Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC launched in India at Rs 10.73 lakh ex-showroom
Triumph India has launched its new motorcycle in the Indian market. The new Scrambler 1200 XC is the fifth bike to launch in India this year. The price of the bike is Rs 10.73 lakh ex-showroom. The dealers have started taking bookings of the bike across the country.
Powering the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC is the same engine which does duty on recently launched Speed twin 1200. The 1200cc parallel twin, 8-valve, liquid-cooled engine offers 90 bhp at 7400 rpm and 110 Nm at 3950 rpm. The numbers are a bit lower than those of Thruxton and Speed Twin due to a different state of tune. A 6-speed gearbox transfer power via a Slip and Assist clutch.
Scrambler 1200 XC gets 21-inch spoked wheel at the front end with the rear wheel being a 17-inch one. Tyres are dual-purpose Metzeler Tourance which are designed to provide adequate grip on both road and off-road. An interesting fact is that the spoked wheels are sealed to support tubeless tyres.
Braking duties are performed by dual front 320 mm rotors with Brembo M50 monoblock four-piston caliper while a 255 mm rotor sits at the rear with twin-piston caliper. The suspension is 45 mm Showa USD forks up front and twin Ohlins shocks at the rear. With travel of 200 mm on both ends, the bike is ready for some serious off-roading.
A new TFT display equipped with inbuilt GoPro control system. There is an option for turn-by-turn GPS navigation if you choose the optional Bluetooth connectivity module (official accessory). The Bluetooth module will also help you connect your smartphone to access features like messages and music. Heated grips and USB port for mobile charging are available as official accessories.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC offers a long list of electronic rider aids. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Dual-Channel ABS, switchable traction control are some to mention. There are different riding modes too – Rain, Road, Off-road, Sport, and Rider. All the lighting system on the bike is LED.
In the global markets, there are two variants of Scrambler 1200 – XC and XE. Here the XC variant is the base model whereas the XE is more off-road focused variant. Instead, of going to the extreme, Triumph decided to launch into Scrambler XC in India. You can expect a price of Rs 10.5 to Rs 11 lakh ex-showroom.
The new Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC will rival with Ducati Scrambler 1100 which is priced at Rs 11.42 lakh ex-showroom. The motorcycle will also face some heat from its elder sibling Tiger 800 XCR and XCX which are priced from Rs 11 lakh to 14 lakh ex-showroom.
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