Ever since Triumph first came out with the Scrambler model family it’s always just been a road bike in varying degrees of disguise – but with the new Scrambler 1200, especially in this XE guise, it looks like they have finally come up with a serious dual-surface weapon. And I’m delighted, because this is completely my kind of bike.
I love the look of it, and the intent, but it will be a bike that’s been produced to please the biggest number of buyers possible. So I will try to find the areas where the Scrambler could be made better, from handling improvements to weight reductions, to performance boosts and visual changes.
I’ll also do a back-to-back comparison with my 1955 Triumph T110 Scrambler and take it off-road to test that super-long-travel suspension to the max.
Read the full Triumph Scrambler 1200 review
- Key stats: • £12,300 • 89bhp • 81ftlb • 840mm seat • 205kg (dry)
- Rider: Simon Relph (53, 6ft 1in, 96kg)