2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC, XE and Steve McQueen Edition | First Look Review

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition
2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition

Triumph has already announced 2022 updates to most of the models on its Bonneville platform, including the T120, T120 Black, T100, Street Twin (and limited-edition Street Twin Gold Line), Streetmaster and Bobber. Rounding out the 2022 Bonneville lineup are updated versions of the the Scrambler 1200 XC and Scrambler 1200 XE, as well as a limited edition Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition.

All of the 2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 models are powered by a high-power version of Triumph’s liquid-cooled, 1,200cc parallel-twin that’s been updated to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, which includes a revised exhaust system that offers improved heat distribution. The twin has a dedicated Scrambler tune that makes 89 horsepower at 7,250 rpm and 81 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm (claimed).

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC
2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC

We’ve had a blast hooning around on Scrambler 1200s, which occupy a unique niche with full-on adventure/dual-sport capability in a retro-styled package with state-of-the-art technology. With a 21-inch front wheel, side-laced tubeless wheels and nearly 10 inches of suspension travel, the Scrambler 1200 can take serious off-road abuse and comes back asking for more.

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Top-spec kit returns, including fully adjustable suspension with a Showa 47mm USD fork and Öhlins shock, twin Brembo M50 radial monoblock front calipers, a full-color TFT display, keyless ignition, cruise control, a USB charging port, all-LED lighting and advanced rider-aid electronics with five riding modes. The off-road-focused XE model adds a 6th Off-Road Pro mode and cornering-optimized ABS and traction control.

With its seamless fuel tank with brushed aluminum Monza cap, iconic silhouette with a sculpted bench seat and signature high-level twin exhaust, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 brings legendary desert sleds of the past into the modern era.

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition
2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition

Limited to 1,000 in individually numbered units worldwide, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition honors the King of Cool with unique Steve McQueen branding on the tank and handlebar clamp, an exclusive Competition Green custom paint scheme, premium Scrambler accessories fitted as standard and a certificate of authenticity with signatures from Triumph’s CEO, Nick Bloor, and Chad McQueen.

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2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Specs

Base Price: $14,000 (XC) / $15,400 (XE) / $16,400 (Steve McQueen Edition)
Website: triumphmotorcycles.com
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel twin, SOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
Displacement: 1,200cc
Bore x Stroke: 97.6 x 80mm
Horsepower: 89 @ 7,250 rpm (claimed)
Torque: 81 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm (claimed)
Fuel Delivery: Electronic fuel injection & throttle-by-wire
Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated assist-and-slipper wet clutch
Final Drive: X-ring chain
Frame: Tubular steel w/ aluminum cradles, cast aluminum swingarm
Wheelbase: 61.8 in.
Rake/Trail: 26.9 degrees/5.1 in.
Seat Height: 33.1 in. (XC) / 34.2 in. (XE)
Suspension, Front: 47mm USD fork, fully adj., 9.8 in. travel
Rear: Dual shocks, fully adj., 9.8 in. travel
Brakes, Front: Dual 320mm discs w/ radial-mount opposed 4-piston calipers, radial-pump master cylinder, switchable ABS
Rear: Single 255mm disc w/ 2-piston floating caliper, switchable ABS
Wheels, Front: Tubeless spoked aluminum, 2.15 x 21 in.
Rear: Tubeless spoked aluminum, 4.25 x 17 in.
Tires, Front: 90/90-21
Rear: 150/70-17
Dry Weight: 425 lbs. (XC) / 456 lbs. (XE, Steve McQueen Edition) (claimed)
Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gals.

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