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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 2016, 9:32 am Thread Starter
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Scrambler as a rental?

I think this is a unique question, and defer to folks who own them.

We've got a Monster 620 in the rental fleet, and it's been popular for a couple of reasons, namely it's low seat height, easy to ride, and the cool factor. People like to be seen on it. women like it for the ease.

We're thinking of parting with it for something more modern, keeping the position in the fleet covered.

Would the Scrambler fit the bill? Would it please riders not familiar with Ducati who are looking for "easy and fun"?
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My wife just got a Scrambler a few months ago, coming off a 696 Monster. She said she was never really comfortable on the 696 being stretched over the tank and all. Her maiden voyage on the Scrambler was to do the Tail of the Dragon and she LOVED it! The upright seating position and wider bars made turning a breeze and the 800 has a really easy spread of torque so being in the proper gear isn't that critical. It is a very easy bike to ride and your customers will probably have fistfights over who gets to ride it!
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Thanks - That's just the kind of feedback I was looking for.

BTW - We're right next to the gap, if you're close give us a shout.

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Thanks - That's just the kind of feedback I was looking for.

BTW - We're right next to the gap, if you're close give us a shout.
I have both a scrambler and 796. I like riding the scrambler more. Its more comfortable and way better for riding 2 up. The very first time i sat on the scrambler, I instantly had the "cool factor" feeling. I dont know why but i just felt cool. Not a feeling i got sitting on my monster. I'd def say go for it! once people just sit on it they will be sold

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I would be a little concerned about the aggressive throttle response, especially in the lower gears.
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I would be a little concerned about the aggressive throttle response, especially in the lower gears.
Interesting, and feedback I'd like to hear more about. We've got an FZ-09 in the fleet, and it took alot of work to smooth the snatchy Throttle. Is it a huge issue on the Scrambler?

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Interesting, and feedback I'd like to hear more about. We've got an FZ-09 in the fleet, and it took alot of work to smooth the snatchy Throttle. Is it a huge issue on the Scrambler?
If you look at any of the forums for the Scrambler you will find numerous threads about the throttle response. Some people go with the Throttle Tamer throttle tube, some with a Rexxer unit and throttle remap, some with a Booster Plug. Others claim no problem and still others, myself included, feel it gets better (less snatchy) over time and have learned how to work the throttle such that they no longer feel it's a problem.

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If you look at any of the forums for the Scrambler you will find numerous threads about the throttle response. Some people go with the Throttle Tamer throttle tube, some with a Rexxer unit and throttle remap, some with a Booster Plug. Others claim no problem and still others, myself included, feel it gets better (less snatchy) over time and have learned how to work the throttle such that they no longer feel it's a problem.

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I appreciate that. In our case we'd need to fix it, as our rentals got out to various riders who then go straight to the mountains with them. If it were for me, I'm able to adapt, but we can't have faith in customers to be able to.

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Pj I think you should test ride a Scrambler and see for yourself. The throttle on my Multistrada seems much more sudden than the Scrambler. I can see it might be too abrupt if you were coming off a carbed bike or something with big flywheels.
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You'll definitely want to fit a throttle tamer on it to calm 1st and 2nd gears.
After 3 days solid riding, I've become accustomed to it, but it's super torquey.
Now that I'm used to it though, I wouldn't have it any different.

Otherwise, the Scrambler is super easy to ride, nimble, responsive, and safe.

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