Triumph leads the way with the 2019 Scrambler
Triumph is a by-word for tradition amongst motorcycle fans but not anymore. They seem to be doing a grand job of blurring the lines of old school and modern, making motorcycles for everyone, including this new one.
The new Scrambler 1200 XE and XC changes the way we see Triumph now, as they give us this adventurers bike, a satisfying mix of on-and-off road capabilities. You can imagine them now: so shiny in the city, then on the weekends, hitting the country tracks to get filthy. Triumph should have given them another name - Jekyll and Hyde.
Both models of the Scrambler - the XC and the XE - share the same engine, a 1,200cc Bonneville with a twist, just for the Scrambler. How sweet. Triumph have claimed this engine will push out 89Bhp with just a little over 81 ft-lb of torque. Doesn't sound a lot right, but it doesn't need that much power, the lightness helps with that - 207kg when empty - is plenty to get you across town or into that valley.
Brembo brakes and Öhlins suspension comes as standard with both bikes, but the XE gets a bit more love with heated grips - for those cold, muddy rides. Brrr. A new full-colour instrument system with a better mode program, six ride modes helps you pick what you need in that moment - including 'off-road Pro' with the XE model, for tricky terrain. You can also customise your ride with the program too, allowing you to put your name in and pick your preference with ABS and traction control.
Even more fancy technology means you can control your Go-Pro from the instrument using a new Bluetooth model, so now you don't have to worry about pressing record if both your hands are full. You can also switch to the navigation system, created with Google themselves, which, right now, will be above the rest of the sat-navs you can get your hands on. And don't worry about phone connectivity or picking that riding playlist. It's a doddle now, with the system instrument.
The major difference between both the models is the road requirements. The XC is more of the city bike but still can do some off-roading, yet we would rather stick to cruising. The XE is the off-road expert of the two, made for performance with wider handlebars and longer shocks for those bumpy rides.
So, we can you see more about these bikes? very soon in fact, prices will be released on the 14th of December 2018. Want to buy one yourself or just want to know more about them? Click here for the Triumph website.
Sadly, I didn't get to go to the launch event. Only myself to blame as I'm sick and a big chicken - as I didn't want to go to London, at night, alone. Spooky.
Now, where can I learn to ride around here?