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This weeks MCN has pits the Scrambler Classic up against the new Guzzi Stornello and the they reckon the Scrambler is a bit ugly and the Stornello is a classic looker
Sorry like but I thought the Scrambler looked lovely the 1st time I seen the reveal on the internet in September 2014 and my deposit went in then. I have now had my red Icon for nearly 18 months and I still think its a beaut and a classic. It is easy to see the styling cues from the old single cylinder Ducati Scramblers.
What do we all think, shall we inundate MCN boards with photo's of our beautiful scramblers?
 

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We're all different so I personally won't worry about what MCN has to say, if you have an interest in tractors then the guzzi just might do it for you.lol

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The Scrambler definitely has some areas which are more of a success than other areas. But as a whole it is a knockout package.

I've never known a bike get as much attention from other boers and the non biking public too.
I've caught a few people taking photos of mine when I've been stopped at traffic lights.
 

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I think the Scrambler looks superb and a way better design than any of the other 'retro' scramblers on the market. I gave up my Guzzi for the Scrambler, yes it was a lovely looking bike but so underwhelming to ride I nearly gave up riding altogether!
 

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As much as I love my Scrambler to ride, its looks are a bit meh.

A bit of a mishmash of unresolved elements. Particularly the oddly curved seat that doesn't match the line of the tank very well, and lack of side-panels. Pretty easy to fix if it really bothers me.

That Guzzi is hideous though, like a fat girl in a microskirt.

bm
 

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I've learnt to love it, and now everything else is ugly, apart from the 1299 panigale, thruxton and maybe the MV f3
 

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Off the showroom floor they are ugly. Bars, mirrors, tail tidy and exhaust later and I am happy with it...wouldn't mind a different seat profile though...
Anyway all ducatis since the 90's are ugly with the exception of the 848 which I still have as PC wallpaper.
 

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I don't know.. I think the Guzzi is a damned good looking bike.. . Tested one before buying the Scrambler because frankly. . as nice looking as the Guzzi is the Scrambler was just much more fun to ride.
 

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I have owned three Guzzis since 1992, and liked all of them, but after my first ride on a Duke ( a 900SS) my 1000S felt like a lorry in comparison: I bought the Duke, and the Guzzi went. In my view, the old, big Guzzis were good bikes, but too heavy.
 

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I liked the look of the Scrambler FT as soon as I saw it if I hadn't I wouldn't have bought it then again I liked the Honda Varadero I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder
 

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Moto Guzzi and Ducati have each had their styling ups and downs. Some of the Guzzis are quite beautiful to my eye ... like my '89 LeMans 1000 Mk V, my highly modified '75 850T, the current V7 Racer, etc. The Ducatis since the '90s that have appealed to me have been the 907IE, the early to mid '90s 750/900SS, the original Monster, and the original 916. The Guzzis have stayed closer to the "traditional standard with variations" for most of their range, where Ducatis became a bit more outré as the years went on. The Scrambler, despite the name and the silly marketing hype, is to my eye a return to the traditional standard where you buy the bike and can outfit it to suit your particular tastes; more like what I did with older Ducati 750GT standards.

Both marques have their strengths. Those two Guzzis of mine were a bit heavy, a bit long wheelbase compared to the sportier, shorter, faster turning Ducatis of the '90s, but were more comfortable and were really amazing "over the road" bikes to go places with. The LeMans in particular was the best sport touring bike I've ridden. The 907IE was quicker, turned faster, and was outfitted to be comfortable on travel but couldn't really compete with the LeMans for distance riding. I loved all three of them.

My Scrambler is being built to be a slightly less distance oriented blend of what I did with my 750GTs, the 907IE, and the 850T/LeMans put together. I envision some nice long rides with it, but not the butt-busting "CA to NY in five-six days" rides I once did with its predecessors. It will be comfortable, it will handle nicely, it will look like I think a Ducati motorcycle should look like, and it is certainly quick enough for me.

So: MCN, you are entitled to your opinion, despite that I disagree. But in this case, you're just flat wrong. :D
 
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