Triumph Street Scrambler review

2017 900cc liquid-cooled SOHC "off-road" twin


Triumph Street Scrambler 900


Triumph Street Scrambler 900 for 2017

The latest addition to the Triumph Street Twin family is the (immediately) above 2017 Street Scrambler. The details and specs have just been released at the 2016 EICMA show (Esposizione mondiale del motociclismo), and at first glance the bike looks pretty much like the "old" Scrambler. But of course, the Street Twin architecture has significantly upped the ante what with Triumph's new high-torque, 900cc, liquid-cooled engine; ride-by-wire-throttle; switchable traction control; switchable anti-lock brakes; and a torque assist clutch.


Triumph Street Scrambler tail light


Features & Equipment


Other details include longer rear shocks and wider 'bars (when compared to the 2014/2015/2016 Scramblers). Metzeler Tourance dual-purpose rubber. Bear claw/bear trap steel footrests. A bash plate. A Thatcham approved immobiliser. A detachable pillion perch that can be replaced by an aluminium luggage rack (both included with the bike). LEDs in the rear lamp. 10,000 miles service intervals (or every 12 months).


Riding the 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler


Wheels & exhausts


A 19-inch front wheel. A 17-inch rear. And the finish has also been improved. However, if Triumph could lose that awful (and habitual) flanged edge on the petrol tank, the overall looks would improve significantly.

That said, the dual high-level exhausts and silencers are where most people will plant their eyes, and these pipes look very good and, natch, probably make all the right noises.

Meanwhile, we almost forgot to mention the instruments which are taken straight from the Triumph Street Cup (analogue and digital displays handling rpm, gear position, mileometer, trip meter, range to empty, fuel, average fuel consumption, a clock, and traction control info).


A2 Restrictor Kit


And here's a bonus for some: the Street Scrambler, like the Street Cup, is available with an A2 restrictor kit.

With 54bhp on tap, this bike isn't going to flatten anyone's eyeballs. But then, no one is likely to buy these wheels in the hope of busting a blood vessel. The Street Scrambler is mostly about looking reasonably cool at reasonable speeds and at a reasonable price.

And what is that price? We don't know. The details are yet to be released. But you can be sure that it will be competitive.



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