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– 2012 Triumph Scrambler Tony Hawk Special Review
2012 Triumph Scrambler Tony Hawk Special
We just finished up the Tony Hawk Triumph Scrambler for the LA Stand up for Skateparks event on Sunday. Check the website to place a bid on the bike or to get tickets to attend the event. Black Keys are playing, great food and a huge half pipe, sounds like a good Sunday to us.
Tony Hawk and the team at RSD have joined forces once again, to build a unique custom two wheeled machine for Stand Up for Skateparks. Triumph provided a modern day version of their legendary 2011 Scrambler 900 for the build. We have re-worked this machine to feature a number of upgrades to boost the performance and give the machine a unique aesthetic, worthy of the Hawk brand.
Dubya USA then wrapped in Dunlop Trailmax TR91 tires. Stopping power has been increased with the addition of an oversized floating front brake rotor. Rear shocks have been replaced with custom-built Progressive Suspension 970 series reservoir shocks, giving a little extra ground clearance and improved adjustable dampening. The front forks have also been re-sprung and re-valved by Progressive, for an improved ride.
The Speed Merchant supplied a cast aluminum ribbed stator cover and front sprocket guard. Chain has been replaced with a gold series D.I.D. O-ring version, coupled with a hard anodized aluminum Renthal rear and British Customs solid steel front sprockets.
Arrow 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust, aluminum skid plate and floating rotor were supplied by Triumph Motorcycles America. British Customs supplied a K&N air filter kit, aluminum battery box, air injection plugs, and rectifier relocator.
The rear fender has been trimmed and shaved by RSD and stock turn signals and brake lights have been dumped for sleeker units. We used our own RSD side mount license plate bracket and LED tail light then fabricated a rear grab bar that doubles as a mount for the rear turn signals. The front turn signal mount is another hand crafted unit custom made by RSD just for this project.
We used an OEM Triumph Thruxton Seat and recovered it with RSD spec leather, featuring a hand-tooled hawk/triumph logo on the rear and RSD logo badges stitched into each side.
All bodywork, including the headlight bucket, have been painted by Airtrix with a two tone, satin titanium color combination and red pin-striping. The custom paint job features a Hawk logo on each side of the gas tank and flavorful Roland Sands Design lettering on the fenders. The tank is topped off with an RSD gas cap for good measure.
The stock 7/8″ handlebars were replaced with oversized Renthal Fatbars and are attached with modified RSD risers. Adjustable-reach billet Pazzo brake and clutch levers allow on-the-fly adjustment. One-off Black Ops RSD tracker grips, wrapped in Renthal rubber, connect the rider to the machine with style and performance in mind.
We started from the bottom and worked our way up, beginning with custom matched powder coated rims, hubs and spokes by
2012 Triumph Scrambler Tony Hawk Special Features and Benefits
– Dunlop Trailmax TR91 tires.
– Oversized floating front brake rotor.
– Custom-built Progressive Suspension 970 series reservoir shocks
– Progressive Front forks
– Cast aluminum ribbed stator cover and front sprocket guard.
– Gold series D.I.D. O-ring chain
– Hard anodized aluminum Renthal rear and British Customs solid steel front sprockets
– Arrow 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust
– Aluminum skid plate
– Floating rotor
– K&N air filter kit, aluminum battery box, air injection plugs, and rectifier relocator.
– Custom turn signals, brake lights, side mount license plate bracket, LED tail light and front turn signal mount
– Recovered seat with RSD spec leather, featuring a hand-tooled hawk/triumph logo on the rear and RSD logo badges stitched into each side.
– All bodywork, including the headlight bucket, have been painted by Airtrix with a two tone, satin titanium color combination and red pin-striping. The custom paint job features a Hawk logo on each side of the gas tank and flavorful Roland Sands Design lettering on the fenders. The tank is topped off with an RSD gas cap for good measure.
– Oversized Renthal Fatbars and are attached with modified RSD risers.
– Adjustable-reach billet Pazzo brake and clutch levers allow on-the-fly adjustment.
– One-off Black Ops RSD tracker grips, wrapped in Renthal rubber, connect the rider to the machine with style and performance in mind.
46 MPG City / 60 MPG Highway
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 Tony Hawk Special 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 Scrambler Tony Hawk Specials of the past were the stuff of Hollywood legends.
Triumph’s legendary air-cooled 865cc engine delivers plenty of midrange torque. 90% of peak torque is maintained from around 2,500rpm to redline, giving smooth power delivery.
Strong tubular steel cradle frame with supple front and rear suspension. Built tough to iron out the bumps. High wide handlebars and high set footpegs further aids control.
The Scrambler Tony Hawk Special features a fuel injection system compliant to Euro 3 legislation. True to the 60’s styling, the fuel injectors are cleverly concealed by throttle bodies designed to look like traditional carbs.
19 inch spoked front wheels and 17 inch spoked rear wheels with light knobbly tyres complete the authentic look.
High level twin chromed stainless steel exhaust pipes, retro styled silencers and evocative heat shields are key to the Scrambler Tony Hawk Special’s unique looks.
2012 Triumph Scrambler Tony Hawk Special – Specifications/Technical Details
Sold Price: $32,500 USD
Engine and Transmission
Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
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
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)
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.
It was a sold out crowd of celebrities, athletes, fans and friends at the 8th annual Tony Hawk: DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit hosted by the Tony Hawk Foundation yesterday in Beverly Hills. Tony and top skaters and BMX athletes, including Shaun White, Mat Hoffman, Bucky Lasek, Mitchie Brusco, and Lincoln Ueda perform a Vert Demo on Hawk’s personal ramp. The bike auctioned off for $32,500 while the entire benefit raised $755,000 for the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission to build free public skateparks in low-income areas. Thank you to everyone who made this possible!