The British manufacturer seems to be working on a new model that will join the Modern Classic range. The spy-shot taken by the folks at Bennetts shows an exotic looking scrambler based on the Triumph Bonneville. The approach is far from conventional, and we must say it’s the closest thing to a Scrambler that we’ve ever seen.
The usual production scramblers are fitted with a high mounted exhaust, spoked wheels, and a bench type saddle, but this is not the case. The Scrambler in the photos brings out the best about this type of bike. The combination of knobby tires and long travel suspension sets the bar higher than your average scrambler that only looks good. It seems ready to challenge any medium-adventure bike on the market. You can put your money on it only by taking a look at the rear Ohlins shocks and the Brembo calipers fitted on the front wheel.
The power plant seems to be the same liquid-cooled 1200cc twin cylinder engine that comes fitted on the Bonneville and all its Modern Classic’s piers. We don’t know for sure, but we expect it to be somewhere in between the competition, the Ducati Scrambler 1100 and the BMW R nineT Scrambler. Although the R nineT produces 110hp and the Ducati 86 hp we expect the new Triumph Scrambler to produce around 95 hp.
Fortunately, by taking a closer look at the spy photo, we realized this is not a test mule. The bike seems to be a production ready unit with a data-acquisition system on the back. There are a lot of production-ready parts on it like the battery covers, the hand guard, the high mounted exhaust and the rear fender.
We don’t know when Triumph will release their new Scrambler, but we can bet the bike will show-up at the Milan show this year. One thing is for sure, we are happy to see Triumph spicing-up the market with such machines.