Street ‘Scrambler’ goes through its paces

The new Triumph Street Twin with a Scrambler kit attached goes through its paces in this video that shows it doing jumps, forest trails and other tough terrain.

The production version Street Scrambler may perform even better!

The Street Twin was introduced early last year with three accessory kits including a scrambler kit costing $3123. It included a compact rear LED light, ‘barrel style’ handlebar grips, brushed aluminium sump guard and knobby tyres.

In November, the company unveiled its dedicated Scrambler production version of the 900cc Street Twin.

It is expected to arrive in Australia in March with pricing announced later this month. The previous Scrambler was about $1000 more than its brothers, so this should be more than $16,000.

I the above video, they have done a bit more than just add the scrambler kit. They’ve also removed the front guard so we suspect there may be more mods involved along the lines of the production Street Scrambler.

Triumph Street Scrambler
Triumph Street Scrambler

The new Street Scrambler features 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.

Triumph has now added Vance & Hines to its exhaust collaboration, so you can choose between that and an Italian Arrow exhaustTriumph Street Scrambler

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.

It comes in three colours schemes including a return of army green, Korosi red and silver, and gloss jet black. However, we are yet to see if all colours will be available in Australia.

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 a 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.

4 Comments

  1. Hi Mark,
    In your text you mentioned the lack of front mudguard on the bike in the vid (and in the still pic from the vid). Have a closer look at the front forks. They don’t have mount points for a low front mudguard. Wny? Look at the length of the fork gaiters compared to other pics of Street Scramblers. Also, those forks are leading axle forks, as if they might be from, I dunno, a big trail bike that has its mudguard attached to the lower triple clamp? Look at how much fork there is beneath the axle.
    I suppose Triumph would call it “artistic license”. Without those ring-in forks, the bashplate would get a real workout, I suspect.

  2. For the record, what would be the mass and the tank capacity?

    I wonder how many bikes they went through making the video. I don’t doubt the skill of the riders, just the ability of the bikes to withstand inevitable drops.
    Not that it would make a lot of difference, maybe only 1% of the Street Scramblers sold might ever be ridden away from a sealed road.

    1. Hi Mister T,
      We don’t have tech specs yet, but we expect it will be the same 12-litre tank as the Street Twin and around 200kg dry weight. It would be good if they could include the 14.5-litre tank from the 1200cc models, though.
      Yes, we also wondered how many they trashed in the making of the video!
      I doubt any buyers would treat them so roughly.
      Cheers,
      Mark

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