The Triumph Scrambler 1200 is offered in two variants including XC and XE and gets host of new technologies onboard
Triumph Motorcycles has released official details and images of a pair of 1200 cc scramblers. The motorcycles are christened the Scrambler 1200 XC and 1200 XE. Both of these motorcycles combine on and off-road capabilities along with scrambler styling. While the Scrambler 1200 XC, in particular, is an all-rounder, the XE on the other hand, is meant mainly for off-road.
What is even more surprising is also the fact that the Scrambler 1200 XC gets a Royal Enfield GT650 inspired paint scheme as well. The Ice Queen Paint scheme which we have seen previously on the Continental GT 650 can also be seen on the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC as well.
The Ice Queen Paint scheme is basically a White with a dash of ash stripe colour. This particular paint scheme has already become quite popular in the Continental GT 650 and we will also notice the same colour combination on the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC as well.
Both the motorcycles are powered by Triumph’s 1,200 cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine which also powers the Thruxton as well. This engine, in particular, has been tuned to generate 88.7 hp of peak power at 7,400 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 3,950 rpm. All that power is then sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox.
The motorcycle offers 5 riding modes as standard (Rain, Road, Off Road, Sport, and Rider) with a sixth off-road pro mode available only with the XE variant. This off-road pro mode turns off the traction control and ABS completely while using off-road engine mapping. The XE model also features cornering traction control and cornering ABS.
Braking duties are taken care by a 320 mm front disc setup while a single 255 mm disc fitted to a twin-piston caliper does the job for its rear wheels. Both these motorcycles share the same frame and are built around on a new double-cradle chassis which has been tuned keeping in mind their dual-purpose nature.
The Scrambler 1200 also happens to be the first motorcycles in their class to get fitted with a bigger 21-inch wire spoke rims which actually also supports tubeless tires. The rear profile, on the other hand, gets a smaller 17-inch wheel. Triumph also offers more capable Pirelli Scorpion tire as an option.
Suspension duties on the motorcycles are carried by a 45mm fully adjustable Showa USD fork towards the front and fully adjustable Ohlins dual shocks at the rear. The more off-road focussed XE model gets a fatter 47 mm Showa fork up front and the same brand’s setup at the rear.
The XE offers 200 mm suspension travel while the XE takes it a notch higher to 250 mm which is actually even higher than few Adventure motorcycles as well. Lastly, the XE also gets a longer swingarm and a 26.9-degree steering rake angle which has been done purposefully to enhance handling capabilities. This particular variant also offers adjustable foot pegs as well. The motorcycle also offers hosts of technology on board.
To begin with, it gets Keyless ignition, heated grips, cruise control, and USB charging. Furthermore, it also offers worlds-first integrated GoPro control system connects. This system allows camera control via the press of switchgear on the left bar end while connected via Bluetooth.
The motorcycle also features industries first partnership with Google to provide turn by turn navigation by Google maps via the accessory Bluetooth module and a Triumph smartphone app. lastly, the Phone calls and music too can be controlled via the TFT dashboard and Bluetooth as well.
The Scrambler 1200 is no doubt a very tall motorcycle while the XC has a seat height of 840 mm the XE offers a seat height of 870 mm. unfortunately; none of the seats are height adjustable which can be a problem for the short height riders. The motorcycle is slightly on the heavier side and has a dry weight of 205 and 207 kilograms respectively.
There are reports stating that Triumph has plans of bringing the Triumph Scrambler 1200 to India towards early 2019, unfortunately, they will only be launching the XC variant as of now while the XE variant won’t be arriving anytime soon. There is no doubt in the fact that the Scrambler 1200 is a good option for those who love to ride fast both on and off road and also for those who do not prefer to carry too much luggage with them on their long tours.
Triumph also has plans to introduce the Scrambler 1200 XE at the 2018 Baja 1000 to test the motorcycle’s capabilities. The British two-wheeler manufacturer hasn’t announced the pricing of the motorcycle yet but will release the pricing details in the month of December. This motorcycle will be positioned on top of Triumphs Bonneville range and will compete directly against the like of the Ducati 1100 Scrambler in India.