2017 Triumph Street Scrambler Revealed

Kevin Duke
by Kevin Duke

Hinckley fires out a new Scrambler

The minute we learned Triumph would be creating a new engine platform for its Bonneville extended family, we knew a Scrambler version would eventually materialize. And here it is, unveiled today in Milan, Italy, at the EICMA show.

The “Street” in the Street Scrambler indicates it is powered by Triumph’s new 900cc motor as used in the well-reviewed Street Twin and in the recently unveiled Street Cup, as well as in the just-launched T100 Bonneville and upcoming Bonneville Bobber.

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The previous Scrambler was the first Triumph to use a 270-degree crankshaft layout rather than the traditional 360-degree powerplant, so it’s good continuity that the new Street Scrambler uses the 270-degree arrangement, as do all the latest parallel-Twin mills from Triumph.

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“The all-new Street Scrambler has been developed to deliver more purposeful and beautiful Scrambler style with unique features and detailing,” says Triumph.

To that end, the Street Scrambler uses the Bonneville silhouette but with high-mount exhaust pipes in stainless steel with snaking header pipes that integrate the catalytic converter. The Scrambler also carries over the T100 Bonneville’s fuel tank with locking cap, fuel injection via a single throttle body with aluminum finishes, as well as finned header clamps.

The Street Scrambler also has several other distinguishing characteristics, including a 19-inch front wheel that replaces the Bonnie line’s 18-inchers, here fitted with Metzeler Tourance tires. Other changes include model-specific front fork and shocks with additional travel, a wider tapered aluminum handlebar and wire-spoke wheels with black hubs and rims.

Triumph also notes new “high value 2-piston sliding axial Nissin (brake) caliper with machined branding” for the Street Scrambler, plus grippy “Bear Trap” adventure-style front footpegs, a bash plate, aluminum headlight bracket and “competition-inspired” side panels.

An interchangeable pillion seat and aluminum rear rack is standard equipment, as are removable pillion pegs and hangers and a ribbed “Alcantara-style” twin seat with contrast stitching and Triumph embossed logo. Also unique to the Street Scrambler are dual-compound rubber knee pads for enhanced grip when you’re tackling the Erzberg Rodeo. Traction control and ABS are standard features, as is twin-clock instrumentation.

As with all of Triumph’s modern classics, the Street Scrambler has a large catalog of accessories to personalize it, including Fox piggyback shocks (with preload and compression damping adjustability), a headlight grill, heated grips and protective engine guards. An accessorizer might also be interested in Vance & Hines single-exit silencers, a traditional twin bench seat, or a centerstand, among many other farkles.

The Street Scrambler will be available in three colors: Jet Black, Matt Khaki Green or Korosi Red and Frozen Silver with jet black hand-painted coach lining and unique tank decals. Prices have yet to be released.

Consumers will get a chance to see the new Street Scrambler, as well as the entire next generation of the legendary Bonneville range of motorcycles, during Triumph Motorcycles America’s Brutal Beauty Tour. Visit ForTheAdventure.com to discover the over 50 cities the Brutal Beauty Tour will stop at, including Triumph dealerships and other unique venues across the U.S. and Canada.

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