Originally Posted by johnwesley
After reading this thread from the beginning, forgive such a noob question. What would be the difference between a street/tracker and a scrambler?
which would be the better backroad / Forest Service road blaster ?
as I'm here I'll throw in my $.02...
A street tracker is generally accepted to be a street-legal version of a dirt-track racer, although there are plenty of them that diverge from this concept.
A scrambler is a street bike adapted for off-pavement activity, in some cases with as little as the addition of off-pavement tires. Back in the day (ie late 1940's and forward) scramblers were the bikes used for most desert racing, based on medium-large displacement (for the time) 4-strokes, 250-500cc singles (eg. BSA 441) and 500-650 twins (Triumphs and BSA's).
IMHO, a scrambler is the better choice for fire roads, Forest Service roads, etc.
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