Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Center of Massachusetts
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Scrambler Interest- How Old Are You?
This bike is being pushed in many ways. It's a new riders option, a Hipster bike, a bike replicating the underground "tracker" style. It seems to be marketed to a demographic of younger riders to get them on this bike.
What is interesting to me is that I want this bike and I'm 52 years old. That's far from the marketing campaigns target. My friend asked me why I wanted this bike. Sort of asked, "What's the big deal?" My reply was the ol' "If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand"...
That got me thinking. Why do I want this bike? I have a number of fine machines. What triggers the lust for this bike? And why is this young persons bike hitting my bulls-eye?
I think it is because I look forward to a bike that replicates my old 79 Bonni. The simple pleasure of an engine with character bolted to a lightweight package. No bells and whistles. And no clip-ons either. Yes there is the FZ-07,09 that are awesome bikes and I was looking at them as well. But this bikes tracker style hits a big bulls eye for me. Right down to the blacked out mag wheels. I hope it wheelies like a flat tracker. If it does I will be a happy camper.
How old are you. What is it about this bike that grabs you and pulls you in?
2000 Ducati 996S - Track days are the fountain of youth
2015 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle - Born the same year as me according to the gas cap
2012 KTM 350 EXC-F - BRAP woods bike
2014 HD Breakout - putt putt
2014 Honda GROM - Pit bike mayhem
2015 HD Road Glide - couch with boom box