As we eagerly wait to ride the Triumph Scrambler 400X, the British marque has pulled the wraps off the new Scrambler 1200 XE and X. The latter replaces the ‘XC’ moniker and is intended to be the more accessible of the two.
Same Same But Different
There are no major aesthetic updates to the Scrambler 1200 twins. It continues with the unmistakably scrambler design with its minimal bodywork, high-mounted exhausts and the 21/17-inch wheels.
That said, there are subtle changes to the bikes like slimmer indicators and a compact tail light, along with new paint schemes and graphics.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 X: X For Accessible
The 2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X is the ‘approachable’ one. It comes with non-adjustable Marzocchi fork and preload-adjustable dual shocks. Furthermore, the 170mm travel at both ends asserts that it can handle off-roading, but for the gnarly stuff, you better get the XE. For braking, the X relies on Nissin calipers paired with 310 mm discs.
Triumph has also made it accessible to a wider range of riders by offering a seat height of 820 mm which can be lowered to 795 mm with an accessory low seat.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE : XE For Extreme
The XE is the naughtier of the two. It boasts of new 45 mm fully-adjustable Marzocchi fork and dual shocks with massive 250 mm of travel at both ends. And dropping the anchor on this machine are the new Brembo Stylema monobloc callipers biting onto 320 mm floating discs.
Along with these, there are a fair bit of changes to the chassis itself. For starters, the aluminium swingarm is longer than the one on the X, and even the handlebar is 65 mm wider. It even gets adjustable foot controls and reversible ‘bar risers. All of these changes are intended to make things easier and merrier in the dirt. Ah yes, and all of these goodies also have resulted in a seat height of 870 mm.
There are no major changes to Triumph’s 1200cc powerhouse and it continues to produce the same 89 bhp and 11.2 kgm. The House of Hinckley, however, has done minor improvements to enhance its capabilities. The intake and exhaust channels have been revised to deliver a broader range of torque.
In terms of electronics, both the bikes feature IMU-based suite with Rain, Road, Sport, Off-road And Rider configurable mode with the XE even featuring an Off-road Pro mode. Interestingly, both the bikes have their unique throttle maps and traction control and ABS settings.
The Triumph Scrambler 1200s were pulled out from the Indian market a few years ago, owing to lacklustre sales. So, for now we’ll have to do with the Scrambler 900 and the Scrambler 400X.
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