It was a Triumph that Steve McQueen so famously rode in the 1964 International Six Days Trial, and for today’s scrambler-style enthusiasts, Triumph’s latest production version, produced from 2006 to 2016, has always epitomized what a scrambler should look like. With the release of the new crop of liquid-cooled bikes like the Street Twin earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before the Scrambler got an update.
For 2017, Triumph has announced the Street Scrambler, built around the Street Twin’s 900cc “High Torque” liquid-cooled parallel twin. It’s important to note, however, that the Street Scrambler isn’t just a Street Twin with fork gaiters and high-mount exhaust. The chassis was designed specifically for the Street Scrambler, placing the footpegs in an optimum position for off-road riding and enabling the fitment of longer rear shocks. The front forks and rear shocks are model-specific (no other details have been provided), and the ride height has been increased.
The Street Scrambler rides on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels, shod with Metzeler Tourance dual-sport tires. The standard ABS and traction control are switchable for off-road use. A flat solo bench seat and aluminum rear rack are standard, with a passenger seat included that can be swapped for the rack. Passenger footpegs and hangers are also removable. Grippy off-road footpegs, rubber knee pads and a skid plate are all included.
The instrument cluster is comprised of a dual-clock display incorporating speed, engine rpm, gear position, odometer and tripmeter, fuel range, fuel level, fuel consumption data, a clock and traction control settings.
Following the trends and demands of today’s riders, the Street Scrambler was designed to be ready for customization. Triumph will offer more than 150 accessories for the Street Scrambler that will accentuate its off-road character and everyday usability.
You can get your first look at the new Street Scrambler on Triumph’s Brutal Beauty Tour, which will be making stops at more than 50 cities in the US and Canada. Visit fortheadventure.com for details.