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: