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BBC has named the Ducati Scrambler the "Most Fascinating Motorbike of 2014."

Its reasons are summed up by this quote:

The all-new Scrambler is a real motorcycle, making real noise and kicking up real dirt. That it does these things without demanding herculean effort or skill, and at such an accessible price, makes it the most fascinating motorcycle of 2014.
Obviously we are a bit biased here on this forum, but do you guys think that the Scrambler deserves this title? It just depends what kind of bike you think deserves to win. There are other bikes that are more expensive and more powerful that I'm sure were in the running for it.
 

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BBC has named the Ducati Scrambler the "Most Fascinating Motorbike of 2014."

Its reasons are summed up by this quote:



Obviously we are a bit biased here on this forum, but do you guys think that the Scrambler deserves this title? It just depends what kind of bike you think deserves to win. There are other bikes that are more expensive and more powerful that I'm sure were in the running for it.
Your right, i would be biased also. So my vote would be unfair on many good bikes out there.
Since i first saw the Scramble Classic i have had tunnel vision only for this bike
 

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I think it's a valid accolade.

What have the Japanese and German's given us?

More power, more speed.

And I've ridden GSXRs for the last 25 years.

Ducati are attempting to do a "Mini" with the Scrambler. A new "lifestyle" brand based on a range (presumably) of bikes, each highly customisable.

It makes financial sense too.

BMW don't make their money selling Minis.

They make their money on all the options that you just " have " to have!

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I think it's a deserving title considering that for the last 20 years or so each of the large motorcycle companies that race have been attempting to squeeze more and more performance out of their bikes, cut ounces here and there and generally blurring the line between a full race bike and one you can pick up at the local dealership. This departure by Ducati is quite interesting, and I think the buzz and excitement is well founded.
 

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I think it's a valid accolade.

What have the Japanese and German's given us?

More power, more speed.

And I've ridden GSXRs for the last 25 years.

Ducati are attempting to do a "Mini" with the Scrambler. A new "lifestyle" brand based on a range (presumably) of bikes, each highly customisable.

It makes financial sense too.

BMW don't make their money selling Minis.

They make their money on all the options that you just " have " to have!

0:)
That is the case, wonder if they are going to offically launch a tuning kit for it, ie exhaust/filter etc. >:D
 

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It has been hard to find a more casual bike recently. Everything is really sporty. I think that the Scrambler is getting attention because it is different. People have been looking for something like this and now finally they are being given the chance to buy it.
 

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Guess this won't be popular but I disagree.
1) the Scrambler can't be ridden my a member of the buying public in 2014 which surely must disqualify it straight off
2) on the criteria they offer, the Yamaha MT07 scores more highly, not least being a grand cheaper ( Yamaha MT-07 review - Telegraph)
3) the qualities stated don't capture any of the uniquely Ducati aspects of the Scrambler, the heritage, the customisation potential, and dare I say, the powerful image created by the marketing campaign.
To suggest itt is going to be motorcyclings saviour is a bit premature...
 

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