Ducati Scrambler

No doubt about it, the Scrambler is best-looking bike in the class of 2015 and for me the Full Throttle is the most desirable of the four-bike line-up thanks to its sporty credentials and those Termi pipes. But there are questions to answer. Could it be a case of style over substance? And what of Ducati’s hopes that it will bring new blood into biking? Let’s find out.

  • Long term update: Sold on the Scrambler

    05 January 2016 by Simon Brown

    Long term update: Sold on the Scrambler

    Honestly, I’ve not grown this attached to a bike in years. Yes, I have been lucky enough to spend time with a wide range of long term test bikes and I’ve owned a few cantankerous machines of my own...

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  • Long term update: All about dudes, right?

    12 November 2015 by Simon Brown

    Long term update: All about dudes, right?

    Impossibly good-looking guys and girls cruise around on retro bikes under a beating sun. They stop for a spot of skateboarding then park near the beach, set up camp and hit the surf. It can only be...

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  • Long term update: Scramble-up the Scrambler

    02 September 2015 by Simon Brown

    Long term update: Scramble-up the Scrambler

    Yes I am 45 and yes, I am playing with a jigsaw. And for the record, I’m having fun. But this is no ordinary kids’ puzzle, it’s a way of checking out how the Scrambler might look with different mods...

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  • Long term update: Scrambled up DNA

    18 June 2015 by Simon Brown

    Long term update: Scrambled up DNA

    How good do these two bikes look parked nose-to-nose? Flipping gorgeous. I couldn’t help but smile when confronted with a pair of Ducati Scramblers – especially two that are separated by 45 years. My...

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  • Long term update: Got that loving feeling

    08 May 2015 by Simon Brown

    Long term update: Got that loving feeling

    “What plate is it?” asks the lad on the conked-out ZXR400 after I stop to enquire if he needs any help. “It’s new,” I reply with a grin. “Wow, love it!” I click the Ducati into first and head off with...

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