be better than a Ducati and far cheaper than an RNineT. ;)

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