Retro rivalry Ducati Scrambler
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.