It is about time, Triumph!

They're here! They're finally here! After all these months and all these teaser videos our patience and forbearance finally paid off as Triumph dropped not one, but two new Scrambler 1200s. If these pictures and these specs are anything to go by they are, in fact, the for real deal.

Introducing the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC and XE. According to the Triumph press release, these new bikes are, "all-new benchmark-setting motorcycles that represent a first for dual-purpose capability and modern custom style. These beautiful new 1200 scramblers deliver 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." That's a fancy-pants way of saying that these all-new, big-bore scramblers are top of the line, no-foolin', big boy (and girl) bikes with serious off-road bona fides to go along with their street appeal. We're 1000-percent on board here.

2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200

At the heart of the new Scrambler 1200 line is the stout Bonneville 1200 mill with a special "scrambler tune" that provides 12.5-percent more power and a truckload of stump-pulling torque for increased off-road performance. Both models are fitted with high-tech TFT instruments, LED lights, cruise control, keyless starting, USB power sockets, full Bluetooth integration, multiple riding modes, and all the bells and whistles we've come to expect in new bikes. They even have the world's first integrated GoPro control system for getting the most out of your cameras while on the road and the trail.

2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200

The XE model features a raft of features above and beyond those mentioned above. Optimized for off-road hooning, the comes standard with heated grips, optimized cornering ABS, optimized cornering traction control, an advanced Inertial Measurement Unit that drives all the fancy rider aids, and more.

The Scrambler 1200 family's suspension is serious business as well. Both models are equipped with a new aluminum long-travel swingarm (longer on the XE) sprung with an all-new, fully-adjustable, twin-spring Öhlins rear shocks with external reservoirs. 

2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200

"The twin spring Öhlins RSU on the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 combines new technology with inspiration from 70's motocross to deliver high performance and long suspension travel capability," said Emil Åberg of Öhlins. "Our testing team was amazed by the performance of the new 1200 Scramblers, and considered them to be actually more capable off-road than many of the adventure bikes they had tested."

To go along with all that function, the new Scrambler 1200s have a whole lot of classic form. All new tanks with classic scrambler cutaways, laced wheels, brushed steel accents, and Monza-style fuel filler caps give these new bikes a stunning neo-classic feel. They were also released alongside a lengthy parts and accessory list—bags, fenders, engine guards, braces, tech add-ons, etc.—as well as two "Inspiration Kits" which allows buyers to customize their bikes for either street or dirt use with one handy package.

If you'd like to know more (and why wouldn't you?) check out the press release below.

Gallery: 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200

 

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Introducing the Scrambler 1200 XC and Scrambler 1200 XE line up, all-new benchmark-setting
motorcycles that represent a first for dual-purpose capability and modern custom style. These
beautiful new 1200 scramblers deliver 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.
Built to deliver a sublime riding experience on every road, and packed with class-leading
specification and state-of-the-art technology, these new modern classics take 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.
· Two new benchmark setting Scramblers
o 1200 Scrambler XC – built with an all-road & off-road focus
o 1200 Scrambler XE – built to be just as great on the road but with even
more extreme off-road capability
· Thrilling performance
o High Power 1200cc Bonneville twin engine, with dedicated Scrambler tune,
delivering 90 PS @ 7,400 rpm
o Incredible torque output of 110 Nm @ 3,950rpm
o Sculpted high level exhaust and a signature twin Scrambler soundtrack
· Category dominating capability
o Class-leading state-of-the-art technology including;
- 2nd generation TFT instruments
- 6 riding modes, including Off-Road Pro on the XE
- Optimized cornering ABS and cornering traction control on the XE
- IMU and fully integrated technology system
- All LED lighting, including signature DRL headlight
- Intuitive switch cubes & 5-way joystick
- Illuminated backlit switches
- Torque-assist clutch
- Keyless ignition
- Cruise control
- USB charging socket
- Heated grips as standard on the XE and accessory fitted on the XC
- World’s first motorcycle integrated GoPro control system, Triumph’s first
turn-by-turn navigation system and Bluetooth phone and music operation
(all enabled by an accessory Bluetooth connectivity module)
o Class leading specification and equipment
- Öhlins first-in-class long travel fully adjustable RSU
- Showa fully adjustable long travel forks
- Brembo twin M50 radial monobloc front calipers
- Crafted long-travel aluminum swingarm
- Dedicated Scrambler frame
- Folding foot controls, adjustable on the XE
- High-specification side laced wheels
- Category-first 21” front wheel, with adventure-focused tubeless tires
- Handbook approved Pirelli Scorpion Rally Tyres
· First-in-class ‘modern classic’ and ‘adventure’ capable dual purpose motorcycles
· Breath-taking Scrambler style
o Category leading finish and detailing
o 21st century scrambler-defining custom style
o Iconic silhouette and sculpted high level twin exhaust system
o Seamless fuel tank with brushed aluminium Monza-style filler cap
and brushed stainless strap
· Built for riders to personalise
o 80+ new Scrambler accessories
o Two new inspiration kits
- The ‘Escape’ inspiration kit, with luggage set-up for touring
- The ‘Extreme’ inspiration kit, for even more off-road focused set-up
THE ORIGINAL SCRAMBLERS & GENESIS FOR TODAY’S SCRAMBLER SCENE
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.
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 in 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.
TWO BENCHMARK SETTING NEW SCRAMBLER 1200s
Two all-new models comprise the Triumph Scrambler 1200 line-up. The Scrambler 1200 XC,
which is built for the road and for real off-road riding fun, and the range-topping Scrambler 1200
XE, which takes the specification to the highest level and its off-road capability and scrambling
credentials to the very top of the motorcycling world.
THRILLING PERFORMANCE
Both new Scramblers deliver 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%.
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 Bonnevilles, 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.
Both Scrambler 1200 models also feature a high first major service interval of
10,000 miles/16,000 km.
CATEGORY DOMINATING CAPABILITY
Taking the capability to the highest level, the Scrambler 1200s feature a class-leading standard
of rider focused technology, including:
- 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.
- Up to 6 riding modes, including ‘Off-Road Pro’
Both models feature 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.
- Optimised Cornering ABS – supported by an IMU (XE only)
Exclusive to the Scrambler XE is the Optimised Cornering ABS, fitted as standard.
This maintains the optimum braking performance, whatever the lean angle.
The Scrambler 1200 XC features switchable ABS and its three ABS modes are
selected manually via the Rider-configurable riding mode.
- Optimised Cornering Traction Control – supported by an IMU (XE only)
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.
The Scrambler XC features instead switchable traction control with five ride modes,
which are selected manually via the Rider-configurable riding mode.
- IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit (XE only)
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
Both Scrambler 1200 models come with all LED lighting, including 5 inch headlight,
tail light with new more attractive diffused opacity detailing, and indicators (in
applicable markets).
The headlight also incorporates LED Daytime Running Lights (*in applicable
markets) which provides excellent visibility and a distinctive light profile.
- Illuminated backlit switches
The switches on both Scrambler models are backlit from LEDs housed inside
the switch cubes, enhancing rider interaction and improving control by giving
a soft glow in all lighting conditions.
- Torque assist clutch
Designed to reduce clutch lever effort for the rider, bringing a lighter touch and feel
to the clutch and making it easier to ride, and for longer.
- Keyless ignition
Triumph’s keyless ignition system is fitted as standard on both models. The
system recognises the proximity of the keyless fob and then enables ignition via
the switch cube mounted start button. There is also the ability to disable the key’s
wireless transmission function at the touch of a button for even greater security.
- Heated grips
Heated grips are also fitted as standard to the Scrambler 1200 XE, and are
available as an accessory on the Scrambler 1200 XC. These are neatly integrated
with a button on the left hand grip providing greater rider comfort, with two modes.
- Cruise control
Electronic cruise control is fitted as standard to both Scrambler models. This is
a single button system fitted into the left hand switch cube. This feature can be
easily accessed while riding for maximum convenience and safety.
- USB charging
Both new Scramblers feature a 5 vault USB power socket for charging personal
equipment. This is integrated into a new foam lined storage box under the seat.
- 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.
The connection and control is displayed on the TFT instruments, enabling
intuitive video and photo operation via the switchgear.
- 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 routeplanner, their final 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, final destination and points of interest (hotels, fuel, restaurants etc.) are
all controlled by the rider through this app.
- Integrated phone and music operation
The new Scrambler 1200s both feature full Bluetooth phone integration, with clear
display on the colour TFT instruments, and intuitive phone operation via the
switchgear, allowing the rider to select music, control the volume and take calls.
This is facilitated through an accessory fitted connectivity Bluetooth module.
CLASS LEADING SPECIFICATION & EQUIPMENT
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.
Both models feature 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 more extreme off-road oriented XE version delivers 250mm wheel travel, and the dual
purpose XC delivers 200mm. Both models are equipped with piggy-back reservoirs.
‘’The twin spring Öhlins RSU on the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 combines new technology
with inspiration from 70's motocross to deliver high performance and long suspension travel
capability.

Our testing team were amazed with the performance of the new 1200 Scramblers, and
considered them to be actually more capable off-road than many of the adventure bikes they had
tested.’’
Emil Åberg
ÖHLINS
Key Account manager – MC OEM
Both Scramblers also feature a new crafted long travel aluminium swingarm, which is longer on
the XE version, making the new XC and XE truly capable in all riding conditions.
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.
BREATH-TAKING SCRAMBLER STYLE
These bikes have absolutely Scrambler-defining modern custom style with category leading
finish and detailing, setting a new template for what a 21st century Scrambler should look like.
Incorporating all of the original Scrambler design DNA and iconic silhouette the new XC
and XE feature a host of signature scrambler details, including:
- New design ‘seamless’ sculpted Scrambler fuel tank,
with classic scrambler tank ‘cut-away’ features
- Beautifully engineered side-laced wheels
- Brushed aluminium Monza-style filler cap
- Brushed stainless steel tank strap
- Classic bench seat
Reflecting its top-of-the-range status, the Scrambler 1200 XE comes with even more
premium details, including being the first bike to carry the iconic Triumph triangle badge
on the tank, plus:
- Hand guards with aluminium brace
- Brembo MCS lever
- Silver handlebar finish with black anodised risers and clamp
- And gold coloured forks
Both Scramblers come in a choice of two alternative premium twin-paint schemes
- Scrambler 1200 XC
· Jet Black and Matt Black
· Khaki Green and Brooklands Green
- Scrambler 1200 XE
· Fusion White and Brooklands Green
· Cobalt Blue and Jet Black
80+ DEDICATED NEW SCRAMBLER CUSTOM ACCESSORIES
The new Scrambler 1200 XC and XE have been designed with personalisation at heart,
with more than 80 accessories to deliver more rugged off-road focus, more style
and more everyday usability.
The off-road accessories include:
- High level front mudguard
- Stainless steel engine bars
- Headlight grille
Styling and practicality accessories include:
- Connectivity Bluetooth module
- Arrow carbon fibre silencer
- Indicator relocation kit
- Handlebar brace
- Number board.
For longer distance escapes and daily practicality, accessories include:
- New developed rugged panniers
- Rugged tank bag
- 30 litre roll bag.
TWO NEW INSPIRATION KITS
To showcase the dual-character of the bikes, we’ve created a set of two exciting inspiration kits
to use as the starting point for riders to design their own Scrambler 1200 custom, or to have fitted
as a complete set – the fully loaded Escape kit and the off-road, stripped back Extreme kit.
‘Escape’ inspiration kit
Bringing an adventure touring style, the ‘Escape’ inspiration kit features a host of new
Scrambler 1200 accessories. Including:
- Rugged pannier and fitting kit
- Handguards kit
- Grab rack kit
- LED fog lamps
- Centre stand
- Flyscreen and mounting kit
‘Extreme’ inspiration kit
Showcasing the more overtly off-road and stripped back custom style accessories, including:
- Arrow carbon silencer (homologated)
- Aluminium radiator guard
- Machined oil filler cap
- High front mudguard
- Black handlebar brace
- LED indicator kit and rear light relocation kit
- Side stand base extension
- Stainless steel dresser bar
- Headlight grille
- Headlight bezel
Bonneville Collection Clothing: Scrambler Range
Adding to the hugely popular Bonneville clothing collection, Triumph has developed a dedicated
range of Scrambler 1200 clothing, with a selection of short sleeve t-shirts, checkerboard goggles
and a collection of riding and casual wear for men and women.Specifications

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.

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

 

Wheelbase

1,530 mm

1,570 mm

Rake

25.8 º

26.9 º

Trail

121 mm

129.2 mm

Dry Weight

205 Kg

207 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

16 L

16 L

Fuel Consumption

4.9 l/100km (58 MPG)

4.9 l/100km (58 MPG)

CO2 Emissions

113.0 g/km

113.0 g/km