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Airfiddler 09-18-2006 06:05 PM

Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R
Went on a 1300 km three day weekend with a bunch of buddies this summer. One had a new 1200 Sportster. We decided to trade for awhile just for the fun of it. Know what? I loved his Sportster, and he loved my VTEC VFR! I must admit, I thought the 1200 was a joke untill I rode it. But the torque and sound (stock) put a big grin on my face. I took that baby to 160KM/HR (100 mph) and it felt solid ,stable and not the least bit out of breath. I say ride em all, buy what you like, and respect the other guy for his choice.

chickenman_26 09-21-2006 02:18 PM

Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R
It seems you MOrons may have missed the whole point of the Scrambler. Perhaps Triumph should have found a couple of geezers (like me) who actually rode these bike's predecessors back in the day to compare them. But no - back then, a T120R Bonneville, not a TR6C or TR6R, would have been the weapon of choice to go after a Sportster. I think either a new Bonneville or Thruxton would have made a better comparison here. Okay, so the Scrambler happened to be what you had. But it's significantly down on power and torque from the "Sporty." It's mission likely isn't to appeal to Hot Rodders; that's not what a street scambler was (or is) for. And just FYI, motorcycling (as opposed to playing with toys) is not a win-lose proposition. A person can actually have fun on a motorcycle without having to think about whether his buddy's bike is faster. You'll understand this as you get older.

Throw some soft bags on that Scrambler. Pack a picnic lunch. Load the ol' lady on the back, and go exploring some scenery out in the toolies with those street legal knobbies. Use it for commuting to work. These are the things a street scrambler is designed for and what we used to use them for, not for bragging rights. The price? It is what it is. But a person should understand what the bike is designed for and compare price and features to something in that same class. This was a mismatch.

silentgrayfellow 11-16-2006 01:25 AM

Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R
Money no object? Bump both of these bike and get a Lawwill Street Tracker!

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