I’ve been reviewing vehicles for nearly a decade now, and one thing that I try to do is not follow the typical review formula. That is, I try to keep my reviews as personal as I can, and I try to avoid two things:

1. Being cynical rather than critical
2. Trying to crown something as best or worst in some arbitrary category

Instead, I try to stay focused on the only thing I can honestly recount: my experience with said vehicle. In the case of the Scrambler Ducati, I had a lot of fun, and I don’t bother trying to hide it. It’s an honestly terrific motorcycle in an industry full of mostly mediocre bikes. It’s not perfect, but it’s so much fun to ride I genuinely don’t care about its handful of imperfections.

I’m also particularly happy with the photography I did for this piece. It’s been a while since I have really felt focused on my photography, as opposed to just doing it more on reflex. On this little project, I felt particularly dialed-in on my Nikon J1 and the results are pretty sweet, I think.

Check it out: Featured Bike: The Scrambler Ducati — BEHIND THE MOTO