The Scrambler takes its inspiration from those ISDT machines with its classic styling dominated by the twin high level exhausts, designed to provide maximum ground clearance on rough terrain.
Spoked wheels with lightly knobbled tyres, high footrests, rugged fork gaiters and wide off-road style handlebars give a further nod to the Scramblerfs off-road heritage.
Powering the Scrambler is a unique version of Triumph’s 865cc parallel-twin. Designed outwardly to look like a classic 1960s twin, this DOHC eight-valve unit is a low maintenance modern engine developed to meet the most stringent emissions regulations. The Scrambler’s air-cooled, parallel twin cylinder engine offers a cubic capacity of 865cc for excellent midrange torque. The twin balancer shafts provide civility and refinement. 90% of peak torque is maintained from around 2500rpm through to redline providing smooth, effortless acceleration throughout the five gears.
The fuel-injected twin delivers a laid back 59PS, with 68Nm of torque at just 4750rpm making the Scrambler a breeze to ride in all conditions. With its 270-degree crankshaft, the Scrambler takes on a totally different character to the other models in Triumph’s classic range, producing a totally addictive off-beat soundtrack which can be cranked up a notch with the fitment of the off-road Arrow exhaust system available as part of Triumph’s genuine accessories range.
The spoked wheels are sized 19 x 2.5in (front) and 17 x 3.5in (rear), both wearing lightly-knobbled tyres in sizes 100/90-19 and 130/80-17.
Add classic 60’s styling details including gaiters, white seat piping and spartan Jet Black or Matte Khaki Green color schemes, and it won’t take long to realize why the Scramblers of the past were the choice of Hollywood icons of the era.
2011 Triumph Scrambler price – Canadian MSRP: $10,199 CDN