Triumph’s Premium Scrambler: The 2021 Triumph Bonneville Scrambler 1200 XE
The Scrambler 1200 XE is the most advanced Scrambler model in the 2021 Triumph line-up. It’s a premium, British-made scrambler that excels at both on- and off-road pursuits. Though it shares 99% of its DNA with the slightly cheaper Scrambler 1200 XC, the XE definitely has the edge.
Like the other larger Bonneville-branded Triumph motorcycles, the Scrambler XE draws power from Triumph’s 1200cc parallel twin Bonneville engine. Thanks to a high-torque tune, the XE produces 88 horsepower and 81 lb-ft of peak torque for high performance in a range of situations. That power is delivered to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission, with a torque-assist clutch.
There are a number of differences that elevate the Scrambler 1200 XE over the XC. These include even longer travel suspension at the front and rear, adjustable foot controls, premium handguards, a Brembo MCS lever, optimized cornering ABS and traction control, and the addition of a sixth riding mode. There are also a number of styling differences, including gold-colored forks, the addition of a Triumph tank badge, and a silver handlebar finish, to name a few.
For 2021, the Scrambler 1200 XE is available in two color options: Fusion White with Brooklands Green and Cobalt Blue with Jet Black.
The 2021 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE starts from $15,400 USD / $16,300 CAD.
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- Price: $15,400 USD / $16,300 CAD
- Key Features:
- Cornering optimized ABS & traction control with IMU
- Six riding modes
- Longer travel suspension
- Engine: 1,200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin
- Power: 89 HP
- Torque: 81.1 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 456 lbs (207kg) **Wet weight figures unavailable
- Seat Height: 34.2 in (870mm)
2021 Triumph Bonneville Scrambler 1200 XE 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||Fusion White with Brooklands Green and Cobalt Blue with Jet 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 XE 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.