LOADED with custom style, thrilling performance, comfortable and easy handling, and plenty of standard equipment, the 2021 Triumph Street Scrambler might best be described as beauty, evolved.
But now it has a rugged special edition sibling, in the form of the Sandstorm, complete with its own paint scheme, and a number of accessories, but more on that later.
Launched in 2017, the Street Scrambler is driven by Bonneville power, with a torque-rich 900cc twin cylinder engine that delivers peak power of 48.5kW (65PS) and torque of 80Nm. It features a distinctive high-level exhaust too.
The 2021 version features new side panels with an aluminium number board, new heel guard, brushed aluminium headlight brackets, adventure-oriented seat materials, new throttle body finishers and a new range of colours.
Those new paint schemes include classic Jet Black, Urban Grey and a new twin look, in the form of Matte Khaki and Matte Ironstone. Additional Scrambler-defining details include the high grip ‘bear trap’ adventure style foot pegs.
The Street Scrambler’s dedicated chassis set-up delivers its commanding riding position with a unique frame, wide aluminium handlebars and mid-position foot pegs – a combination that inspires confidence and gives great visibility in traffic.
Excellent stopping power, with great bite and feel, is provided by the high specification Brembo 4-piston front brake calliper.
With 120mm of front and rear wheel travel, the high specification 41mm cartridge forks and preload adjustable twin shocks enable the rider to feel confident and comfortable on longer journeys, or when tackling light off-road surfaces.
The long-travel forks are finished with traditional rubber gaiters while the rear suspension features grey springs and black shrouds, adding to the bike’s iconic Scrambler style.
The Street Scrambler’s 19” front and 17” rear blacked-out wire-spoked wheels are equipped with dual purpose Metzeler Tourance tyres for great grip, durability and precise handling in all conditions.
The low 790mm seat height adds to the confident feel and is complimented by a narrow stand-over width, enabling riders to comfortably reach the ground when stationary, making this model extremely accessible, and fun for every type of rider.
New for 2021, the Street Scrambler now comes with switchable ABS and traction control itted as standard, and three riding modes (Rain, Road and Off-Road), enabled via the ride-by-wire technology.
It adjusts the throttle map and traction control settings to suit riding conditions or rider preference, ensuring optimum performance in wet or dry conditions.
A torque-assist clutch is also fitted as standard, which represents a particular advantage when riding in heavy traffic or when enjoying light off-road riding, making the bike easier to rider for longer.
The clocks feature an analogue speedometer and a digital menu system, which is easily accessed via intuitive handlebar mounted buttons.
The under-seat USB charger, key-fob-incorporated immobiliser and the compact, power-efficient and elegant LED rear light complete the high specification technology package.
The Sandstorm limited edition variant we mentioned earlier is inspired by legendary desert rides, and offers more rugged style and detailing. It also features an exclusive Matte Storm Grey paint scheme with Ironstone accents.
Adding to the contemporary urban scrambler style, the Sandstorm sports a tail tidy, incorporating a compact LED tail light and number plate light (market restrictions may apply).
It also comes with a heavy duty aluminium sump guard, a stylish headlight grille with subtle Triumph branding and protective rubber knee pads on the tank.
Only 775 of the Street Scrambler Sandstorm limited edition will be produced worldwide and, adding even more exclusivity, each will come with a unique personalised certificate of authenticity stating the bike’s VIN number.
The Sandstorm edition will be available in May, with the new Street Scrambler expected to arrive in June. Pricing will be available prior to their arrival in local Triumph Motorcycles dealerships.