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Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro excels on pavement, not so much on dirt

Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro excels on pavement, not so much on dirt

Ducati's new Scrambler has a lot going for it. Maybe that's why the Italian bike builder is selling so many.

Packaging retro styling with ease of use and a price point that's low for a Bologna-built two-wheeler, Ducati credits the Scrambler with making 2015 its best North American retail year.

As is appropriate for an entry-level machine — the least expensive in the Ducati line — the Scrambler offers a low 31-inch seat height, wide seat and wide handlebars.

The soft clutch pull, 410 pounds wet weight and low center of gravity give an easy, small-bike feeling to this mid-sized motorcycle.

But it's no scooter. The air-cooled 803cc twin-cylinder engine...

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