New Triumph Scrambler 1200 range revealed for 2024

Triumph has revamped its flagship Scrambler 1200 for 2024, with an updated Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE being joined by a more accessible Triumph Scrambler 1200 X.

The 2024 Scrambler 1200 family from Triumph
The 2024 Scrambler 1200 family from Triumph

Triumph is billing the updated XE as built for “the road, for adventure touring, for extreme off-road fun,” while the new X (that replaces the previous Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC) is being touted as a bike built for: “the road and beyond, built to be more accessible.”

Both of the models are still visually very much like the ones they are replacing, and while there are some styling tweaks for 2024, aside from the new colours and graphics, you’ll have to look pretty hard to spot them.

What remains on the two bikes is that unmistakable retro styling, the 21-inch/17-inch wheels sizes, cross-laced wheels and tasty high-level exhausts. Both bikes also get the same 15-litre fuel tanks as the previous bikes, although the maximum range might be slightly improved thanks to better engine efficiency although the final homologation data for that is TBC.

The 2024 Scrambler 1200 XE
The 2024 Scrambler 1200 XE

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE 

For the Scrambler 1200 XE Triumph has looked to improve the performance and capability of the machine, and while the engine specs on paper look the same as the outgoing Scrambler, the chassis and suspension of the new bike have received a significant update. 

The front brakes and suspension of the Scrambler 1200 XE
The front brakes and suspension of the Scrambler 1200 XE

First up are new suspension units, with Marzocchi 45mm forks and rear shocks replacing the Showa front/Ohlins rear setup found on the previous model. The amount of travel available remains the same at 250mm, and full adjustability is still available at both ends.

The rear suspension of the Scrambler 1200 XE
The rear suspension of the Scrambler 1200 XE

The brakes of the bike are the next element to be overhauled, with Triumph adding higher-spec and the latest-generation Brembo Stylema monoblock calipers at the front acting upon floating 320mm discs. They are matched by a Nissin two-piston caliper at the rear which is joined by a 255mm disc.

A Scrambler 1200 jumping through the air in the desert
A Scrambler 1200 jumping through the air in the desert

Comparing the chassis of the XE to that is the X, we find a slightly longer double-sided aluminium swing arm on the higher-spec bike. It’s a full 32mm longer to help improve the balance and control of the XE when ridden on the trail. It’s also taller, with a higher seat and more ground clearance than the X, with its 250mm of travel providing a lofty seat height of 870mm compared to the 820mm item found on the new X.

The new 2024 Scrambler 1200 X
The new 2024 Scrambler 1200 X

New 2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X

For the new Scrambler 1200 X Triumph seems to have listened to its owners, dealerships and the press. While having a bike that is very close in terms of spec and capability to the top-spec XE is exciting for a few riders, for many who might only very rarely take to the trails, a less focused and slightly more accessible bike was what they wanted.

The new 2024 Scrambler 1200 X
The new 2024 Scrambler 1200 X

On that front, Triumph has delivered, because the rebranded ‘X’ replaces the previous ‘XC’ as the entry point into Scrambler 1200 ownership. The new bike again features Marzocchi suspension at both ends, with non-adjustable forks joined by twin piggy-back shocks with pre-load adjustability. Overall the suspension travel of this machine has been reduced compared to the previous bike, although it still boasts a healthy 170mm of travel, and reaffirms its position as a slightly more road-biased and easier to live with version of the bike.

The front suspension and brake on the new 2024 Scrambler 1200 X
The front suspension and brake on the new 2024 Scrambler 1200 X

The braking system on the new Scrambler 1200 X by Nissin, with two-piston calipers biting down on 310mm discs. Unlike the outgoing XC, the new X boasts a full IMU control system just like its bigger sibling. This means for the first time on the lower-spec machine optimised cornering ABS and traction control are available for on and off-road. Both these systems are switchable, meaning should you want to take to the rough stuff, you turn it all off and slide and skid until your heart is content! 

the 2024 Scrambler 1200 family from Triumph
the 2024 Scrambler 1200 family from Triumph

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 engine updates

The intake and exhaust of the bikes have also been optimised for 2024, and while the outright power and torque figures remain the same as before (89bhp and 81.1 lb-ft), the revised system is claimed to deliver a broader range of mid-range torque. The changes comprise a new 50mm inlet manifold joined by a new more free-flowing header run. Triumph states the revised motor means more torque from 5,000rpm all the way to the redline. Peak power and torque may not have changed but the new engine does produce the peak numbers for both 250rpm lower in the rev range, something that should make both machines a bit more manageable to ride off-road.

the 2024 Scrambler 1200 family from Triumph
the 2024 Scrambler 1200 family from Triumph

Managing the new engine’s output are revised electronics for both models, with five rider modes available for the Scrambler 1200 X, each with its own dedicated throttle mapping and specific ABS and traction control settings. Riders can choose from

Sport, Road, Rain, Off-Road and a Rider Configurable mode that allows the rider to tailor the bike’s electronics. The XE gets all of the above-mentioned riding modes, as well as an Off-Road Pro mode, which reduces the electronic intervention to the lowest level and is for experienced riders on more challenging routes.

the 2024 Scrambler 1200 family from Triumph
the 2024 Scrambler 1200 family from Triumph

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 prices and availability

The 2024 Scrambler XE is available in Phantom Black & Storm Grey, Baja Orange & Phantom Black, and Sapphire Black colourways and will be priced at £13,295 on the road. The new 2024 Scrambler 1200 X arrives in either Carnival Red, Ash Grey, or classic Sapphire Black, and will be priced at £11,895 OTR. Both bikes are going to be landing in UK dealerships in January 2024.

More information on both new models can be found on the official Triumph website.

The new 2024 Triumph Scrambler family of motorcycles
The new 2024 Triumph Scrambler family of motorcycles

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X and XE specs

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

 

Triumph Scrambler 1200 X

Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Type

Water Cooled Parallel twin, 270° firing order, SOHC

Capacity

1200 cc

Bore

97.6 mm

Stroke

80 mm

Compression

11:1

Maximum power

90 PS / 89bhp (66.2 kW) @ 7,000 rpm

Maximum torque

110 Nm (81.1 ft lb) @ 4250 rpm

Fuel system

Ride by wire, multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

Brushed high level twin-outlet silencer

Final drive

X-ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox

Six speed

CHASSIS

 

Scrambler 1200 X

Scrambler 1200 XE

Frame

Tubular steel, with steel cradles

Swingarm

Twin-sided, aluminium fabrication

Front wheel

Tubeless 36-spoke 21 x 2.15in, aluminium rims

Rear wheel

Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rims

Front tyre

90/90-21

Rear tyre

150/70 R17

Front suspension

Marzocchi Non-adjustable USD forks 170mm wheel travel

Marzocchi Ø45mm 1+1 forks, fully adjustable 250mm wheel travel

Rear suspension

Marzocchi twin RSU’s with piggyback reservoir, preload adjustable

170mm wheel travel

Marzocchi twin RSU’s with piggyback reservoir, fully adjustable

250mm wheel travel

Front brakes

Twin 310 mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston axial calipers, OC-ABS

Twin 320mm discs, Brembo 4 piston M4.30 radial caliper, ABS

Rear brakes

Single 255mm disc, single piston floating Nissin caliper, ABS

Instruments

TFT/LCD hybrid instruments

Full-colour TFT instruments

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

 

Scrambler 1200 X

Scrambler 1200 XE

Length

2273 mm

2330 mm

Width (handlebars)

834 mm

905 mm

Height without mirrors

1185 mm

1250 mm

Seat height

820 mm (795mm with accessory low seat)

870 mm (845mm with accessory low seat)

Wheelbase

1525 mm

1570 mm

Rake

26.2°

26.9° 

Trail

125 mm

129.2 mm

Wet weight

228 kg

230 kg

Fuel tank capacity

15 litres

15 litres

FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS

 

Scrambler 1200 X

Scrambler 1200 XE

Fuel Consumption**

TBC (subject to final homologation)

CO2 Figures**

TBC (subject to final homologation)

Standard**

EURO 5b 

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