Ducati Scrambler Icon BS6: Same Price Other Options
What makes you tick, a Scrambler, a streetfighter, an ADV or a classic cruiser? Make your choice
The Scrambler is a proven motorcycle -- one that turned fortunes around for Ducati in 2014. It’s been constantly improved over the past six years and now has an entire family based on the same platform. Ducati recently launched the BS6 Scrambler in India which commands a hefty premium for very few changes. So would you rather spend Rs 8.49 lakh on an entry-level Ducati or shell out the same amount or a bit more for something more special?
Kawasaki Z900 - Rs 8,19,000
What do you get with the Z900? How about a 52PS and 32.4Nm power advantage over the Scrambler? An engine that’s butter smooth and the fact that you save Rs 30,000, which could fetch you some riding gear? The Z900 also gets four ride modes, traction control, a full LED headlight and a new TFT instrument console with Kawasaki's very own Rideology App. Sure, a Ducati is more exclusive, but ask yourself this: is the premium really worth it? More on the Z900 here.
Triumph Street Triple R - Rs 8,84,000
Then there’s the Street Triple R, meant for those looking for a bike that’ll keep them engaged throughout. It’s fast, nimble and comfortable enough for daily use. It too makes a lot more power than the Scrambler, gets power modes and premium hardware. All this for just Rs 35,000 more than the Scrambler which makes it an irresistible proposition. It’s one of the most enjoyable bikes we’ve ridden till date and surely deserves your attention. Want to know more about the Street Triple R?
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT BS6 - Rs 8,85,180
The Ducati Scrambler could take on some trails, but what about some proper rough roads? You’d probably need an ADV in that case, wouldn’t you? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Those interested in tackling the beaten path could consider the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT. The ADV comes with a decent amount kit ranging from long-travel suspension, spoked wheels with dual purpose tyres to mounting points for panniers. It packs a smaller engine but manages to put out about 70PS which is enough if your primary needs revolve around touring and rough roads.
Triumph Bonneville T100 - Rs 8,87,400
If none of the abovementioned bikes tickles your fancy, you could check out the Bonneville T100. It’s as retro as retro can get. A simple design with a parallel twin slapped in between. Pull on a leather jacket, perhaps a half faced helmet (not that we’d recommend it) and some cool boots and you’re good to go. It’s relaxed and more comfortable which will see you munching miles without much complaint.