Jenna Genio / Triumph | November 08, 2018 08:50
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC and XE detailed
Triumph Motorcycles has revealed the new 2019 Scrambler 1200, which will be available in two variants: the XC and XE. The British motorcycle manufacturer has proclaimed the new Scrambler 1200 as “the real deal” and a “benchmark in scrambler capability and style.”
The 2019 Scrambler 1200 is built around a tubular steel frame with an aluminum cradle and aluminum swingarm. It is powered by the Bonneville’s liquid-cooled 1200cc parallel twin — tuned to make 90 PS at 7,400 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 3,950 rpm. These numbers show that the Scrambler 1200 is obviously more powerful than the 900cc Street Scrambler, but it also packs more punch than the 1200cc Bonneville T120 (but stops a bit short of the Thruxton 1200).
Both the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC and the Scrambler 1200 XE are dual-sport motorcycles that can be ridden on and off pavement. While the XC is meant to handle both terrains for balanced adventure riding, the higher-spec XE focuses more on off-road capacity. Naturally, in iconic scrambler style, the 2-into-2 exhaust systems of the new motorcycles end with high mounted, brushed stainless steel silencers.
Equipment on both models include all-around LED lighting, DRL, wire-spoke aluminum wheels (21-inch in front and 17-inch out back) wrapped in tubeless Metzeler Tourance rubber, 320 mm dual front discs with Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, and a single 255 mm rear disc with a Brembo 2-piston floating caliper. ABS and switchable traction control come standard… So do keyless ignition, USB charging, and cruise control.
The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC’s fully adjustable suspension is handled by 45 mm Showa inverted front forks and Öhlins dual piggyback shocks, which work with the rear's aluminum swingarm mesuring 547 mm. Both ends afford 200 mm of travel. The Scrambler 1200 XC will be available in two colors: Jet Black with Matt Black, and Khaki Green with Brooklands Green.
The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE gets heated grips, adjustable foot controls, handguards, an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) featuring cornering ABS, and more. It also comes with a sixth ride mode: Off-Road Pro. This disables traction control and ABS while using engine mapping for riding on the dirt. Suspension is upgraded on the XE — with 250 mm of greater travel on both ends, a longer aluminum swingarm measuring 579 mm, and beefier 47 mm Showa inverted front forks. The Scrambler 1200 XE will be available in two colors: Fusion White with Brooklands Green, and Cobalt Blue with Jet Black.
The TFT dash of the Triumph Scrambler 1200 can also be connected to an optional Bluetooth module that can control a GoPro system via a switch on the left bar — a world’s first. It can also provide turn-by-turn Google Maps navigation, music operation, and connectivity with the Triumph mobile app. Triumph Motorcycles also offers over 80 accessories for the 2019 Scrambler 1200 XC and XE.