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Is a Triumph Scrambler a decent road bike?

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Old 12-03-2008   #1
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Default Is a Triumph Scrambler a decent road bike?

I am looking for a good dual purpose motorcycle, and all of the Japanese ones look like a dirtbike with liscense plate. I would like a road oriented bike that can go off road, not an off road bike that can go on the road. What do you think. Are there any other models I should look at?
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Steve Mcqueen would've thought so. The new ones got good reviews. It's a neat retro bike. They've a different torque curve than the Bonnies.
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Outstanding bike. Off road meaning dirt trails ok, but nothing rougher than that. Kawasaki KLR 650 deserves a look.
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I took a new one (2007) out for about 2 hours from a local dealer. The bike had trailwings on it which didn't do too bad on the road. The bike handled well and had enough power to keep up with the ST1100 my friend was riding.The one thing about this bike that would prevent me from ever owning one was the exhaust pipe routing. It interferes with your leg on the foot peg. You have to bend your ankle around it and always have it resting against the guard. I found this pretty uncomfortable but I guess it might be something you'd get used to.
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