Do you think the Scrambler will be a dual purpose sport bike?
just what i wanted to hearThere is an active thread on ADVRider on just this topic. If the Scrambler had a 19" front tire, a high fender keeping debris from hitting the engine and a good skid plate to protect the pipe, oil filter, lines under the bike, you could use it on all sorts of fire roads. It is lighter than the BMW 650 (twin or single) and those bikes are taken everywhere.
Don't forget your camera.I'm curious as to the total ground clearance it has. I'm sure some companies will come along with forks and shocks to increase height, adjustments, and travel further down the road.
I will be attending the Long Beach show this weekend; I'll bring my tape along to take some measurements Saturday.
:nodIf I can ride my Triumph Scrambler on trails with KTM's, BMW's, Honda's and Husky's, then a 100 lb. lighter, higher horsepower, longer suspension travel Ducati will certainly do the job and come under the heading of dual sport.