Heavy Duty Scrambling: The 2021 Triumph Bonneville Scrambler 1200 XC
If you’re looking for something with street smarts and off-road ruggedness from the 2021 Triumph line-up, but need a bit more grunt than the Street Scrambler offers, then the Scrambler 1200 XC is what you need. It’s a British-made scrambler with real road-going performance with trail-ready stats to match.
The Scrambler 1200 XC uses the same 1200cc parallel twin Bonneville engine that graces other Triumph motorcycles, with a slightly different tuning. The result is a power output of 89 horsepower and 81.1 lb-ft of peak torque. That power is kept in line by no less than five riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport, Off-road, and Rider-Configurable – along with Ride-by-Wire technology, ABS, and traction control.
The Scrambler 1200 XC is more than just a scrambler lookalike. It boasts long travel USD forks, long-travel rear shocks, a long travel aluminum swingarm, and adjustable handlebars to give riders the ultimate off-road experience. Other handy extras include LED lighting, keyless ignition, cruise control, an immobilizer, and a USB charging port.
For 2021, the Scrambler 1200 XC is available in two color options: Khaki Green & Brooklands Green, and Jet Black & Matte Black.
The 2021 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC starts from $14,000 USD / $15,200 CAD.
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- Price: $14,000 USD / $15,200 CAD
- Key Features:
- Five riding modes
- Long travel rear suspension
- 2nd generation TFT instrumentation
- Engine: 1,200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin
- Power: 89 HP
- Torque: 81.1 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 452 lbs (205kg) **Wet weight figures unavailable
- Seat Height: 33.1 in (840mm)
2021 Triumph Bonneville Scrambler 1200 XC Specifications
|Engine||1,200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||97.6 mm x 80 mm|
|Compression Ratio||11.0 :1|
|Fuel System||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with brushed high level silencers|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch|
|Final Drive||X ring chain|
|Suspension Front||Showa 45mm fully adjustable upside down forks, 200mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Fully adjustable Ohlins twin shocks with piggy back reservoir, 7.9 in (200mm) rear wheel travel|
|Brakes Front||Twin 320mm Brembo discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS|
|Brakes Rear||Single 255mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.2 US gal (16l)|
|Color||Khaki Green & Brooklands Green, and Jet Black & Matte Black|
|Width Handlebars||33.1 in (840mm)|
|Height Without Mirror||47.2 (1200mm)|
|Wheelbase||60.2 in (1530mm)|
|Trail||4.76 in (121mm)|
|Seat Height||33.1 in (840mm)|
|Dry Weight||452 lbs (205kg)|
2021 Triumph Bonneville Scrambler 1200 XC Features
BONNEVILLE 1200cc ‘SCRAMBLER TUNE’ ENGINE
A new generation Bonneville 1200cc engine is the incredible powerplant for the all-new Scrambler 1200 line-up. This is a thumping high power engine with dedicated Scrambler tune for an instant response that opens up a wall of torque right from the start and through the rev range to make this a thrilling consistent ride whatever the surface. The Bonneville’s balance and easy handling make the 1200s as great off-road doing everything an adventure bike can as they are on the road and through the streets.
GENUINE SCRAMBLING CAPABILITY
These amazing bikes combine Triumph’s original scrambler DNA with beautifully-crafted modern classic performance and capability to deliver all the hallmarks of a genuine dual-purpose road and adventure-focused scrambler. The iconic stripped-back Triumph scrambler silhouette is faithfully retained along with its signature high level twin exhaust, a 21-inch front wheel, bench seat, and sculpted fuel tank, all reinforcing its peerless bloodline and association with scrambling excellence. Add to this the Scrambler’s commanding riding positon and distinctive poise giving a set-up that’s optimum for genuine scrambling and total road control. The new 1200s give you everything you’ll ever need for the ultimate in scrambling fun and all-road riding.
Triumph’s pivotal role in the original scrambling movement of the 1950s is reflected by the new 1200’s breath-taking original scrambler looks. Scramblers, perhaps more than any other bike category, have a unique style born from the very first factory Triumphs; a style that encapsulates an attitude for fun and freedom that has built todays growing movement for modern classic custom Scramblers. Born from the very first desert sled today, the iconic scrambler looks of the 1200 combine with class-leading, cutting edge performance and technology to produce a phenomenal road-friendly scrambler-ready ride that’s properly capable wherever you take it.
These are THE bikes to ride, they will simply put a smile on your face. You won’t need to go dirt riding to appreciate the sheer presence and capability of the Scrambler 1200s; indeed, you need never stray from the tarmac and you still won’t tire of its commanding riding position and balanced, easy-handling road-going capability. Of course, if you ever desire to take your 1200 off-road, then you know you have a bike that can handle it. In the meantime, enjoy a top quality ride whatever the surface.
POWER & PERFORMANCE
Described as having ‘category-dominating capability’, the Scrambler 1200s’ supremacy has been achieved with an incredible blend of class-leading specification and equipment. Alongside the latest generation high power 1200cc Bonneville engine with its dedicated ‘Scrambler tune’, there’s a totally unique, first-in-class, fully-adjustable long-travel rear suspension set-up that’s been tailor-made for the 1200 by Öhlins. Completing the list of premium components the Scrambler 1200 are dedicated fully adjustable long travel Showa USD forks, and twin Brembo M50 radial monobloc front calipers, which are the very highest standard of brakes in the segment.
The Scrambler 1200 line-up is fully equipped with an exclusive host of class-leading ‘cutting-edge’ technology to deliver a responsive and confidence-inspiring ride. Technology headlines for this amazing new line-up, depending on model choice, include; Triumph’s new 2nd generation TFT instrument display, up to six riding modes that adjust throttle response and Traction Control for better handling under various riding conditions, all-LED lighting (including signature DRL headlight where local legislation allows), a world’s first motorcycle-integrated GoPro control system and new intuitive ‘turn-by-turn’ navigation, both displayed on the TFT instruments.
BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY MODULE
The new navigation system is built with Google and delivered through a dedicated Triumph app. Phone and music operation is also supported, allowing the rider to control their music and phone operation via the illuminated switchcube control. All three features (Go-Pro, Navigation, Phone and Music operation) are enabled by an all-new accessory-fitted Bluetooth connectivity module. Additional premium technologies include keyless ignition, cruise control and USB charging. In addition, the even higher spec XE benefits from optomised cornering ABS and Traction Control, facilitated by an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), plus heated grips as standard.
CATEGORY-LEADING DETAILS & FINISH
A fusion of exceptional detailing combines to create 21st century scrambler-defining custom style, with aluminum finishes featuring on the 1200’s number board, swingarm, mudguards, Monza filler cap and bash plate. There’s quality in the detail too; to reflect its top-of-the-range status, the XE adds an iconic Triumph tank badge, handguards, Brembo MCS lever, a silver handlebar finish and gold USD Showa cartridge forks.
CHOICE OF TWO SCRAMBLER 1200 MODELS
The benchmark-setting Scrambler 1200 range comprises two extraordinary models; the new Scrambler 1200 XC which has been built with a full on road and off-road dual-purpose focus, while the top-of-the-range higher specification Scrambler 1200 XE brings even more extreme off-road adventure and scrambling capability.