Triumph adds the new Scrambler 1200 XC and XE to its Modern Classics lineup.
While we had already informed our readers about Triumph prepping a new Scrambler 1200 model, the British marque has revealed the new Scrambler 1200 in two versions - the XC and the XE. While the Scrambler 1200 XC is claimed to have some serious on and off-road capabilities, the top-of-the-range XE will come equipped with more extreme off-road tech than the XC.
Both the Scrambler 1200s will be powered by the already familiar 1,200cc liquid-cooled Bonneville twin engine. However, these bikes will come with a dedicated 'Scrambler' tune. Power and torque figures stand at 88.7bhp and 110Nm, respectively. While the figures do not suggest a record-setting performance, they will certainly be enough to put a smile on the rider's face.
In terms of equipment, Brembo-sourced brakes and Öhlins suspension setup will be used on both bikes, however, the XE gets more extreme off-road capability courtesy of more travel in the rear suspension, a longer swingarm and taller front suspension. The list doesn't end here. The new Scramblers will also get heated grips, USB charging, keyless ignition, 2nd-gen full-colour TFT display instruments and all-LED lighting.
While the hardware list seems incredibly attractive, its the software and programming that's been integrated into the new Scrambler 1200s which begs attention. Both models feature Road, Rain, Off-Road, Sport and Rider-configurable riding modes which adjust the throttle response, ABS and traction control settings. The Scrambler 1200 XE features an additional ‘Off-Road Pro’ mode on top of the previous five, which turns the ABS and traction control off and uses the ‘Off-Road’ throttle map. Exclusive to the Scrambler XE will be the Optimised Cornering ABS and an Optimised Traction Control unit, fitted as standard. This will give the XE greater braking abilities at leaner angles and optimum levels of traction. The Scrambler 1200 XC features switchable ABS and its three ABS modes are selected manually via the rider-configurable riding mode.
Seen on a motorcycle for the first time, Triumph has integrated a GoPro control system built into the digital instrument system which will allow photo and video operation through the bike's switchgear. The GoPro control system will be accompanied by an integrated turn-by-turn navigation system powered by Google, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity.