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When you look at Scramblers these days the Ducati Scrambler keeps popping up so lets compare and see which one is better.

Compared to the icon, the SCR950 does have a higher displacement engine with a 942 cc V-twin compared to the Ducati 803 cc L-twin so that's a win for Yamaha in my book.
 

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The Ducati Scrambler has a cheaper starting price though, and there are like 6 different options I think ? That seems like a big plus on their side
 

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I think the Ducati Scrambler got so popular because of their marketing scheme. They seem to be selling the lifestyle more than the bike and there's a ton of problems with their scrambler if you take a look at the ducati scrambler forum.

As for price, it depends on the trim and what options you get, the Icon costs more than the scr950.
 

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I assume most new models will have a bug or two to work out but I usually like to wait around for a year before buying a new model so everyone else can be the beta testers. Maybe by then, the price gaps between the models will have lessened. Then it's down to the specs and ride feel of both bikes.
 

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Fortunately it won't be anywhere near as bad as with cars since there's just a ton going on that can be hard to control even for the car maker. But with bikes it's far more simple.

Anyone who still wants a bike like this but something that has been proven already can get the Ducati Scrambler
 

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That's pretty much it in a nutshell. But I'm definitely waiting for the reviewers to come out because you definitely know there's going to be countless videos comparing the two. It'll be nice to see what the verdict is on average.
 

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In think the reviewers will say that the scr950 has less power than the scrambler but it does have more torque and the power delivery is lower in the rev range.
 

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That's perfect for those of us who aren't into going at high speeds. Most of my rides will be lower in the rev range and I like to zip away at lights when they turn green. The scr950's torque delivery is perfect for that.
 

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Heard the Ducati Scrambler's throttle response is snatchy at low rpm. The scr950 could very well ride better but Ducati did advertise their scrambler lifestyle very well.
 

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I'm sure there's going to be a Scrambler comparison test in the near future between the two model sand maybe a few others too. There's the Yamaha XSR700 too but since it's under the Yamaha brand, I don't think it'll compete with the scr950.
 

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Oh gosh there's going to be too many comparison test and comparison reviews for the two of them. Hopefully we can see actual owners doing comparisons though.
 

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Needs to be unbiased. I see Ducati fans as a breed of enthusiasts not unlike Jeep fans. There may be a lot of problems with the vehicle but they still love it.
 

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That's true. Although you'll never have a completely unbiased review, it just naturally isn't possible as to everyone knows what they themselves like over something else.
 

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Would be good to see a group ride comparison so we can read about more than one perspective. I'd like to think the scr950 will come out as the better bike.
 

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That would be pretty cool. They could even have the riders switch bikes after so we get each individuals comparisons and what not
 

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That's generally how most bike comparison works, as a group ride and they switch around. At the end they get together and see which one they like most and most of the time they can't all agree on one model. That may be the case for the scr950 and Ducati scrambler.
 

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I think the SCR950 will be the winner for how it handles and rides but they'll choose the Ducati for the design and its character.
 

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It's very possible that's pretty accurate. But I feel the design judgment will come down to personal preference of course. Performance wise, how far off are they ?
 

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If you compare the SCR950 to the ducati Icon, you'll see a higher displacement engine with with a 942 cc V-twin while the Icon has a 803 cc L-twin.
 
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