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Triumph Scrambler

Triumph Scrambler

3.0 from 3 reviews

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Terrible

Quite possibly the best looking retro-classic motorcycle, if you do not like attention, do not buy this bike. The dealership-Lloyd Chapmans have fixed all of the problems under warranty and have provided excellent service. The bike has just run out of warranty, hoping there are no more problems. Great fun to ride and can fill many duties, however it is let down by the build quality. Triumph class the Scrambler as a Modern Classic, perhaps they should remove the modern part.
Great looking bike. Easy to ride. Triumph Dealership-Lloyd Chapmans provide excellent service.
Build quality is poor. Within two months the front disc brake warped, mirror stalks rusted, idiot lights stopped working. Clutch lever rattled loose. Over the last 2 years-Bike would stall on take off and whilst riding(many close calls), many oil leaks, engine kill safety switch on stand failed (close call). The high side pipes look great but are a poor design for Australia, particularly for commuting. The heat generated whilst stationary in traffic is almost unbearable. The fuel tank is not lockable, must be purchased seperately and adds to the amount of keys you have to carry (ignition, steering lock, fuel cap).


Good

A great old style all rounder that attracts attention wherever you go. A bike that needs no adjustment to ride with confidence. Non intimidating with adequate performance to please most. Would be perfect if it had 80 horses and a louder bark (this can be achieved with some simple after market parts though) A great bike that can be used all day & everyday.
Comfortable, neutral riding position, easy to live with, full of character and well put together, unique trail bike look, very versatile
Wind blast and tire noise at highway speeds, pipes can get very warm in stop/start traffic crawling. Would be "really exciting" if it had another 30 horses, I would also like another gear (but I say that about all bikes)

Good

The Scrambler is a great value for money 60's styled bike, it is suprisingly useful in many applications. The excellent ergonomics of seat, pegs and bars will make you want to ride it all day, the engine once run is torquey and sounds fantastic as the engine revs build, it's not a superbike but it is easy to launch off the mark and punchy right through the rev range and keeps pace very well, the limiting factor being the stock Bridgestone Trailwing tires (toss them and add some sticky road biased tyres and you have a fantastic bike for blasting up a mountain road with peg feelers scraping as you tip it in. Considering the reasonably cheap purchase price, tossing a few thousand dollars towards it in performance modifications tranforms this fun, punchy cool looking bike into a serious piece of kit that will feel you are on the back of a wild mustang! Oh, must mention, you WILL be noticed on this thing so... if you don't like the regular chit chat with strangers and stares consider something else.
Ergonomics, style, 270 degree engine crank, sound, comfort, reliability, attention seeker?
Stock performance, basic suspension, average front brake, steel wheels, a little porky (235kg wet), attention seeker?

2 comments
I have a 2010 model and love the bike. I started riding in 1968 and words really can’t describe the feeling, connection and emotion of being on this bike. One just has to experience it by riding, riding and riding. In my mind there is an adventure in every ride. Scott Toepher created a short film entitled, “It’s Better in the Wind” that reflects why many of us ride Triumph Scramblers or when we are not riding then we are probably thinking about it. Here is the link/website http://vimeo.com/31288625 for anyone that would like to watch.thanks for the vid Joe. im ordering my Scrambler this tuesday:)

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Scrambler
Release dateJan 2007
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