In the 1960s, far from civilisation and regular roads, stripped down desert bikes based on Triumph twins and fitted with high level exhausts, dirt bike tyres and suspension were being used for hard recreational fun and competition on tough terrain.
The Scrambler takes its inspiration from these very bikes.
They were highly competitive and most famously were used by Hollywood superstar Steve McQueen for pleasure and in full competition. Including the 1964 International Six Day Trial (ISDT) in East Germany. We built the Scrambler to evoke that spirit of freedom and escape, carefree times when all you needed was a bike and somewhere to ride.
Standard Features May Include:Styling
Lean and basic, just as the originals were, the Scrambler reflects the look of 1960s Triumph twins, converted by their owners for off-road riding in deserts and open scrubland where the power of the engines could be used to the full.
With its cut down mudguards and black engine finish, the Scrambler has a classic, rebellious style that is loved by so many riders.Engine
For the Scrambler we retuned the 865cc eight-valve engine to give you more torque at very low revs. It peaks at a strong 68Nm at 4750rpm but keeps producing useful thrust much lower than that, with 90 per cent of its torque on tap from as low as 2500rpm. The power maximum is 59PS, enough for you to get up to all kinds of fun.Fuel Injection
It even looks as if it comes with old-style carburettors, but we’ve disguised the thoroughly modern fuel injection system, which along with the double overhead cams and contemporary internals makes this a highly fuel efficient, as well as engaging engine.Frame
With the exhausts lifted high out of the way it's possible to see the traditional tubular steel, twin cradle frame in all its glory. Classically styled but strong enough to meet modern handling expectations. The engine is bolted in to lend its own stiffness to the frame which creates a ride that’s light, predictable and completely engaging.Suspension
The pair of chromed shocks we put at the back look classic on the outside but are modern inside. Giving you balanced and effective damping for comfort and controlled handling. And the front forks wear traditional rubber bellows to protect against dirt, while the stubby front mudguard is just like those you would have fitted in the 1960s.Brakes
We matched the Scrambler's performance perfectly with a single front disc, providing progressive, confident stopping power without overwhelming you.Handling
Built to be light and agile yet reassuringly stable when the going gets bumpy. We made the Scrambler forgiving enough to be easy and natural for inexperienced riders but sharp and responsive enough to satisfy even if you’re coming to the Scrambler from larger or sportier machines.Riding Position
The riding position has its roots in off-roading too. We gave the Scrambler high and wide black finished handlebars and footrests raised for better ground clearance. It sits you tall and upright so you are in command either riding around town or cruising along in the country and enjoying the view. It also gives you fine control of the bike when you're hustling it through corners and slipping through traffic because it’s so responsive, obedient and easy to control.Exhaust
High level twin chromed stainless steel exhaust pipes and evocative heat shields are inspired by the 1960s Triumph TR6C Trophy Special.Wheels
The wheels are wire-spoke with black rims and hubs and wear dual-purpose tires. The front is 19 inches in diameter to give that authentic off-road look.