‘If you’re in the mar­ket for a scrambler, you can’t lose’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Comment - ADAM CHILD ROAD TESTER

The BMW is the bold­est and most de­sir­able of all the scramblers, and would be even bet­ter if the tyres were swapped for rub­ber bet­ter suited to the road. Its only draw­back is the £11,090 price – that’s nearly £2700 more than the Du­cati – which is a great all­round bike. The Guzzi has the most char­ac­ter and feels like a clas­sic scrambler en­livened with modern touches. How­ever, I couldn’t live with its lack of power on trips out of town. The mod­i­fied Tri­umph looks and sounds great, is a joy around town and has a wel­come turn of speed away from the city streets, but it is un­com­fort­able, and more ex­pen­sive than the Duke and Guzzi. All four are great bikes and your buy­ing de­ci­sion may just come down to style, brand and price: there are no losers here. If money were no ob­ject I’d choose the Beemer.

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