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« on: July 02, 2018, 11:55:10 am »

If Norton brings this to market, it sure looks like it would be fun!

http://www.motorcycle.com/mini-features/norton-atlas-sketches-tease-new-650cc-scrambler.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 12:31:25 pm »

Looks pretty good. There's always room for another scrambler on the market.
 I find 750 to be the sweet spot, but 650 is a decent size, and is probably the limit of the engine architecture.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 12:54:55 pm »


Looks pretty good. There's always room for another scrambler on the market.
 I find 750 to be the sweet spot, but 650 is a decent size, and is probably the limit of the engine architecture.


750 would definitely be sweet. It's too bad that the current Triumph and Ducati scramblers are so heavy. Hopefully Norton can keep the weight down. I'd love to see Suzuki take the DL 650 motor and drop it into a scramb;er style frame.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 01:33:35 pm »

 I hear you on the Triumph! Their old Scrambler is a very capable bike, just 40-50 pounds heavy, and sadly detuned.
 I find the Ducati too small! And it's a Ducati. I'm afraid in would snap it in half...lol Of course being a Guzzi guy, I want a Stornello, which is light, but under-suspended, and down on power, but the weight makes it at least comparable to the Triumph performance wise. The new Triumph Scrambler doesn't seem like a Scrambler at all! It just looks and feels all wrong.
 I can't believe Yamaha took that gutless overweight slug of a Bolt and tried to make a Scrambler out of it. Probably the most useless bike on the market...and the air filter still bruises your knee every time you swing a leg over it!
 I would like to see a classic scrambler styled version of the Versys, without all of the weird angles and odd shaped panels Yamaha has left on all of their "retro" bikes.
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 05:54:29 pm »

I think you mean MT-07, in which case I offer this;  https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/adventure-touring/pages/yamaha-tenere-700-prototype
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 05:57:42 pm »

Pics look great but also look heavy. Does the world need another 450+lb scrambler?
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 06:14:11 pm »

They are starting to market adventure-type bikes as sport-tourers now, so why not a scrambler?

I'm not big on scramblers though. I'd rather have an adventure-type bike or modern dual sport with some decent suspension travel or a proper dual sport.

These "scramblers" are just high-piped street bikes with somewhat more knobby tires.

...and $13k for one? yikes. I can think of better ways to blow money.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 10:01:50 pm »


I think you mean MT-07, in which case I offer this;  https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/adventure-touring/pages/yamaha-tenere-700-prototype



 MT-07 is a different bike again. Not a Scrambler. Tenere is vapor ware so far. We may not see it for 2 years yet! And it's an ADV bike, or dual purpose, not a classic scrambler. I gave up on the T7, planning on a V85 Guzzi when it arrives.
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 10:33:04 pm »


They are starting to market adventure-type bikes as sport-tourers now, so why not a scrambler?

I'm not big on scramblers though. I'd rather have an adventure-type bike or modern dual sport with some decent suspension travel or a proper dual sport.

These "scramblers" are just high-piped street bikes with somewhat more knobby tires.

...and $13k for one? yikes. I can think of better ways to blow money.


 I have an adventure bike. I have a dual purpose bike. I want a midsized classic scrambler that is more street bike, but competent in dirt- not meant for single track, unless I am poking along slow and being brave. LOL  I don't want big suspension travel. Triumph were so close. They only missed it by about 50 pounds.
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018, 06:23:25 am »

Damn engineers quit at the back seat again

WTF  Lol
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