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best scrambler motorcycles

About Our Selections

These selections considered ease of use, rideability, price, and how effective each motorcycle was achieving the stated goal of its class. We are confident that any of these bikes will be superb options for most riders.

As described above, the criteria for inclusion are a lifted exhaust, some form of engine protection or guard, a neo-retro look, and off road functionality, although not to the same level as a dual-sport. This is intentionally a fairly vague set of criteria, as there are many types of scramblers.

2023 Royal Enfield Scram 411

A spin-off of the wildly successful Himalayan, with a bit less utility and a lot more attitude

2023 Moto Guzzi V85 TT

An adventure tourer that has all the looks and most of the guts to be a decent scrambler

2023 BMW R Nine T Scrambler

Neo-retro just drips off every curve of this little rocket

2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon

Sometimes the simplest version of a bike is the best, even if it's a little rowdy

2023 Triumph Scrambler 900

A surprisingly capable scrambler that is based on the Street Twin, not the Tiger

2023 Indian FTR 1200 Rally

It pushes the definition of a scrambler, but let us explain...

2023 Honda SCL500

A surprise addition to the 500cc family of bikes from Big H

2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

if you need to go off-road, get a bike from the people that know off-roading... even if they themselves call it a sport naked scrambler!