Who the hell would want to own a tiny bike with less than 80 horsepower if you have a garage full of fire breathing 160hp+ monsters? There aren't that many bikes on the market that make you smile when you throw your leg over them. Most are surgically perfect appliances that do not stir any emotions in you when you ride them. Plain and boring goes together with modern and cutting edge. Of course there are exceptions.
Usually anything Italian comes with healthy dose of character and style. You can ride the slowest Ducati and it will still make you smile. New Ducati Scrambler is one of these wonderful machines. On paper it's pretty simple. In real life it's a hoot to ride and look at. Riding it feels genuine. This is exactly how a motorcycle should feel like. Despite modest power it's more than enough for just about anyone riding the street. It looks retro without trying too hard. ABS is there guarding you from mishaps. It's a pure joy to ride and you smile every second of being on it. I want one. Should I buy or it's just a temporary weakness?
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10 months and over 40,000 miles later, Henry stopped by Beach Moto to chat with me about his experience. Planning an adventure like Henry’s seems impossible. I mean, where do you even begin??