Triumph to Launch All-New Scrambler 1200

Triumph Scrambler 1200
Teaser illustration for the new Triumph Scrambler 1200, which will be unveiled on October 24.

Triumph has just released a teaser illustration (above) and short, 10-second video (below) of its all-new Scrambler 1200, which will be unveiled this fall on October 24 though additional details should trickle out as that date gets closer.

There’s not much to glean from the stylized illustration, which looks like it was printed on a T-shirt in the ’70s, but the Scrambler 1200 will almost certainly be built around a version of the 1,200cc parallel twin found in the Bobber, Speedmaster, Bonneville T120 and Thruxton, though the 1,215cc in-line triple that powers the Tiger Explorer 1200 models is also a possibility. Here’s what Triumph has to say about the upcoming Scrambler 1200:

“A brand new Triumph modern classic is set to create a riding revolution with a whole new benchmark for what makes a scrambler great.

“The Scrambler 1200 marks the birth of a stunning new motorcycle generation. With never-before-seen levels of dual-purpose capability, this incredible full-on scrambler is as truly amazing off-road as it is on the road, doing everything an adventure bike can, and all with authentic scrambler style and attitude.

Because of the unprecedented worldwide interest in this next generation motorcycle, we’ve decided to release a series of exclusive insights into this genuine game-changer well in advance of its official launch.”

In 2017, Triumph introduced the Street Scrambler, a major revamp of its Bonneville-based Scrambler built around the new liquid-cooled, 900cc “high torque” parallel twin that powers the Street Twin. As the name implies, the Street Scrambler is a pavement-oriented model whereas Triumph claims the new Scrambler 1200 will be “as truly amazing off-road as it is on the road.”

We’ll share more details about the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 as soon as they become available. in the meantime, check out the teaser video:

2 COMMENTS

  1. Love the concept, what little they show, but if they don’t knock at least 50lbs off the weight of the Street Scrambler, while adding 2″ of suspension travel (more than that would be overkill), then they’ll miss the mark. Me, I’d rather see a 500-600cc Ptwin coming in at 425lbs or less, wet. A “trail” bike that you can TOODLE around off-road/dirt roads, yet still ride 400 miles on western Interstates without getting run over. (That means maintaining 80mph up a 6% grade with a 250lbs of rider and gear.) A bike that you CAN ride around the world comfortably, CAN pick up when it drops, but IS NOT a contender for the Dakar Rally.

  2. I agree with BikerDad. I am a big Triumph fan and I own two of them, but in this case I think they are missing the mark by a wide margin. I have a 2016 Scrambler that I spent a lot of money on trying to make it into a “scrambler”……to no avail. Even with Ohlins suspension, a full Zard exhaust and lighter components it still tips the scales at roughly 500 lbs and doesn’t have enough suspension travel. It will handle a gravel road just fine, but not much more than that. I am confident the new “Scrambler” will be even worse. It’s a scrambler by name only. They should have gone the other way. Again, I agree with BikerDad, make it a 425 lb 600cc twin with a decent suspension and I believe you’d get a lot more interest from a wider range of potential buyers.

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