The Sandstorm special edition has been inspired by the Triumph’s desert rides in El Mirage, Mojave, and Barstow. Mechanically the motorcycle is based on the 2021 Triumph Street Scrambler.
Alongside the launch of the Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen edition, the British motorcycle maker has also launched the more affordable Scrambler 900. The smaller Street Scrambler 900 has been launched in its special Sandstorm edition, which will be produced in limited numbers – 775 units to be precise – for all the markets where Triumph is present, including India, where it will cost Rs 9.65 lakh (ex-showroom). At this pricing, the new special edition scrambler will rival the Ducati Desert Sled and Scrambler Nightshift, which are priced at Rs 10.89 lakh and Rs 9.80 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.
The Sandstrom edition pays homage to Triumph’s desert rides in El Mirage, Mojave, Barstow, and the Baja Peninsula. The motorcycle sports a shade of Matt Storm Grey with Ironstone accents on the tank and gets a few standard accessories, such as a tail-tidy kit, a sump guard, a headlamp protector, tank pads, and rubber grips.
The 2021 Street Scrambler Sandstorm gets a 900cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine, which puts out a peak torque of 80Nm at 3,250rpm and a peak power of 64bhp at 7,250rpm. This, in turn, could translate into very tractable power delivery. The engine comes mated to a five-speed gearbox.
The ownership of the Street Scrambler Sandstorm will be a hassle- and stress-free experience, as Triumph offers a service interval of 16,000km, similar to the one offered with the recently launched Trident 660. This also speaks volumes about the product’s reliability and Triumph’s confidence in its engineering.
In terms of suspension, the Street Scrambler Sandstrom gets 41mm conventional forks up front and pre-load adjustable shocks at the rear. The front wheel size is 19 inches, while the rear wheel size is 17 inches. The Street Scrambler comes shod with Metzeler Tourance tyres. The seat height is marked at 790mm, something that short riders can benefit from.
The electronic suite includes a switchable ABS, a traction control system, and three riding modes – Rain, Road, and Off-road. The Off-road riding mode turns off the traction control and ABS completely. The standard models of the Street Scrambler and the Scrambler 1200 are expected to be launched in India by the festive session, with relatively affordable price tags.