The Scrambler has a history steeped in murk and the memory of two men that seem to both claim ownership of the first Scrambler to come from Ducati. Giorgio Monetti and Leopoldo Tartarini are the men in question. The boys and girls at Ducati decided to try to get to the bottom of the mystery. They put together a little video to tell the story of how Ducati got into the Scrambler business.
The video revolves around these two men and the telling of their separate stories. In 1957 they completed a World Tour on a pair of Ducati 175's. This is where the two stories diverge. One claims that he had been riding a Scrambler prototype for months before the World Tour, and the other claims that he sketched the first Scrambler years after when he was an importer and exporter of motorcycles.
No matter which story is correct, perhaps both, the end of the story is still the same. We are 40 years down the road and we have one of the most exciting things to come out of Bologna in quite some time. No longer is Ducati going to be selling high test race bikes to the upper echelon riders. They now have an entry level bike that is more about the fun and the spirit of riding than it is about knocking fractions of a second off of lap times. I, for one, am really excited to see the new wave of bikes that the Scrambler is going to inspire! I've got goosebumps.
Check out the video here: Ducati Scrambler History Worth Fighting Over Ducati Scrambler Forum
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