It’s Christmas Day and watching The Great Escape is as traditional to some as turkey and sprouts, so today’s bike of the day had to be a Triumph Scrambler. Inspired by classic bikes like the Triumph TR6R from the film, the Triumph Scrambler oozes retro charm with wide bars, chunky tyres and an upswept, high-level exhaust.
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The Triumph Scrambler was based on the Triumph Bonneville, but used a 270-degree crank to achieve 20% more torque. This also resulted in an excellent burbling engine sound reminiscent of a V-twin.
Although the Scrambler only makes a modest 63bhp, it’s quick enough to keep you interested on short blasts and is great for less experienced riders and seasoned veterans alike.
Triumph Scrambler for sale
The above Triumph Scrambler is available from Wooburn Green Motorcycles, who say: "We have an excellent condition Triumph Scrambler 900 which has covered 8026 miles and had a custom paint job from new by '8 Ball Custom Paintwork' (who carry out Triumph factory special limited edition and custom work) in Steve McQueen's racing colours.
"It looks absolutely stunning and will certainly attract interest wherever you go. Fitted with Triumph chrome TOR performance exhausts which sound absolutely superb and a pair of Metzeler Tourance tyres.
"Other modifications include Renthal handlebars (which are far more comfortable), tank pads, gold carburettor tops, custom bar-end weights, Triumph comfort seat, an Evotech tail-tidy and a Union Jack fast-idle button.
"The bike comes with two keys and was last serviced at 7352 miles by Jack Lilley Triumph. All-in-all, this is a lovely example that looks and sounds superb and a bike you will be proud to own."