Last week I had the good fortune of checking a few things off my life's to-do list in a very short period of time. I went to Daytona Beach during Bike Week, visited the legendary Daytona International Speedway for the first time, watched an AMA national flat track race (the season-opening Daytona TT), met a Daytona 200 winner ('72 victor Don Emde) and got to ride the all-new and highly anticipated 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber.
Oh, and I also got to test the revised Street Scrambler and the dangerously awesome 2018 Street Triple RS. Not a bad set of accomplishments for 48 hours in Florida!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:02 Published in Feature Stories
Triumph Canada made a stop at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Wednesday, January 25 as part of its Brutal Beauty Tour, where hundreds of registered guests got to mix, mingle, drink and bench race amongst a slew of new Triumph models.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 13:35 Published in Industry News
- Dedicated new Scrambler chassis with commanding riding position, longer rear shocks,
wider handlebars, 19’’ front wheel, dual-purpose Metzler Tourance tires and uprated brakes.
- The critically acclaimed Street Twin 900cc Bonneville High Torque engine.
- Rider-focused technology for precision, control and safety, including ride-by-wire, switchable ABS (unique to the Street Scrambler), switchable traction control and a torque assist clutch.
- All new high level twin Scrambler exhaust in beautiful brushed stainless steel.
- The stripped back style, iconic silhouette, clean lines, and minimal bodywork of the Street Twin.
- Distinctive new Scrambler features, including an interchangeable pillion seat and aluminum rear rack, removable pillion pegs, ‘Bear Trap’ adventure style front pegs and bash plate.
- Premium finishes, including graphite engine badging and rugged aluminum headlight mount.
- Three exciting paint schemes and unique real brushed aluminum tank logo decals.
Fun, Accessible and Ready to Personalize
- With an accessible low seat height, great stand over and dynamic upright riding position
for sure handling and enhanced rider confidence and control.
- Built to personalize with over 150 accessories for even more rugged off road style
Get a First Look during Triumph’s Brutal Beauty Tour
- Brutal Beauty Tour to stop at over 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada, giving consumers a first look of the new Street Scrambler, as well as the entire new Bonneville family.
- Visit www.ForTheAdventure.com to find and register for each stop, ensuring a spot for the exclusive preview.
Joining the new Street Cup in the Street Twin line up for 2017 – the all-new Street Scrambler builds on the Street Twin’s position as the fun and accessible contemporary Bonneville and brings a significant update in capability and style to the iconic Triumph Scrambler.
Purposeful Scrambler Style
The all-new Street Scrambler has been developed to deliver more purposeful and beautiful Scrambler style with unique features and detailing.
Sharing the same contemporary custom styling principles as the Street Twin, the new Street Scrambler has the iconic Bonneville silhouette combined with clean lines, minimal bodywork and modern finishes such as the elegant fuel tank with locking cap, black sculpted engine covers with the Triumph makers mark and engine badge, single throttle body with aluminum finisher and distinctive fined head and header clamps.
In-keeping with the name and heritage, the Street Scrambler is packed with distinctive and beautiful scrambler finishes including;
- Interchangeable pillion seat and aluminum rear rack as standard
- Removable pillion pegs and hangers
- Steel high grip ‘Bear Trap’ adventure style front foot pegs
- All terrain style bash plate
- Ribbed Alcantara-style twin seat with contrast stitching and Triumph embossed logo
- Aluminum headlight bracket and black headlight bezel
- Distinctive competition inspired number-board side panel
- New front mudguard mounts to suit the larger wheel
- Unique detailed dual compound rubber knee pads for enhanced grip
- New contemporary mirrors
The premium touch of the entire Bonneville range is present in the details, including unique gun-metal finish engine badges, real brushed aluminum tank logo decals, black headlight bezel and machined metal instrument dial face detailing.
The all-new Street Scrambler is available in three exciting paint schemes;
- Jet Black
- Matt Khaki Green
- Korosi Red and Frozen Silver with jet black hand painted coach lining and unique tank decals
There’s been a major step forward from the previous generation Scrambler in regards to engine, exhaust and rider focused technology - all combining to give more performance and a better riding experience from the new Street Scrambler.
Fitted with the critically acclaimed 900cc Bonneville high torque engine, the Street Scrambler delivers much more torque and power low down and in the mid-range, perfect for around town and light off-roading. A key update to the original Bonneville engine platform, the 900cc engine features a charismatic 270° firing interval for smooth, linear power delivery from the slick five-speed gearbox.
Enhanced throttle response from Triumph’s ride-by-wire fuel injection and cutting-edge liquid cooling system have been carefully integrated into the unique style of the Street Scrambler. This reduces fuel emissions and significantly improves fuel efficiency whilst providing smooth and precise drive for a higher level of control and rideability. This, combined with a new extended service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000km) dramatically reduces the overall cost of ownership.
The all new, more compact, high level twin Scrambler exhaust in beautiful stainless steel delivers a unique scrambler soundtrack, authentic scrambler style and features an intricate header run that cleverly integrates the cat box and is finished off with brushed stainless steel silencers with stylish contrasting black heat shields.
The stunning authentic Scrambler look comes complete with contemporary capability for maximum precision, control and safety and a wealth of advanced rider focused technology including:
Enhanced rideability, safety and control, from a single throttle body.
A unique feature on the Street Scrambler that reinforces its capability is switchable ABS, accessed via the instrument menu.
This is the latest generation anti-lock braking system – introducing a new level of safety and control yet remaining unobtrusive and with minimal visual impact.
Switchable Traction Control
Switchable traction control, accessed via the instrument menu,
helps to maximize rider safety and control.
Torque Assist Clutch
Designed to reduce clutch lever effort for the rider, bringing a lighter touch and feel to the clutch and making it easier to ride, and for longer
For cleaner and more fuel-efficient riding (up to 36% better fuel economy).
LED Rear Light
Incorporated into the classic design, it creates a distinctive light pattern with enhanced power efficiency.
Thatcham approved immobilizer with a transponder incorporated into new key.
USB Charging Socket
Mounted underneath the seat for convenient charging of essential devices.
Stylish Twin Clocks
Feature packed clock cleverly incorporating a digital menu system for fingertip control while riding.
- Rev counter
- Gear position indicator
- Two trip settings
- Service indicator
- Range to empty
- Fuel level
- Average and current fuel consumption
- Traction control settings
With a dedicated new Scrambler chassis and suspension the Street Scrambler has had a major upgrade to its capability and has been given more dynamic Scrambler poise.
Just like the Street Twin, the new Street Scrambler chassis set-up is tuned to deliver a neutral and predictable ride. This, combined with the same confidence inspiring evolution to “stand-over” ergonomics for maneuverability and seat height considerably lower than the previous model, makes it a really accessible and fun bike for every type of rider.
Contributing to the commanding riding position and signature silhouette are the new model specific front forks and rear suspension units, which raise the back end for additional ride height, wider tapered aluminum handlebars and classic larger sized wire spoke wheels. The new Street Scrambler comes with a large 19’’ wheel on the front and 17’’ wheel on the rear both of which have stylish steel blacked out hubs and rims.
A further increase in specification comes from the new high value 2-piston sliding axial Nissin calliper with machined branding.
Add Even More Scrambler Style and Capability
Just like the Street Twin, the new Street Scrambler has been designed with personalization at its heart and has more than 150 accessories to deliver more rugged off road focus, more style and more everyday usability.
The off-road accessories include, adjustable rear piggy back FOX shocks with threaded preload adjustment and 24 position compression damping, black glass-filled nylon headlight grill with a pressed steel matt black finish bezel, and a forged and machined aluminum handlebar brace in a black anodized finish (fitted with a stylish black or brown vinyl bar pad embroidered with the Triumph logo).
For even more style the accessories range include slip on Vance and Hines single exit silencers, a traditional scrambler twin bench seat and 70mm diameter bar end peep mirrors in anodized black or clear aluminum with a laser etched Triumph logo.
For everyday usability there are internally wired heated grips available along with a steel fabricated center stand kit, an auxiliary power socket and cockpit mounting kit and highly durable engine bars.
* Please note that availability of the Vance & Hines silencers are governed by local market legislation
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Tuesday, 08 November 2016 16:50 Published in Industry News
Ducati unveils 1299 Superleggera, new Monster 797, Multistrada 950, two new Scramblers and revised Monster 1200
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 16:31 Published in Industry News
After a teaser at the INTERMOT motorcycle show last month, in which two containers housed a 60s-style café and a corner of the California desert, Ducati Scrambler now presents two new videos, which reveal the names of new products to be presented at EICMA 2016.
The bikes are called Desert Sled and Café Racer, the Ducati Scrambler interpretation of two new models from the Land of Joy brand.
The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled and Café Racer videos can be viewed at www.scramblerducati.com.
The two new Ducati Scrambler bikes will be unveiled during the Ducati World Première 2017, taking place in Milan on Monday 7 November at 4.00pm CET. The event will also be live-streamed at www.ducati.com
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 15:27 Published in Industry News
Breaking news! Ducati announces six new models at EICMA! Panigale 959, Multistrada 1200 Enduro, Scrambler Flat Track Pro and more!
On Monday morning Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali presented to the world the new 2016 models created in the Ducati factory in Bologna. Full details will follow, but here's what we know so far...
Monday, 16 November 2015 11:13 Published in Industry News
Ducati North America invited the Canadian media to the San Francisco Bay area in mid-March for a press test involving seven of the brand’s latest models.
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:18 Published in Feature Stories
As attendees made their way onto the AIMExpo floor on Thursday, one of the first exhibitors to greet them was Ducati, featuring a can’t-miss bright yellow double-decker storage container complete with all four newly released Scrambler motorcycles. The iconic Italian brand used AIMExpo as the platform for the North American debut of the Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle and Classic Scrambler livery and it served as one of the most talked about introductions of the day.
Friday, 17 October 2014 10:29 Published in Industry News
Borgo Panigale, Bologna (Italy) 9 June, 2014 – Ducati gave its Bologna factory employees a surprise treat as they arrived for work on Monday, 9 June, with a private viewing of the prototype Scrambler intended for launch in 2015. Setting a characteristic ambience for the new model, workers arrived to discover music and a beach atmosphere with surfboards, street food and a big yellow container in which they were able view the new model undercover.
Monday, 09 June 2014 15:18 Published in Industry News