Ôguzzi is real old-school coolõ
For two bikes aiming for the same niche of a sub-genre of a family Ð and at the same price point Ð the Stornello and Scrambler are very different bikes to ride. Assessed purely on riding dynamic, the Ducati is the better bike; itõs more flexible to use, has a stronger motor, better chassis. But because itõs the product of modern marketing and engineering, it doesnõt look as authentically handsome as the Moto Guzzi.
The Stornello carries off exactly the right amount of retro, mainly because thatõs really, at heart, where it comes from. It doesnõt have the sophisticated engine or chassis response of the Ducati, but relies on old-school values like boundless charm and character to win the day. And thatõs not an excuse to cover up huge flaws; the Guzzi works.