Inspired by “The Great Escape”, the limited edition Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen is a real stunner.
Since its debut in 2018, Triumph’s dirt-focused Scrambler 1200 has been praised for its dual-purpose capacity and performance, delivering as much performance as it shows. Showing off fantastic off-road capabilities, a production Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE also competed in the grueling NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally in 2019, finishing with an impressive 5th place against a field of dirt bikes.
For 2022, Triumph will honor existing XC and XE motorcycles with a host of Euro 5-related updates that would leave maximum horsepower (89 hp @ 7,250 rpm) and torque (81 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm) unchanged. The new mechanism on this bike also resulted in reduced emissions and a gain of 13 pounds thanks to a revised exhaust system which now offers better heat distribution.
The versatile and stylish Triumph Scrambler 1200 Limited Edition Steve McQueen packs a truck of new upgrades in its packaging, and here’s everything you need to know about it.
Inspiration “ The great escape ”
One year after the release of the ultra-exclusive Scrambler 1200 âBond Editionâ, Triumph is adding a new special edition model to its lineup in homage to iconic actor and desert racer Steve McQueen. The new McQueen Edition shares all of the updates, high specs and performance of the off-road-focused XE while adding its own premium color scheme, as well as a long list of unique details. Fully equipped with a selection of high-end Scrambler accessories as standard, the McQueen Edition is officially the Scrambler 1200 with the most specification.
Inspired by the original competition Triumph TR6, the Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition is developed in partnership with the McQueen family. Chosen to ride in the McQueen movie, the Triumph TR6 used in the jump was created by British Triumph dealer and ISDT gold medal racer Ken Heanes, with an ISDT suspension designed for heavy-duty stunt work.
The amazing and unique design
With just a thousand Scrambler 1200s, this edition’s models are available worldwide, and each bike is individually numbered on the billet-machined handlebar clamp, which also features Steve McQueen’s laser-etched signature. For even more exclusivity, each bike comes with a unique Certificate of Authenticity showing the bike’s VIN and bearing the signatures of Triumph CEO Nick Bloor, as well as Chad McQueen, son of the legend himself. Each Special Edition Scrambler 1200 motorcycle features a distinctive gold and silver tank graphic. This represents McQueen and his iconic Triumph.
The crafted aluminum parts and brushed badges are highlighted on the deep, glossy paintwork to make this bike a real feast for the eyes. The unique color scheme features a competition green tank with brushed aluminum knee pads, a stunning hand painted gold liner, gold heritage Triumph logos, a dedicated tank graphic, a brushed aluminum Monza cap and a stainless steel tank strap. brushed stainless steel. This edition of the bike will also be fitted with the standard premium aluminum front fender, which together with the rear fender will also be painted in competition green.
The powerful engine and breathtaking performance
The Special Edition is powered by the same 1.2-liter parallel twin-cylinder engine that is liquid-cooled and produces 88 hp at 7,250 rpm in engine terms. At the same time, the maximum output torque is rated at 81 lb-ft, or just 4,500 rpm, which has been installed in the new versions of the XE and XC models. As for the parts of the cycle and the electronics, they are inherited from their brother, the XE. In addition, the bike uses fully adjustable Showa 45mm inverted forks and Ãhlins fully adjustable two-spring rear suspension units with piggyback tanks.
In addition to the industry-leading specs of the standard 1200 XE motorcycle, the edition comes equipped with engine crash bars, which add another layer of ruggedness. Manufactured from stainless steel tubing, they have an electropolished finish and provide additional protection to the clutch and alternator covers. A laser-cut and pressed aluminum radiator protector, with the laser-engraved Triumph branding, also comes standard, providing additional protection against loose stones while optimizing airflow.
The limited edition model also features a premium brown bench seat with stitched ribs and Triumph branding, a laser-cut and pressed aluminum radiator guard, engine crash bars and a MyTriumph connectivity system. The new Scrambler 1200 edition is also pre-activated for the My Triumph accessory connectivity system. This allows the rider to access phone calls, use music, use turn-by-turn navigation, and manage a Go-Pro through intuitive handlebar controls and the TFT interface.
The new 2022 Scrambler 1200 range is more advanced than ever. Iconic styling, torque-rich performance, and premium components all add up to deliver jaw-dropping performance.
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