Revealed: 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Introducing the Scrambler 1200 XE, all-new benchmark-setting motorcycle that represents a first for dual-purpose capability and modern custom style. This beautiful new 1200 Scrambler delivers a category redefining level of performance, specification and finish, fused with Triumph’s iconic Scrambler DNA and all the capability of a genuine adventure motorcycle.

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Built to deliver a sublime riding experience on every road, packed with class-leading specification and state-of-the-art technology, this new modern classic takes the legend that Triumph started to a whole new level. The first of a new generation, and the best in every dimension. The real deal is here.

Born from an unparalleled blood line, the new Scrambler 1200 line-up can trace its roots directly back to the original Scrambler scene in the early 1960’s, where Triumph played a pivotal role and set the template for what made a scrambler great.

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Building the leading bikes of the day, stripped back with straight-through ‘twin pipes’ fitted high or low sling and chopped off – Triumphs were the original and real desert sleds. These inspired the world’s first production scramblers, with the Bonneville T-120TT, T120C and the TR6’C’. And these were the bikes that Steve McQueen took to the desert, that Bud Ekins raced and won on, in the dirt, and that competed the most challenging desert races of all time – the Baja 1000. In 2006, with the launch of the very first ‘modern era’ Scrambler, Triumph again delivered the genesis of a new category. This triggered the world of Scramblers we see today and a whole new global fan base, from urban riders to movie stars, all in love with that iconic Triumph scrambler style and timeless silhouette.

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THRILLING PERFORMANCE

The new Scrambler delivers category leading torque and a dedicated ‘scrambler tune’ courtesy of the latest generation Bonneville High Power 1200cc engine. The charismatic 270° firing interval ensures a smooth, linear power delivery from the slick six-speed gearbox. Evolved specifically for the Scrambler, the 1200 engine provides 90 PS @ 7,400 rpm, which is 12.5% more power than the Bonneville T120 and an incredible 38% more than the 2019 Street Scrambler. Additionally, the Scrambler 1200 power plant is tuned to deliver ‘high torque’ off-road and on, low down and across the mid-range, with peak torque of 110Nm at a low 3,950 rpm. This is also greater that the Street Scrambler by 37.5%.

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Delivering the Scrambler soundtrack is a beautifully crafted twin high level exhaust system with stainless steel headers and brushed stainless steel silencers for a deep punchy scrambler sound. Just like all the new generation Bonneville’s, the Scrambler 1200 engine delivers leading modern classic capability with ride-by-wire, as well as a sensitively incorporated liquid cooling system for enhanced performance and cleaner, more fuel-efficient riding. The Scrambler 1200 model also features a high first major service interval of 10,000 miles/16,000 km.

CLASS LEADING SPECIFICATION

With a unique Öhlins collaboration, plus a dedicated new Scrambler chassis tailored for focused off-road capability and comfortable rider ergonomics, the new Scrambler 1200s have been developed to deliver a first-in-class dual purpose ‘classic and adventure’ capability. The Scrambler 1200 XE features totally unique new fully-adjustable twin-spring Öhlins rear suspension units that deliver category leading wheel travel and suspension capability, for amazing off-road capability and ground clearance. The extreme off-road XE delivers 250mm wheel travel It is equipped with piggy-back reservoirs.

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The Scrambler 1200 also features a new crafted long travel aluminium swingarm, which is making the new XE truly capable in all riding conditions.

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Topping off the high-specification engineering innovation there are premium Brembo M50 radial monobloc calipers, folding foot controls which are adjustable on the XE model, and first-in-class tubeless tyres and spoked 21’ inch front wheel.

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CATEGORY DOMINATING CAPABILITY

Taking the capability to the highest level, the Scrambler 1200 XE features a class-leading standard of rider focused technology. Below is a selection of our personal stand out tech features:

2nd generation TFT instruments
Both models feature Triumph’s latest generation full-colour TFT instruments, with a stylish design and two information layout design themes that can be personalised. This includes an all-new feature that allows the rider to update the start-up screen message with their name.

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Up to 6 riding modes, including ‘Off-Road Pro’  
The Scrambler 1200 XE features Road, Rain, Off-Road, Sport and Rider-configurable riding modes which adjust the throttle response, ABS settings and traction control setting to suit rider preference and riding conditions.

On top of these 5 modes, the Scrambler 1200 XE also features the ‘Off-Road Pro’ mode, which delivers our most off-road focused set up for advanced adventure riding and scrambling. The ‘Off-Road Pro’ mode turns ABS and traction control off, and uses the ‘Off-Road’ throttle map.

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Optimised Cornering ABS – supported by an IMU
Exclusive to the Scrambler XE is the Optimised Cornering ABS, fitted as standard. This maintains the optimum braking performance, whatever the lean angle.

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Optimised Cornering Traction Control – supported by an IMU
The Scrambler 1200 XE also features Optimised Cornering Traction Control as standard, which automatically adapts the level of traction control depending on the riding conditions. This maintains the optimum level of traction control for the lean angle of the bike.

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IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit
An advanced Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), developed in partnership with Continental, supports the optimum function of the Optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control on the Scrambler 1200 XE. This takes constant measurements of roll, pitch, yaw, lean angle and acceleration rates, responding with appropriate active safety features.

All LED lighting with DRL headlight
The Scrambler 1200 XE comes with all LED lighting, including 5-inch headlight, tail light with new more attractive diffused opacity detailing, and indicators. The headlight also incorporates LED Daytime Running Lights which provides excellent visibility and a distinctive light profile.

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World’s first integrated GoPro control system
A world’s first for any motorcycle – Triumph introduces an integrated GoPro control system, facilitating GoPro camera operation, which is facilitated by an accessory fitted connectivity Bluetooth module.

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The connection and control are displayed on the TFT instruments, enabling intuitive video and photo operation via the switchgear.

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Turn-by-turn navigation system
Another Triumph first comes with the introduction of an integrated turn-by-turn navigation system powered by Google™ – their first motorcycle manufacturer partnership. The navigation system is facilitated through an accessory fitted Bluetooth connectivity module.
Once the rider has selected the route on the Triumph app and set-off, the instruments present turn symbols on the screen using simple graphic icons. With this system, the rider has at their disposal a navigation system, a route-planner, their destination and points of interest such as hotels, petrol stations and restaurants.

Triumph app
For iOS and Android phones, riders can download for free the all new Triumph app, which delivers the connected navigation function. The navigation, route planner, destination and points of interest (hotels, fuel, restaurants etc.) are all controlled by the rider through this app.

80+ DEDICATED NEW SCRAMBLER CUSTOM ACCESSORIES

The new Scrambler 1200 XE has been designed with personalisation at heart, with more than 80 accessories to deliver more rugged off-road focus, more style and more everyday usability.

We have been informed by Triumph South Africa that the 2019 Scrambler 1200 XE bikes will be available on our shores hopefully by the end of February 2019 – pricing is to be confirmed.

SPECIFICATIONS – TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER 1200 XE

Engine Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 x 80.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Maximum Power 90 PS / 89 Bhp (66.2 kW) @ 7,400 rpm
Maximum Torque 110 Nm @ 3,950 rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with brushed high level silencers
Final drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Tubular steel with aluminium cradles
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium, 579mm long
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 Showa ⌀47mm fully adjustable USD forks. 250mm wheel travel.
Rear Suspension 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 Cornering ABS
Rear Brake Single 255mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper. Switchable Cornering ABS
Length 2,325 mm
Width (Handlebars) 905 mm
Height Without Mirrors 1,250 mm
Seat Height 870 mm

Book yours today – contact Triumph South Africa: www.triumph-motocycles.co.za