Wednesday, 9 November 2016

2017 Triumph Street Scrambler – the Great Escape

After the recent launches of the Street Cup, T100 and T100 Black and Bonneville Bobber, Triumph has added another model to its Modern Classics range, the 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler. Using the basics ofStreet Twin, the Street Scrambler carries on the mantle of the previous generation T100 Scrambler, but better.
Taking the retro-styled Street Twin as a base, the Scrambler utilises a 900 cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine which puts out 54 hp and 80 Nm of torque at 5,900 rpm, driving a five-speed gearbox. While 54 hp may not sound like much, the high-torque Triumph power plant has 22% more ponies available from 2,750 to 4,750 rpm than the previous generation engine.
The new Triumph Street Scrambler comes with specific options unique to the bike, evoking the classic image of Steve McQueen and BMX 822 B, the 1964 Triumph TR6 SC he campaigned in the International Six Day Trials competition in East Germany. First off are the twin high-swept exhausts, which follow the waisted form of the Street Scrambler closely.
A new frame is utilised for the Street Scrambler, along with a longer travel front and rear suspension. Rolling on a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, the Scrambler comes shod with Metzeler Tourance tyres, the chunky enduro-style rubbber fitting the look of the bike.
Other items unique to the Street Scrambler are a ribbed Alcantara seat with contrast stitching and an embossed Triumph logo. The pillion seat pad is removable and can be substituted with an aluminium rear rack, both of which are supplied with the bike at purchase.
Off-road style “bear-trap” footpegs are standard for the rider, along with model-specific knee-pads, an aluminium bash plate and a number plate side panel on the left. The Street Scrambler comes in three colour choices – Jet Black, Matte Khaki Green and Korosi Red/Frozen Silver with hand-painted Jet Black coach lining.
Triumph has not released any details on availability or pricing for the 2017 Street Scrambler, but we were informed by sources at Triumph Malaysia that the bike will be in showrooms for the European Spring riding season. In Malaysia, the 2016 Triumph Street Twin retails for RM55,000, including GST.

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