The Indian market wasn’t lucky enough to get the old Scrambler. But nevertheless, the new model has arrived which gets some major additions and revisions. The 900cc parallel twin motor is from the Street Twin, but it now goes inside the new off-road-biased chassis. This has made the bike shorter and lighter. It also made it more accessible and purposeful. The fuel tank remains the same but it now benefits from rubber inserts for better knee grip. The seat is new and can be interchanged with the one-piece unit from the Street Twin, which has to be purchased as an accessory. There’s also a provision for an aluminium luggage rack with the pillion seat removed.
The 2017 version also gets a new handlebar. It is slightly wider than before and has been placed to have an easy reach even when standing up and riding. Talking about stand-up riding, where jumps are usually involved, the suspension needs to be stronger and beefier than in the regular street models. Triumph knows this and that’s why has equipped it with a KYB setup, 41mm in the front and twin shocks with preload adjusters at the rear. The rear shocks are longer now and offer more travel.
The brakes on the Street Scrambler are from the Street Twin, a single 310mm disc and floating Nissin two-piston caliper up front and and a 255mm disc with floating two-piston caliper at the rear. ABS is standard but is switchable which is unique to this bike in the Street Twin model range. This British bike rides on a 19-inch wheel upfront and a 17-inch wheel at the rear. Both are spoked wheels and are equipped with Metzeler Tourance dual sport tyres.