The 2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 series finally made its global debut and this time the base variant XC has been replaced by the X variant while the top-model XE gets quite an upgrade. The models are expected in India soon since its smaller siblings Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X have been introduced here with the former being a successful launch and the latter 400 X being launched this year.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 X – Why shorter is better sometimes?
The problem with the previous Scrambler 1200 XC was its tall seat height of 840 mm, which its new replacement X dropped to 820 mm. This makes it somewhat accessible to short riders and credit goes to the new Marzocchi suspension units which now have 170 mm travel at both ends. But this doesn’t end here. If you still find the X tall, Triumph also provides a low seat (not free) as an accessory that further drops the seat height to 795 mm. Props to the brand to take the short kings into consideration. Oh, and the X variant sports the Metzeler Karoo Street tyres.
Anyways, another change is the presence of axially mounted Nissin calipers, which hold down the front’s 310 mm twin discs. Moving on, the X now also gets an IMU-enabled traction control, cornering ABS, a round digital cluster similar to the Triumph 660 models with navigation (turn by turn) support, notification alerts and an optional Bluetooth module.
The Bike still have the same five riding modes – Rain, Road, Off-road and rider configurable.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE – Refreshed!
The new XE isn’t that much different from the previous model but it does get some improvements and features. The bike now sports an Off-road Pro mode, which turns off all the riding aids and is an addition to the existing 5 riding modes. The XE is equipped with a TFT instrument cluster, the same as the previous one and controls all the bike’s tech. The suspension is fully adjustable and now is taken care of by Marzocchi but maintains the 250 mm wheel travel.
Unlike the X variant, this bike is huge and has an 870 mm seat height and with the optional low seat, it drops to 845 mm, so short riders may find it a bit difficult.
Apart from that, since the XE is made for off-roading, it runs on the Metzeler Tourance dual-purpose rubber. The motorbike also gets the Brembo Stylema Calipers, similar to the ones used in the Ducati Panigale V4 S.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 series – Twins with minor differences
The XE and X variants are not that far apart when it comes to looks. In fact, there are some differences they have design-wise such as the seat height and engine guard. Both the new models feature similar LED headlamps and tail lights and a fuel capacity of 15 litres, which dropped since the previous ones had a 16-litre capacity. Both these bikes run on tubeless, spoked rims.
When it comes to the engine, Both the X and XE share the same 90 hp producing 1200 CC liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that also produces 110 Nm of torque.
Triumph will also be providing over 70 official accessories with a range from aesthetic to functional. The price is yet to be known, however, both the X and XE will launch in January 2024.