This is undeniably one of the most highly anticipated models of the year. Triumph played big on the marketing end of things and promised us more capability than ever. Finally, in October, Triumph dropped not one, but two new Scrambler 1200: the XC and the XE.
At the heart of the new Scrambler 1200 line is the Bonneville 1200’s mill with a special "scrambler tune" that provides increased output and a truckload of stump-pulling torque for increased off-road performance. Both models receive high-tech TFT instruments, LED lights, cruise control, keyless ignition, USB power sockets, full Bluetooth integration, multiple riding modes, and all the bells and whistles we've come to expect in new bikes. They even have the world's first integrated GoPro control system for getting the most out of your cameras while on the road and the trail.
Both models are equipped with a new aluminum long-travel swingarm (longer on the XE) sprung with an all-new, fully-adjustable, twin-spring Öhlins rear shocks with external reservoirs. While the XC offers all the entry-level features, the XE take things up a notch. Optimized for off-road hooning, it comes standard with heated grips, optimized cornering ABS, optimized cornering traction control, an advanced Inertial Measurement Unit that drives all the fancy rider aids, and more.