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.

  • 2012 Triumph Scrambler
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    59PS / 58bhp / 43kW @ 6800rpm
  • MPG(Cty):
    46
  • MPG(Hwy):
    60
  • Torque @ RPM:
    68Nm / 50ft.lbs @ 4750rpm
  • Energy:
    Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
  • Displacement:
    865 L

Engine and Transmission

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Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust High level stainless steel headers with twin chromed silencers
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Oil Capacity 4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

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Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels
Front 36-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear 40-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Tyres
Front 100/90 R19
Rear 130/80 R17
Suspension
Front Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload,
100mm rear wheel travel
Brakes
Front Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/
Functions
Analogue speedometer with odometer, trip information,
tachometer and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

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Length 2213mm (87.1in)
Width 860mm (33.8in)
Height without mirrors 1202mm (47.3in)
Seat Height 825mm (32.5in)
Wheelbase 1500mm (59.0in)
Rake/Trail 27.8º/105mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 16 litres (4.2 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 230kg (506lbs)

Performance and Fuel efficiency

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Maximum Power 59PS / 58bhp / 43kW @ 6800rpm
Maximum Torque 68Nm / 50ft.lbs @ 4750rpm
City 46 MPG
Highway 60 MPG

Quotes

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.”

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1 comments:

  (442) posted on 01.19.2012

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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