2012 Triumph Scrambler

The 2012 Triumph Scrambler harkens back to the days when stripped-down desert sleds of the 1960s were in vogue. Fast forward to today and you have an off-road traveler that likewise boasts of a modern road-based package.

The Scrambler takes its inspiration from those old Triumph ISDT machines that were once famously ridden by Steve McQueen with its classic styling dominated by twin high-level exhausts, designed to provide maximum ground clearance on rough terrain.

The design of the bike is pretty old school, only adding to its modern-day appeal. The utilitarian style is highlighted by the two simple single-color options, with a new Matte Black option joining the popular military-style Matte Khaki Green. Likewise, the spoked wheels with lightly knobbed tires, high footrests, rugged fork gaiters and wide, off-road style handlebars give a further nod to the Scrambler’s off-road heritage. Then there are items such as headlight grills, skid plate, and number boards, all of which adds even further resemblance to the ISDT models of the 60’s.

Powering the Scrambler is a unique version of Triumph’s 865cc parallel-twin engine. Designed outwardly to look like a classic 1960s twin, this DOHC eight-valve unit is a low-maintenance modern engine developed to meet the most stringent emissions regulations.

The fuel-injected twin delivers a laid-back output of 58 brake horsepower and 50 lb/ft of torque at just 4,750 rpm, making the Scrambler a versatile ride that can tackle a number of riding conditions. With its 270-degree crankshaft, the Scrambler takes on a totally different character to the other models in Triumph’s classic range, producing a totally addictive off-beat soundtrack which can be cranked up a notch and enjoyed just like those old mavens that used to run wild on the roads and highways of the world.

Find out more about the Triumph Scrambler after the jump.

Engine and Transmission

Triumph Scrambler
TypeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Bore/Stroke90 x 68mm
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
ExhaustHigh level stainless steel headers with twin chromed silencers
Final DriveX ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Oil Capacity4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

Triumph Scrambler
FrameTubular steel cradle
SwingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Front36-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear40-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Front100/90 R19
Rear130/80 R17
FrontKayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
RearKayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload,
100mm rear wheel travel
FrontSingle 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
RearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/
Analogue speedometer with odometer, trip information,
tachometer and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

Triumph Scrambler
Length2213mm (87.1in)
Width860mm (33.8in)
Height without mirrors1202mm (47.3in)
Seat Height825mm (32.5in)
Wheelbase1500mm (59.0in)
Fuel Tank Capacity16 litres (4.2 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride)230kg (506lbs)

Performance and Fuel efficiency

Triumph Scrambler
Maximum Power59PS / 58bhp / 43kW @ 6800rpm
Maximum Torque68Nm / 50ft.lbs @ 4750rpm
City46 MPG
Highway60 MPG


Total Motorcycle----“All bodywork, including the headlight bucket, have been painted by Airtrix with a two tone, satin titanium color combination and red pin-striping. The custom paint job features a Hawk logo on each side of the gas tank and flavorful Roland Sands Design lettering on the fenders. The tank is topped off with an RSD gas cap for good measure.”


This one looks like an old school bike to me and it is not impressive on its looks. Its way too big also when you look at it. I think there are still a lot better bike than this.

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