If it sounds like I’m being effusive about this bike, you’re right - I freaking love it. I live in New York, easily one of the worst towns to own a bike over 1000CCs. The Scrambler has 800, but it doesn’t even bother to mention, it’s just as comfortable doing 5mph through traffic as it is leaning hard into a turn at 85. The ride stance is comfortable enough for long hauls, yet sporty enough to get what you want out of it. The stock exhaust is beautifully tuned for just enough feedback, and it’ll even give you a pinch of backfire if you’re in the mood.
In short, the Scrambler is in the Goldilocks zone. Not too much, not too little, just right.
In really short, the Scrambler is f*cking fun as hell.
And it’s that fact, right there, that makes this the most important Ducati they’ve made in years - it’s the gateway drug to the brand, and it’s about to set a whole generation of riders up for a lifelong addiction to the Italian Stallions from Bologna.