Reasons to Ride
The real deal, with all of the road-focussed ability of a modern adventure bike, plus genuine off-road scrambling capability, for the ultimate ride, whatever the surface. There are two benchmark setting Scrambler 1200’s to choose from. The Scrambler 1200 XC is built for sublime road and off-road riding fun, and the range-topping Scrambler 1200 XE, which delivers the highest level of specification, to take its off-road capability and scrambling credentials to the very top of the motorcycling world. However you define adventure, and wherever the road takes you, the Scrambler 1200 offers unparalleled capability, both on and off-road.
1. HIGH POWER BONNEVILLE ENGINE WITH DEDICATED SCRAMBLER TUNE
The famously characterful and torque-rich Bonneville parallel twin provides the heart of this benchmark modern classic adventure bike.
With its smooth and linear power delivery, the ride-by-wire throttle response is always perfectly predictable, whatever the surface. Five riding modes (six on the XE) means you can fine tune the feel even further to suit your own riding preference.
The 1200cc, low-inertia engine accelerates quickly and delivers from low down and all the way through the rev-range, allowing it to thrill in every riding scenario. From a spirited B-road blast to a steady Sunday cruise, and from flat-out fire road thrills to finding traction in the mud, the Scrambler truly lives up to its name and pedigree.
Euro 5 compliant, now with enhanced emissions and improved heat distribution for 2021, the Scrambler’s torque-assist clutch delivers a light and easy lever feel, with a blend of traditional Triumph engineering and contemporary technology to make this a truly special powerplant. And with 10,000 miles 16,000km between service intervals, not to mention a world-class dealer network, there’s no excuse for putting off those epic adventures…
2. LONG TRAVEL SUSPENSION
The Scrambler 1200 is equipped with 45mm diameter (47mm on the XE) Showa USD front forks and twin piggyback Öhlins rear shock absorbers. Fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping, and with 200mm of travel at both ends (250mm on the XE), each of these high-quality suspension units has been developed specifically for the Scrambler.
Tasked with offering superb road holding, finding traction across a range of loose and slippery surfaces and taking every ride in its incredibly capable stride, the Scrambler 1200 has been designed to set a new benchmark.
The end result has to be ridden to be believed. Supple enough to smooth out the bumps and ripples in the road, but with the support and damping needed in the rough, the versatility of the Scrambler’s suspension never fails to impress.
3. DEDICATED SCRAMBLER FRAME
There’s more to the Scrambler’s superb off-road ability than its high-quality, long travel suspension. The frame isn’t simply a modified road chassis with the geometry tweaked — it’s pure Scrambler from the aluminium bash plate up.
Confident off-road riding demands stability and surefooted handling. The rake and trail geometry, along with the wheelbase and swinging arm length, have all come from Triumph’s hugely successful scrambling heritage and years of Triumph’s Tiger dual-purpose adventure bike development. This all adds up to a unique and beautiful motorcycle that is incredibly competent off-road without losing any of its exemplary road manners.
With a riding position that can be tailored by way of adjustable handlebars and reversible risers for the perfect posture, either seated or standing, the Scrambler’s unrivalled versatility and capability cements its position as the benchmark crossover adventure bike.
4. CLASS-LEADING TECHNOLOGY
The Scrambler features a raft of modern technology, each element carefully designed to enhance the riding experience and improve safety without compromising the timeless, modern classic style of this rugged crossover machine.
The DRL headlight and all-LED lighting guarantee superb visibility to other road users whilst illuminating the darkest rides. Backlit switchcubes, intuitive switches and a five-way joystick mean all the essential signals are at your fingertips, whilst also making it easy to navigate the five riding modes (six on the XE), operate the single-button cruise control or flick between settings.
Advanced ABS and Traction Control systems enhance rider safety, with the XE model benefitting from the latest Optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control system.
Rider convenience hasn’t been overlooked, either, with an easily accessible USB point for charging those travel essentials and the option to fit the My Triumph connectivity module, which allows you to enjoy the world’s first integrated GoPro control system as well as features such as turn-by-turn navigation, plus phone and music operation.
5. CATEGORY-DOMINATING SPECIFICATION
The Scrambler’s equipment has been very carefully selected. The ergonomics offer the perfect mix of comfort and, when required, off-road control, with the unique bench seat and wide handlebars giving the Scrambler a commanding riding position for all roads. Reversible handlebar risers with optional 10mm spacers ensure every rider can find their perfect position, while adjustable folding foot controls allow further tailoring opportunities on the XE.
In addition to the high-quality Showa and Öhlins suspension, twin piston Brembo M50 radial monobloc brake calipers are fitted as standard, with a premium MCS brake lever completing the XE’s premium specification. Twin 320mm discs, combined with the advanced ABS system, means there’s no shortage of stopping power with superb lever feel for assured, confident control in all conditions.
Beautifully engineered aluminium rims are side-laced to strong hubs to maintain the Scrambler’s modern classic style yet allow the fitment of the latest tubeless tyres. With a 17” rear wheel and an off-road optimised 21” front, the Metzeler Tourance adventure tyres deliver the perfect balance for both on and off-road use.