Triumph Motorcycles has announced that it will launch the Scrambler 1200 in India on May 23. The new model will rival the Ducati Scrambler 1100 range and the BMW R NineT Scrambler in our market.
Unlike other global markets, India will get the Triumph Scrambler 1200 in only the XC variant. The Triumph Scrambler 1200 is available in two variants – XC (base) and XE (top) – in the international markets. India will get only the XC variant. The XE variant may be brought here if there’s enough demand, at later date.
The Scrambler 1200 XC features five riding modes – Rain, Road, Sport, Offroad, and Rider-Customizable. Engine specifications include a 1,200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin motor that generates 89 hp of max power at 7,400 rpm and 110 Nm of peak torque at 3,950 rpm. This engine comes mated with a six-speed gearbox.
Anchoring department includes Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc callipers with twin 320 mm Brembo discs up front and Brembo 2-piston floating calliper with a single 255 mm disc at the back. Switchable ABS, slip/assist clutch and Traction Control handle the safety department.
The 45 mm Showa upside-down forks at the front and Öhlins twin-spring piggyback shocks at the back – both fully adjustable – feature a 200 mm travel. Other off-road focussed hardware includes 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wire-spoke wheels with a cross-spoke design that allows installation of tubeless tyres, a bash plate and tall-set exhaust pipes.
Triumph’s 2nd generation TFT screen, full-LED lighting, keyless ignition system, cruise control and USB charging socket will be among other standard features of the Scrambler 1200 XC. Customers will be able to customise their motorcycle with accessories such as ‘turn-by-turn’ navigation, controls for phone and music operation, Bluetooth connectivity module with an integrated GoPro control system, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and heated grips.
In more updates, Shoeb Farooq, General Manager, Triumph Motorcycles India, has confirmed that the BS-VI compliant Triumph models would start arriving in India around the end of 2019. Farooq said that the Indian arm of the British motorcycle brand is working backwards from 31 March to see what kinds of stocks are required for a smoother transition into BS-VI.