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I've taken a fancy to the 2019 Ducati Cafe Racer....  

 

Such a liking to it that unless I'm kept away I'm likely top pop into a Ducati Dealer on a whim and find myself riding one away.... 

 

I've read a few Scrambler forums etc... and know about the bike etc... my questions to the ThaiVisa motorcycle forum are:

 

1) Do you / have you owned a Ducati - How has your ownership experience been?

   i.e. dealing with Ducati Thailand. 

 

2) What are the costs associated with maintaining a Ducati in Thailand ?

    Bikes come with 2 yrs maintenance 

 

3) Anyone own a Scrambler? What is it like to ride in Thailand (a hot country) does the Scrambler get too hot in traffic ?

 

4) Owners of the Scrambler... What is the size like? (I'm 182cm) I'm not sure if I'm too tall. I'll test ride it of course. 

 

Any Ducati experience, disasters, (intelligent) advice welcomed....

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ducati's are made for experienced drivers, not for rookies.

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I've never ridden the 800cc scrambler, just sat on it, and it felt small (i'm 183).

If it's too small or not depends on many factors, for example how long your legs are what you are going to use it for. If you plan to use it a lot in the city then it's of course nice that it's small, if you plan to make extended trips with it it might become uncomfortable (but a naked bike like a scrambler isn't made for extended trips anyway).

I did never sit on the 1100cc model, but this looks a bit bigger and might suit you better. An alternative might be the Triumph Scrambler 1200, after sitting on it i can say that this is definitely not too small. Both bikes do of course cost quite a bit more than the 800cc Ducati.

 

I'm quite sure they would not sell a bike which overheats, so it might get hot, but not too hot 😉

 

Service costs are fixed by Ducati Thailand, just ask a dealer for the service price charts, or maybe you can find them online.

 

If anything breaks you can be sure it will be expensive. I don't own a Ducati, but a Triumph Tiger, for example a front fender for the Tiger costs 8500 THB, expect similar prices for a Ducati.

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2 hours ago, jackdd said:

I'm quite sure they would not sell a bike which overheats, so it might get hot, but not too hot 😉

 

If anything breaks you can be sure it will be expensive. I don't own a Ducati, but a Triumph Tiger, for example a front fender for the Tiger costs 8500 THB, expect similar prices for a Ducati.

 

The bike never overheated but might still be too hot for the rider 🙂

Though then again when I tried the Panigale V4S, ouf, that thing was again on another level and I felt good coming back onto my Scrambler. It's all relative.

 

About the fender: Hah yea, I asked about a small piece of plastic (extension) for the back fender and they said 10k THB. I just laughed and I could see the sales guy himself couldn't really believe it either.

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Love my scrambler.change the stock seat for a Corbin custom saddle.
Completely different ride.own 4 ducs the scrambler is my round town scooter.ducati Chiangmai has changed owners and is top notch.


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4 hours ago, fruitman said:

Ducati's are made for experienced drivers, not for rookies.

Experienced fast-track horse drivers are called.... ?

And they are small in length, so fit for Duccies.

 

 

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4 hours ago, papa al said:

small for 182.

But very cool status bike.

If you get one you will be cool by extension.

Buy one today,

& ensure a happy future.

 

Changing the steer and seat cushions would do.

The same on moderate distances is a Fino feels too small but it is ok on Click.

I am 184cm. Had a Kapteijn Mobylette and Raleigh Roundbout, did some modification on the saddle and steer and was happy to drive that years ago.

 

But..If they can do it

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The 1100 Scrambler is minimally (bit more than 1cm) higher. But of course he wont get that nice cafe racer model there.

 

JaiLai actually raised a great point. It's a nice big bike for a Thai girl. My GF really fits well on it and it looks absolutely great on her. I know of at least two Falang who's GF/wife gets to use their Scrambler. Haven't experienced that with other big bikes.

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Just now, eisfeld said:

The 1100 Scrambler is minimally (bit more than 1cm) higher. But of course he wont get that nice cafe racer model there.

 

JaiLai actually raised a great point. It's a nice big bike for a Thai girl. My GF really fits well on it and it looks absolutely great on her. I know of at least two Falang whos GF/wife gets to use their Scrambler. Haven't experienced that with other big bikes.

 

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11 minutes ago, eisfeld said:

 

My only other small complaints about the FT and Motard is neither of them have a fuel gauge.

 

The FT also has no gear indicator.

 

Not major issues but still slightly annoying.

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Always wanted one
Too scared - had to settle with a pcx -sorry only talking true


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