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2012 Triumph Scrambler - Coolness Factor: 70.67%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:32 pm

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2012 Triumph Scrambler

Classic Triumph motorcycles. The way bikes should look, run and sound.

A modern interpretation of a timeless classic, the Scrambler demands attention wherever it goes.

2012 Scrambler - The stuff of Hollywood legends. No-nonsense 60s attitude. Ready for action.

Scrambler. Stripped down. Purposeful. Head turning. The stuff of Hollywood legends. With the latest twist. Our latest fuel injected, air-cooled 865cc parallel-twin, reworked with different timings for that distinctive exhaust note from those classy high swept chrome pipes. Fork gaiters. Pulling strongly from low down. An accessible ride that's easy and relaxed. What it's always been. Only better. Scrambler.



2012 Triumph Scrambler Features and Benefits

Fuel Efficiency:

46 MPG City / 60 MPG Highway

Exhaust System:

High level stainless steel headers with twin chromed silencers

Front Wheels:

36-spoke 19 x 2.5in

Engine:

Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval

A sense of adventure from back in the day. A modern interpretation of a timeless classic, the Scrambler demands attention wherever it goes. Triumph's legendary 865cc air-cooled parallel-twin engine with modern fuel injection and plenty of torque. The distinctive sound from the 270 degree firing order and the twin stainless steel upswept pipes. Add classic styling details and it's easy to understand why the Scramblers of the past were the stuff of Hollywood legends.


2012 Triumph Scrambler - Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $8,799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $8,799 CDN


Engine and Transmission
Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust High level stainless steel headers with twin chromed silencers
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Oil Capacity 4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheel Front 36-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear 40-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Tire Front 100/90 19
Rear 130/80 17
Suspension Front Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/Functions Analogue speedometer with odometer and trip information
Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2213mm (87.1in)
Width (handlebars) 860mm (33.8in)
Height without mirrors 1202mm (47.3in)
Seat Height 825mm (32.5in)
Wheelbase 1500mm (59.0in)
Rake/Trail 27.8º/105mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency 16 litres (4.2 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 230 kg (506 lbs)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 59PS / 58bhp / 43 kW @ 6800rpm
Maximum Torque 68Nm / 50 ft.lbs @ 4750rpm
Fuel Efficiency 46 MPG City / 60 MPG Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.
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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:34 pm

Thanks to Grey Thumper's comment on the last cool wall bike "From meh cruiser one week, to meh sportbike the next" here is something really different, just for you. :D

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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by Bullet Bill » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:52 pm

Gave it a cool rating, but a qualified one: from what I've seen, the Scrambler is pretty good on a dirt or gravel road. Realistically, that's the worst terrain it's likely to see, since anyone looking for a serious challenge probably has a more dedicated off-road bike in mind. I'd say it's a solid semi-adventure touring bike for that reason.

The problem is that lately I've heard rumors about how these Triumph classics have a bad habit of rusting up if you don't wash and wax them after every blasted ride, regardless of weather/road conditions. This voids the expensive warranty. Owners, feel free to disagree loudly with me. I'd love to hear that the Bonnie, the Scrambler, and the Thruxton are as good as they ever were.

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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:56 pm

Blame it on the generation gap, but all I hear is Bruce Brown's voice and all I see is bowling-ball helmets painted glitter white. You should get a free sample of Cold-Power with Borax with every purchase.

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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:26 pm

I went with awesome because:

A) It's Triumph
B) It's what a true retro bike should look like
C) It has all the goodies of the modern era, yet retains that classic look
D) It's the type of bike we dreamed of when I was a youngster
E) It's pipes are simple awesome looking
F) It's a scrambler, true it's not a dirt bike or even an dual purpose adventure bike, but something that pre-dates them both.

Personally I would love to see them doing what they are meant to do, ride down the roads to the local scramble meet and then tear up and down the hills and trails and through the creeks of a proper trial ride.
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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by Bullet Bill » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:06 am

JackoftheGreen wrote:Blame it on the generation gap, but all I hear is Bruce Brown's voice and all I see is bowling-ball helmets painted glitter white. You should get a free sample of Cold-Power with Borax with every purchase.
Generation Gap nothing! I'm in my twenties, and I'm about to watch "On Any Sunday" for the too-many-eth time because of your post.

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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:25 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:Thanks to Grey Thumper's comment on the last cool wall bike "From meh cruiser one week, to meh sportbike the next" here is something really different, just for you. :D

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Ha ha, er, thanks. And indeed, the Scrambler is awesome! Funny enough, swung my leg over one at a dealer yesterday. Gorgeous bike, and I'm sure it'll do fine enough on a country road or light, wide trail. Maybe even go further afield if you swap the tires out for some TKC 80s.
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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by sapaul » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:18 am

This is the bike for the Steve Mcqueen wannabes for sure. Who did not want one of those, who would not want one now. More than enough bike to get you out into the open spaces. They do a set of "scrambler pipes for this thing too, sound awesome.
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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:24 am

I just noticed that the first pic (black bike) only has one gauge, while the second one (green bike) has two (presumably speedo and tach). But the spec sheet just says: "Instrument Display/Functions: Analogue speedometer with odometer and trip information"

Does the Scrambler come in different trim levels (like a regular and T100 Bonnie)?
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:04 pm

I went with Cool, but toyed with going Awesome. This really is a very cool classic bike, it's just that for some reason I've never fully loved it. Maybe it has to do with the silly dual pipe thing? It's just not really a bike I would own but I do understand the reason - gives it a solid Cool from me. :mrgreen:
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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by HYPERR » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:37 pm

Grey Thumper wrote:I just noticed that the first pic (black bike) only has one gauge, while the second one (green bike) has two (presumably speedo and tach). But the spec sheet just says: "Instrument Display/Functions: Analogue speedometer with odometer and trip information"

Does the Scrambler come in different trim levels (like a regular and T100 Bonnie)?
The second bike also has a shorter and more compact two into one exhaust instead of the two into two of the first bike. I know that exhaust is available as an accessory. So I'm going to assume that the second bike is also outfitted with an accessory gauge package.

BTW, I voted awesome.
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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by Bullet Bill » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:44 am

After a quick Google search, it looks like an optional digital instrument cluster.

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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:40 pm

I voted: Awesome

It is truly a unique looking bike with heritage attached. It's not for me (it's just a little too uncomfortable for my boney bottom), but I can see this bike attracting quite a bit of attention at a bike night. This is really what the KLR650 should have looked like way back in the day as it looks like it could ride anything, anywhere and still be stylish. The KLR of course is a lot cheaper (and less powerful) but that aside, the Triumph is really special. Even the price is really good and the MPG also.

I haven't really seen more than 1 on the road (for shame guys, buy one!).

Funny enough it looks like they took the photos riding in central London, which is an interesting setting for this bike, but, amazingly enough, it works!

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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:41 pm

Grey Thumper wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:Thanks to Grey Thumper's comment on the last cool wall bike "From meh cruiser one week, to meh sportbike the next" here is something really different, just for you. :D

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Ha ha, er, thanks. And indeed, the Scrambler is awesome!
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Re: This week: 2012 Triumph Scrambler: Vote Now

Unread post by sapaul » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:00 am

We see quite a few of them here, there was a resurgence of the retro Triumph's a few years back
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