After a few years of lackluster sales, Triumph decided to get more serious (and have more fun) with the Street Scrambler.
Despite all the obvious historical links – Steve McQueen, desert sleds, Bud Ekins, etc. – the original retro high-piper just didn’t light many fires or open many wallets.
Things have changed. The new road/dirt sporty gets its own chassis with the traditional flat track riding position, wider handlebars, a 19-inch front wheel and longer shocks. The brakes have been upgraded, Metezler Tourance tires fitted, and, most importantly, the grunt is now delivered by the 900cc Bonneville Street Twin engine. Sweeet.
More tasty tidbits include refinements for overall rider control and safety; ride-by-wire, switchable ABS (unique to the Street Scrambler), switchable traction control and a torque assist clutch. And a new high-level Twin Scrambler exhaust in brushed stainless steel.
The minimalist bodywork is complemented by an interchangeable pillion seat, aluminum rear rack, removable pillion pegs, ‘Bear Trap’ adventure style front pegs and bash plate. Stylish touches include graphite engine badging and an aluminum headlight mount.
“Sharing the same contemporary custom styling principles as the Street Twin, the new Street Scrambler has the iconic Bonneville silhouette combined with clean lines, minimal bodywork and modern finishes such as the elegant fuel tank with locking cap, black sculpted engine covers with the Triumph makers mark and engine badge, single throttle body with aluminum finish and distinctive finned head and header clamps.”
The all-new Street Scrambler is available in three paint schemes - Jet Black, Matt Khaki Green, Korosi Red and Frozen Silver with jet – black, hand-painted coach lining and unique tank decals. But it ain’t all about glitz and glitter here. Triumph’s taken a big step from the previous generation Scrambler in regards to engine, exhaust and rider focused technology - all combining to give more performance and a better riding experience. The popular 900cc Bonneville high torque engine delivers much more urge in the low- and mid-range, perfect for around town and light off-roading.
A key update to the original Bonneville engine platform, the 900cc engine features a 270-degree firing interval for smooth, linear power delivery from the slick five-speed gearbox. And the new extended service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) dramatically reduces the overall cost of ownership. Just like the Street Twin, the new Street Scrambler chassis set-up is tuned to deliver a neutral and predictable ride.
This, combined with the same confidence inspiring evolution to “stand-over” ergonomics for maneuverability and seat height considerably lower than the previous model, makes it a really accessible and fun bike for every type of rider. Contributing to the commanding riding position and signature silhouette are the new model specific front fork and rear suspension units, which raise the back end for additional ride height, wider tapered aluminum handlebars and classic wire spoke wheels. The new Street Scrambler comes with a large 19’’ wheel on the front and 17’’ wheel on the rear, with stylish steel blacked out hubs and rims.
The accessory roster includes adjustable rear piggy back FOX shocks with threaded preload adjustment and 24- position compression damping, black glass-filled nylon headlight grill with a pressed steel matt black finish bezel, and a forged and machined aluminum handlebar brace in a black anodized finish. For even more style the accessories range include slip on Vance and Hines single exit silencers, a traditional scrambler twin bench seat and 70mm diameter bar end peep mirrors in anodized black or clear aluminum with a laser etched Triumph logo.
For everyday usability there are internally wired heated grips available along with a steel fabricated center stand kit, an auxiliary power socket and cockpit mounting kit and highly durable engine bars. Triumph has just announced the Brutal Beauty Tour, which will visit some 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada, giving consumers a first look of the new Street Scrambler, as well as the entire new Bonneville family. Visit ForTheAdventure.com to find and register for each stop, ensuring a spot for the exclusive preview. The candy store is open!