Triumph is all set for 2019 with its various launches this year. While Triumph recently made a historical name Speed Twin come back to life again, with engine sourced from the powerful Thruxton R. This time another bike is all set to make use of that powerful 1200cc mill.
Yes, we are talking about the bigger brother of the Scrambler 800, Triumph Scrambler 1200, which showed up on the company’s website. A Scrambler with such a powerful engine will be ahead of its competition. What Scrambler bike really means is a street bike with off-road potential. And Triumph Scrambler 1200 does justify its Scambler tag quite well.
The Scrambler 1200 looks quite striking and beautiful at first glance. It gets aluminium mudguards, swingarm, bash plate, and a number plate. Side panel comes with brushed aluminium Scrambler logo, a brushed aluminium Monza filler cap. Up front, the bike gets All-LED lighting with DRL headlight, Keyless ignition, and Illuminated backlit switches. The twin exhaust setup is mounted high on the right side.
It also gets various features such as Single-button cruise control, USB charging, ABS & switchable traction control with Five riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road and Rider-Configurable), Torque-assist clutch and Ride-by-wire. Optional accessories include a Bluetooth connectivity module, enabling the world’s first integrated GoPro control system, ‘turn-by-turn’ navigation, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. You can see that Scrambler 1200 comes pretty loaded!
There are two versions of the Scrambler 1200 – XC and XE. XE version gets more accessories which are focused on off-road riding. India will most probably get the XC version. Both motorcycles get their power from Thruxton R sourced 1200cc, liquid cooled, 8-valve 270 degrees crank angle parallel twin engine. It churns out 88HP of power at 7,400rpm and 110Nm of peak torque at 3,950rpm. the rev limiter is set to 7,500rpm. Triumph has given the Scrambler a pretty long hassle free service interval of 16,000km. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Suspension duties are carried by Showa adjustable long travel USD cartridge forks at the front and Öhlins adjustable suspension at the rear. It gets spoked wheels with Dual-purpose Metzler Tourance tubeless tires to take on those trails. It gets Brembo M50 front callipers with 320mm twin front discs and single rear disc at the rear. The front gets a 21-inch wheel and the rear is a 17-inch one.
The XE variant does get some add ons compared to the XC. Longer travel suspension, Handguards, cornering ABS, an off-road pro mode and different colour options. The XC comes in two colour options – Jet Black with Matt Black and Khaki Green with Brooklands Green. The pricing of the Scrambler will be upwards of INR 10 lakhs. Its main competitor is the Ducati Scrambler 1100.
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