We’re only a handful of hours into the 2016 EICMA show, and already we can tell you that The post-authentic game is still strong in the motorcycle industry. Helping fuel that trend is Triumph Motorcycles, which has been slowly updating its heritage lineup.
At EICMA, we see the last vestige of Triumph’s heritage line getting a refresh, with the 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler debuting with a bevy of enhancements.
Most notable is the dedicated Scrambler chassis, which houses the same 900cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that is found in the current Triumph Bonneville. This acclaimed power plant comes mated to a smooth-actuating five-speed gearbox.
The chassis features longer rear suspension shocks than the outgoing Scrambler model. It also features wider handlebars, a 19″ front wheel, and higher-spec brakes than its predecessor as well.
Faux carburetors hide the fuel-injection system, which is controlled by a ride-by-wire throttle setup. This allows Triumph to cleverly implement switchable traction control on its Scrambler.
Other technological bits include a switchable ABS and a torque assist clutch, all of which give this throwback motorcycle the modern touches current riders still expect.
The rear pillion seat can be swapped out for an aluminum rear luggage rack. The passenger pegs can always be removed for one-up riding.
There’s no word yet on US pricing or availability.
As always, Asphalt & Rubber will be covering all the new bikes debuting at EICMA this year. Be sure to follow our coverage for the most recent news and photos.