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    Unhappy Undecided as to what bike to buy?

    Hello,

    I sold my TW a month ago. I was made an offer that was actually too good to pass up. Thus, I have been racking my brains as to what to buy as a bike next? I am open to any and all suggestions. Thus far I have come across the following possibilities:

    Ramblings od a Mad Biker! In Search of Mr. T's Replacement!

    If there is a bike that I haven't thought about feel free to chime in. My purchase date is for 2015. Thanks and ride safe!

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    Don't forget about Ducati's new Scrambler that's coming out in 2015

    Scrambler Ducati - Scramblerducati.com
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    Less than 400 lbs and less than $10,000 make that Ducati look good.
    2015 Ducati Scrambler First Look Motorcycle Review- Photos- Specs- Pricing
    I was looking at a Yamaha SR400 last spring and spotted 3 TL200's at the dealer and decided that what I really wanted.
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    Perhaps you should buy several and allow me to evaluate them?
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    Yeah, the Ducati Scrambler in the "Classic" model is what I want. I love the Yamaha SR400 but would rather just find a late 70's SR500 but then I already have a 74TX500 so Ducati it is! But I'm broke. All my money is going into a new (to me) TW200 buy. It was either pay cash for a Tdub or put a large down on a Ducati Scrambler next year and have payments. Since I already have two road bikes and have been chomping at the bits for over a year now for a TW200, the obvious choice was made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGillespie View Post
    Don't forget about Ducati's new Scrambler that's coming out in 2015

    Scrambler Ducati - Scramblerducati.com
    : Greeeat! Another bike to obsess over! Thanks for having such great taste in bikes and giving me another sleepless night in ponderation. Though, this is exactly what I wished the TW200 could have been! So yes, for under ten grand too.... you can bet I'll be heading over to the dealership for a test drive! What a fantastic looking bike in all it's trims!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugSpatteredJacket View Post
    : Greeeat! Another bike to obsess over! Thanks for having such great taste in bikes and giving me another sleepless night in ponderation. Though, this is exactly what I wished the TW200 could have been! So yes, for under ten grand too.... you can bet I'll be heading over to the dealership for a test drive! What a fantastic looking bike in all it's trims!
    When I first got site of the Scrambler. I couldn't sleep that night. I was crunching numbers trying to figure out if I could scrape up the cash for one. I have wanted to take an old Honda XL350 from the 70's and build a bike like this scrambler. What Ducati did was take my vision of a build and make it new. I give myself another year or two and I hope to have one in the stable. No other new bike out there makes me drool as does this Scrambler.
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    Weighing in late, I can attest to the sheer undecidedness of new bike shopping.

    If I were considering the bikes listed in your blog post, and the original criteria, I would go Moto Guzzi V7 all day long.
    I've ridden the V7 racer, as well as Triumphs' Scrambler and Bonnie, (I preferred the Bonnie of the two, as I felt perched up high on the Scrambler for some reason)

    The convenience of shaft-drive on the V7, all metal bodywork, host of parts and accesories to make her yours and (apparently) easy to work on engine are all major plusses.

    I haven't ridden any of the others, but hope to ride the FZ's soon, aaaand I am also drooling over the Ducati Scrambler, but recent complications in Ducati's structuring and dealer network here in South Africa make that impossible for us at least, for a while yet.

    Goodluck and keep us posted on your decision.
    Finally picked up a Tdub...

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    I called a Ducati dealer and ask when they expected to receive a Scrambler. They answered late summer 2015. It's just Eye Candy for me at this point.
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