Fresh news from the team at Triumph overnight regarding the release of their new Scrambler 1200 Range for the 2021 model year. The release includes updated XC and XE models, as well as a new limited ‘Steve McQueen’ edition.
As part of the press release for the new Bonneville lineup, Triumph mentioned that a new Scrambler range was also in the works for the 2021 model year. With the news overnight, we thought we’d take a quick look at the updated range, let you know what’s changed, and also have a geezer at the limited release; ‘Steve McQueen’ edition.
Since their release in 2018, the Scrambler 1200 range has consisted of the entry level XC model, and the go anywhere do anything XE. Both models have received a refresh for the 2021 model year – including new Euro-5 engine updates and exhaust system.
Scrambler 1200 XC
The new Scrambler 1200 XC features the same power and torque figures from last year’s model, despite the fact the engine has been brought inline with tightening Euro-5 restrictions. The 1200cc ‘high-power’ version of Triumph’s classic twin puts out 90 hp (66 kW) and 110 Nm of torque. Peak power arrives a little earlier than last year’s model (7250 vs. 7400 RPM) and peak torque a little later (4500 vs. 3950 RPM). Otherwise things here are unchanged.
Also inline with last year’s model, the new Scrambler XC features:
- Öhlins long travel fully adjustable RSUs and long travel Showa forks, with 200 mm of travel
- Twin Brembo M50 radial monobloc calipers
- Long-travel aluminium swingarm
- Full-colour TFT instruments with illuminated switches
- 5 riding modes
- All-LED lighting with DRL headlight (market specific)
- Keyless ignition, single button cruise control and USB charging socket
- 840mm (33.1 in) seat height
- Dry weight of 205 kg (452 lbs)
From a styling perspective, the Scrambler 1200 XC features minimal aluminium mudguards, sculpted side panel with brushed aluminium Scrambler 1200 badge, aluminium bash plate and wide-set handlebars.
Scrambler 1200 XE
The Scrambler 1200 XE gets even more, with hand guards, Brembo MCS lever, gold forks and the crafted aluminium long travel swingarm, which is longer on the XE, with a high specification shot blasted and anodised finish.
Power and torque figures remain the same as the XC model, with 90 hp (66kW) and 110 Nm of torque, although peak power and torque figures are slightly adjusted. In addition to the features listed above, the XE model benefits from:
- An additional riding mode – Off-Road Pro
- Optimised cornering ABS and cornering traction control
- Increased suspension travel of 250 mm front and back
- Adjustable folding foot controls
- 870 mm (34.2 in) seat height
- Dry weight of 207 kg (456 lbs)
Scrambler 1200 ‘Steve McQueen’ Edition
With an XE base, the Steve McQueen Edition is limited to only 1000 units. Essentially a styling exercise, each bike is individually numbered on the billet-machined handlebar clamp, which also features a laser etched Steve McQueen signature. For even greater exclusivity, each bike comes with a unique certificate of authenticity stating the bike’s VIN number, and carrying the signatures of Triumph’s CEO, Nick Bloor, and also Chad McQueen, son of the legend himself, Steve McQueen.
The unique paint scheme features a Competition Green tank with brushed foil knee pads, exquisite hand-painted gold lining, gold heritage Triumph logos, dedicated Steve McQueen tank graphic, brushed aluminium Monza cap and brushed stainless steel tank strap. The distinctive Steve McQueen Edition will also feature the aluminium high level front mudguard as standard, which, along with the rear mudguard, will also be painted in Competition Green.
The Steve McQueen Edition also features a premium brown bench seat, with stitched ribbing and Triumph branding, which further enhances the overall classic style and elegance.