Triumph has given its Scrambler 1200 range a freshen-up for 2024, with new suspension across the board and a new more accessible X model stepping in for the outgoing XC.
Triumph’s big focus for the 2024 Scrambler 1200 range has been to make the bikes more accessible following rider feedback. As such, the XC model has been retired and will be replaced by a more physically and financially accessible Scrambler 1200 X.
The range-topping Scrambler 1200 XE model remains, however, its Öhlins suspension has been swapped out in favour of suspension from Marzocchi while the braking system has been upgraded to the latest-generation Brembo Stylema calipers. The XE also sports enhanced styling details and improved touring capability.
“Built for both on-road and off-road adventures, the new Scrambler 1200 XE sets an even higher bar for performance, capability, and modern classic style, Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer said. “The Scrambler 1200 X is a new choice for our customers, optimised to deliver the specification riders have asked for, with a lower seat height, even more competitive pricing, and an even better road ride than the previous Scrambler 1200 XC.”
Built to be more accessible, the Scrambler 1200 X has a seat height of 820mm, which can be reduced to 795mm with the accessory low seat, a generously dedicated specification that offers exceptional functionality at a more competitive price.
The 1200 X also utilises Marzocchi-supplied suspension, a 45mm USD cartridge fork and RSU with piggyback reservoirs and preload adjustability delivering 170mm wheel travel optimised for road riding. That is 30mm less travel than its predecessor, however, riders wanting more off-road ability can look to the 250mm on offer from the XE variant which also features comprehensive adjustability at both ends.
Triumph has also saved punters money when it comes to the braking system of the X, which sports 310mm discs up the front clasped by Nissin calipers while the rear unit is a 255mm Nissin combo.
As part of its move towards more affordability, the 1200 X loses the full-colour TFT display from the XE and XC, and instead utilises a multifunction LCD dash with a smaller TFT display integrated within.
Triumph has added to the spec of the bike for the X, and it has gained some important technology that wasn’t present on its predecessor. Along with five riding modes, the Scrambler 1200 X gains cornering ABS and cornering-optimised Traction Control.
Triumph has prepared more than 70 genuine accessories for the 2024 Scrambler 1200 range which promise to bring an even greater touring capability, ranging from heated grips, a 35-litre tail bag and high ‘Dakar’ screen, to a high-level front mudguard, handlebar brace and stainless-steel engine bars. The complete rugged luggage system now offers 102 litres of total capacity, plenty for touring the backroads of NZ with room to spare!
Triumph Motorcycles New Zealand expects the new Scrambler 1200 X and XE to arrive in local dealerships around the end of the first quarter of 2024, with local pricing yet to be set for the 2024 models.