2021 Triumph Scrambler range arrives with modern, classic style

SHOWCASING Triumph’s original Scrambler DNA with beautifully crafted modern classic style, the 2021 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC and XE continue the tradition, with what is one of the highest specification models ever.

A genuine, class-defining cross over of two motorcycle worlds, the new Scrambler range combines classic lines with the capability and specification of a full-on adventure motorcycle, with renowned power and torque delivery.

The Scrambler 1200 is powered by the latest evolution of Triumph’s characterful 1200cc high-power British twin.

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A low inertia crank and a high compression cylinder head, plus a dedicated Scrambler tune, specifically developed to give the perfect balance of power and torque delivery for both road and off-road riding, provides incredible torque across the rev range.

Peak torque hits 110Nm, with peak power of 66kW. The distinctive Scrambler sound, produced by the 1200cc 8-valve parallel twin engine, is delivered by the twin high level exhaust system, with a revised design delivering improved heat distribution.

The class-leading long travel suspension delivers incredible off-road capability and ground clearance, with 250mm wheel travel front and rear, designed for riding across the toughest of terrains, as well as a supremely comfortable road riding experience.

Both the Öhlins twin spring rear shocks and high specification upside down Showa front forks are fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping, providing excellent comfort.

Superior stopping-power is guaranteed by the category-leading Brembo M50 radial monobloc callipers, with twin 320mm floating discs on the front, and the Brembo calliper with single disc, on the back.

Such outstanding braking power is managed by the ABS that comes as standard on both models. Enhancing the multi-purpose character of the Scrambler 1200, high specification wire spoked wheels with aluminium rims and a side-laced design, come as standard.

These allow the use of dual purpose adventure-focused tubeless Metzeler Tourance tyres, while for more extreme off-road use, Pirelli Scorpion Rally are recommended as an approved alternative option.

Packed with state-of-the art technology and rider aids, the new Scrambler 1200 XC and XE really set the benchmark.

Both models feature the full-colour TFT instruments offering two different design themes, each with three display layout options, allowing the rider to alter the amount of information shown, according to their preferences.

The TFT start-up sequence can also be personalised with the rider’s name. The system is controlled via the intuitive and easily accessible handlebar mounted 5-way joystick and other switches, all of which are backlit for easy navigation in the dark.

The Scrambler 1200 is also pre-enabled for the My Triumph connectivity system, which allows the rider to access phone calls, operate music, use turn-by-turn navigation and manage a Go-Pro through an intuitive handlebar controls and TFT interface.

Triumph’s latest generation ride-by-wire ensures responsive and precise throttle control at all times, and enables the six riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road, Off-Road Pro (available on the XE only) and Rider-Configurable.

The riding modes, which can be selected while on the move (with the exception of the Off-Road and Off-Road Pro modes) adjust throttle response, traction control and ABS settings for enhanced safety and optimum performance in all riding conditions.

The Scrambler 1200 XE also features optimised-cornering ABS and optimised-cornering traction control, both of which automatically adapt the level of intervention to maintain the optimum ride, at any lean angle.

Benefitting from lower energy consumption, increased durability and greater visibility, the Scrambler 1200 mounts LED lights front and rear, and LED indicators (market specific). The headlight incorporates LED daytime running lights too (market specific).

Additional high specification rider-focused technology, standard on both of the 2021 Scrambler 1200 models, includes torque-assist clutch, cruise control, keyless ignition, under-seat USB charging socket and the internal wiring ready to plug in heated grips.

Just like every Bonneville, the engine presents the distinctive machined engine fins and black engine covers with its classic maker’s-mark triangular Triumph engine badge. These models also have a category-leading standard of finish and detailing.

They feature a seamless sculpted 16-litre fuel tank, with brushed aluminium Monza fuel cap and stainless strap. The custom-looking bench seat, with stitched ribbing and Triumph branding completes the striking silhouette while delivering optimal riding comfort.

To complete the unmistakable scrambler style, the Scrambler 1200 features minimal aluminium mudguards, sculpted side panel with brushed aluminium Scrambler 1200 badge, aluminium bash plate and wide-set handlebars.

The Scrambler 1200 XE gets even more, with hand guards, Brembo MCS lever, gold forks and the crafted aluminium long travel swingarm, which is longer on the XE, with a high specification shot blasted and anodized finish.

The  2021 Scrambler 1200 XC and XE models are available in three colours; Cobalt Blue with a Jet Black stripe, Matt Khaki Green with a Jet Black stripe or the single tone Sapphire Black option. More info is available from your local Triumph Motorcycles dealer.

2021 Triumph Scrambler1200 XE
2021 Triumph Scrambler1200 XE
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.


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