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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #60 on: June 11, 2015, 10:02:04 am »
I don't understand the "Tom tom index", what is the criteria for scoring points.


It's based on what how the presenter felt about the bike, and it's sponsored by Tom Tom, so it uses a heart rating instead of stars.
 

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2015, 10:03:48 am »
Below are some photos from the Scrambler shoot that appeared in Offroad & Adventure SA magazine.

Here is the link to the Scrambler piece on The Bike Show YouTube site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWACSKIoy6Y

Here are the photos:
 

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2015, 10:07:06 am »
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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #63 on: June 12, 2015, 10:10:41 am »
More jumping
 

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #64 on: June 12, 2015, 10:13:11 am »
That was the best "road" test of the scrambler I have seen so far  ;D
 

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #65 on: June 15, 2015, 06:58:02 pm »
That was the best "road" test of the scrambler I have seen so far  ;D

Cheers! It was fun to make.
 

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #66 on: June 15, 2015, 07:03:02 pm »
Apologies to this forum. The theme of this week's show is "America", a country great for many things, but not building adventure bikes.

As a token of peace, I will let on that today Grant Frerichs took Harry's long-term V-Strom around a motocross track with the standard tyres. The most interesting thing is that, among a gaggle of real motocross bikes with real knobblies, he wasn't the slowest.

That should be on the show in a few weeks time.
 

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #67 on: June 15, 2015, 07:09:15 pm »
Loved the show this week, one day I will own an Indian..... Never been a big Harley fan but the other two..... Eish
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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #68 on: June 16, 2015, 03:24:43 pm »
Enjoy the tv program as well- Harry's a clown (missing member of Rolling Stones) O & A is best magazine to buy in SA-really enjoy the Nick Yell  the other ride reports-- what with all the errors every now and then
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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #69 on: June 16, 2015, 04:57:27 pm »
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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #70 on: June 16, 2015, 09:15:14 pm »
That was the best "road" test of the scrambler I have seen so far  ;D

I agree. It was amazing what the bike and rider did given also the tyres that looked quite road biased. Keep up the great work!
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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #71 on: June 16, 2015, 09:25:52 pm »
If I were to purchase a Ducati "Scrambler", and spent my riding time on it like you spend your testing time, by jumping and dune-riding it mostly, and it breaks soon
after purchase, as it will, can I say that I read a test in which it was shown that the "Scrambler" is good for all this? :pot:

What was your point with this type of test, or is it just a continuation of the SA thing of abusing stuff in areas they weren't designed for?

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #72 on: June 17, 2015, 08:06:04 am »
If I were to purchase a Ducati "Scrambler", and spent my riding time on it like you spend your testing time, by jumping and dune-riding it mostly, and it breaks soon
after purchase, as it will, can I say that I read a test in which it was shown that the "Scrambler" is good for all this? :pot:

What was your point with this type of test, or is it just a continuation of the SA thing of abusing stuff in areas they weren't designed for?

Yours sincerely,

Grumpy reader.

I agree with you!

I think we need to look at this scrambler, and the BMW scrambler as "soft porn" stars for the offroad travel.
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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #73 on: June 17, 2015, 08:09:25 am »
If I were to purchase a Ducati "Scrambler", and spent my riding time on it like you spend your testing time, by jumping and dune-riding it mostly, and it breaks soon
after purchase, as it will, can I say that I read a test in which it was shown that the "Scrambler" is good for all this? :pot:

What was your point with this type of test, or is it just a continuation of the SA thing of abusing stuff in areas they weren't designed for?

Yours sincerely,

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I agree with you!

I think we need to look at this scrambler, and the BMW scrambler as "soft porn" stars for the offroad travel.
But they did say this in the insert.
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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #74 on: June 18, 2015, 12:36:03 am »
If I were to purchase a Ducati "Scrambler", and spent my riding time on it like you spend your testing time, by jumping and dune-riding it mostly, and it breaks soon
after purchase, as it will, can I say that I read a test in which it was shown that the "Scrambler" is good for all this? :pot:

What was your point with this type of test, or is it just a continuation of the SA thing of abusing stuff in areas they weren't designed for?

Yours sincerely,

Grumpy reader.

Come on Mr Dan! I expected so much more of you!  :3some:
 

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #75 on: June 18, 2015, 07:24:32 am »
If I were to purchase a Ducati "Scrambler", and spent my riding time on it like you spend your testing time, by jumping and dune-riding it mostly, and it breaks soon
after purchase, as it will, can I say that I read a test in which it was shown that the "Scrambler" is good for all this? :pot:

What was your point with this type of test, or is it just a continuation of the SA thing of abusing stuff in areas they weren't designed for?

Yours sincerely,

Grumpy reader.


Come on Mr Dan! I expected so much more of you!  :3some:

 :thumleft: I am really trying hard to place this type of bike in our world. This Ducati would , as a "scrambler", probably get dusted in most "scrambling" areas by
a 1969 DT1, so it is obviously just using this name as an image-exercise. A tourer it is not, a tad too expensive for a "about-towner", so what is it??
 

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #76 on: June 18, 2015, 07:56:31 am »
Judging by the range of clothes released with it, it is regarded as an "image"bike, something like a Hardly Dangerous, but without the tassels. Here in Kraaifontein we'd call it a "poser"bike (someone that wants to be associated with offroad, but doesn't want to get dirty or break a fingernail).  ;)
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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #77 on: June 18, 2015, 09:15:07 am »
If I were to purchase a Ducati "Scrambler", and spent my riding time on it like you spend your testing time, by jumping and dune-riding it mostly, and it breaks soon
after purchase, as it will, can I say that I read a test in which it was shown that the "Scrambler" is good for all this? :pot:

What was your point with this type of test, or is it just a continuation of the SA thing of abusing stuff in areas they weren't designed for?

Yours sincerely,

Grumpy reader.


Come on Mr Dan! I expected so much more of you!  :3some:

 :thumleft: I am really trying hard to place this type of bike in our world. This Ducati would , as a "scrambler", probably get dusted in most "scrambling" areas by
a 1969 DT1, so it is obviously just using this name as an image-exercise. A tourer it is not, a tad too expensive for a "about-towner", so what is it??

I've learnt with Italian bikes that overthinking it doesn't help. There often is no logic. It defies science. I can't categories the Scrambler either, but when I ride one I feel really happy. Some won't, obviously. But I do and so do many others. It's just an all round fun bike.

Saying that, it is more capable than people think. The video clearly shows that, but the fact that it is so small means it's difficult to get properly in trouble with it.
 

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #78 on: June 24, 2015, 04:26:06 pm »
How to ride a Suzuki V-Strom 1000. This article is in the July issue of Offroad & Adventure SA and will be on The Bike Show sometime. As usual, I'm not sure when exactly it will be on the show.
 

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Re: The Bike Show on IgnitionTV (Ch 189)
« Reply #79 on: June 28, 2015, 01:08:12 pm »
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