Triumph has launched the 2021 Street Scrambler in India with prices starting from Rs 9.35 lakh. This is the standard variant of the Street Scrambler and previously, we have seen this motorcycle in a limited edition Sandstorm guise. The 2021 Triumph Street Scrambler is based on the Bonneville platform and it gets high pipe exhaust, dual-purpose tyres and enhanced riding ergonomics.
Design-wise, it retains all the components and proportions from the Street Scrambler as before. To accommodate its off-roading credentials, it rolls on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wire-spoked wheels and long-travel suspension. The 790mm seat height is the same as the Bonnies and below that, on the right side, there are the scrambler’s signature dual high pipes. The lighting is fairly simple with a single round LED headlight and an oval rear tail lamp. And for MY21 the 12-litre petrol tank is painted in three new colours — Jet Black, Urban Grey and a dual-tone Matt Khaki and Matt Ironstone.
The Street Scrambler is powered by the 900cc, 8-valve parallel-twin engine, which is now BS6 compliant, and gives peak figures of 64.1bhp at 7250rpm and 80Nm at 3250rpm and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The chassis components are also the same as before. It still uses the 41mm front telescopic suspension with cartridge damping and twin shocks with adjustable preload, for its suspension duties. This setup provides 120mm of suspension at both ends. And for braking, it has the same single 310mm floating disc with Brembo 4-piston fixed axial calliper at the front and a single 255mm disc with Nissin two-pot floating calliper at the rear. The aforementioned rims come shod in dual-purpose Metzeler Tourance tyres.
The Street Scrambler looks retro on the surface but it surely has a fairly modern feature list. For starters, it has a ride-by-wire system with three riding modes — Rain, Road, and Off-Road. In off-road mode, the ABS and traction control can be switched off for full control over the bike in off-road conditions. Though the instrument cluster is analogue, it has a digital menu that can be operated by handlebar-mounted switchgear. It comes with a key-fob that can shut the engine off and it also has a USB charger under the seat. Apart from that, for more personalization or to improve the functionality of the motorcycle, the Scrambler can be kitted with up to 120 different add-ons from Triumph’s accessory catalogue.
As we have mentioned earlier, the Street Scrambler is priced at Rs 9.35 lakh and it will go up as you start to kit it from the accessory catalogue. Its closest rival on the basis of its size, prize and category is the Ducati Scrambler Night Shift. The Nightshift here is priced at Rs 9.8 lakh and has more power than the Street Scrambler.