Triumph Bonneville Scrambler 1200 spied
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
The Triumph Bonneville Scrambler 1200 has been spotted testing. The bike is an off-road friendly version of the Bonneville T120.
The Triumph Bonneville Scrambler 1200 features raised handlebars with knuckle guards, and ribbed seat for comfort. The foot peg position is also apt for stand-up riding. The aluminium bash-plate protects the underside of the twin cradle frame. Nestling inside the frame is a 1200 cc parallel twin unit with liquid cooling and fuel injection. Expect the bike to use the Triumph Bonneville Bobber’s torque-rich mill. In the Bobber, it makes 77 PS at 6,100 rpm and 106 Nm at 4,000 rpm.
Coming to the suspension components, instead of using the traditional front fork and twin rear shocks, Triumph has employed Showa upside down front fork; and twin Ohlins gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. Motorcycle News (MCN) reports that the rear swingarm is lengthened; and is likely to have 200 mm of suspension travel.
The front end uses twin discs with Brembo radial callipers. The rear features a disc, and both brakes get ABS. The spoke wheels are shod with knobby tires for optimum off-road performance. The news website reports that Triumph may showcase the bike at this year’s EICMA show in November; and the production version may enter the market next year.
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