Triumph Motorcycles have refined the Street Scrambler for 2021 and a special Sandstorm Edition has been added to the range. You would have to be quick on those though as only 775 are being released worldwide.
Launched in 2017 after a five-year hiatus, nearly 14,000 customers have chosen to take a new Street Scrambler home since that rebirth. The Street Scrambler is a more manageable and more affordable offering than the big-bore 1200 Scrambler offerings in the Triumph range while sharing a high level of specification and finish quality.
The Bonneville 900 engine gains Euro5 certfication and delivers improved fuel economy while matching its predecessors 65 horsepower at 7250 while mustering 80 Nm of torque right from the basement down at 3250 rpm.
Street Scrambler also scores a number of styling and detail changes, starting with a new aluminium side-panel number board embossed with the Street Scrambler logo.
New throttle-body finishes have been added along with beefier brushed aluminium headlight brackets.
The heel-guards are also new, while the seat runs a textured material specifically designed for adventure riding and runs the Triumph logo.
Street Scrambler Sandstorm Edition
The Street Scrambler Sandstorm Edition takes all the features of the 2021 while drawing inspiration from the ’60s desert racers.
A high level front mudguard is fitted for greater off-road prowess, alongside an aluminium sump guard which offers engine protection for more serious adventure or off-road riding. Looks pretty good too.
Rubber knee pads are standard, offering better grip of the bike and that classic look, while a headlight grill is fitted to help prevent damage from roost.
A tail tidy also cleans up the rear of the Street Scrambler Sandstorm Edition.
Just 775 of the 2021 Street Scrambler Sandstorm edition will be made worldwide and is expected to arrive in May. While the standard Street Scramblers are expected to arrive in either May or June with pricing yet to be released.
Street Scrambler Tech
The Street Scrambler runs the 900 cc liquid-cooled 270° parallel-twin Bonneville engine, matched to a five-speed gearbox and torque assist clutch. A high two-into-two exhaust keeps with the Scrambler theme and features stainless steel silencers.
41 mm cartridge forks offer 120 mm of travel on the front end and run rubber gaiters for the classic look. The twin-shock rear is preload adjustable and also offer 120 mm of travel. For longer travel suspension you’ll have to look at the Scrambler 1200 XE, which runs a pukka off-road ready 250 mm at each end.
A blacked out 19-inch spoked front wheel offers off-road cred and are shod with Metzeler Tourance rubber.
Brembo provide a four-piston front caliper and 310 mm rotor, while a Nissin two-piston floating caliper clamps the 255 mm rear. Both are backed by ABS.
Weight is up to 223 kg wet, a three-kilogram increase over the outgoing model. Fuel capacity remained 12-litres and the seat height is 790 mm from terra-firma.
Electronics include three ride modes – Road, Rain and Off-Road, which adjust throttle map and traction control presets thanks to Ride-by-Wire, with Off-Road mode turning both ABS and TC off. Modes are toggled via a dedicated button.
The traction control can also be turned off manually outside of Off-Road mode. Other features include an LED taillight, standard immobiliser unit and an underseat USB charging socket.
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