British motorcycle major Triumph unveiled the 2019 Scrambler 1200 at an event in London. The Scrambler 1200 will be available in two variants – XC and XE. The XC is the base variant and XE is the fully loaded off-road focused variant.
The new Scrambler 1200 is powered by a 1200 cc, liquid-cooled engine that produces 89 bhp of power and 110 Nm of torque. Powered is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. Suspension duties are performed by a fully adjustable Showa USD fork at the front and Ohlins dual shock at the rear. Suspension travel on the XE is 50 mm more than that on the XC. Stopping power is handled by 320 mm dual discs at the front and a 255 mm single disc at the rear.
On the design front the 1200 looks quite like the 900. On tape the XC measures 2,2,85 mm in length, while the XE measures 2,325 mm. The new Scrambler 1200 gets keyless ignition, cruise control, heated grips, turn-by-turn navigation system, TFT instrument cluster, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. It comes with a special GoPro control system which Triumph has co-developed with GoPro. You can control the GoPro via the TFT screen and switchgear. A feature like this is being used on a motorcycle for the first time.
Feature-wise the 1200 comes with six riding modes. Road, Rain, Off-Road and Sport are common on both the XC and XE, while the XE gets additional modes like Off-Road, Pro mode, which turns off ABS and traction control. Additional features which the XE gets are cornering ABS and automatic traction control.
Triumph has not confirmed when it will launch the updated Scrambler 1200 in India, expect it to reach the domestic shores in the first quarter of 2019.
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