Triumph tweaks big dirtbikes
Triumph has revealed it's all new Scrambler 1200 in two XC & XE states of tune — XC rolls in an all-road/off-road focus, whereas the 1200 Scrambler XE is designed with more extreme off-road capability and set to even race thew Baja 1000. Both get the 67kW 110Nm High Power 1200cc Bonneville parallel Twin engine in dedicated Scrambler tune on that traditional; 270-degree crankshaft for great character and traction and a torque-assist clutch with six riding modes, including Off-Road Pro on the XE. The Scrambler twins pack serious long-travel suspension – 20cm at both ends for the XC, and 25cm for the XE, by way of Öhlins fully adjustable rear shocks with a crafted long-travel aluminium swingarm and Showa fully adjustable long travel forks; Brembo twin M50 radial monobloc front calipers on a dedicated Scrambler frame with folding foot controls, adjustable on the XE, high-specific side-laced wheels (21-inch up front) nestling in adventure focused tubeless Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres. Add optimised cornering ABS and traction control on the XE, cruise control second generation IMU TFT instruments; daylight running LED lighting with backlit switches; Keyless ignition, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation and the world’s first motorcycle integrated GoPro control system, while heated grips are standard on XE.