2017 Triumph ScramblerMay 5th, 2017
The 2017 Triumph Scrambler with its new engine, chassis, wheels, seat, handlebar was a gamble Triumph was willing to take to rework this motorcycle. It performs like an entirely new motorcycle.
The launch of Triumph’s new 2017 Street Scrambler will change the perception of many. In 2014 the Italians launched their Scrambler leaving most feeling like they were the forerunner for a unit that was fun to run, smaller, lighter, more powerful and much more manageable. Triumph’s 2017 Scrambler will give many something to talk about.
Powered by the same 900cc, eight-valve, sohc parallel-twin with 270-degree firing interval as the Street Twin and Street Cup. Peak torque is at 2,850 rpm with 59 pound-feet and peak horsepower (54 hp) at 6,000 rpm; same peak horsepower and torque as the Street Cup and just slightly lower than Street Twin.
This Triumph has also been fitted with a torque-assist clutch, making clutch-pulling lighter. There is a switchable traction control through no variable riding maps.
Giving the Street Scrambler a drastically different feel is the all new chassis. Coming in shorter (85.7 inches vs. 87.1 inches), lighter (454 pounds dry vs. 472 pounds dry), a steeper rake (25.6 degrees vs. 27.8 degrees), and more trail (109mm vs. 105mm). Equipped with new suspension of 41mm KYB fork and twin KYB shocks adjustable for preload. Both ends of the bike offer 4.7 inches of travel.
Improved rider confidence, more importantly, comes from a lower seat height of 31.2 inches making it feel like the center of mass has been moved lower in the bike.
The Street Scrambler front brake setup is a single 310mm disc and floating Nissin two-piston caliper and the rear with a 255mm disc with floating two-piston caliper. ABS can also be turned off if needed.
A 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel are provided with Metzeler Tourance tires that gives this bike grip in unpaved conditions.
Triumph doesn’t have an official release date as of yet, but expect that retail values will range 10,700-11,200 USD.