Expected Launch Date: Jan 2019 – Oct 2019
Triumph Scrambler 1200
Triumph Scrambler 1200 Overview
British bike maker Triumph has unveiled a more powerful version of Scrambler, called the Scrambler 1200. The bike will be available in two variants: a base XC and a more off-road oriented XE. The launch timeline set for the bike in India is likely to be around the first half of 2019. However, the base XC variant is expected to come first followed by the XE at the later stage.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 Styling & Comfort
The design of the Scrambler 1200 is very similar to the smaller Street Scrambler but differs in quite a few ways. The LED headlight and the turn indicators blend in with the front end nicely. The bike offers a host of aluminium finish accents for bash plate, swingarm, front and rear mudguards and footpegs. Both bikes sit on a tubular cradle frame. The fuel tank comes with a stainless steel strap which adds to the styling quotient.
The saddle height for the XC and XE is variants are 840mm and 870mm respectively. The base XC variant will be available with two paint schemes – Jet Black with Matt Black and Khaki Green with Jet Black. While the XE variant will come with Fusion White with Brooklands Green and Cobalt Blue with Jet Black paint scheme.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 Performance and Handling
With oodles of power on tap, the Scrambler 1200 accelerates very brutally. The engine is very refined and smooth even through stop-go traffic or long highway cruising. The 6-speed gearbox has slick shifts. The bike comes with five riding modes – Road, Off-Road, Rain, Sport, and Rider. The riding modes tweak the power delivery and the level of the traction control system for suitable riding conditions. The XE will also come with an extra riding mode called Off-road Pro, which switches off ABS and traction control, and uses an off-road throttle map.
With respect to suspension, the XC variant employs fully adjustable 200mm of suspension travel on both ends, while the XE variant comes with fully adjustable 250mm of travel on both ends and it also offered with the longer 579mm rear swingarm. Suspensions do a great job at maintaining a balance between comfort and handling. In addition, these suspensions are adjustable to ride preference. The bike comes standard with torque-assist clutch to give the extra level of comfort and control. The front end would get a 21-inch wheel while the rear would get a 17-inch spoked wheel. The wheels of the bike would be shod with tubeless dual-sport Metzeler Tourance tyres.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 What we think
The British bike maker has always been known across the globe for its exquisite designs and impeccable engine performance; the reflection of both these virtues can be noticed in the Scrambler 1200.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 Mileage
On the fuel efficiency front, Scrambler 1200 is likely to come with a figure of 18-19 kmpl. The accurate details regarding the efficiency will be revealed once the bike hits the market.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 Engine & Transmission
Powering the Scrambler 1200 is a 1200cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin motor which churns out 90 PS of power at 7400rpm and 110Nm of torque at 3950rpm. Mated to this engine is a six-speed gearbox with slip and assist clutch. The engine is similar to the one that powers the Thruxton R, however, it has been returned for better low-end grunt.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 Braking & Safety
The braking setup would consist of 320mm discs with Brembo M50 monobloc calipers in the front and a 245 mm disc with Brembo 2-piston caliper in the rear. The XE variant would also get a Brembo MCS front brake lever, while Bosch Cornering ABS will come as standard. The bike would also feature cornering ABS and switchable traction control assisted by an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for precise control under all stopping conditions.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 Competitors
When launched, the Scrambler 1200 will compete with the likes of the Ducati Scrambler 1100 range and BMW RnineT Scrambler.
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