Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC, XE, Steve McQueen Edition
With all the Scrambler 1200 XC and XE’s category-dominating specification, style, torque delivery and signature soundtrack, the new 2021 update delivers lower emissions whilst retaining all the performance, high power and torque that they are renowned for. Alongside the 2021 generation Scramblers comes a new, unique limited edition that celebrates the most famous motion picture stunt and motorcycle in history, with the Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition.
Launched in 2018, Scrambler 1200 has rapidly become a modern Triumph icon, setting a new benchmark in its category thanks to its class-leading riding capabilities both on-road and off-road, its state-of-the-art technology, outstanding specifications, and extensive customisation options.
Born from a Triumph Scrambler bloodline, including the world’s first production scramblers, raced for fun and glory by legendary racers such as Bud Ekins and Steve McQueen, the new generation has featured in multiple extreme off-road competitions, including the Mexican 1000 and the Spanish Bassella race.
A major highlight in the success of the new generation resulted from the 25th James Bond movie, No Time To Die, where it received high praise from Lee Morrison, James Bond Stunt Coordinator, who said “the whole stunt team realised very quickly that these were amazing bikes”.
The new Scrambler 1200 XC (pictured above) and XE features a Euro 5 engine evolution that maintains all of the Scrambler’s renowned power and torque delivery and delivers lower emissions. Additionally, the new generation update brings a revised exhaust system that delivers improved heat distribution.
With a low inertia crank and a high compression cylinder head, plus a dedicated Scrambler tune, specifically developed to give the perfect balance of power and torque delivery for both road and off-road riding, the result is substantial torque from low down right through the rev range.
Peak torque hits 110Nm at 4,500rpm, while peak power of 90PS arrives at 7,250 rpm. The distinctive Scrambler sound, produced by the 1200cc 8-valve parallel twin engine, is delivered by the twin high level exhaust system which has also been updated for Euro 5 compliance, with the added benefit of improved heat distribution.
The class-leading long travel suspension delivers impressive off-road capability and ground clearance, with 250mm wheel travel front and rear, designed for riding across tough terrain, as well as a comfortable road riding experience. Both the Öhlins twin spring rear shocks and high specification upside down Showa front forks are fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping, providing excellent comfort and control across a wide range of surfaces.
Superior stopping-power is guaranteed by the category-leading Brembo M50 radial monobloc calipers, with twin 320mm floating discs on the front, and the Brembo caliper with single disc, on the back. Braking is managed by ABS that comes as standard on both models.
High specification wire spoked wheels with aluminium rims and a side-laced design, come as standard, allowing the use of tubeless tyres. Dual purpose adventure-focused Metzeler Tourance tyres are the standard fit, while for more extreme off-road use, Pirelli Scorpion Rally are recommended as an approved alternative option.
The 21-inch front wheel contributes to Scrambler 1200’s off-road capability and riding position, and gives great visibility ahead when commuting and off road. This, combined with the wide adjustable handlebar position and the adjustable folding foot controls on the XE model, give the Scrambler 1200 its poise and stance.
Scrambler 1200 XC and XE feature full-colour TFT instruments offering two different design themes, each with three display layout options, allowing the rider to alter the amount of information shown, according to their preferences. The TFT start-up sequence can also be personalised with the rider’s name. The multi-functional TFT display is controlled via the intuitive and easily accessible handlebar mounted 5-way joystick and other switches, all of which are backlit for easy navigation in the dark. High and low contrast displays ensure the TFTs are readable in all lighting conditions, while the adjustable screen angle suits every rider’s height thanks to its adjustability.
Scrambler 1200 is also pre-enabled for the accessory-fit My Triumph connectivity system. This allows the rider to access phone calls, operate music, use turn-by-turn navigation, and manage a Go-Pro through an intuitive handlebar controls and TFT interface.
Triumph’s latest generation ride-by-wire ensures responsive and precise throttle control at all times, and enables six riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road, Off-Road Pro (available on the XE only) and Rider-Configurable. The riding modes, which can be selected while on the move (with the exception of the Off-Road and Off-Road Pro modes) adjust throttle response, traction control and ABS settings for enhanced safety and optimum performance in all riding conditions.
Scrambler 1200 XE also features optimised-cornering ABS and optimised-cornering traction control both of which automatically adapt the level of intervention to maintain the optimum ride, at any lean angle. These features are managed by the Inertial Measurement Unit which measures the roll, pitch, yaw, and acceleration rates of the bike calculate the lean angle and optimise braking and traction control, ensuring greater rider stability.
Benefitting from lower energy consumption, increased durability and greater visibility, Scrambler 1200 mounts LED lights front and rear, and LED indicators (market specific). The headlight incorporates LED daytime running lights, which deliver better visibility and a distinctive front-end style (market specific).
Additional high specification rider-focused technology, standard on both of the 2021 Scrambler 1200 models, includes torque-assist clutch, cruise control, keyless ignition, under-seat USB charging socket. There is also internal wiring ready to plug in the accessory-fit heated grips, which have three modes and are accessed through an intuitive button built into the left grip.
The engine presents the distinctive machined engine fins and black engine covers with its classic maker’s-mark triangular Triumph engine badge. These models also have authentic features such as the seamless sculpted 16 litre fuel tank, with brushed aluminium Monza fuel cap and brushed stainless strap. The custom-looking bench seat with stitched ribbing and Triumph branding completes the silhouette while delivering the optimal riding position and comfort when tackling any type of ride.
To complete the unmistakable scrambler style, Scrambler 1200 features minimal aluminium mudguards, sculpted side panel with brushed aluminium Scrambler 1200 badge, aluminium bash plate and wide-set handlebars. Scrambler 1200 XE gets more, with hand guards, Brembo MCS lever, gold forks and crafted aluminium long travel swingarm, which is longer on the XE, with a high specification shot blasted and anodised finish.
Scrambler 1200 XC and XE are available in three colours: Cobalt Blue with a Jet Black stripe, Matt Khaki Green with a Jet Black stripe or the single tone Sapphire Black option.
Scrambler 1200 XC and XE have a range of more than 70 genuine Triumph accessories, allowing the rider to personalise their bike with enhanced style and practicality, and increased comfort, luggage, protection, and security.
The accessories range from a Dakar-inspired fly screen to the durable and practical rugged pannier and tank bag, all adding greater touring capability. There is also a high-level front mudguard, handlebar brace and headlight grille, plus practical options including a centre stand, fog lights and heated grips. A wide choice of locks are also available, as well as an alarm.
SCRAMBLER 1200 STEVE MCQUEEN EDITION
The new Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition brings all the new-generation 2021 Scrambler 1200 XE’s specification, adventure-bike capability, and technology, and adds its own premium Steve McQueen paint scheme and extensive list of unique details. Fully equipped with a selection of premium Scrambler accessories fitted as standard, the McQueen Edition is the highest specification Scrambler 1200 ever.
Inspired by the original competition-spec Triumph TR6, made famous by the legendary barbed wire jump in the iconic 1963 Second World War classic, The Great Escape, Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition has been developed in partnership with the McQueen family. Chosen to ride in the film by McQueen rather than a period-correct German military motorcycle, the Triumph TR6 used in the jump was created by a British Triumph dealer and ISDT Gold Medal racer Ken Heanes, with an ISDT suspension set-up designed for robust stunt work.
With just 1,000 Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition models available worldwide, each bike is individually numbered on the billet-machined handlebar clamp, which also features a laser etched McQueen signature. 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 Steve McQueen.
The unique paint scheme features a Competition Green tank with brushed foil knee pads, hand-painted gold lining, gold heritage Triumph logos, dedicated Steve McQueen tank graphic, brushed aluminium Monza cap and brushed stainless steel tank strap. The 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.
In addition to the standard 1200 XE’s specification, the Steve McQueen Edition comes with engine protection dresser bars, which add another layer of ruggedness. Fabricated from stainless steel tubing, these bars have an electro-polished finish and offer additional protection to the clutch and alternator covers.
A laser cut and pressed aluminium radiator guard, with laser etched Triumph branding, also comes as standard, giving additional protection from loose stones whilst optimising air flow.
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. The bike shares XE specification and performance, including the 2021 engine and exhaust system updates. Being a genuine cross-over motorcycle, it has all the capability of a full-on adventure bike with the iconic style inherited from its Scrambler lineage.
Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition is also pre-enabled for the accessory-fit My Triumph connectivity system, allowing the rider to access phone calls, operate music, use turn-by-turn navigation, and manage a Go-Pro through the intuitive handlebar controls and TFT interface.