Thrive Motorcycles Honda CB650 Scrambler

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The original Honda CB650 was released in 1979 as the updated version of the CB550 – engine sizes were creeping up across the model range and the new “mid-size” CB650 was just 100cc smaller than the mighty Honda CB750 of 10 years earlier. In the ’60s and ’70s Honda liked to sell scrambler variants of…

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Tamarit Motorcycles Triumph Scrambler #216

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The Triumph Scrambler was introduced in 2006 as a modified version of the already-popular Triumph Bonneville. The design closely followed that of the Bonneville, however chief designer John Mockett drew additional inspiration from the iconic TR6C Trophy Special, favoured by the likes of Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins. The drivetrain engineers at Triumph took the…

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TTRNO Ducati Scrambler

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The new Ducati Scrambler is rapidly becoming one of the most popular modern platforms for custom motorcycle builders, as a result of its relatively affordable sticker price and its simple construction. It’s now joined the ranks of the Harley-Davidson Sportster, the Triumph Bonneville, and the Honda CB750 as a foundational model for the modern custom…

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JvB-moto Yamaha MT-07

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The Yamaha MT-07 (known as the FZ-07 in North America) was released in 2015 along with its larger engined sibling the MT-09. The MT-07 has a lightweight parallel twin with a swept capacity of 689cc, 74 hp at 9000 rpm, a lightweight tubular backbone semi-trellis frame, a monoshock rear, and traditional telescopic forks up front. The…

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XTR Pepo Ducati Scrambler

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The new Ducati Scrambler range of motorcycles was introduced in 2014, and went on sale in 2015. Their popularity has been nothing short of explosive, and in 2016 Ducati expanded the model line with additional smaller engined examples for smaller riders, and those new to motorcycling. The production of each Scrambler begins in the main factory…

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BMW R100 Scrambler

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The 67 hp 980cc boxer twin used in the BMW R100 is an engine that lends itself very well to life both on and off road, having the heads out in the air flow is an excellent way of keeping them equally cool in even the warmest of climates, and bulletproof BMW engineering mean that…

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Venier Customs Moto Guzzi V7 Scrambler

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The Moto Guzzi V7 was released in 2008 to satiate demand for a simple, air-cooled, retro motorcycle that was both a hat tip to the iconic Guzzis of the past and a step in the direction of the future of the marque. From the outset, the V7 was a success thanks to its torquey 744cc…

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BMW K100 Scrambler

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The BMW K100 is a motorcycle that BMW created to take the fight to the surge of inline-4 Japanese motorcycles that were pouring into Europe and every other developed region from the late ’60s onwards. Rather than just installing an inline-4 transversely in the frame as had been done before, the engineers at BMW lead…

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A Brief Guide To Honda Scramblers

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Of all of the big four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, it is perhaps Honda that is the most closely associated with the scrambler genre – they were building scramblers from the mid-to-late 1960s with much success in Japan, North America and Europe.

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Tamarit “Ronin” Triumph Scrambler

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Tamarit Motorcycles is a Spanish custom motorcycle and parts company who have turned out some of the best looking and most usable Triumph Scramblers we’ve seen over the past few years. Their builds are typically characterised by practicality – they’re designed to be bikes that are ridden everyday rather than just on weekends. This bike…

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Honda CX500 Scrambler

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The Honda CX500 is a motorcycle that wasn’t all that well loved when its was first released. In some markets it was nicknamed the “plastic maggot” and after a 5 year production run Honda pulled the plug and moved focus onto its better selling inline-4s. More recently, the humble little CX500 has been going through…

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