TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER RETURNS
Triumphõs previous Bonneville Scrambler was a pleasant enough bike, but cast a critical eye over its lines, and itõs plain to see that itõs not up to Triumphõs new dawn of superb fit and finish. But this new Street Scrambler version is.
Based largely on the excellent new Street Twin platform launched in 2016 Ð which has also now spawned a T100 Bonneville, T100 Black, and a Street Cup cafž racer Ð the new Scrambler is so much more than a parts bin special.
Just like the Street Cup, which boasts a host of bespoke revisions, the Scrambler gets longer rear shocks, wider handlebars, 19in front wheel and 17in rear, Metzeler Tourance dual-purpose rubber, switchable ABS and traction control, and a high-level stainless steel exhaust.
Nice touches abound Ð such as the small but plush pillion perch that detaches in favour of a neat aluminium rack for a more rugged adventurer look (both items are included with the bike). The footpegs are sturdy steel bear claw type, and it gets a little bash plate. The badging and paint options are all Scrambler-specific, too.
And for those on an A2 licence, thereõs a kit to make this bike compliant. That makes this quite possibly the coolest A2 option you can buy.
While it may look authentically old-school, the technology cleverly secreted away from casual inspection hides ride-by-wire throttle, which enables the fitment of traction control Ð which can be deactivated for off-road shenanigans Ð as well as similarly switchable ABS. The rear light is retro shaped, but packed with LEDS, thereõs a torque assist clutch for lighter effort at the lever, a Thatcham approved immobiliser in the key, and a USB charging point for all your gadget needs. And of course itõs watercooled, which cleans up emissions, quietens the engine down and results in a claimed 36% improvement in fuel economy. Service intervals are also a rather pleasing 10,000 miles apart (or annually).
Sitting ahead of the bars is a fat single clock unit with a mix of analogue and digital displays, covering off rpm, gear position, odometer, trips, range, fuel level, average fuel consumption, a clock, and your traction control settings. A neat blend of old and new.
If all of this doesnõt look or feel special enough for you, there are over 150 official accessories available, too.
2016 MILAN SHOW SPECIAL THE FACTS O 54bhp O 198kg (est) O Seat height 790mm (est)