2006 Triumph Scrambler
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– 2006 Triumph Scrambler
2006 Triumph Scrambler
New model for 2006
For 2006 the parallel twin-cylinder Scrambler adds a new twist to the Modern Classics range and is a fresh take on some iconic bikes from Triumph’s past. It’s a redefinition of the bikes made famous by 50’s thrill-seekers such as Steve McQueen, into a contemporary urban context.
A ‘do anything, go anywhere’ kind of bike, inspired in part by the relaxed culture of sunny California and in part by the stylishness of southern European scooter aficionados, the Scrambler has been specifically developed for a particular group of riders currently underserved in the market.
While diverse in their demographics and riding experience these riders share the view that motorcycling is great fun, socially acceptable and a liberating experience. Crucially though, they aren’t interested in riding fast and are not motivated by performance or other benchmark figures. As a result these riders desire a bike that’s easy and unintimidating to ride, with or without pillion, in the rough and smooth parts of town or out and about on a longer jaunt. Added to this is a wish for the bike’s design to make a distinctive, personal statement that appeals to and is understood by both their biking and non-biking peers. Enter the Scrambler.
Very few motorcycles can claim to be unique but the Scrambler, thanks to its authentic styling is certainly one of them. The flat seat, small headlight and single speedometer help mark its difference as do the pair of upswept exhaust pipes. Only Triumph, with the brand’s strength and sense of its own history could credibly produce such a machine, creating a whole new niche of motorcycle in the process.
The Scrambler’s 865cc, DOHC, eight-valve, air-cooled engine uses a 270° crank firing interval for a smooth and torquey power delivery. With a bore and stroke of 90x68mm and compression ratio of 9.2:1 the engine also features twin carburettors with throttle position sensors. Peak power of 55PS arrives at 7,000rpm (with maximum torque of 69Nm available at 5,000rpm) and is fed to the rear wheel via a five-speed gearbox and chain final drive.
Using a sturdy tubular steel cradle frame and long-travel suspension front and rear – 41mm telescopic forks and twin chromed spring preload-adjustable rear shocks – the Scrambler is built tough, to iron out the bumps. Its high, wide handlebars and high-set footpegs further aid control and low-speed manoeuvrability. The wheels are spoked and sized 19 x 2.5in (front) and 17 x 3.5in (rear). Both wear lightly-knobbled tyres in sizes 100/90-19 and 130/80-17. Twin piston calipers are used for both brakes, the front working a single 310mm disc, the rear a 255mm disc. Steering geometry is set at 27.6° of rake with 103mm of trail with a wheelbase of 1480mm. The Scrambler has a dry weight of 205kg.
Fittingly, for such an individual machine a whole range of Triumph Factory accessories will be available for the Scrambler, all of which enhance its looks as well as adding functionality. They include a skid plate to protect the underneath of the engine, headlamp grille, number boards for the sides, tachometer, handlebar brace and a single seat and rack. Two paint schemes – Caspian Blue/White and Tornado Red/White underscore its retro appeal.
The Scrambler, like its forbears, has a distinct look, feel and personality all its own. It offers iconic style, genuine usability and above all a great escape (pun intended…) from the hum drum of every day.
White and Caspian Blue
White and Tornado Red
Number Board Summer Screen
Headlamp Grille Tank Bag
Skid Plate Centre Stand
Handlebar Brace Grab Rail
Handlebar Brace Cover Tacho
Silencers (for off road use only) Chrome Master Cylinder Cover
Engine Dresser Bars Chrome Chain Guard
Black Mirrors Chrome Side Stand
Single Seat & Rack Chrome Cam Cover
Gel Seat All Weather Bike Cover
Fly Screen Colour Coordinated Alarm/Immobiliser
Fly Screen Clear Custom Paint Kit
Engine Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System Twin carburettors with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters
Ignition Digital – inductive type
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels Front 36-spoke, 19 x 2.5in
Rear 40-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Tyres Front 100/90 19
Rear 130/80 17
Suspension Front 41mm forks
Rear Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes Front Single 310mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Rear Single 255mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2213mm (87.1in)
Width (Handlebars) 865mm (34.1in)
Height (Without Mirrors) 1202mm (47.3in)
Seat Height 825mm (32.5in)
Wheelbase 1500mm (59.1in)
Weight (Dry) 205kg (451lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.6 litres (4.4 gal US)
Maximum Power 55PS (54bhp) at 7,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 69Nm (51ft.lbf) at 5,000 rpm
PERFORMANCE MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020