Retro ri­valry Du­cati Scram­bler

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The Street Twin is go­ing to have its work cut out with ri­vals like Yamaha’s new £6249 XSR700, the £7135 Moto Guzzi V7 II Stone and the £5795 Har­ley-david­son Street 750. But its big­gest ri­val will be the £7250 Du­cati Scram­bler Icon. With 1015 sold in the UK last year, it’s al­ready proved to be a huge suc­cess be­cause it ap­peals to both new and ex­pe­ri­enced rid­ers alike, has huge brand at­trac­tion, and can be yours for a very rea­son­able price. The Scram­bler has a large range of ac­ces­sories and cloth­ing to go with it, and cus­tomers can choose be­tween five dif­fer­ent styles: Icon, Clas­sic, Full Throt­tle, Ur­ban En­duro, and new Flat Track Pro. So Tri­umph have fol­lowed suit with over 150 dealer-fit ac­ces­sories and three pre-pack­aged ‘In­spi­ra­tion Kits’ to trans­form the Street into a scram­bler, flat-tracker or ur­ban-style bike. Both brands are trad­ing heav­ily on eas­ily cus­tomis­able retro design, and colos­sal brand val­ues.

The Scram­bler has al­ready ce­mented it­self as king of the retro crop and will take some beat­ing. It comes with sublime build qual­ity, it’s sim­ple, sleek and the thump­ing L-twin is bril­liant fun. We’ll be bring­ing you a head-to-head test against the Street Twin very soon.

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