Triumph Motorcycles has unveiled their 900cc Street Scrambler at EICMA motorcycle show in Milan to bring the new liquid-cooled Bonneville range to an even 10.
And there could be more, with the possibility of a 1200cc Scrambler and liquid-cooled America and Speedmaster cruisers.
The new Street Scrambler has several features that make it more dirt-friendly.
They include a tougher frame, uprated forks, longer rear shocks, wider tapered aluminium handlebars, 19’’ front wheel, dual-purpose Metzler Tourance tyres, wrap-around black bash plate, steel adventure footpegs and uprated brakes with switchable ABS unique to this model.
Rider aids also include ride-by-wire throttle, switchable traction control and a torque assist clutch.
An interesting innovation is the ability to quickly go solo with removable pillion pegs and separate pillion seat.
They’ve done a better job with the twin high-set exhausts than the previous Scrambler. However, we expect most riders will again ditch them for an aftermarket single unit.
Powering the bike is the 900cc engine from the Street Twin, but with more black like the T100 Black.
Apart from a more responsive throttle and better low-down pull, it has long 16,000 service intervals.
Even though it has the single instrument pod, the LCD screen shows a variety of important information. There’s an odo, tacho, clock, gear position indicator, two trip meters, service indicator, fuel range, average and immediate economy and traction control settings.
There are no tech specs available yet. However, Triumph says it has an “accessible low seat height”, so presumably it’s lower than the previous Scrambler’s 825mm.
The Alcantara-style twin seats have tasty contrast stitching with a Triumph embossed logo. There is a USB port underneath the rider’s seat.
Street Scrambler colours and accessories
It comes in three colours schemes including a return of army green, Korosi red and silver, and gloss jet black.
There are also more than 150 accessories available.
Off-road accessories include adjustable rear piggy back FOX shocks with threaded preload adjustment and 24 position compression damping, black glass-filled nylon headlight grill with a pressed steel matt black finish bezel, handlebar brace and engine protection bars.
Style-wise, there’s Vance and Hines mufflers, bench seat and 70mm bar-end mirrors in anodised black or clear aluminium.
Creature comfort accessories include internally wired heated grips, centre stand and auxiliary power socket.
Triumph Australia has not yet announced scheduled arrival or pricing. However, the previous Scrambler was about $1000 more than its brothers, so this should be more than $16,000.