Fantic Caballero Scrambler gets funky, urban makeover for Deluxe edition
Fantic have a brand-new limited-edition version of their Caballero Scrambler 500, which brings a number of practical updates along with some nice cosmetic tweaks. Called the Deluxe, it forgoes the classic Fantic racing red, in favour of a more toned-down urban chic.
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If you’re not familiar with the Caballero range, they come in a spread of sizes based on motors from typical off-road capacities; 125s, 250s and 450s (which they call a 500). The Deluxe is based on the Scrambler 500, which means it comes with the peppy 449cc single.
In a world of 200bhp superbikes 39bhp might not seem like much go, but combined with short gearing and tight ratios, it delivers a spritely ride. It’s also only moving 170kg wet, so it’s hardly a heavyweight. The Deluxe also benefits from an updated engine map, sharpening the oomph it has.
Another element of the Caballeros that we’re big fans of is the ride quality, in part down to long suspension with 150mm of travel at either end (also been tweaked for this year), as well as a new seat shape to aid comfort.
In addition to the mechanical changes, the Deluxe brings in a new, classier finish with deep grey tank and mudguards, a set of scrambler style ‘bars with crossbrace, side numberplates with ‘Deluxe’ graphics and matt black radiator covers. Colour-matching the saddle, ‘bar pad and grips in the same brown is a further cements the new model’s on-trend style.
The limited edition Deluxe is in dealers now priced at £6599, so it’s a £200 premium over the standard machine but definitely worth the extra spend – especially if you want something exclusive offering a stylish twist over the base model.