2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE and XC

Triumph have taken the Scrambler big-bore for 2019 with an 89 hp version of the 270-degree 1200cc Bonneville engine housed in a stripped back retro Scrambler format that seeks to marry modern technology with classic styling.

Triumph Scrambler XC Engine
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC

The engine seems to be tuned with big-bore thump in mind. A 7,500 rev limit cuts in only 100rpm after the claimed 89 horsepower peak, while the maximum twist of 110 Nm hits its fattest at not much more than half those revs, 3950 rpm to be exact.

Triumph Scrambler XC RHR
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC

Triumph mention ‘low inertia’ in the press blurb so we presume that the 97.6 mm pistons swing off a somewhat lighter 80 mm crank throw in comparison to the Bonneville. Those aforementioned power figures are 12.5 per cent more than the T120 Bonneville, and 38 per cent more than the smaller engined 900 cc Street Scrambler.

Triumph Scrambler XE RHR
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Out of the two models it is the XE that has the more serious off-road chops with a very generous 250 mm of suspension travel compared to the also quite long 200 mm travel of the XC model. 

Triumph Scrambler XE Extreme Kit
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE with Extreme Kit

Showa provide the fully-adjustable forks on both models with the XE boasting 2 mm larger stanchions in gold compared to the 45 mm black items found on the XC.

Triumph Scrambler XE Scene
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Ohlins fully-adjustable piggyback shocks grace both bikes and it seems the team at Ohlins are impressed by the new Scramblers.

Triumph Scrambler XC Shocks
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC

Emil Åberg – Ohlins

’The twin spring Öhlins RSU on the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 combines new technology with inspiration from 70’s motocross to deliver high performance and long suspension travel capability. Our testing team were amazed with the performance of the new 1200 Scramblers, and considered them to be actually more capable off-road than many of the adventure bikes they had tested.’’

Triumph Scrambler XC Action
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC

You will need a longer inseam for the XE as at 870 mm its seat height is 30 mm taller than the XC.

Triumph Scrambler XE Seats
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Both bikes ride on a 90/90-21 front and 150/70-17 rear tyres that are wrapped around 32-spoke tubeless ready rims with optional tyre pressure monitoring.

Triumph Scrambler XC Escape Kit
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC with Escape Kit

High-spec monobloc hardware from Brembo looks after the stopping duties.

Triumph Scrambler XC Brakes
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC

The tubular steel frame is all new for the Scrambler 1200 platform and combines with aluminium cradles. While the XC has a 547 mm long swingarm, the XE gets a much longer item at 579 mm. The longer swingarm should help the bike be more manageable in the slippery stuff, and also make it easier to slide!

Triumph Scrambler XE Swingarm
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

The XE also scores a higher spec ABS and traction control system with lean-angle functionality thanks to an internal measurement unit (IMU). 

Triumph Scrambler XC Speedo
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC

The XE also gains an extra Off-Road Pro mode to add to the Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road and rider customisable modes present on both bikes.

Folding and adjustable foot controls are also exclusive to the XE model as are the braced alloy hand-guards and heated grips.

Triumph Scrambler XC Controls
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC

Both bikes feature Triumph’s latest generation full-colour TFT screen with optional bluetooth functionality.  The bluetooth system not only allows for turn-by-turn navigation to be displayed when partnered with your phone, but also music and voice controls for your intercom system.

Triumph Scrambler XE Speedo
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

The navigation prompts are a first for Triumph that debuts on these new Scramblers.  We have seen this great new technology on a few new motorcycles now but Triumph have gone further and implemented an integrated GoPro camera control system! 

Triumph Scrambler XE Action
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

LED lighting is used throughout both motorcycles along with keyless ignition, cruise control and a USB charging socket.

Triumph Scrambler XE Headlight
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

As we recently have noted when testing some of the latest Triumph models, the brand is definitely positioning itself further up in to the premium category of motorcycles.  

Triumph Scrambler XE White
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Thus I would expect these new Scramblers, especially the very highly appointed XE model, to be priced north of 20k, but hey maybe Triumph will surprise us..?   Both new models are expected to arrive in Australia late in the first-quarter of 2019.

Triumph Scrambler XC Top
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC
  • Optimised cornering ABS and traction control, facilitated by an inertial measurement unit (IMU)
  • Longer travel Showa adjustable USD forks – 250 mm travel
  • Longer travel Öhlins adjustable rear suspension – 250 mm travel
  • Longer travel aluminium swingarm (579 mm)
  • Six riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road, Rider-Configurable and Off-Road Pro)
  • Adjustable folding foot controls
  • Heated grips
  • Top-of-the-range finishes & detailing
  • Iconic Triumph tank badge
  • Hand guards with aluminium brace
  • Brembo MCS lever
  • Silver handlebar finish with black anodised risers and clamps.
  • Gold coloured forks
  • Two colour schemes: Fusion White with Brooklands Green, or Cobalt Blue with Jet Black

Triumph Scrambler XC LHS

SCRAMBLER 1200 XC 
CORE FEATURES
ENGINE
  • High Power, high performance, liquid cooled 1200cc Bonneville engine with dedicated ‘scrambler’ tune.
  • Low inertia, six-speed, 8-valve 270o crank angle parallel twin
  • 90PS peak power at 7,400rpm
  • 110Nm peak torque at 3,950rpm
  • 7,500rpm rev limit
  • High service interval of 10,000miles (16,000km
CHASSIS
  • Brembo twin 320 mm floating discs, Monobloc M50 front calipers
  • Brembo 2-piston 255 mm rear brake caliper
  • Showa adjustable USD cartridge forks with 200 mm travel.
  • Öhlins adjustable rear suspension with 200 mm travel.
  • Long aluminium swingarm (547 mm)
  • High specification side-laced spoked rims (Tubeless ready)
  • Dual-purpose Metzeler Tourance rubber
  • Commanding rider ergonomics
  • New dedicated scrambler frame
  • Folding foot controls
  • Adjustable handlebar position
TECHNOLOGY
  • 2nd generation TFT instruments
  • Five riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road and Rider-Configurable)
  • Torque-assist clutch
  • Intuitive switchcubes & 5-way joystick
  • Illuminated backlit switches
  • Ride-by-wire
  • ABS & switchable traction control
  • All-LED lighting with DRL headlight
  • Keyless ignition
  • Single-button cruise control
  • USB charging
  • Immobiliser
  • Optional Bluetooth module with integrated GoPro control system, ‘turn-by-turn’ navigation, plus phone and music operation.
  • Optional Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
STYLING
  • High level finish & detailing
  • Crafted aluminium mudguards, number board, swingarm, bash plate.
  • Sculpted side panels with brushed aluminium badge
  • Stainless steel tank strap.
  • Brushed aluminium Monza filler cap
  • Two colour schemes: Jet Black with Matt Black, and Khaki Green with Jet Black

SCRAMBLER 1200 XC

Engine Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Capacity

1200 cc

Bore/Stroke

97.6 x 80.0 mm

Compression Ratio

11.0:1

Maximum Power

90 PS / 89 Bhp (66.2 kW) @ 7,400 rpm

Maximum Torque

110 Nm @ 3,950 rpm

Fuel system

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with brushed high level silencers

Final drive

X ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox

6-speed

Frame

Tubular steel with aluminium cradles

Swingarm

Twin-sided, aluminium, 547mm long

Front Wheel

Tubeless 36-spoke 21 x 2.15in, aluminium rims

Rear Wheel

Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rims

Front Tyre

90/90-21

Rear Tyre

150/70 R17

Front Suspension

Showa ⌀45mm fully adjustable USD forks. 200mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension

Öhlins fully adjustable piggy-back RSUs with twin springs. 200mm wheel travel.

Front Brake

Twin 320mm discs, Brembo M50 monoblock calipers, radial master cylinder. Switchable ABS.

Rear Brake

Single 255mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper. Switchable ABS.

Length

2,285 mm

Width (Handlebars)

840 mm

Height Without Mirrors

1,200 mm

Seat Height

840 mm

Wheelbase

1530 mm

Rake

25.8

Trail

121 mm

Dry Weight

205 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

16 L

Fuel Consumption

4.9 L /100 km

CO2 Emissions

113 g/km

Triumph Scrambler XE LHS

SCRAMBLER 1200 XE 
CORE FEATURES
ENGINE
  • High Power, high performance, liquid cooled 1200cc Bonneville engine with dedicated ‘scrambler’ tune.
  • Low inertia, six-speed, 8-valve 270o crank angle parallel twin
  • 90 PS peak power at 7,400 rpm
  • 110 Nm peak torque at 3,950 rpm
  • 7,500rpm rev limit
  • High service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000 km)
CHASSIS
  • Brembo twin 320 mm floating discs with Monobloc M50 front calipers
  • Brembo 2-piston 255 mm rear brake caliper
  • High specification side-laced wheels
  • Dual-purpose Metzler Tourance tubeless tyres
  • Commanding rider ergonomics
  • New dedicated scrambler frame
  • Folding foot controls
  • Adjustable handlebar position
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TECHNOLOGY
  • 2nd generation TFT instruments
  • Torque-assist clutch
  • Intuitive switchcubes & 5-way joystick
  • Illuminated backlit switches
  • Ride-by-wire
  • ABS & switchable traction control
  • All-LED lighting with DRL headlight
  • Keyless ignition
  • Single-button cruise control
  • USB charging
  • Immobiliser
  • Optional Bluetooth module, enabling the world’s first integrated GoPro® control system, ‘turn-by-turn’ navigation, plus phone and music operation.
  • Optional Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
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STYLING
  • High level of finish & detailing
  • Crafted aluminium mudguards, number board, swingarm, bash plate.
  • Sculpted side panels with brushed aluminium badge
  • Stainless steel tank strap.
  • Brushed aluminium Monza filler cap
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 SCRAMBLER 1200 XE

Engine Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Capacity

1200 cc

Bore/Stroke

97.6 x 80.0 mm

Compression Ratio

11.0:1

Maximum Power

90 PS / 89 Bhp (66.2 kW) @ 7,400 rpm

Maximum Torque

110 Nm @ 3,950 rpm

Fuel system

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with brushed high level silencers

Final drive

X ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox

6-speed

Frame

Tubular steel with aluminium cradles

Swingarm

Twin-sided, aluminium, 579mm long

Front Wheel

Tubeless 36-spoke 21 x 2.15in, aluminium rims

Rear Wheel

Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rims

Front Tyre

90/90-21

Rear Tyre

150/70 R17

Front Suspension

Showa ⌀47mm fully adjustable USD forks. 250mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension

Öhlins fully adjustable piggy-back RSUs with twin springs. 250mm wheel travel.

Front Brake

Twin 320mm discs, Brembo M50 monoblock calipers, radial master cylinder. Switchable Cornering ABS

Rear Brake

Single 255mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper. Switchable Cornering ABS

Length

2,325 mm

Width (Handlebars)

905 mm

Height Without Mirrors

1,250 mm

Seat Height

870 mm

Wheelbase

1570 mm

Rake

26.9

Trail

129.2 mm

Dry Weight

207 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

16 L

Fuel Consumption

4.9 L /100 km

CO2 Emissions

113 g/km