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Triumph reveals Scrambler 1200 XC and 1200 XE

All the stats on Triumph’s new retro-styled, custom off-roader

TRIUMPH’S new Scrambler has finally landed! Yes, the teasing pictures and videos will no longer be sliding up your newsfeed and instead, we can have a look at some actual photos!

So, what have we got and how will this be better than the Street Scrambler?…

It’s definitely still a Triumph - you can’t deny that the Hinckley factory has got the styling bang on, as always. And if the detailing and finish of the rest of the fleet is anything to go by, I’m pretty sure it’ll look great close-up, too!

Triumph have released not one, but two bikes for us to look at tonight, the 1200XC and the 1200XE. The XC is of a more dual-purpose nature, for the road-focussed riders among us. But the XE sounds like the bike we all wanted it to be - the one that does all the things off-road that the Street Scrambler couldn’t.

Both bikes use a retuned version of the 1200cc parallel twin we saw in the Bobber, Bobber Black and Speedmaster, which delivers a claimed 90ps (88bhp) at 7,400rpm and 110Nm of torque at 3,950rpm. This is great news, given that the main fault of the old bike was a slightly insipid motor.

Both bikes feature a redesigned frame that not just accommodates the bigger 1200cc engine but also lifts the bike up making it visibly taller. There are no ground clearance figures quoted for the new bike but, given that the seat height is a claimed 870mm on the XE (compared to the 792mm of the Street Scrambler) you'd have to think that some of that has given more space beneath the frame. And that's definitely a good thing as the previous Street Scrambler was woefully low when it came to proper off-roading. The stance is helped by Showa adjustable USD forks with 250mm travel at the front and some funky looking 250mm Ohlins shocks picking up the slack at the rear.

Overall the bike looks like a great improvement compared to its smaller sibling. The engine sounds like a peach and the top drawer suspension might make it a true rival for the well-spec’d and designed Ducati Desert Sled.

We'll know very soon whether the bikes live up to the hype, as we'll be riding both at the world press launch in December.

Stay tuned for our riding impressions... 

Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE / 1200 XC Specs

SCRAMBLER 1200 XC

SCRAMBLER 1200 XE

Engine Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Capacity

1200 cc

1200 cc

Bore/Stroke

97.6 x 80.0 mm

97.6 x 80.0 mm

Compression Ratio

11.0:1

11.0:1

Maximum Power

90 PS / 89 Bhp (66.2 kW) @ 7,400 rpm

90 PS / 89 Bhp (66.2 kW) @ 7,400 rpm

Maximum Torque

110 Nm @ 3,950 rpm

110 Nm @ 3,950 rpm

Fuel system

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with brushed high level silencers

Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with brushed high level silencers

Final drive

X ring chain

X ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox

6-speed

6-speed

Frame

Tubular steel with aluminium cradles

Tubular steel with aluminium cradles

Swingarm

Twin-sided, aluminium, 547mm long

Twin-sided, aluminium, 579mm long

Front Wheel

Tubeless 36-spoke 21 x 2.15in, aluminium rims

Tubeless 36-spoke 21 x 2.15in, aluminium rims

Rear Wheel

Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rims

Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rims

Front Tyre

90/90-21

90/90-21

Rear Tyre

150/70 R17

150/70 R17

Front Suspension

Showa ⌀45mm fully adjustable USD forks. 200mm wheel travel.

Showa ⌀47mm fully adjustable USD forks. 250mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension

Öhlins fully adjustable piggy-back RSUs with twin springs. 200mm wheel travel.

Öhlins fully adjustable piggy-back RSUs with twin springs. 250mm wheel travel.

Frame

Tubular steel with aluminium cradles

Tubular steel with aluminium cradles

Swingarm

Twin-sided, aluminium, 547mm long

Twin-sided, aluminium, 579mm long

Front Wheel

Tubeless 36-spoke 21 x 2.15in, aluminium rims

Tubeless 36-spoke 21 x 2.15in, aluminium rims

Rear Wheel

Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rims

Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rims

Front Tyre

90/90-21

90/90-21

Rear Tyre

150/70 R17

150/70 R17

Front Suspension

Showa ⌀45mm fully adjustable USD forks. 200mm wheel travel.

Showa ⌀47mm fully adjustable USD forks. 250mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension

Öhlins fully adjustable piggy-back RSUs with twin springs. 200mm wheel travel.

Öhlins fully adjustable piggy-back RSUs with twin springs. 250mm wheel travel.

Front Brake

Twin 320mm discs, Brembo M50 monoblock calipers, radial master cylinder. Switchable ABS.

Twin 320mm discs, Brembo M50 monoblock calipers, radial master cylinder. Switchable Cornering ABS

Rear Brake

Single 255mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper. Switchable ABS.

Single 255mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper. Switchable Cornering ABS

Length

2,285 mm

2,325 mm

Width (Handlebars)

840 mm

905 mm

Height Without Mirrors

1,200 mm

1,250 mm

Seat Height

840 mm

870 mm

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