The Triumph Scrambler 1200 is one of the more interesting motorcycles to debut for the 2019 model year, with the British brand continuing to push its heritage lineup, now with a more capable off-road scrambler machine.
Coming in two trim levels, the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC is the more street-focused bike, while the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE is the more dual-sport minded machine.
While the Brits were wise to segment their newest two-wheel offering, the biggest factor for the Triumph Scrambler 1200’s success will be the price points it is offered at in the US market. The bad news: it won’t be cheap.
The international press launch for the Triumph Scrambler 1200 was last weekend in Portugal, and there the US pricing was revealed.
As such, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC will go for $14,000 MSRP, while the off-road ready Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE is priced at $15,400 MSRP.
While Triumph packs more features and technology into the Scrambler 1200 than the Desert Sled, it gets stiff competition from the other Italian dual-sport, which has more modern electronics on it.
Also in the mix is the BMW R nineT Urban G/S, which gets close to the Triumph in price, though comes with less whistles and bells, despite being the spec-sheet hero.
As we can see in the spec-sheet comparison below though, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 is up against some stiff competition in the heritage dual-sport segment.
As one can imagine, we suspect that the differentiator between these models will be more of an emotional one. Which brand is engaging its customers the best? And, which bike is giving its riders that authentic vintage feel?
These concerns play to Triumph’s strengths, so maybe that bodes well for the Scrambler 1200. As we are fond of saying, only time will tell. As such, keep an eye on this space.
Spec-Sheet Comparison of Relevant Models to the Triumph Scrambler 1200:
|Triumph Scrambler 1200||Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled||Moto Guzzi V85 TT||BMW R nineT Urban G/S|
|Horsepower||89 hp||72 hp||80 hp||108 hp|
|Torque||81 lbs•ft||49 lbs•ft||59 lbs•ft||86 lbs•ft|
|Weight||452 lbs (dry)||426 lbs (dry)||458 lbs (dry)||487 lbs (wet)|
|Engine||1200cc / Parallel-Twin||803cc / Air-Cooled V-Twin||850cc / Liquid-Cooled V-twin||1,170cc / Air-Cooled Boxer|
Source: Triumph Motorcycles