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Old 01-23-2021, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA USA
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I admire them for what they are, but I would never buy one. Not a fan of the electronic interference.
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:01 PM
 
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https://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/ftr1200-s/

I'm finding this to be pretty interesting. 120hp, rider modes, lean angle sensitive traction control and abs. Fully adjustable suspension. With a unique styling reminiscent of the Indian Flat Track Racer that has dominated the circuit the last couple of years. Finally an American made machine from a major manufacturer with all the features of a European bike. It's no Ducati Monster in terms of performance, but in therms of the "scrambler" market, it looks really good, at least to me.

What's your take? Interested or not?
What makes a bike a scrambler? I'm interested in bikes but don't know enough about them to know.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:35 AM
 
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What makes a bike a scrambler? I'm interested in bikes but don't know enough about them to know.
Usually means higher pipes, higher ground clearance, more rugged tires, better off road capability.
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Old 01-25-2021, 01:05 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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What makes a bike a scrambler? I'm interested in bikes but don't know enough about them to know.
Without the 'plastic' of the Indian (Which probably is an ideal 'road scrambler'.)
http://www.bikebound.com/2018/10/09/...eet-scrambler/
http://www.bikebound.com/tag/scramblers/

(Ex-plastics engineer, so I don't do plastic on my MC, or trucks ... YMMV)
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Old 01-25-2021, 02:04 PM
 
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https://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/ftr1200-s/

I'm finding this to be pretty interesting. 120hp, rider modes, lean angle sensitive traction control and abs. Fully adjustable suspension. With a unique styling reminiscent of the Indian Flat Track Racer that has dominated the circuit the last couple of years. Finally an American made machine from a major manufacturer with all the features of a European bike. It's no Ducati Monster in terms of performance, but in therms of the "scrambler" market, it looks really good, at least to me.

What's your take? Interested or not?

Not bad. I'm a sport bike kind-of-guy, but with 60 years of age rapidly approaching and a pendulous belly to contend with, something like the FTR will likely be my next bike.
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Old 01-26-2021, 01:29 PM
 
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Usually means higher pipes, higher ground clearance, more rugged tires, better off road capability.
Oh, thanks
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Old 01-27-2021, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA USA
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One more thing; scramblers, adventure bikes, dual-sports, whatever you want to call them, should have beefier suspension and a longer suspension travel, to fully absorb the ruts and bumps of off-road use.
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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One more thing; scramblers, adventure bikes, dual-sports, whatever you want to call them, should have beefier suspension and a longer suspension travel, to fully absorb the ruts and bumps of off-road use.
That's one thing the FTR doesn't have a lot of (suspension travel). But as a gravel road bike (as opposed to "dirt" or ADV bike) it's enough. My big turn-off is lack of fuel capacity.
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