While the newest edition of Triumph’s Street Scrambler was certainly something special, we found ourselves wanting for something a bit more. After all, even the scrambler name itself conjures up images of riders sliding around on the dirt — yet, the bike was not equipped for that sort of riding. Today, we’ve found out why. As it turns out, the brand was saving the off-road capabilities for their 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200.
As you might guess, the 1200 is short for 1200cc — the displacement of the new T120 engine riding beneath the bike’s saddle. That engine, by the way, is good for 89 horsepower and 80 foot-pounds of torque, making it an all-around beefy and fun off-road ready two-wheeler. To further solidify that fact, the brand also swapped in a 21″ front tire, the kind more commonly seen on adventure motorcycles. Available in two models — the XC and the XE (the second of which is also boasting ABS, six riding modes, and almost 10″ of suspension travel) — these bikes also have the option for an integrated GoPro control system, onboard GPS navigation, and more. They’ll both be available for purchase in mid-December.
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