Top 5 Scrambler Motorcycles in the World
Modified On Oct 30, 2018 By Garvit Narang
A true biker always likes to conquer open roads. Some of them take their passion beyond roads and don’t mind playing in the mud. For off-roading, the motorcycle should be light, strong and at the same time should have an optimal suspension travel and setup. A Scrambler is a perfect fit as it is a blend of sports bikes and Cafe Racers and offers a great experience both off and on-track. Originally made for off-road races, Scramblers have now gained popularity amongst the masses due to their classic design and impressive performance. Here, we have listed 5 best Scramblers of the world built till date.
5. BMW R100RS
The sports tourer was created by Hans Muth, a professional bike stylist in late 1970s. It featured a 4-stroke, air-cooled, twin cylinder engine delivering a power of 69bhp at 7,250rpm. BMW R100RS is a perfect example of German engineering and craftsmanship which makes it worthy to be a part of this list. It offered comfort for long rides and is one of the best scrambler motorcycles ever produced.
4. MV Agusta 350 Scrambler
MV Agusta has been a popular motorcycle manufacturing brand in Europe since the early 1970s. The production of 350 Scrambler took place for a period of 5 years (1970 to 1974). The bike housed a 4-stroke, air-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder engine that produced a power of 33.5bhp at 8,500rpm. This is one of the most unique bikes on the list and is often seen in classic museums. The bike also finds its place in the hearts of all classic bike enthusiasts.
3. Moto Guzzi V7 Special
Moto Guzzi V7 Special offers a comfortable ride and comes equipped with swept back controls and a long fuel tank. Underneath, it houses a 750cc, V-Twin-powered V7 engine that puts out a peak power of 39.5bhp at 6,400rpm. The bike costs Rs. 5.9 lac (excluding import duties and taxes). This bike features one of the most masculine looks in the list, courtesy to its black engine, long fuel tank and thick tyres.
2. Triumph Bonneville Scrambler
The motorcycle borrows its retro style from Triumph TR6C Trophy Special that was a part of the company’s lineup in the late 1960s. Bonneville Scrambler boasts its off-road styling and features a high & wide handlebar which offers a good riding position coupled with high seating posture. Triumph Bonneville Scrambler is propelled by an 865cc, air-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC, parallel twin engine that generates 58.2bhp of power at 6,800rpm with 50Nm of torque at 4,750rpm. It comes with a price tag of Rs. 5.7 lac (excluding import duties and taxes).
Ducati Scrambler first came into existence in 1962 and then made a comeback in 2014 at the German INTERMOT show. The new Scrambler acquires styling cues from its ancestor but is more stylish and easy to handle as compared to the 1960s one. Ducati Scrambler comes equipped with a 796cc, SOHC, V-twin engine that delivers 74bhp of power at 8,250rpm with 68Nm of torque at 5,750rpm. The motorcycle is also expected to arrive in India soon in a price bracket of Rs. 10 to 12 lac.