If you are an offroad enthusiast, but the Tiger range of adventure motorcycles does not suit your taste, we have good news for you –Triumph has globally unveiled the updated Scrambler 1200, which will likely be launched by the end of 2021.
Triumph has updated the Scrambler 1200 to meet the Euro 5 emission standards, which are equivalent to the BS6 norms. The 2021 Scrambler 1200 will be offered in the same XC and XE trims, but this time, Triumph has also introduced a top-of-the-line Steve McQueen Edition.
Speaking of the standard motorcycle first, the engine is now updated to meet the stringent emission norms, which has changed the tuning of the Scrambler 1200 slightly. The power and torque figures are the same as before – 88.7bhp at 7,250rpm and 110Nm at 4,500rpm; however, the peak power comes in early (150rpm), and the peak torque is achieved a little higher (550rpm) in the rev range.
Other cycle bits stay the same. The motorcycle continues to use the same fully adjustable long-travel Ohlins suspension in the rear and Showa long-travel forks up-front. For braking duties, the Scrambler 1200 continues to use twin discs up-front with Brembo M50 Monobloc calipers. The rear braking unit stays the same as well. Features include six different riding modes, cornering ABS, traction control, keyless ignition, single-button cruise control, and a USB charging socket. The all-digital instrument cluster equipped with Triumph's application to pair with smart-phone will come at an extra cost.
Along with the 2021 Scrambler 1200, Triumph has also introduced a limited Steve McQueen edition. The new edition is limited to 1000 units for the world. All 1000 units will come individually numbered, and the buyers will get a certificate of authentication from Triumph’s CEO, Nick Bloor, and Chad McQueen. The special edition will sport a unique competition green paint scheme. Triumph will also offer top-of-the-line accessories as standard fitment on the Steve McQueen Edition.
Triumph India could launch the entire Scrambler 1200 line-up by Q4 of 2021. The standard variants could see a sticker price of Rs 12 – 13 lakh (Rs 1 lakh over the BS4 model) ex-showroom. In India, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 will rival the Ducati Scrambler 1100, the prices for which start at Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom).