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Scrambler 800 any good?

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    Scrambler 800 any good?

    I got a line on a 2017 leftover scrambler for short money that I'm thinking about getting. It's just a plain red icon 800. Are these any good? Any known issues or reliability concerns? It's just gonna be a back roads, around town bike for me if I do get it. No track days or anything.

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    I have a chance to get a black and yellow one but I really wanted the red I watched a bunch of videos and everybody seem to like the bike

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    I think they’re supposed to be good little bikes. I haven’t ridden one, but sat on one and thought it felt a little tiny, but also nice and light.

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    National has a couple, they do seem very small.

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    I have one, a used 2015 Icon I picked up at Seacoast a few years back. It already had the termi pipe and Adreandi forks. I love it. Very easy to ride. Small (i'm 5'7"), light (410 lbs wet weight) and the first Ducati I've ridden that was not geared too tall (15/46). It is my "adventure" bike. I also put a small hepco-becker rack and a givi plate on it when I commute. I just ordered hepco-becker travel side bags to really convert it into a lightweight adventure bike. I really like it. It can cruise, but it can also do well in the twisties. Plus, it has the traditional desmo sound and feel.

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    Cool, thanks. I have sat on it and it doesn't seem so small to me, not like my nsr anyway. I'm just about 6ft and it feels fine, just not bloated that a normal street bike.
    I still haven't ridden one. I put a deposit on it and they are holding it for a week while I decide. I don't really need another bike and I had to get one it wouldn't normally be this bike. It's just an interesting bike with a good price. To be honest I would much prefer a monster over this but this is what they have.

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    one thing to consider due to the age, even with super low / no miles, the belts I believe are 5 years regardless of miles. No idea IF they truly deteriorate with just time in proper storage just something to consider.

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    one thing to consider due to the age, even with super low / no miles, the belts I believe are 5 years regardless of miles. No idea IF they truly deteriorate with just time in proper storage just something to consider.
    I have both, a Monster 1100evo and a scrambler. They are quite different. The monster's suspension, brakes and engine are on a different level. The scrambler is easier around town. The Monster is more fun on a twisty road or track day. I am thinking of getting a Hyperstrada so testing the waters with selling my monster, but not sure. If you ever make it to Boston I can let you try them. This is my ad
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1593870447088/

    The Monster 797 is probably an in between bike and may suit your needs best

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by dankatz View Post
    I have both, a Monster 1100evo and a scrambler. They are quite different. The monster's suspension, brakes and engine are on a different level. The scrambler is easier around town. The Monster is more fun on a twisty road or track day. I am thinking of getting a Hyperstrada so testing the waters with selling my monster, but not sure. If you ever make it to Boston I can let you try them. This is my ad
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1593870447088/

    The Monster 797 is probably an in between bike and may suit your needs best
    So uh….. you contemplating selling that monster1100evo soon or……..

    Asking for a friend…..







    Edit: HA!!!! I saw monster 1100evo and immediately jumped to wonder if u would sell it.

    My bad! Let me check out that Facebook ad sexy boi

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    I am on the fence. The rare times I ride it I like it a lot. I have a number of other bikes, a busy job, three kids, etc...so most of my riding is done daily commuting to work and not fun solo Sunday ride. I have an autistic kid I ride with two up on my VFR on most many weekend - have been doing that for the past 7 years. I was looking for a Hyperstrada and picked up a used multi which I notice I ride more than my Monster. So, that's why I put it out for sale. But, am not desperate and would likely only sell if I got full price for it. To be honest, it is not a great short commute bike. It can get hot in traffic and is way overkill for the city.

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by dankatz View Post
    I am on the fence. The rare times I ride it I like it a lot. I have a number of other bikes, a busy job, three kids, etc...so most of my riding is done daily commuting to work and not fun solo Sunday ride. I have an autistic kid I ride with two up on my VFR on most many weekend - have been doing that for the past 7 years. I was looking for a Hyperstrada and picked up a used multi which I notice I ride more than my Monster. So, that's why I put it out for sale. But, am not desperate and would likely only sell if I got full price for it. To be honest, it is not a great short commute bike. It can get hot in traffic and is way overkill for the city.
    Here’s a nicely setup Hyperstrada, guys had it for sale for a while
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7946915810632/

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    Here’s a nicely setup Hyperstrada, guys had it for sale for a while
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7946915810632/
    Yeah, I have seen it. It does look nicely setup. It's a little far to check it out and her has a loan on it, so harder to coordinate when far. I also balked at his trade for drift car....not sure how he used the bike :-)
    I stupidly missed out on this one Ducati Hyperstrada 2016
    Even checked it out but hesitated. MOM's Foxboro bought it and put it out for sale for $10k immediately which was out of reach for me

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    I think my primary hunting ground for the scrambler would be slow back roads, no need to scream around. Probably be used more as a utilitarian bike more than anything else. It doesn't need to be great at anything other than to be enjoyable to ride.
    I must say after reading about it Ducati did a dick move regarding oil changes. It's stuff like that that have kept me away from Ducati in general.

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    Maybe you should buy my 2022 Scrambler 1200XE, so you don’t wish you didn’t settle for a Ducati 800 that is smaller than a ninja 250r…

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    Re: Scrambler 800 any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    I think my primary hunting ground for the scrambler would be slow back roads, no need to scream around. Probably be used more as a utilitarian bike more than anything else. It doesn't need to be great at anything other than to be enjoyable to ride.
    I must say after reading about it Ducati did a dick move regarding oil changes. It's stuff like that that have kept me away from Ducati in general.
    I think the scrambler would be perfect for that. It is a budget bike, but very enjoyable. I take it on light dirt roads in VT/NH, around town and camping.

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