Ôguzzi is real old-school coolõ

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Guzzi v Ducati -

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.

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