In the 60s, American importer Joe Berliner was bringing in so many Ducatis that he had the ear of the corporate office. So when he started asking for a do-it-all bike aimed towards younger riders, the Italian firm obliged him with the Ducati Scrambler 250, a dual-sport based off the road-based Diana which Berliner had converted for dirt track competitions in the US.
Though initially sold only in America, it eventually was sold in other countries, and even became an instant classic back ‘home’ in Italy. The first Scramblers are considered to have “narrow case” engines, with slightly modified frames. The Scrambler kept growing to gain a 350cc and 450cc variant – the latter of which was sold as the Jupiter. For more on the Scrambler, which was successful thanks to a good engine, excellent riding posture, and a blend of American and European styling, check out this write-up from Ducati’s corporate site.
This specific Ducati Scrambler 250 (VIN: DM250 86447) enjoyed an older restoration and is claimed to have “all the correct bits” that are hard to find, like the small tail light and the pancake headlight. It’s been in storage for two years and the seller has not since tried to start it.
Find this Ducati Scrambler 250 for sale in Springfield, Missouri with a BIN of $7,500