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In the 1960’s, far from civilisation and regular roads, stripped down desert bikes based on Triumph twins and fitted with high level exhausts, dirt bike tyres and suspension were being used for hard recreational fun and competition on tough terrain.
The Scrambler takes its inspiration from these very bikes.
They were highly competitive and most famously were used by Hollywood superstar Steve McQueen for pleasure and in full competition. Including the 1964 International Six Day Trial (ISDT) in East Germany. We built the Scrambler to evoke that spirit of freedom and escape, carefree times when all you needed was a bike and somewhere to ride.
Lean and basic, just as the originals were, the Scrambler reflects the look of 1960s Triumph twins, converted by their owners for off-road riding in deserts and open scrubland where the power of the engines could be used to the full.
With its cut down mudguards and black engine finish, the Scrambler has a classic, rebellious style that is loved by so many riders.
Based on our Bonneville the Scramblers engine is the classically styled parallel twin, as handsome as those 1960s originals, fitted into a tubular steel cradle frame, just as it should be.
High level twin chromed stainless steel exhaust pipes and evocative heat shields are inspired by the 1960s Triumph TR6C Trophy Special.
The wheels are wire-spoke with dual-purpose tyres and the front is 19 inches diameter to give it that authentic off-road look.
For the Scrambler we retuned the 865cc eight-valve engine to give you more torque at very low revs. It peaks at a strong 68Nm at 4750rpm but keeps producing useful thrust much lower than that, with 90 per cent of its torque on tap from as low as 2500rpm. The power maximum is 59PS, enough for you to get up to all kinds of fun.
Powered by a special version of our twin-cylinder Bonneville engine, the Scrambler is air-cooled and styled like the 1960s originals yet quietly bristling with 21st century technology to ensure it's efficient, durable and easy to use.
Each cylinder has four valves, all operated by double overhead cams making for quieter operation, more accurate valve control and high rev reliability. And the exhaust meets all noise emission regulations but it's free breathing with a note that gives the Scrambler its unique character. So you get a proven and reliable engine, which is the most fuel efficient in our range.
We gave the Scrambler a voice of its own with a crankshaft that differs to the Bonneville's with a 270 degree firing order. So you get an encouraging, off-beat sound from those twinned high level pipes.
It even looks as if it comes with old-style carburettors, but we’ve disguised the thoroughly modern fuel injection system, which along with the double overhead cams and contemporary internals makes this a highly fuel efficient, as well as engaging engine.
With the exhausts lifted high out of the way it's possible to see the traditional tubular steel, twin cradle frame in all its glory. Classically styled but strong enough to meet modern handling expectations. The engine is bolted in to lend its own stiffness to the frame which creates a ride that’s light, predictable and completely engaging.
The pair of chromed shocks we put at the back look classic on the outside but are modern inside. Giving you balanced and effective damping for comfort and controlled handling. And the front forks wear traditional rubber bellows to protect against dirt, while the stubby front mudguard is just like those you would have fitted in the 1960s.
We matched the Scrambler's performance perfectly with a single front disc, providing progressive, confident stopping power without overwhelming you.
Only wire spoke wheels would do for a classic like the Scrambler so that's what we've fitted. Including a 19 inch diameter front to add to the authenticity and style.
On those are block-treaded tyres, another nod towards the off-road look but with excellent on-road performance in all conditions.
Built to be light and agile yet reassuringly stable when the going gets bumpy. We made the Scrambler forgiving enough to be easy and natural for inexperienced riders but sharp and responsive enough to satisfy even if you’re coming to the Scrambler from larger or sportier machines.
The riding position has its roots in off-roading too. We gave the Scrambler high and wide handlebars and footrests raised for better ground clearance. It sits you tall and upright so you are in command either riding around town or cruising along in the country and enjoying the view. It also gives you fine control of the bike when you're hustling it through corners and slipping through traffic because it’s so responsive, obedient and easy to control.
The traditional long, flat seat of the Scrambler not only looks the part, it means riders of all sizes can find the ideal position to sit just by sliding into the most comfortable place. This works for the passenger too. There's plenty of room behind the rider without being forced into a single position - snuggle up or sit back, either is fine.
Our confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that we give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.
The Scrambler carries 6,000 mile (10,000km) service intervals.
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