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Old 09-12-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster1200R

Great review - thanks.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

Nice review great photos.. As Triumphs go I think the Speedmaster, America or Thruxton might be better competition in the looks department. Think the Truxton would have the best handling and performance though.. It looks cool too. Sportster are great chick bikes though. Ah black leather clad bonde on a yellow sporty....
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

You can also buy the 883 and for about $400 put the 1200 jugs on it and it will be a little peppier than a stock 1200.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:35 PM   #4
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jugs ? How dare you talk about your girlfiend (Double D) Dot that way...
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:42 PM   #5
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

I'm going to join the squidly types here and ask why the fock Triumph put a detuned engine in the Scrambler? The original "scrambler" - the TT - had high pipes and the full on Bonneville engine. What's the point of neutering it? The Truxton engine isn't radical as it is.



When I first read about the bike I thought it might have potential as an adventure tourer if one added a windshiield, luggage and the right tires. But why Triumph gave up the 20 horsepower is beyond me. With the Thruxton/T100 engine and some better spring rates this bike would look a lot more attractive.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:49 PM   #6
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

No cougars for me KP. Gen Y only.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:53 PM   #7
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

Nice review, but I believe the basic Bonneville Black or a T100 with its proper 360 degree crank parallel twin would have been a much better choice than the Scrambler with its silly 270 degree crank.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:58 PM   #8
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LOL right ..
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:20 PM   #9
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Default Does anyone really buy these things for performance???

Sounds like the Harley still won on "nice to ride" grounds so I can't fault your end conclusion, but....



Performance seemed to be the main issue in this test. Does anyone really buy one of these things for that?



Seems stupid considering that an SV650 is $5950, or a ZZR600 is $7200, either of which would run big circles around these bikes.



Everyone I've ever met who likes Harleys says it's the look, sound and feel. I don't "get" Harleys myself, but I do get that their buyers don't care much about performance beyond being able to get out of their own way.
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:45 PM   #10
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that is a negative. not true anymore.

The 1200s have much better heads than the 883s.
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