2006 Triumph Scrambler
Scrambler testBy (I am an Enthusiast) on Jul 05, 2009
Hi I have ridden the Scrambler for more than 16000 miles in 2 years. It was love on first sight whne I saw this bike and I bought it with 1000 miles on the clock. We have done lots and lots of alp crossings.
Plus: its a great bike to park- you meet a lot of people asking questions. Its reliable ... in sunshine. Its got a great motor- wummmm. Negative: it likes to stop in the rain. Not to panic unless youre just in the middle of overtaking someone.And you never need someone to pick you up- just wait and talk with it. Its all about character. Like an Italian or an old English vintage car.Weight is an issue- pretty high.Too high for small women.You need a lot of hand strength.
There is not that much negative to say. I really love it. But we divorce this week. For a triple that looks boring, doesnt cause emotions and no good night waving...But is a lot lighter and so great to ride.I feel bad, but......
It's a KeeperBy (I am an Owner) on Jan 08, 2009
For months I had been thinking of trading in my '98 VFR800 on a new Sprint ST, but when I saw my Scrambler in the Triumph showroom I wanted it--no test ride needed. And because it was only $7,999, I kept my Interceptor. The Scrambler looked FUN just sitting still, and riding it is still fun every ... time, even after two years and 18,000 miles. I initially used the Scrambler for my daily commute downtown DC, where it excels maneuvering through traffic and over the crappy roads, but it's also seen the country and plenty of miles of dirt road. I've strapped my camping gear onto it and ridden across the country, twice. I'm still impressed with how well the Scrambler handles in pouring rain, twisties, and the Jeep trails in the southern Utah. I ride this bike hard and come away smiling. No problems with it yet, except having to replace the rear brake pads in the first 6 months. This is great all around bike that I'll be keeping until I stop riding.
I love my 2006 ScramblerBy (I am an Owner) on Nov 13, 2008
I raced Triumphs in the late fifties and early sixties and it was love at first sight when I saw the new Scrambler.
No vibration, excellent acceleration, and very easy to maintain. Very light handling and will go essentially anywhere I want to go.
I have taken 250 mile rides ... on it and it was comfortable but an all day touring ride would be difficult because you can't easily mount highway pegs on the scrambler and the seat starts to fight with your ass. We ride a lot in the mountains and the knobby tires corner exceptionally well!!! I ride my Goldwing when touring because my wife comes along, but if I were riding solo, I believe the new Bonneville would be a good choice.
Retro RideBy (I am an Owner) on Oct 18, 2008
I am a big Triumph fan and the Scrambler does not disappoint. The Scrambler delivers tons of fun for experienced and new riders alike. Don't go by the specs. To ride this bike is to truly enjoy why we all ride. It does nothing exceptionally well but it does it all and puts a huge smile on your ... face all the while. It is a simple, honest, pure motorcycle that is more reliable and dependable than its ancestors from the 60's & 70's. Ride it and recall all that you love about motorcycling. Ride Safe!
ScramblerBy (I am an Owner) on Sep 18, 2008
My olny complaint with my Scrambler is that my dealer closed about a month after I bought the bike. That mmakes getting parts and accessories a mail order affair.
It is probably the most fun bike I have owned in a lot of years. It handles wonderfully, even on the trials type tires and it gets ... lots of comments everywhere I go.
Quality is maybe not quite up to Japanese standerds, but still very good.
Performance also could be a little stronger, but it is fine for the use the bike was designed for.
smiles for miles is probably the best way to judge this bike, and it is a "10" on that front.
Scrambled!By (I am an Enthusiast) on Sep 16, 2008
Full in lust witht he Scrambler the first time I saw it in the flesh. So many memories of life in the `60's and `70's flooded my soul that I had to have it. Bouth it in September of `06. Put a bit over 10k miles since then. About 80% paved, with a bit of mild off-roading and plenty of dirt roads. ...
Swaped out the shocks for IKONs, changed the fork spring and added Thurxton adjustable caps.
Even after two years, this bike still make sme grin every time I ride it and I'm still looking for excuses to just jump on a ride.