Triumph’s Street Scrambler is just what the name implies. If you want to blaze a two-wheeled path to freedom off-road, there are Scrambler 1200s XC and XE. But the more approachable (and affordable) Street Scrambler is for more urbane adventures, with Triumph’s less powerful, 900 cc twin, less suspension travel, and a lower seat height that’s accessible to nearly everybody. For 2022, just like the upscale Scramblers, the SS is now Euro 5 compliant, and along with that come a few subtle yet tasty upgrades.
Triumph says the SS has been pretty dang successful for it also, with nearly 14,000 sold since the 2017 debut. The bike shares the High torque version of the 900 cc parallel Twin with the excellent Street Twin, and Triumph says the cleaner new Euro 5 version hasn’t lost any power as a result of its newfound cleanliness: 59 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm and 64 horsepower at 7,250rpm is the claim.
Like the bigger engine, the 900 also gets a 270-degree crankshaft that brings soulful sounds to the picnic along with abundant torque. Fuel efficiency is another strong suit: The claim is 54.7 miles per gallon of gas, and 10,000-mile service intervals keep operating costs down as well.
The downside, also just like the bigger Scramblers, is a slight weight gain as a result of the bigger new catalyzer and exhaust plumbing: about 3 kg, says Triumph. That 6.6 pounds brings our wet total to 492 lbs., which is 15 less than the Scrambler 1200. Fans of compactness will also appreciate the Street’s seat is just 31.1 inches from the pavement, versus 33.1 and 34.2 in. for Scramblers 1200 XC and XE.
Part of that lower-ness is down to the Street Scramblers rolling on 19- and 17-inch wheels/Metzeler Tourance tires instead of the 1200s’ 21-/17-inchers. One place where Triumph economized, sadly, is in the wire-spoke wheels: The Street Scrambler versions need tubes inside them to keep the air in. Anyway, Triumph held the line on price. In most markets, including the USA and Canada, prices are unchanged from last year.
Triumph says: The unique and stylish new 2022 Street Scrambler Sandstorm limited edition celebrates the timeless bloodline of Triumph Scrambler desert rides from El Mirage to the Mojave, to Barstow and the legendary Baja Peninsula. It takes the latest generation Street Scrambler, which is updated for 2022, and adds a unique and contemporary Sandstorm Edition paint scheme and even more rugged style and detailing, with a host of premium accessories fitted as standard.
The custom Sandstorm paint scheme incorporates Matte Storm Grey and Ironstone accents on the tank in a unique new tri-tone style, plus a Matte Storm Grey factory-fitted high-level front mudguard.
Adding to the contemporary urban scrambler style, the Sandstorm limited edition features the premium Triumph accessory tail tidy as standard, incorporating a compact LED taillight and number plate light (market restrictions may apply), plus a heavy-duty aluminum sump guard, a stylish headlight grille with subtle Triumph branding and protective rubber knee pads on the tank. All of these are factory-fitted accessories that come as standard only on the Sandstorm limited edition.
Only 775 of the Street Scrambler Sandstorm limited edition will be produced worldwide, and adding even more exclusivity, each will come with a unique personalized certificate of authenticity stating the bike’s VIN.
The Sandstorm edition of course also benefits from the same upgrades and enhancements that have been introduced on the standard Street Scrambler for 2022, including the update to the thrilling torque-rich Bonneville engine, and the new premium custom styling details.
Here’s the rest of the Triumph Press Release:
The new 2022 Street Scrambler delivers the unmistakable scrambler style and silhouette, born from the original Triumph Scramblers, which started the entire desert racing scene in the 1960s. Maintaining that authentic character and timeless DNA, the Street Scrambler features distinctive wide-spaced forks, high-level twin exhaust, minimal bodywork, wide handlebars, and wire-spoked wheels with black hubs and rims.
For the new 2022 generation, additional premium touches and details have been added, including the new aluminum number board with an embossed Street Scrambler logo, incorporated into the new side panel. The throttle body finishers, heel guards, and headlight brackets, all of which feature a brushed aluminum finish, are also new for this latest generation of the Street Scrambler, as well as the new leather and textile inspired seat covering.
Additional Scrambler-defining details include the high grip ‘bear trap’ adventure style foot pegs, the elegantly shaped tank with lockable cap, and the minimal front mudguard. As with all the bikes in Triumph’s Modern Classic family, the Street Scrambler’s black coated engine features the signature-shaped Bonneville engine covers with their Triumph makers-mark badge, complimented by a finned head and header clamps.
The 2022 Street Scrambler is available in 3 premium paint schemes: the classic Jet Black, a new contemporary Urban Grey, or the new twin color Matte Khaki and Matte Ironstone scheme, featuring distinctive new tank graphics.
The Street Scrambler’s dedicated chassis set-up delivers its commanding riding position with a unique frame, wide aluminum handlebars, and mid-position foot pegs – a combination that inspires confidence and gives great visibility in traffic. Excellent stopping power, with great bite and feel, is provided by the high specification Brembo 4-piston front brake caliper.
With 120mm of front and rear wheel travel, the high specification 41mm cartridge forks and preload adjustable twin shocks enable the rider to feel confident and comfortable on longer journeys or when tackling light off-road surfaces. The long-travel forks are finished with traditional rubber gaiters, while the rear suspension features grey springs and black shrouds, adding to the bike’s iconic Scrambler style.
The Street Scrambler’s 19” front and 17” rear blacked-out wire-spoked wheels are equipped with dual-purpose Metzeler Tourance tires for great grip, durability, and precise handling in all conditions. The low 31” seat height adds to the confident feel and is complemented by a narrow stand-over width, enabling riders to comfortably reach the ground when stationary, making this model extremely accessible, easy to maneuver, and fun for every type of rider.
The new 2022 Street Scrambler maintains all of its high level of advanced rider-focused technology, ensuring the best riding experience while maximizing safety and control. Switchable ABS and switchable traction control are fitted as standard, optimizing torque delivery when traction is compromised. Three riding modes (Rain, Road, and Off-Road), enabled via the ride-by-wire technology, which adjusts the throttle map and traction control settings to suit riding conditions or rider preference, ensuring optimum performance in wet or dry conditions. The Off-Road mode turns the ABS and traction control off, enabling the rider to have complete control over the rear wheel when on loose surfaces.
A torque-assist clutch for light and easy operation is also fitted as standard, which represents a particular advantage when riding in heavy traffic or when enjoying light off-road riding, making the bike easier to ride for longer. The clocks feature an analog speedometer and a digital menu system, which is easily accessed via intuitive handlebar-mounted buttons. The under-seat USB charger, key-fob-incorporated immobilizer, and the compact, power-efficient and elegant LED rear light complete the high specification technology package.
As with all Triumph Modern Classics, the new 2022 Street Scrambler is built to personalize, with a huge range of 120 genuine Triumph accessories for additional protection, comfort, off-road style, enhanced capability, and security. These include a range of rugged and durable luggage options, plus accessories for greater everyday usability, like heated grips, center stand, short and tall screens, adjustable levers, and engine protectors. Accessories for additional off-road focus include the high-level front mudguard, headlight grille, stainless steel sump guard, and adjustable piggyback Fox rear shocks, while the traditional Scrambler style bench seat and machined handlebar clamp add even more premium custom style.
All Genuine Triumph Accessories have been designed and engineered alongside the bike for perfect integration and are tested to the same exacting quality standards. They all come with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Street Scrambler – Starting at $11,000 USD / $12,450 CAD – Available July 2021
Street Scrambler Sandstorm – $11,750 USD / $13,300 CAD – Available May 2021
|Type||Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin|
|Maximum Power||64 HP (47.8 kW) @ 7250 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||59 LB-FT @ 3250 rpm|
|Fuel System||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin high-level brushed stainless-steel silencers|
|Final Drive||O ring chain|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch|
|Frame||Tubular steel, with twin cradles|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided steel fabrication|
|Front Wheel||Spoked steel rims, 19’’ x 2.5’’|
|Rear Wheel||Spoked steel rims, 17’’ x 4.25’’|
|Front Tire||100/90-19 Metzeler Tourance|
|Rear Tire||150/70 R17 Metzeler Tourance|
|Front Suspension||41mm forks with cartridge damping. 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Twin shocks with adjustable preload. 120mm rear wheel travel|
|Front Brakes||Single 310mm floating disc, Brembo 4-piston fixed axial caliper, ABS|
|Rear Brakes||Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS|
|Instruments||Analogue speedometer with LCD multi-functional display|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS|
|Length||283.6 in (2125 mm)|
|Width (Handlebars)||32.8 in (835 mm)|
|Height Without Mirrors||46.5 in (1180 mm)|
|Seat Height||31.1 in (790 mm)|
|Wheelbase||56.8 in (1445 mm)|
|Trail||4.3 in (109 mm)|
|Wet weight||492 lb (223 kg)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||3.2 gal (12 liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||54.7 MPG (4.3 liters / 100 km)|
|Service interval||10,000 miles (16,000 km) / 12 months|