Triumph has been getting some mileage out of its new 900 cc engine, and this mill drives yet another mid-size ride for the “Street Twin” family; the Street Scrambler. As the name implies, this bike is built mainly for urban use but comes with an off-road capability one simply does not get from a straight-up streetbike. The Street Scrambler brings rider-friendly performance and stable handling to the table, but in a market glutted with scrambler models from all over the globe, one has to wonder if that is enough to stay competitive. Let’s delve into this new Triumph and find out.
Whether you find the looks a little bland, or simply dignified, is up to you. For myself, I like the mature look of the Scrambler, and find it more appropriate for a slightly older crowd than say, the Ducati Scrambler family, for instance. As much as I like it, I have to admit it’s a little stodgy, but it is a British bike after all, and a certain amount of that is to be expected.
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