2007 Triumph Scrambler
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Changes for 2007:
Black engine, including covers
New paint scheme - Roulette Green/Aluminium Silver
The Scrambler has added a completely new twist to the Modern Classics range and is a fresh take on some iconic bikes from Triumph's past. It's a redefinition of the off-road machines made famous by 60's thrill seekers such as Steve McQueen and places many elements of their robust, dual-purpose style into a contemporary urban context.
The Scrambler's a real 'do anything, go anywhere' kind of bike, inspired partly by the relaxed culture and laid back attitude of sunny California, as well as the chic approach of southern Europeans. Plus, from an expanding market that Triumph has led, by the increasing interest in cool retro-style motorcycles from many new and existing riders.
While diverse in their demographics and riding background all of these riders share the view that motorcycling at its essence is great fun, very socially acceptable and a truly liberating experience. Crucially, outright performance from an engine and high top speeds are not a motivating factor and as a result these riders desire a bike that's easy and un-intimidating to ride, two-up or solo, over the sort of varied road surfaces you find around town or out on a longer run.
Add to this a wish for the bike's design to make a distinctive personal statement that appeals to and is understood by both their biking and non-biking peers. The Scrambler, by design, delivers just the right blend of style and function and in the process, a whole lot of enjoyment.
Very few motorcycles can claim to be unique but the Scrambler, thanks to its authentic styling, is most certainly one of them. The flat seat, small headlight and single, round-faced speedometer mark its difference, likewise the pair of high-level exhaust pipes, each wearing an evocative heat shield. Only Triumph, with the brand's strength and awareness of its own history, could credibly produce such a machine, in the process creating a whole new niche of motorcycle.
The Scrambler's 865cc, DOHC, parallel twin-cylinder, eight-valve, air-cooled engine - black finished for 2007 - uses a 270° crank firing interval for a characterful and torquey power delivery. With a bore and stroke of 90 x 68mm and compression ratio of 9.2:1 the engine also features twin electrically-heated carburettors with throttle position sensors. Peak power of 57PS (56bhp) arrives at 7000rpm (with maximum torque of 69Nm (51ft.lbf) available at 4500rpm) and is fed to the rear wheel via a five-speed gearbox and chain final drive.
Using a strong tubular steel cradle frame and supple suspension front and rear - 41mm telescopic forks and twin chromed spring preload-adjustable rear shocks - the Scrambler is built tough, to iron out the bumps. Its high, wide handlebars and high-set footpegs further aid control and low-speed manoeuvrability. The wheels are spoked and sized 19 x 2.5in (front) and 17 x 3.5in (rear). Both wear lightly-knobbled tyres in sizes 100/90-19 and 130/80-17. Twin piston calipers are used for both brakes, the front working a single 310mm disc, the rear a 255mm disc. Steering geometry is set at 27.8° of rake, with 105mm of trail and a wheelbase of 1500mm. The Scrambler has a dry weight of 205kg.
Fittingly for such an individual machine, a whole range of Triumph Factory accessories are available for the Scrambler, all of which enhance its looks as well as adding functionality. They include a bash plate to protect the underneath of the engine, headlamp grille, number boards for the sides, tachometer, handlebar brace and a single seat and rack. For 2007 the two existing paint schemes - Caspian Blue/White and Tornado Red/White - are joined by Roulette Green/Silver. All three underscore its retro appeal.
The Scrambler has a distinct look, feel and personality all its own, which many riders of today's generation have found attractive. It offers iconic style, genuine usability and above all a great escape (pun intended.) from the humdrum and everyday.
Engine Type - Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity - 865cc
Bore/Stroke - 90 x 68mm
Compression Ratio - 9.2:1
Fuel System - Twin carburettors with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters
Ignition - Digital-inductive type
Primary Drive - Gear
Final Drive - X ring chain
Clutch - Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox - 5-speed
Frame - Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm - Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels - Front; 36-spoke 19 x 2.5in, Rear; 40-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Tyres - Front; 100/90 19, Rear; 130/80 17
Suspension - Front; 41mm forks, Rear; Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes - Front; Single 310mm disc, 2 piston calipers, Rear; Single 255mm disc, 2 piston calipers
Length - 2213mm (87.1in)
Width (Handlebars) - 865mm (34.1in)
Height (Without Mirrors) - 1202mm (47.3in)
Seat Height - 825mm (32.5in)
Wheelbase - 1500mm (59.1in)
Rake/Trail - 27.8º/105mm
Weight (Dry) - 205kg (451lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity - 16.6 litres (4.4 gal US)
Maximum Power - 57PS (56bhp) at 7000rpm
Maximum Torque - 69Nm (51ft.lbf) at 4500rpm