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  1. There have been mounting rumours, confirmed in part by Triumph Thailand, that the whole line-up will undergo a drastic price reduction. Some even in the range of 200.000Baht (around 6.300$) due to a change in marketing policy.

    Triumph is not giving out any details yet, but has promised to release the new price list during the opening of this year's Bangkok Motor Show in Muang Tong Thani (29 November - 10 December).

    The Omega Racer team will be there of course and give you all the details with lots of pictures. 

    Stay tuned!

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  2. David sent us some pictures of his completed Yamaha SR project, a very neat bobber/scrambler/brat. Whatever you want to call it, one thing is sure: it's finger-licking good!

    On this bike, David used a pair of small aluminium side covers and modified them to accomodate the relocated ignition key.

    He already has a new bike in the works, a 2003 Suzuki DRZ400 for which he will use a custom made "Original" SR aluminium tank. We're looking forward to see David's new creation!

     

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  3. After years of anticipation and in my opinion rather annoying teasing marketing strategies, the 2015 Ducati Scrambler has finally been released in its full glory.

    The Scrambler has immediately attracted a lot of attention, despite its release coinciding with the new supercharged Kawasaki H2. But it has also somehow divided the motorcycle community, with one side complaining about the stylistic choices like the number plate holder and the low positioned exhaust, as well as having an L-twin engine as opposed to the original single thumper of the 70s. The other side however, welcomes the new Scrambler as a well priced entry bike, a simple yet fun inducing bike, that seems to have found a very good balance between nostalgia and modern design, the headlight/gague unit being one of those.

    I wrote "released in its full glory", but it would be more appropriate to say "in all their glory", because there are actually 4 versions; Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle and Classic. The differ in several points, from the number plate holder, wheels, colors to the logos and general attitude of the bike.

    The bike will be produced in Italy as well as in Brazil and Thailand. That's good news for us living in Thailand, as it will keep the price reasonably low. Retail price for the US is just under 8.500$ for the Icon and almost 10.000$ for the other 3 versions. 

    2015 Ducati Scrambler
    ENGINE TYPE Air-cooled L-Twin, 2 valves per cylinder, air-cooled
    DISPLACEMENT 803cc
    BORE & STROKE 88.0 x 66.0 mm
    COMPRESSION RATIO 11:1
    POWER 75 hp at 8250 rpm
    TORQUE 50 lb.-ft. at 5750 rpm
    FUEL INJECTION EFI, 50mm throttle body
    TRANSMISSION
    GEARBOX Six-speed
    RATIO 1=32/13; 2=30/18; 3=28/21; 4=26/23; 5=22/22 6=24/26
    PRIMARY DRIVE Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.85:1
    FINAL DRIVE Chain, front spocket 15, rear sprocket 46
    CLUTCH APTC wet multiplate with mechanical control
    CHASSIS
    FRAME Tubular steel trellis frame
    WHEELBASE 56.9 in.
    RAKE 24°
    TRAIL 4.4 in.
    TOTAL STEERING LOCK 35°
    FRONT SUSPENSION Inverted Kayaba 41 mm fork
    FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL 5.9 in
    FRONT WHEEL 10-spoke light alloy 3.0 in. x 18.0 in.
    FRONT TIRE 110/80R-18, Pirelli MT 60 RS
    REAR SUSPENSION Kayaba shock, pre-load adjustable
    REAR WHEEL TRAVEL 5.9 in.
    REAR WHEEL 10-spoke light alloy 5.5 in. x 17.0 in.
    REAR TIRE 180/55R-17, Pirelli MT 60 RS
    FRONT BRAKE Single 330mm disc, radial 4-piston caliper, ABS
    REAR BRAKE 245mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper, ABS
    FUEL TANK CAPACITY 3.6 gallons
    CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT 375 lb.
    CLAIMED WET WEIGHT 410 lb.

     

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