Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE First Look
The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE is a retro scrambler style bike and is powered by a 1,200cc parallel twin engine which puts out 89bhp. It replaces the old 865cc Bonneville Scrambler and is available in a lower spec XC version.
What Is It?
It's powered by a liquid cooled 1,200cc parallel twin engine, producing 88.8bhp at 7,400rpm and maximum torque at just 3,950rpm.
- Steel tubular frame and Aluminium swingarm
- Dual 320mm discs up front with Brembo M50 2 piston calipers
- 255mm disc at the rear with Brembo 2 piston caliper
- Cornering ABS with off mode
- Adjustable 47mm Showa upside down fork with 250mm travel
- Adjustable dual Ohlins piggyback shocks with 250mm travel
- Ride modes: Road, Rain, Off-Road, Off-Road Pro, Sport, Custom
- Cruise control, cornering traction control
- Slip and assist clutch
- 2->2 Stainless Steel exhaust system
- 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
Compared to the 2006-2017 Triumph Scrambler the engine has been bumped up 335cc and 35bhp from a re-tuned T120 engine, the tank size is up by 1 litre, the dash is now a modern TFT affair with 6 riding modes, LED lighting all round, LED running light, backlit switches, keyless ignition, USB charge point under the seat and GoPro control / turn-by-turn Google maps (with the optional Bluetooth module). The wire-spoked 21" front wheel takes a Metzler Tourance 90/90 tyre and the rear 17" a 150/70.
Accessories include high front mud guard, engine bars, headlight grille, Bluetooth module (used by GoPro/maps functionality), Arrow silencer, number board, LED fog lights, centre stand, fly screen, radiator guard, handlebar brace, LED indicators, Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres, TPMS, panniers and 30 litre roll bag.
- Escape kit: Panniers, handguards, luggage rack, LED fog lights, centre stand, fly screen.
- Extreme kit: Arrow end can, radiator guard, high mud guard, handlebar brace, LED indicators, dresser bar, light grille/bezel.
Colours: White/green, blue/black (our fav.)
At the bottom of the range the Scrambler 1200 XC has a thinner black fork with 50mm less travel, 50mm less travel at the rear, a 30mm lower seat, shorter swingarm and does without the additional Off-Road Pro riding mode, cornering ABS/traction control, heated grips, adjustable pegs and hand guards but it weighs 2kg less.
It should hit the dealers early 2019
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