Luca Bar sent me a note about his new design that fits right in with what we’ve been discussing here, it’s a Sportster 883 Scrambler. Wheels are 18 inch front and 17 out back with Pirelli Scorpion Sync rubber, not a real off road tire but suitable for mixed duty, and a chain in place of the belt. High pipes, kneepads on the tank and a slightly bobbed rear fender change the looks, a nice flat seat, too. The design is aimed at those who use their one bike for all purposes, sort of like a universal adventure bike.
With all of this attention on these off road/scrambler Sportsters, the folks over at the Motor Company are probably still insisting “our customers would never buy that.” Well, maybe their current customers wouldn’t, but there’s always the possibility of a NEW customer buying one, remember those?