Triumph is launching its Scrambler line-up for 2024, with the introduction of the new, more accessible Scrambler 1200 X, and an enhanced top-specification Scrambler 1200 XE.
Powered by Triumph’s high-output 1200cc Bonneville engine with torque-rich performance, off-road ready 21-inch front wheel and Triumph’s premium quality and finish, the two new models look set to raise the bar even higher for performance and style in the Scrambler category.
If you’ve found the Scrambler 1200 a bit of a stretch, the new Scrambler 1200 X is designed to deliver the same core capability and commanding riding position, just in a more accessible package. Featuring a seat height of 820mm (reducing to 795mm with the accessory low seat) the Scrambler 1200 X still has the generous dedicated specification that offers exceptional functionality at a more competitive price.
The Scrambler 1200 XE also hits the road in the new year sporting updates including latest-generation Brembo Stylema® calipers, new Marzocchi suspension with enhanced adjustability, enhanced styling details and improved touring capability as a premium offering in the range.
Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer said: “Built for both on-road and off-road adventures, the new Scrambler 1200 XE sets an even higher bar for performance, capability, and modern classic style. The Scrambler 1200 X is a new choice for our customers, optimised to deliver the specification riders have asked for, with a lower seat height, even more competitive pricing, and an even better road ride than the previous Scrambler 1200 XC.”
Both models gain new Marzocchi suspension, 45mm USD forks and RSU with piggyback reservoirs and preload adjustability, with 170mm wheel travel optimised for road riding with the X and 250mm plus enhanced adjustability for the XE.
Advanced rider technology (not fitted to the previous Scrambler XC) to make the Scrambler X even better on the road, including new optimised cornering ABS, switchable optimised cornering traction control, multifunction instruments with an integrated TFT display and five riding modes, including Off-road. There’s all-LED lighting, including signature DRL headlight, compact taillight, and new slim contemporary indicators, USB charging, accessory activated connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth phone & music operation.
The XE gets the addition of Off-Road Pro mode to give more control when riding off road, along with the premium suspension and more ground-clearance to cope with more gnarly terrain. There’s also revised intake & exhaust headers delivering a broader spread of torque through the upper rev range, and enhanced styling details including stylish new slimline LED indicators and new compact LED taillight. There’s also improved touring capability with an accessory high screen and rugged luggage system with tail bag accessory options.
Both variants share the same dedicated tubular steel Scrambler frame, as well as high specification side-laced stainless steel wire spoked wheels with lightweight and durable aluminium rims. But the two models feature key ergonomic differences, including different handlebar designs, with the XE measuring 65mm wider than the X ensuring greater control on more challenging off-road terrain. Reversible risers enable riders to adjust the handlebar position, and the XE also features a removable spacer, for a 10mm height adjustment. Expanding ergonomics even further, the XE also boasts adjustable foot controls to suit a variety of riding styles and footwear.
Both bikes feature a twin-sided, premium cast aluminium swing arm. At 579mm, the XE has a 32mm longer swingarm and a longer wheelbase than the X, enhancing control and confidence on difficult off-road terrain, while the X’s shorter wheelbase contributes to an agile and responsive road ride.
Both models sport the same 1200cc Bonneville twin engine and torque-rich Scrambler tune with a new, single 50mm throttle body and revised exhaust headers, delivering improved flow and a broader spread of torque through the upper rev-range, from 5,000 RPM through to the redline.
The 2024 models have also been precisely tuned to deliver the perfect balance of power delivery for both on and off-road riding. Peak power now arrives slightly earlier in the rev range, reaching 89hp at 7,000 RPM, with peak torque of 110 Nm also arriving earlier, at 4,250 RPM.
The unmistakable high-specification twin-exhaust system is completed by brushed stainless steel silencers, delivering that trademark deep and characterful Scrambler tone. Both are also equipped with top-of-the-range Metzeler tyres. The X benefits from the road-focused, dual-purpose Karoo Street, while the XE variant runs on Metzeler Tourance, contributing to its unparalleled balance of road and off-road capability. For even more extreme off-road capability, the Triumph-approved Michelin Anakee Wild is the tyre of choice.
For further info head to www.triumphmotorcycles.co.nz and expect models to arrive by April 2024.