Where a café racer is modified for performance on the road, a scrambler is a motorcycle that has been modified of off-road riding. But isn’t that what a dirt bike is? Actually, yes. But long before dirt bike turned into what they are now (light weight, long travel suspension, large wheels) there were standard motorcycles that were modified to suit off road riding. Knobbly tires, raised fenders, high mount exhaust and a wider handlebar were all that was needed. Some say scramblers existed from the very beginning of motorcycle history, given the fact that there weren’t that many paved roads yet. What we do know is that none other than Steve McQueen made scramblers popular in the 1960s with his infamous Baja desert races.