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Jalopnik took the time to go over the arguments for and against the Ducati Scrambler. Its a long-ish article that talks about what a bunch of internet commenters are saying about the bike. Worth the read not so much for the information, but more for the entertainment.

Check it out through the link!

Some Additional Thoughts On The Ducati Scrambler
 

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I can already see a lot of people asking the question below, especially after seeing Ducati's promotional content on the Scrambler...

Teh Internets: "But the Scrambler is for hipsters!!!1!"

Me: Do people really still use this word? I feel like existing motorcyclists (also known as 51-year old white men) feel threatened that a company like Ducati is no longer exclusively focussed on filling their need for over compensation. That's bullshit. Ducati just replaced its previous flagship (the fastest production bike in the world) with something even faster (now the new fastest production bike in the world). They have a range full of models from the ridiculously fun Hypermotard to the incredibly fast-on-the-road Multistrada to the basically-just-a-penis-extension Diavel. Just because someone is young, possesses the ability to bone members of the opposite sex without paying them or using a pill and doesn't consider bikes to be their one and only world does not make them someone to look down on. What's more ridiculous, the Kirkland mom jeans you try and cover your beer belly with or the artisanal shop cloths Ducati is handing out to people interested in Scramblers? Answer: they're the same damned thing; bad fashion.
 

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Jalopnik consistently strives to prove to the the world how little they actually know. I'm sorry but the Panigale is not the fastest production bike in the world, nor will the 1299.

But fine don't believe me, they show you their ignorance themselves...

Trolls: "Lifestyle, rahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!1!"

Me: Know how many people read the "most popular" motorcycle magazine in the US? About 160,000. All of whom are those 51-year old white men and most of which live in suburban Orange County. To put that in perspective, Supercompressor, a new lifestyle blog for young men, has about 1.5 million monthly readers who aren't 51, aren't all white and even live in cities! If you were running a company trying to make money (the goal of every company on earth), which one would you solicit coverage in? Guess which one has a Ducati Scrambler review on its front page right now and which doesn't?
And guess which one has cash and which doesn't? The marketing isn't for the young, its for the old. If the ideal demo is shown using product X then it must be ok for the peripheral's as well. The 51 year old white guy as they so eloquently put it not only has cash but he has a desire to recapture the carefree days as a youth on a 70's XYZ from ABC company. Anyone who tells or writes otherwise is missing the marketing...
 

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The 51 year old white guy as they so eloquently put it not only has cash but he has a desire to recapture the carefree days as a youth on a 70's XYZ from ABC company. Anyone who tells or writes otherwise is missing the marketing...
And there's a lot of cool 51-year old guys! Most of us will be (if we're lucky) or have been 51-year old guys. I plan to be be riding motorcycles and having sex at that age, just like I am now.0:)

Thanks for posting this Sweet Tooth--
I do think he's spot on with his comparison of the Scrambler to the early years of the Monster.
 

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Wow that is a terrible piece of whatever-it's-supposed-to-be-called-because-it's-definitely-not-journalism. Apart from horrible grammar, 3 misspellings in the first paragraph and copious incorrect pronoun usage, he poorly describes the bike and uses disparaging/inappropriate language like "Adventure category becoming the second most popular in the western world (after retarded cruisers)". Jalopnik can be entertaining at times, but it has virtually no use for objective or even factual information. Maybe the Onion can hire them for their automotive/motorcycle department... :D
 

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Wow that is a terrible piece of whatever-it's-supposed-to-be-called-because-it's-definitely-not-journalism.
Agreed-- although it is an attempt to defend the Scrambler from detractors, the article seems pretty unprofessional--belonging more to the world of bloggers than actual journalism, and there's a few pretty offensive things in it--hence my defense of 51-year-olds.

"Retarded" cruisers, seriously?
 

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51? The last time I put money down on a bike before I could sit on it is was when Honda came out with the Elsinore. First time I ever got First. A few years later I sold seven race bikes and bought my first house. I was 19. The garage has had empty spots but usually it has bikes. I'm 59 and I put my deposit down on an Icon. I like the enduro, hate the shade of green. OD green would be cool. And let's be honest, I would rather spend the $1,500 on what I want. Intake and exhaust first thing.
 
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