The expected water-cooled Triumph Scrambler will be based on the 900cc Street Twin Bonneville, not the 1200cc models, according to spy photos released by a British internet site.
When the new Bonnevilles were announced last year, the Scrambler and the America and Speedmaster cruisers were conspicuous in their absence.
However, when they were released, Triumph made available three “inspiration” accessories kits called Scrambler, Brat Tracker and Urban.
A dedicated Scrambler would be much cheaper than adding a whole new kit. However, it should be noted that the kit features a Vance & Hines single exhaust without a catalytic convertor rather than the twin exhausts shown here.
It makes more sense to base the Scrambler on the Street Twin than the heavier 1200cc model T120 and Thruxton and we expect a similar 26kg weight saving over the previous model at under 200kg.
As expected, it will feature similar Street Twin styling with that simple headlight and instrument pod, but with wire wheels, high twin exhausts mounted on the right, slightly knobby tyres, slightly higher bars and a matte-black bash plate.
The spy photos on Visor Down show the bike does not come with ABS like the Street Twin, although it’s just a prototype. The production model may still include ABS.
It could also include traction control with an off-road function like the Tiger models.
There is no news yet on water-cooled 900 or 1200cc versions of the America or Speedster, however emissions documents filed in the USA list a 900cc Street Cup and Bonneville T100.