We have Triumph to thank for how popular scramblers are on this list. After all, they are the ones who put out their legendary version of the scramblers first in 2006, which sparked a major trend.
Though the 1200 XE stands apart from the rest in the sense that it handles much better in the dirt and other rough terrains. Those who want to get their hands on the 2020 version have to shell out a little more than average, at $15,400.
Moto Guzzi V7 III Special
Moto Guzzi comes in for the win with the 2020 V7 III Special. With a price tag of less than $9000, this elegant and classic ride is probably closest to the original model out of all the V7s.
This fine creation was inspired by an expert designer in the late 1960s, by the name of Giulio Cesare Carcano. And it is definitely aptly named because it certainly is special. With spoked wheel rims and plenty of chrome details, it comes available in two colors.
This dual-sport bike by Honda is best left to intermediate or advanced riders. The machine has a higher-than-usual seat, which sits at 37-inches. It also has a curb weight of nearly 350 pounds, which can make it a bit difficult to handle, especially off-road.
The 2020 model is the same as in previous years. It's a relief to most, considering all of the positive reviews about its long travel, Pro-Link rear suspension, and 644cc single-cylinder engine. The XR650L is available for less than $7,000 making it nice and affordable.
Moto Guzzi V7 Stornello Scrambler
Moto Guzzi is back with another winner in the form of the V7 Stornello Scrambler. The gorgeous design pulls its inspiration from the brand’s bikes of the 60s and 70s when a similar machine first hit the market as a 125cc.
Now, the air-cooled traverse v-twin engine hits a whopping 744cc. Whether you’re driving to work down the highway or through the crowded city streets, this bike will get you there in style, and at just $11,190.
Indian is back with another powerhouse machine — the 2020 FTR1200S. At over $15,000, we can’t call it one of the more affordable on the list. But at 123 hp and 87-pound feet of torque, we can say that it’s worth the price.
The street-legal bike uses a V-twin, 1,203cc engine, and it makes for a great ride on dirt or pavement. With movement that feels pretty unrestricted and a lot of options for customization, this one is better left to intermediate/advanced riders.