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Dec 17th 2016, 09:11 PM   #1
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
SV650 SCRAMBLER in 2017!

Yes, it's true, but only in spy shots out of France so far. ADV tires, brown seat, and a radiator guard seem to be the biggest of the mods and don't make for a convincing reason to take on an off-road adventure. It certainly would scramble over some gravel roadways and down the beach without worry!
No spoked rims?
No skidplate?
What do you think?
New Suzuki SV650 Scrambler | MCN

Edited by Thumperpilot on Dec 17th 2016 at 09:17 PM
Dec 17th 2016, 09:39 PM   #2
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  Jul 2016
  The Couv

I feel like the motor would take a pounding on a gravel road.
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Dec 17th 2016, 11:00 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Looks like the old-style Monster.
Dec 18th 2016, 10:58 AM   #4
bcj
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  Jan 2016
  teh rock

  K1200RS SV650
Like the scrambler "look". Would get messy if you go mudding with that shorty front fender.
A lot of the earlier SVs go with a fender extender to keep the front plug from drowning.

I think it looks a lot better without all the plastic side plates. Could do with some other contouring on the tank.

My k3 does quite well on gravel roads. Fun times.
Dec 18th 2016, 12:07 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Emmett Idaho

  2010 Honda Goldwing, 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650, 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650, 1995 Honda PC800
When was growing up back in the 60's, everybody had a street scrambler. Everywhere you looked they were everywhere. Honda CL 160's and 305's, Yamaha Big Bears, various Kawasakis, Suzukis, Bridgestones were the rage. Even Triumph and BSA and Norton had their own versions. Most were nothing more than their basic street models with an upswept pipe(s) and slightly more aggressive tires. Perhaps a cross brace on the handlebars and maybe some semblance of a skid plate. Dirt bikes? Not hardly. But they sold like preverbial hotcakes and that's all that mattered.

Are the newest generation of scramblers all that much different than what was on the market 50 years ago? In a lot of ways no. After all, many if not most of them will never turn a wheel off pavement. But if people buy them, and they will, then bike manufacturers will make them. At least until everyone is ready for something different once again. Such is human nature I suppose.
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Dec 18th 2016, 01:26 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
Well, Ducati finally turned their Scrambler into some semblance of a dual sport:



Maybe Suzuki will follow the suit?
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Dec 18th 2016, 07:41 PM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  In the land of fruits and nuts (seriously)

  The one with gas in it
nice bike

I am out, seat height 34 inches a page right out of KTM's engineering design.
Dec 19th 2016, 04:21 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
I am digging that desert sled.
Dec 19th 2016, 08:53 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
"Scrambler" nowadays is just a look. People like the adventerous-retro styling but similar to how many people buy trucks and don't actually need to haul anything, people will buy this with the sole intention of never taking it off the pavement.
Dec 19th 2016, 09:39 AM   #10
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  Apr 2016
  Washougal, WA

  KTM Super Duke R 1290
I put some Pirelli MT60 RS's and hand guards on my Super Duke. Does that make it a scrambler?



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Dec 19th 2016, 10:36 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Quote:
Originally Posted by unicycle
I put some Pirelli MT60 RS's

How well do you like those tires?
Dec 19th 2016, 12:03 PM   #12
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  Apr 2016
  Washougal, WA

  KTM Super Duke R 1290
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripledij
How well do you like those tires?
I have no complaints with them so far. I expect they'll wear similar to a sport tire which is fine for the amount of confidence they give in wet conditions. There is only a slight hum/vibration on the street. On gravel roads they are obviously better than a sport or sport/touring tire but don't offer the same traction as a nobby tire.

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Edited by unicycle on Dec 19th 2016 at 12:11 PM
Dec 25th 2016, 05:55 AM   #13
DGA
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  Jan 2016
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  An Ape and a Husky
Quote:
Originally Posted by unicycle
I put some Pirelli MT60 RS's and hand guards on my Super Duke. Does that make it a scrambler?



Negative...

If you went with Continental TK80s on the other hand, it would have... For instance the Panigale Scrambler with the Pacific North West package.



Or the Husky 610 Scrambler... Both pretty rare from what I gather.

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Edited by DGA on Dec 25th 2016 at 06:02 AM
Dec 25th 2016, 04:49 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
I nominate "Panigale Scrambler" for the PNWMoto Motorcycle of the Year!
Dec 27th 2016, 06:25 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  renton aka the dirty south

  Suprduke990 / Tiger800 / 625sumo / TE300 / 12wr450 / 03wr450 / wr250 / CB350 / XR100 / CRF50 / TTR50
KTM Prototype vid vs. Suzuki Prototype vid

I gotta say.. that SV is pretty uninspiring, looks like the standard bike w/a seat cover... OH, and a headlight cover.
Needs a better "scrambler" exhaust, skid plate, spokes, knobs, suspension, etc etc etc.




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