Looks and Design: The Triumph Street Scrambler is very much similar to a Bonneville, but there are subtle changes in the overall design. The foremost thing everyone notices is the exhaust which is highly mounted on the side just below the seat. Next up is the tall suspension setup coupled with wide spoked wheels on both the ends. This would make sure the motorcycle would handle the toughest of terrains with ease. The fuel tank, headlight assembly and engine is similar to that of a standard Bonneville. The exhausts get heavy heat shielding as they sit just below the right thigh and could potentially be a tandoor if there is no proper shielding. The auxiliary seat is a single seater unit, though there is an option to attach or remove the pillion seat. The tail lamp is a full LED unit and sits right below the rear seat of the motorcycle.
Engine And Performance: The Triumph Street Scrambler has a liquid cooled SOHC parallel twin cylinder 900cc engine which produces 55.1 PS at 6,000 rpm and 80 Nm of torque at a pretty low 2,850 rpm. The engine is fuelled by electronic fuel injection system. The rear wheel is driven by a conventional chain and the transmission has 5 manual gears. The throttle response would be crisp as the bike gets throttle by wire technology. The clutch is a wet multiplate unit with torque assist system (read slipper clutch).
Electronic Package: The motorcycle gets Antilock Braking System (ABS) as standard which is switchable via the instrument cluster. The motorcycle also incorporates traction control system that keeps you on check, while also being switchable to have fun in off-road conditions. There is an engine immobilizer on the ignition system so that the bike is safe and doesn't start with an inappropriate key. You also get an USB charging socket to power your devices on the go.
Brakes, Chassis And Suspension: The Street Scrambler has a tubular steel cradle frame coupled with a twin sided tubular steel swingarm. The stopping power comes from a single 310 mm disc with Nissin 2 piston floating caliper upfront and a 255 mm disc with Nissin 2 piston floating caliper at the rear. The suspension duties are carried out by long travel 41 mm KYB forks in the front along with KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload at the rear. The wheels are spoked and large enough with tyre dimensions of " and 150/70 R17 respectively. Final Impression:
With this addition of Triumph Street Scrambler, there is an addition to the short list of retro looking modern cruisers on sale in India. Though the motorcycle shares its underpinnings with the Bonneville and Street Twin, the Street Scrambler is still a unique one of its kind motorcycle for the Indian market. Triumph also has around 150 accessories for the bike which can be purchased right at their showrooms. The motorcycle is priced at Rs. 8,10,000 INR (ex showroom, Pan India).
By: Aravind Rb