Triumph Motorcycles has launched the Street Scrambler in India at a price of Rs.8.1 lakh (ex-India). The Triumph Street Scrambler is based on the Street Twin but does get off-road specific equipment which makes it a better bike for light-off-roading. Some of the new features and equipment are a revised chassis, longer rear shock absorbers, wider handlebars, dual-purpose Metzeler Tourance tyres and better brakes as well. Additionally, the Street Scrambler gets a larger front wheel, adventure style rider foot pegs, and interchangeable pillion seat with an aluminum rear rack, removable pillion foot pegs, and an engine bash plate. The seat is lower and narrower which will aid in better handling and riding on trails. The Street Scrambler shares the same 900 cc parallel-twin engine as the Street Twin, but it’s been tuned for more low-end power and better throttle response. The liquid-cooled unit creates 54 bhp of power and 80 Nm of highest torque, and is available at 2,850 rpm on the Street Scrambler. There’s a torque assist clutch for a light feel at the lever, and it also comes with an under-seat USB charging socket.
There are other variations in the Street Scrambler’s ergonomics and equipment as well, lending it better off-road capability. So, there’s a larger 19-inch front wheel, longer suspension travel, and switchable ABS for off-road use. (The Street Twin has standard ABS, but cannot be switched off). And just like the Street Twin, the Triumph Street Scrambler gets, ride-by-wire and switchable traction control too. The wheels come shod with dual purpose Metzeler Tourance tyres for road use and occasional off-road use as well. The Triumph modern classic range has the largest selling Triumph models in India, and the Triumph Street Scrambler very aptly extends that range with an entry-level Triumph offering decent off-road ability as well. It’s priced competitively and will take on the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled in India.