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New Triumph Street Scrambler Gets Iconic Style (with video)

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When Triumph debuted its new Street Twin last year, you had to know a scrambler version would be just around the corner. Here it is. The 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler introduced at EICMA earlier this week uses the same 900 cc parallel twin introduced in the Street Twin, but adds those classic high pipes, longer rear suspension travel and different ergonomics (lower seat and higher, wider bars).

Just like the other new Triumphs, fit and finish is excellent. Small, well executed details abound (just take a look at the photos), right down to the gorgeous new analog speedometer.

Okay, like lots of the new “scramblers” this is far from a real dirt bike, but light off-roading will certainly be doable (see the video below), and this is bound to be a stylish, comfortable ride on the street. No word yet on pricing, availability or detailed specifications.

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28 Comments

  1. Kyle says:

    We need those black gauges on all the street twin!

  2. Artem says:

    “Thruxton” is very cool.
    Yet, “Ohne Dich” Rammstein

  3. Wendy says:

    Nice looking bike, I won’t buy one, due to garage too full, but enjoy the look.

  4. Randy in Ridgecrest says:

    So, with the Duc Sled coming in at 456 wet this may actually weigh a little less! I’m certain the suspension is relatively sucky but still this is interesting. It won’t have the zing of the Duc but…

  5. WSHart says:

    Not worth the money to me. Pass.

    • Scott says:

      Shocker.

      • WSHart says:

        And you, Scott? Do you claim to like everything and every motorcycle? Not buying into that. You just wanna get along…FTN, kiddo.

        As I said in the Duc Scrambler thread, both are beauties. Others here talk about too much weight, poor suspension and not enough power (and in a variety of threads on differing bikes), go piss on them, ace. I can understand other people have different tastes or wants/needs.

        You just want them to be the same as yours.

        Quit trying to be “cool”, butterfly. McQueen.

  6. oldridertom says:

    Sold. This bike will be fun.

  7. teelee says:

    I have owned one of the old Scramblers, its to heavy for off road so I sold it. Looks like the Ducati will suit me better.

  8. ben says:

    Wow, that thing looks great. the best of the retro scrambler type bikes

  9. Stratkat says:

    oooh “Iconic style”, eye roll

  10. JR says:

    Hey.. Triumph.. how about this. Build a 650 Bonneville again.. just like the 1966 T120R I had purchased used in 1972. Only this time build it with electric’s based on today’s standards and add.. electric start, either manual or hydraulic valve adjusters with rear belt drive, along with front and rear hydraulic brakes. Otherwise everything else is the same. This would be a sharp looking, fun, light weight air cooled motorcycle, that would be a true up to date retro. You already have the design and look.. just improve what already worked in the past.

    • bmbktmracer says:

      hahaha Please feel free to purchase a ’66 Triumph, update the electrics and brakes, and ride happily. I get your point, as I have a lovely ’66 Ford pickup that makes me very happy. I also updated the brakes, steering, and electrics. No matter, it has nowhere near the power, refinement, safety, or fuel economy of a new F150. I don’t care. But, manufacturers have to abide by laws and the public’s demand for modern technology in a classic-looking package. So, being Americans, we’re blessed with a fine selection of new bikes and vintage bikes and a host of aftermarket vendors to make them our own.

    • Larry K says:

      JR,have you ridden any of the post-2000 Bonnevilles etc? I owned a few of the 60’s and have had a 2007 for 5 years and love it. In my mind it has all the good feel of the old without any of the hassles. Does feel more like a Norton though.

  11. John says:

    Just because they did it in the 70s doesn’t mean it should be done today. The pipes are a non-starter for me. The bike isn’t a real scrambler anyway. Otherwise, it kind of appeals to me, but it would be like the 10th or 20th bike in my imaginary garage, without the pipes.

  12. mickey says:

    Nice. Triumph is on a roll this year.

  13. tuskerdu says:

    Nice.

  14. TexinOhio says:

    I’ve always meant to try one of these. With my short legs I’m curious to see how bad the heat on the right side would be.

  15. relic says:

    The shielding looks elaborate probably contains material from the tiles of the space shuttle.

  16. Don says:

    Yes, don’t those engineers know the cat in those pipes operates at 1,500°F? Or is the cat still down underneath the engine (somehow)?

  17. Tank says:

    Pipes look great but give off too much heat.

    • Scott says:

      Good way to keep people from riding in shorts, though…

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      I rode the previous gen. My leg rested on the heat shield at stops, and it was never uncomfortable.

      • Max says:

        Now it has a catalytic converter in it. My guess is it will not be comfortable.
        Hopefully, some pipe bender will come up with a means to defeat those god forsaken things soon.