Triumph’s Street Twin has been a big success since it’s introduction at the beginning of last year, so its no surprise to see two new derivatives introduced for 2017. I’ve been waiting to ride the new for 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler ever since it was announced earlier in the year. I loved the old air/oil cooled Bonneville Scrambler and had high hopes for this new bike.
Triumph has been getting some mileage out of its new 900 cc engine, and this mill drives yet another mid-size ride for the “Street Twin” family; the Street Scrambler. As the name implies, this bike is built mainly for urban use but comes with an off-road capability one simply does not get from a straight-up streetbike. The 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler brings rider-friendly performance and stable handling to the table, but in a market glutted with scrambler models from all over the globe.
2017 Triumph Street Scrambler Specs
Type: Liquid cooled, eight-valve, single overhead camshaft, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Bore/Stroke: 84.6 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.55:1
Maximum Power: 55 PS / 54 BHP (40.5kW) @ 5900 rpm
Maximum Torque: 80Nm / 59 ft-lbs @ 3230 rpm
Fuel system: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust: Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin brushed silencers
Final drive: O ring chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Frame: Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm: Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheel: Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 18 x 2.75in
Rear Wheel: Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 4.25in
Front Tyre: 100/90-18
Rear Tyre: 150/70 R17
Front Suspension: Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension: Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake: Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Rear Brake: Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display/Functions: LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll button on handlebars, TPMS ready, heated grips ready, fuel consumption display and traction control status display.
Length: 2090 mm
Width (Handlebars): 715 mm
Height Without Mirrors: 1100 mm
Seat Height: 790 mm
Wheelbase: 1450 mm
Trail: 104 mm
Dry Weight: 213 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 litres
Constant speed 56 mph: 87.4 MPG
Constant speed 75 mph: 62.4 MPG
Mixed Riding*: 76 MPG
* Figures obtained according to the emissions procedure GTR2 of the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC).
EUR4 Standard: CO2 – 87.0 g/km
ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire, Immobiliser, USB socket, LED rear light
Triumph didn’t have official release dates for the US, but says that the black Street Scrambler will retail $10,700, green will be $10,950, and red will cost $11,200.