In respect to a comparison with "any other scrambler": I recently bought a 2019 Triumph 1200 Scrambler XC. While I'm still doing break-in miles ... I can assure you that it is far more capable than the Stornello on both pavement and dirt. This is not to say that I don't like my Stornello. I do. But, I also realize it is nothing more than a very pretty street bike with a high exhaust pipe. BTW, has any thought been given to how a bash plate affects cooling?