The beauty becomes the beast! BAAK Triumph Scrambler 1200…

It may look like the image above is still rendered, but underneath that angular bodywork of BAAK motorcycles hides a Triumph Scrambler 1200!

While it’s a machine that’s probably not to everyone’s taste, it’s nonetheless distinctive, although we can’t help but think the original Scrambler 1200 is a fine machine. more aesthetic. To create the BAAK 1200 Adventures, the stock bike is stripped of its fuel tank, headlight and cockpit, along with all of its bodywork. It is then replaced by an in-house designed and built tank and that distinctive bodywork.

Although the styling is the first thing you notice, under the skin there are some upgrades over the stock bike. For starters, the rather lackluster Scrambler 1200 range has been upgraded with a cavernous 30-litre fuel tank (you read that right!). That’s almost double the 16 liters the stock bike gets, and should easily provide the machine with nearly 200 miles of range.

The ergonomics of the bike have also been tweaked, giving the BAAK Scrambler a more focused riding position when riding on dirt. Another solid area of ​​improvement with the bike is its weather protection. The Scrambler 1200 comes standard with no fairing or screen to speak of, and this bike’s bolt-on aluminum kit at least gives you a place to curl up in when the weather gets bad!

Other changes come in the form of proper hard luggage, a nice touch for a bike that can now put on some great miles, and a rather neat exhaust.

‘And the price…?’ I hear you cry, well, you better sit down treacle! The bike costs just under €9,000 – and that DOES NOT include the cost of the donor bike. With a brand new base spec Scrambler 1200 XE costing £12,295 you have a lousy pile in front of you at £20,000!

Triumph Scrambler 1200 test

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