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TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER 1200 (2019-on) Review

Published: 25 October 2018

The largest capacity Scrambler variant to date

The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

The largest capacity Scrambler variant to date

  • At a glance
  • 1200cc  -  89 bhp
  • 58 mpg
  • Medium seat height (840mm)

Triumph have unveiled their much-anticipated Triumph Scrambler 1200 model during a launch event at the ExCeL London. Available in XC and XE variants, the bike will use the British brand’s 1200cc parallel-twin engine to deliver almost 89bhp and over 81ftlb of torque.

The new bike is also packed with technology such as riding modes, full-colour 2nd generation TFT dash and keyless ignition. The XE model also gets an extra ‘Off-Road Pro’ riding mode and IMU controlled cornering ABS and cornering traction control.

Despite sharing the same frame, suspension and wheels (including an off-road style 21” front) the two variants will feel different due to an increased rake angle on the XE. Even if you never intend to go off-road, this will give the model a distinctly more relaxed feel on the road.

The rear shock is a long travel, fully adjustable Ohlins unit, and the long travel forks come from Showa. Stopping power is provided by Brembo twin M50 monobloc calipers at the front.

The Triumph Scrambler 1200 will be the world’s first motorbike to feature integrated GoPro control and also Triumph’s first turn-by-turn navigation system, Bluetooth phone and music control (enabled by a Bluetooth accessory pack). Riders will be able to capture video and take pictures via the bike’s switchgear.

The bikes get new all-LED lighting including a powerful new five-inch headlight. Both bikes also get Triumph’s torque assist clutch, cruise control and a USB charge point, while the premium XE model gets hand guards and heated grips as standard.

Each Triumph Scrambler 1200 model will be available in two colour variants; Jet Black and Matt Black or Khaki Green and Brooklands Green for the XC, Fusion White and Brooklands Green or Cobalt Blue and Jet Black for the XE and both will have a list of over 80 accessories to customise them with.

The unveiling confirms a more serious off-road capability hinted at in teaser videos released before the launch. Previous videos on Triumph's YouTube channel have shed increasing light on what we can expect at the official reveal.

Earlier this year we spied what looked like a production-ready 1200 testing in Spain and after looking closely at the new video it’s clear that this is the same bike. Even the perforations on the engine bash plate match the prototype.

The Scrambler is set to be the latest in a line of retros powered by Triumph’s 1200cc parallel-twin engine. Introduced in 2016, the twin now powers the Triumph Bonneville, Thruxton and Bobber and, while Triumph already have the 900cc Street Scrambler, this looks like being a more high-performance proposition both on and off road.

With the mid-capacity Street Scrambler in the range it makes sense for the Scrambler to have more power. There are a number of variants of the 1200cc motor when it comes to power output, but it should have at least the Bobber’s high-torque derivative, so you’re looking at a bike with at least 76bhp and 78ftlb on tap.

No prices have been released but the bike will go up against Ducati’s Scrambler 1100 range which starts at £10,695.

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Prior to the bike release, Triumph released FIVE teaser trailers:

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2019
Year discontinued -
New price -
Used price -
Warranty term -
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £88
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 89 bhp
Max torque 81 ft-lb
Top speed -
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 58 mpg
Tank range -
Specification
Engine size 1200cc
Engine type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Frame type Tubular steel with aluminium cradles
Fuel capacity 16 litres
Seat height 840mm
Bike weight 205kg
Front suspension Showa ⌀45mm fully adjustable USD forks. 200mm wheel travel.
Rear suspension Öhlins fully adjustable piggy-back RSUs with twin springs. 200mm wheel travel
Front brake Twin 320mm discs, Brembo M50 monoblock calipers, radial master cylinder. Switchable ABS.
Rear brake Single 255mm disc, Brembo 2- piston floating caliper. Switchable ABS
Front tyre size 90/90-21
Rear tyre size 150/70 R17

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  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 at home in the dirt
  • Added accessories available: aluminium radiator guard
  • Added accessories available: A grab rack
  • Added accessories available: Hand guards
  • Added accessories available: Handlebar brace
  • Added accessories available: Headlight bezel and grille switched off
  • Added accessories available: High level front mudguard
  • Added accessories available: Optional LED foglights
  • Added accessories available: LED indicators
  • Added accessories available: Rugged pannier
  • The Scrambler 1200 XC Ohlins
  • The Scrambler 1200 XC digital clock
  • Details of the Scrambler 1200 XC
  • The Scrambler 1200 XC fuel cap
  • The Scrambler 1200 XC headlight
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC engine
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC
  • TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER 1200  (2019-on)
  • TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER 1200  (2019-on)
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC
  • Details of the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC swingarm
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC tank
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC clock
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC engine
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC foot peg
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC's engine
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC Brembo
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC switchgear
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC front wheel
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC rear wheel
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC rear light
  • Inspiration kit: The Scrambler Escape Kit
  • Inspiration kit: The Scrambler Extreme Kit
  • Accessories available: A short clear screen
  • Accessories available: Side stand extension
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE and XC variants
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC side view
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC front view
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC left side
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC rear quarter
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC right side
  • The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 family
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE blue
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE white
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE rear quarter
  • 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE rear
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