Bigger engine, brakes, suspension and expectations

This is the second teaser we received in a span of a couple of weeks proving that Triumph is on a path to rule the popular scrambler category with their upcoming brand-new weapon, the 1200 Scrambler. This second teaser shows us more of what we can expect from the Hinckley chaps.

The 1200 Scrambler boasts of the new high torque engine used on the Brit’s Bonneville lineup, and to handle all that additional power, this Scrambler gets equipped with bigger wheels, bigger brakes, and bigger suspension.


The new 25-second video gives us more insights into Triumph’s answer to Ducati’s new Scrambler 1100 and will come with a single headlight with the Triumph moniker bang in the center, a side-mounted twin exhaust, a pair of upside-down golden fork legs and a decently sized bash plate. With this update coming, the 1200 Scrambler is finally the machine that is ready to get its feet properly dirty.

With its tiny Speedmaster headlamp, lever protectors, Bobber tank and bash plate, it also does look the part. Reinforced for off-road duty, this 1200 also gets a fairly high saddle, wide tapered bars of motocross style, longer Ohlins USD suspension with extended travel and footpegs positioned higher for clearance giving the ride a new and demanding position which one might need to get used to.

Triumph gives us more glimpses at their new 1200 Scrambler Screenshots / Gameplay
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Triumph gives us more glimpses at their new 1200 Scrambler Screenshots / Gameplay
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Triumph gives us more glimpses at their new 1200 Scrambler Screenshots / Gameplay
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Triumph gives us more glimpses at their new 1200 Scrambler Screenshots / Gameplay
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Huge 21” spoked rims at the front will come wrapped with stubbed tires improving the bike’s ability off-road. The rear, however, will run on 17” ones. And to match the Ducati 1100’s 86 hp and of 65 lb-ft of max torque, the Brit will use its 1200cc parallel twin motor that is running on the Bonnevilles’ currently.

The 1200cc parallel twin motor delivers its 78.2 pound-feet and 77 horsepower smoothly across the RPM range, and even though the torque caps out at a low 4,000 RPM, the engine likes to be wound up for short-shifting off-road fun. It has a unique twin airbox setup, carb-styled twin throttle bodies, special intake and exhaust system, new output shaft, and elegant packaging that allows the straight-line exhausts to hide the Euro4-compliant catalytic converters. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with a torque-assist clutch and chain final drive.

Triumph gives us more glimpses at their new 1200 Scrambler Screenshots / Gameplay
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Similar to all Bonnevilles’, the Scrambler too will feature everything from riding modes (Road and Rain) to switchable traction control, single button cruise control, ride-by-wire throttle, ABS, and a torque-assist clutch. Suggesting it to be a serious performer, the 1200 Scrambler will get twin monoblock brakes upfront rather than the singles.

Triumph has tried very hard in making this Scrambler the only scrambler you will think of. It was surprising really for the fact it took this long for Triumph to come up with a proper Scrambler. This machine will make it its life’s purpose to give a couple of sleepless nights to the BMW R NineTs’ and the Ducati’s 1100s’. It will be launched to the world on the 24th of October 2018. Pricing and availability will be out soon.

Triumph gives us more glimpses at their new 1200 Scrambler Screenshots / Gameplay
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Reference

BMW R NineT Urban G/S

2017 BMW R NineT Urban G/S Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Ducati Scrambler 1100

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100
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