Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Triumph is all set to redefine the Scrambler segment with the launch of its exhilarating 2024 Scrambler line-up. This eagerly anticipated release introduces the Scrambler 1200 X and Scrambler 1200 XE, each promising to deliver an unmatched blend of power, style, and off-road prowess.

Triumph Scrambler 1200 X

Triumph has paid close attention to customer feedback, resulting in the creation of the Scrambler 1200 X, designed to be more accessible to a wider range of riders.

This model offers a seat height of 820mm, which can be further lowered to 795mm with the optional low seat. These enhancements not only ensure a comfortable fit for various riders but also come at a more competitive price point, without compromising on the legendary Scrambler performance.

To sweeten the deal, Triumph has extended the service interval to an impressive 10,000 miles (16,000km), substantially lowering the cost of ownership for Scrambler enthusiasts.

Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

For those seeking the pinnacle of Scrambler excellence, Triumph presents the Scrambler 1200 XE. This model is poised to set new standards in performance, capability, and modern classic style. With an array of updates, including the latest-generation Brembo Stylema® calipers, enhanced suspension adjustability, and improved touring capabilities, the Scrambler 1200 XE is a true game-changer.

Impressive Features

The 2024 Scrambler 1200 X and XE come equipped with a host of features that ensure an unparalleled riding experience. Some of the highlights include:

  • New Marzocchi suspension with 45mm USD forks and RSU with piggyback reservoirs, providing 170mm of wheel travel optimized for road riding.
  • Advanced rider technology, including optimized cornering ABS and switchable cornering traction control.
  • Multifunction instruments featuring an integrated TFT display.
  • Five riding modes, including an Off-road mode.
  • All-LED lighting, including a signature DRL headlight and slim contemporary indicators.
  • USB charging and accessory-activated connectivity for turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth phone, and music operation.

That said, the Scrambler 1200 XE boasts several updates in 2024, enhancing its already impressive performance. The new enhancements includes updated Brembo Stylema radial monoblock calipers and suspension with enhanced adjustability, new and revised intake and exhaust headers for a broader torque spread, improved styling details with new slimline LED indicators and compact LED taillight and enhanced touring capabilities with optional high screen and rugged luggage system.

Both the Scrambler 1200 X and XE are powered by Triumph’s high-power 1200cc Bonneville engine, delivering torque-rich performance and an unmistakable Scrambler tone. Peak power arrives earlier in the rev range, reaching 89hp @ 7,000rpm with peak torque of 110 Nm @ 4,250rpm.


Both models feature a dedicated tubular steel frame, high-specification suspension, and top-notch braking systems to ensure efficient performance on both roads and dirt tracks.

Triumph alsoretained the iconic Scrambler design elements in both models, from their distinctive silhouettes to the signature high-level twin exhaust setup. Enhanced styling details, classic one-piece ribbed bench seats, and striking finishes make these Scramblers stand out on the road.



  • Guy Martin Triumph will replicate the scene of a Triumph jumping over the fences in “The Great Escape.”

  • He will ride the new Scrambler 1200 XE for the attempt.

  • It’s scheduled to take place on 8th December.

Guy Martin Triumph will replicate the scene of Steve McQueen’s character jumping a Triumph over the fences in “The Great Escape.”

However, he will attempt it on the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE, instead of the classic TR6. The new bike has better power, frame and suspension to go with it, but the technical crew will upgrade the suspension in some ways to cushion the landing, just like in the movie.

The stunt will take place on 8th December, so stay tuned.

In the 1963 movie, Captain Virgil (played by McQueen) attempted to break out of a German Nazi POW camp. He got his hands on a “BMW R75” but was soon surrounded by German troops as he tried to escape from a town. The only way out was past a series of lower fences and the main 4m (12 feet) perimeter fence.

The image of him and bike suspended mid-air, clearing the fence became so famous that it even graced everything from t-shirts to song album covers – all propounding about freedom from oppression.

Truth is, the bike was a Triumph TR6 which was dressed up to look like a BMW R75. The R75 was rare in those days after the war and when the film was shot. Also, it was McQueen’s stuntman buddy Bud Ekins who made the infamous jumps.

However, we’d like to add that both McQueen and Ekins compete on TR6s in a number of rallies and winning them.


These were the reasons why Triumph introduced the commemorative Bonneville McQueen and Bonneville Ekins.

  • Jeremais Israel is set to rock GIVI Rimba Raid at Janda Baik 2019 on the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE.

  • Jeremais was a works HRC rider in the Dakar Rally.

  • The Scrambler 1200 XE had finished fifth overall at the recent Mexican 1000 Rally.

Chilean Dakar Rally and off-road racer, Jeremais Israel is set to rock GIVI Rimba Raid at Janda Baik 2019 on the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE.

The rider was present at Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia this morning to receive the bike and prep it. He will be using the #09 number plate in the race. Jeremais was specially flown in by GIVI to compete in Rimba Raid. He will also conduct a special off-road riding clinic tomorrow morning at Ukay Perdana.

The Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE is a true-blood off-road bike, dressed up in the classic Bonneville body. It’s inspired by the TR6 Trophy ridden by Steve McQueen and his stuntman Bud Ekins to a number of wins in the Baja 1000 Rally.

It features long-travel fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension, cross-spoke wheels, engine crash bars, under-engine skid plate, bark-buster style hand protectors as standard. The electronics are also geared towards off-road performance, although the bike rides pretty well over paved roads, too.

British stunt rider Ernie Vigil had proven the bike’s toughness and ability to duke it out with 450cc dirtbikes in the Mexican 1000 Rally recently. He finished fifth overall on a bog-stock bike.

Jeremais will also be riding a fully stock bike in GIVI Rimba Raid.


  • GIVI will field I. Jeremais in the upcoming Rimba Raid 2019 at Mat Daling.

  • He has competed in numerous editions of the Dakar Rally for HRC.

  • We will ride the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE and XC.

GIVI will field I. Jeremais in the upcoming Rimba Raid 2019 at Mat Daling.

As Malaysia’s premier adventure and dual-sport event, Rimba Raid has grown from strength to strength due to the hard work of Dato’ Capt. Nik Huzlan and his team. As of last year’s rally raid event at Mat Daling, almost 200 competitors from around world signed up. It was also the first year in which GIVI played the role as the main supporter.

GIVI is repeating that role in this year’s Rimba Raid. However, it promises to be something more special as the Italian motorcycle luggage, accessories and rider gear maker is organizing their prestigious annual adventure here in Malaysia. The ride will tour West Malaysia and ending at Rimba Raid.

Jeremais will ride along with the participants in the adventure and continue on to join Rimba Raid as a competitor.

Jeremais hails from Chile, the site of the Dakar Rally in recent years. As such, he has competed in the world’s toughest rally in more than one occasion with the factory Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) team. His best finish was fourth place.

He will be riding the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE in the GIVI adventure ride, before switching to a specially-prepared Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC in Rimba Raid, resplendent in GIVI colours.

Ernie Vigil had just ridden the Scrambler 1200 XE to a fifth-placed finish among dedicated dirtbikes in the Mexican 1000 rally.

  • The Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE and Ernie Vigil finished fifth overall at the Mexican 1000 rally.

  • The bike was stock apart from the necessary rally items such as headlamps, engine protection bars and seat.

  • Triumph and Vigil went up against dedicated 450cc rally raiders.

Remember Triumph Motorcycles entering the Mexican 1000 rally with the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE with Ernie Vigil Riding? They have just notched up an amazing result on a stock bike!

Triumph and Vigil had wanted to enter the “Real Deal” (nickname for the Scrambler 1200) in the Baja 1000 rally. The manufacturer was eager to show that they have a realscrambler over the other scramblers.  However, they were forced to rescind the plan when the former was injured before the race.


The next best thing to do as entering in the Mexican 1000. The rally is a 1,307-mile (1659.2 kilometres), 5-day event where the competitors use the same route as the Baja 1000.

Triumph and Vigil finished fifth overal against dedicated 450cc dirt-bikes that were further “enhanced” for the event. Remember, the Scrambler 1200 XE was stock except for the necessary rally equipment such as engine crash bars, lights and seat. Also bear in mind that the Scrambler 1200 weighed in at 205 kg dry, while the Honda CRF450R race bike weighed only 112kg wet!

The bike suffered no mechanical failures, but an unfortunate failure with the Michelin BIB Mousse tyre filler. The filler is used to seal punctures during off-road riding. Luckily for team, their support vehicle wasn’t far behind to render assistance. Bike and rider were on their way after a tyre swap. They would’ve finished even higher up the order if not for the unfortunate occurrence.

While fifth wasn’t an outright victory, it is a victory in terms of technical excellence for a bike which is stock. It just goes to show that Triumph’s done the right thing in building the Scrambler 1200.

Source and photos: Ride Apart

  • Ernie Vigil akan berlumba menggunakan motosikal Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE di perlumbaan NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally.
  • Dia telah mengalami kecederaan sebelum perlumbaan Baja 1000 Rally dan niat untuk perlumbaan terpaksa dilupakan.
  • Rangkaian motosikal Triumph Scrambler 1200 adalah motosikal scrambler yang paling sedia ‘off-road’.


  • Ernie Vigil will now race the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE at the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally.

  • He was injured before the Baja 1000 Rally and the program was shelved.

  • The Triumph Scrambler 1200 line-up is the most off-road capable among all scramblers.

Ernie Vigil is back and will race a Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE at the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally.

Triumph announced their plans to return the Baja 1000 Rally following the launch of the Scrambler 1200 XE and XC as they were keen to show that the Scrambler 1200 line-up is the most off-road capable among all scramblers. This was why it is dubbed the “Real Deal”.

Additionally, the rally is a homecoming of sorts for the manufacturer as Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins won there numerous times on the TR6 Trophy.

However, an injury befell rider Ernie Vigil (who’s also Triumph’s stunt rider) and the plans were shelved.

But Vigil has now fully recovered and the program is back online. He has since trained on the Scrambler 1200 for more than 9,000 kilometres in off-road conditions.

The Scrambler 1200 XE that vigil rides will be mostly stock. The only additions are to make the bike safe for desert rallying such as a desert racing seat, lights, grips and extreme profile sand tyres. The suspension, engine, electronics are all stock.

While the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally doesn’t sound as glamorous as the Baja 1000 Rally, it actually uses the same route as the Baja Rally in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. As the name suggests, it covers 1,000 miles (1600 kilometres) through the desert strewn with deep sand, rocks and quicksand.


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