Originally Posted by Genghis9021
The Triumph Scrambler is better looking and just as silly.
Have to defend the Triumph Scram here. Yes it's not designed to go off road but I owned one for 2 years, did some mods and took it on the ADVriders meet in Italy in 2009 where it got some scathing looks. I had the last laugh though because it got to places that some KTMs and BMWs failed to get to.
The Scram is actually built like a brick shit house which is why it's heavy. It's also low which has both negative and positive aspects:-
Limited suspension travel and poor ground clearance means you have to pick your line carefully.
Low enough to paddle your way through tricky stuff.
I'd say Triumph missed a trick with the Scram because if they made one with decent suspension and more ground clearance but kept the seat low it would be the modern equivalent of the R80GS.
I swapped it for the 800XC
which I honestly think is the best all round bike on the planet at the moment. It no worse than any of the other bikes in this photo...
Head down expecting a flaming........................
Have to say that I like the look of that Baja but look at the spindly sub frame. No good for carrying anything but a couple of sandwiches.