2015 Triumph Scrambler
The Triumph Scrambler first entered the market in 2006, carrying the designation as the last Triumph motorcycle designed by famed motorcycle designer John Mockett. The Scrambler was initially designed to be a doppelgänger of sorts to the Bonneville cruiser, a touring bike with off-road styling and limited off-road capability.
The Scrambler differentiates itself as a more upright bike than the Bonneville. It has high and wide handlebars to match its higher seating position. It also has high level stacked twin exhausts and crossover exhaust headers, two design qualities attributed to the original Triumph TR6C Trophy Special from the late 1960s.
These days, the Scrambler is considered a real retro-styled tourer apt for modern times. The bike’s retro style offers a nice touch of Triumph’s heritage while also imbibing all the modern qualities you’d want in a spitfire bike. It’s not the most powerful bike in the market, but for what you’re getting, the Scrambler crosses off a lot of your pre-conceived requirements in an adventure tourer.
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2015 Triumph Scrambler
Engine:Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Horsepower @ RPM:59
Torque @ RPM:50
Energy:Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
0-60 time:6.2 sec.
Top Speed:125 mph
The Triumph Scrambler doesn’t have any modern styling elements, which shouldn’t be taken against it. In fact, the classic style of the Scrambler is a hat tip to the Triumph models from the 1960s. That is a big reason why old school riders enjoy the retro-look of the touring bike. The high and wide black finished handlebars and footrests were raised to create an upright bike appearance and have better ground clearance. Likewise, the traditionally long and flat seat makes seating in the bike comfortable for riders of all sizes. The Scrambler also features cut down mudguards, adding to the simplistic styling of the bike.
You’ll probably notice by now that there’s a theme with the design of the Scrambler. There aren’t any excessive styling elements that muffles its old-school aura. The black engine finish even complements the chrome details and the two color options - Matt Pacific Blue and Diablo Red Lunar Silver - Triumph is offering for the bike.
It’s a simple, no-frills-involved, classically styled back that’s at home in today’s roads.
|Height without mirror||1202mm|
|Wet weight||230 kg|
|Dry weight||214 kg|
|Color Options||Matt Pacific Blue, Diablo Red Lunar Silver|
Don’t be fooled by the Scrambler’s retro design because every mechanical detail in it is about as modern as it gets. The tubular steel, twin cradle frame can be clearly seen from a distance, evoking Triumph’s classic style ethos. The exhausts are also prominently shown, extending all the way from the bolted engine under the seat to the rear, just above the 17-inch, 40-spoke wire rear wheel.
The pair of Kayabasa chromed shocks at the back of the bike are also easily detectable, adding to the classic look of the bike while also providing a balanced and effective damping, giving riders the confidence to hit the road with the bike’s suspension credentials. A 19-inch 34-spoke wire wheel sits comfortably at the front, wrapped around block-treaded tires to give it the tool it needs to get outstanding on-road performance in any kind of road surface.
To keep the Scrambler in tip-top shape, Triumph also installed a single front disc brake and a rear equivalent courtesy of Nissin to help provide stopping power that doesn’t jolt you out of your seat.
|Frame||Tubular steel cradle|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, tubular steel|
|Front Wheels||36-spoke 19 x 2.5in|
|Rear Wheels||40-spoke 17 x 3.5in|
|Front Suspension||Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel|
|Brakes front||Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper|
|Brakes rear||Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper|
|Instrument display and functions||Analogue speedometer with odometer and trip information.|
The Triumph Scrambler is powered by a Bonneville-based 865 cc, air-cooled, eight-valve engine that develops 58 horsepower and 50 pound-feet of torque at 4,750 rpm and mated to a five-speed transmission.
Move to the back and you’ll see a pair of twin chromed stainless steel exhaust pipes and heat shields that not only serve their mechanical purposes of meeting noise emission regulations but also pays homage to the 1960s Triumph TR6C Trophy Special.
The engine itself doesn’t have crazy numbers, but it does have enough to give riders all sorts of fun when prowling the road. The Scrambler is capable of covering 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds to go with a top speed of 125 mph. It’s also the most fuel efficient engine in the Triumph range, allowing the Scrambler to cover as much as 72 mpg.
|Engine type||Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI|
|Exhaust||High level stainless steel headers with twin chromed silencers|
|Final drive||X ring chain|
|Max power ec||59BHP @ 6800|
|Max torque ec||68NM @ 4750|
|Fuel Consumption urban||56mpg|
|Fuel Consumption 56mph/90kph||72mpg|
|Fuel Consumption 75mph/120kph||57mpg|
Brushed alloy Skid Plate for the heritage race feel, clear anodized for durability.
Chrome plated Headlamp Grille for the traditional ‘Classic Scrambler’ look. Provides protection for the headlight whilst adding to the retro appeal of the Scrambler.
Tachometer kit includes matching tacho with Triumph logo and all mounting hardware.
Engine Dresser Bars Black
Textured black with a durable finish the Engine Dresser Bars adds rugged protection to your Scrambler and completes the classic racer look.
Fuel Filler Cap Billet
For a personal touch of chrome add the Billet Fuel Cap which allows for easy fastening and removal thanks to its styling. Also check out the Lockable Fuel Filler Cap as a alternative replacement to the standard fuel cap.
Made to the highest standard, there are a variety of seats available on the Scrambler made to suit your riding needs. Check out the Configurator and Accessories Catalogue to see what options you have available to you.
The Triumph Scrambler comes with an MSRP price of $9,099. Note that the price doesn’t come with tax, title, license, options, handling, pre-delivery, and destination charges.
Triumph does include a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on new Triumph and Genuine Accessories and a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.
“With a stunning visual heritage straight from the off-road trails and scrambler scene of the 1960s which it dominated, the Triumph Scrambler takes one of the most iconic images in motorcycling and brings it up to date with 21st century technology in a road-based package.” ----- Total Motorcycle