Triumph Scrambler 1200 range revealed
- The long-teased Triumph Scrambler 1200 has finally gone official in two variants – XC and the higher-spec XE.
- The Scrambler 1200 is not a traditional Scrambler, it instead fuses retro-modern design cues with adventure tourer like off-road capabilities. Think of it as a more powerful Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled. To distinguish itself from the already popular Tiger range, the Scrambler 1200 is based on the Bonneville platform.
- Powering the Triumph Scrambler 1200 range is a tweaked version of the Thruxton’s parallel-twin motor. On the Scrambler, this engine produces 89 bhp at 7,400 rpm and 110 Nm at 3,900 rpm. A 6-speed transmission is standard.
- The XC and XE models ride on different suspension setups. The former has Showa forks up front and Ohlins twin shocks at the rear, both with 200 mm travel. The latter has a longer 250 mm travel on both sides for better off-roading. Brakes on both models are the twin 320 mm Brembo M50s at the front and a 255 mm disc at the rear.
- The Triumph Scrambler 1200 range comes with riding modes, TFT instrument cluster, cruise control, keyless starting, Bluetooth, USB power sockets and world’s first integrated GoPro control system. Safety kit such as cornering ABS and lean-sensitive traction control also comes standard.