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Review: Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled

  • By cannonball

You don’t need to be a regular reader to know that scramblers are hot. Over the last few years, the term has become the go-to marketing moniker for OEMs looking to cash in on the growing moto lifestyle. From a business standpoint it makes complete sense; the carefree attitude exuded by scramblers appeals to millennials and nostalgists alike.

But in their haste to plaster ‘scrambler’ on everything with a high mount exhaust and less than slick rubber, the manufacturers have diluted its meaning.

I’m not taking anything away from the quality of bikes that are laying claim to this category. We’ve ridden and thoroughly enjoyed quite a few of them. But scramblers they are not. At least not in the classic sense.


What’s your thoughts? #Ducati #Scrambler