Triumph Scrambler 1200 India Launch On May 23
The Scrambler 1200 XC is a more hardcore alternative to the Triumph Street Scrambler
- The Scrambler 1200 uses the Bonneville T120’s larger 1200cc parallel twin motor.
- It gets proper off-road underpinnings like long travel suspension and large spoke wheels.
- Features include LED headlamp, electronic aids and colour TFT instrument console.
Triumph will be launching the Scrambler 1200 in India on May 23. It is the more hardcore bike in Triumph’s Scrambler range. While Triumph sells the Scrambler in two variants abroad: the Scrambler 1200 XC and Scrambler 1200 XE, only the more affordable XC variant makes its way to our shores.
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The Scrambler 1200 carries forward the same design language as the Street Scrambler. In fact, it looks like a larger and more hardcore Street Scrambler. Despite its tall stance, the Scrambler 1200 XC is a petite bike. It gets a narrow fuel tank and slim seat. That's a good as the 840mm seat height could get intimidating. It has all the Scrambler design in place including the high side-mounted exhaust pipes, flat seat tall stance and raised rear fender. The XC gets 2 colour schemes: Jet Black and Khakhi Green.
Despite its retro and rugged looks, the Scrambler 1200 impresses with its features list. It gets LED headlamps, tail lamps and turn indicators, keyless ignition, engine immobiliser and a USB charging port. Its new colour TFT instrument console can be accessed through a joycube similar to the one on the Tiger XCx and Street Triple RS. Also on offer are optional Bluetooth connectivity and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Power comes from the 1200cc liquid-cooled ‘High Power’ parallel twin motor from the Bonneville family. It gets a dedicated Scrambler state of tune and delivers 90PS at 7400rpm and 110Nm of torque at 3950rpm. The bike gets a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. Rider aids include 5 rider mode: Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road, Rider-Configurable and Off-Road Pro; traction control and cruise control that can be accessed via dedicated buttons on the switchgear.
Given it rugged focus, the Scrambler 1200 gets a new aluminium cradle frame, a longer swingarm and fully adjustable suspension in the form of Showa long travel upside down forks and Ohlins twin long travel shock absorbers. Wheel travel is 200mm on both sides. It gets 21-inch front and 17-inch rear cross laces spoke wheels that allow for the fitment of tubeless Metzeler Tourance dual purpose tyres. Braking is via twin 320mm discs with Brembo M50 monobloc calipers and 255mm rear disc with Brembo 2-piston calipers. It also gets switchable ABS.
We expect Triumph to price the Scrambler 1200 XC around the Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom) mark. Once launched, the Scrambler 1200 XC will compete against the Ducati Scrambler 1100 range (Rs 10.91 lakh -11.42 lakh, ex-India) and BMW RnineT Scrambler (Rs 15.55 lakh ex-India).