Triumph 1200 Scrambler is launched

Triumph have launched their all new 1200cc Scrambler, a fantastically styled retro machine that harks backs to the brand’s history in British off-road racing.

The bike is to be released in two different versions. the 1200 XC and the 1200 XE.

The Triumph 1200 Street Scrambler will feature the latest generation 1200cc fuel injected, liquid cooled, twin cylinder Bonneville engine, running a 270 degree crank.

Power is listed at an punchy 90 PS which equates to 88 bhp with torque at 110 nm.

At the front, brakes are twin 320mm Brembo floating discs grabbed by Monobloc Calipers, while at the rear it’s a single 255mm disc and Brembo calliper. On the suspension side of things, the XC has Show USD forks with 200mm of travel while the XE takes that up to 250mm travel. At the rear it’s Ohlins shocks for both, with the XE getting the 250mm travel compared to the XC’s 200mm.

Wheels are laced and tubeless and come clad with Metzeller Tourance rubber which should give a 50 / 50 road / off-road mix.

Triumph 1200 Scrambler XC
THE 1200 SCRAMBLER XC IS A RETRO MASTERPIECE. Image Triumph Motorcycles

But Triumph have not forgotten that this is a modern bike, fitting all manner of new tech to the Scrambler. There’s a TFT- Thin Film Transistor – dashboard, five different selectable riding modes – or six on the XE, torque assist clutch, ABS and switchable traction control, keyless ignition, cruise control as standard, with tyre pressure monitoring as an aftermarket option.

On the cosmetic side of things, it’s classic Triumph all the way with aluminium mudguards and number boards, brushed aluminium tank badge and of course iconic sculpted tank. Colour options are Jet & matt black, Khaki or Brooklands Green for the XC, and Jet Black, Fusion White, Brooklands Green and Cobalt Blue for the XE, all of which compliment the gold coloured forks on the higher spec model.

Prices for the 1200 Scrambler will not be released until December, but across the world bearded hipsters will be heading down to the Triumph dealerships to place an advance order 

THE 1200 XE GETS LONGER SUSPENSION AND DIFFERENT COLOUR OPTIONS. Image TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES

So what do you reckon – have Triumph produced another classic? Let us know you thoughts …

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