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ADV NewsTriumph Releases New Scrambler 1200 ‘Steve McQueen’ Edition

Triumph Releases New Scrambler 1200 ‘Steve McQueen’ Edition

Euro 5 updates and a new special edition model are coming soon.

Published on 04.13.2021

Since its debut in 2018, Triumph’s dirt-focused Scrambler 1200 has been praised for its dual-purpose capability and performance, offering as much go as it does show. Confident in its off-road chops, Triumph went as far as racing a stock Scrambler 1200 XE at the grueling NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally in 2019, finishing in an impressive 5th place against a field of dirt bikes.

For 2022, Triumph is gracing the existing XC and XE models with a host of Euro 5 related updates that are said to leave max power (89 hp @ 7,250rpm) and torque (81 lbs-ft @ 4,500 rpm) unchanged. Although max torque comes in 550 rpms later and max horsepower arrives 150 rpms sooner than before. The tweaks have also resulted in lower emissions and a gain of 13 pounds due to a revised exhaust system that now offers improved heat distribution. 

New Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Special Edition

A year after the release of the ultra-exclusive Scrambler 1200 ‘Bond Edition,’ Triumph is adding to the line-up a new special edition model as a homage to the iconic actor and desert racer Steve McQueen. The new McQueen Edition shares all of the updates, high-specifications and performance of the more off-road focused XE and adds its own premium paint scheme, along with an extensive list of unique details. Fully equipped with a selection of premium Scrambler accessories fitted as standard, the McQueen Edition is now officially the highest specification Scrambler 1200.


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Inspired by the original competition-spec Triumph TR6, made famous by the legendary barbed wire jump in the iconic 1963 Second World War classic “The Great Escape,” the Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition has been developed in partnership with the McQueen family. Chosen to ride in the film by McQueen, the Triumph TR6 used in the jump was created by a British Triumph dealer and ISDT Gold Medal racer Ken Heanes, with an ISDT suspension set-up designed for robust stunt work.

The Scrambler McQueen Edition was inspired by the Triumph TR6, made famous by the legendary barbed wire jump in the iconic 1963 Second World War classic “The Great Escape.”

Unique limited edition  

With just 1,000 Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition models available worldwide, each bike is individually numbered on the billet-machined handlebar clamp, which also features a laser etched Steve McQueen signature. For even greater exclusivity, each bike comes with a unique certificate of authenticity stating the bike’s VIN number, and carrying the signatures of Triumph’s CEO, Nick Bloor, and also Chad McQueen, son of the legend himself, Steve McQueen.

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Special Edition

Exclusive details and finish

The unique paint scheme features a Competition Green tank with brushed foil knee pads, exquisite hand-painted gold lining, gold heritage Triumph logos, dedicated Steve McQueen tank graphic, brushed aluminium Monza cap and brushed stainless steel tank strap. The distinctive Steve McQueen Edition will also feature the aluminium high level front mudguard as standard, which, along with the rear mudguard, will also be painted in Competition Green.

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Special Edition
2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Special Edition

In addition to the standard 1200 XE’s class leading specification, the Steve McQueen Edition comes fitted with engine protection dresser bars, which add another layer of ruggedness. Fabricated from stainless steel tubing, these have an electro-polished finish and offer additional protection to the clutch and alternator covers.

A laser cut and pressed aluminium radiator guard, with laser-etched Triumph branding, also comes as standard, giving additional protection from loose stones while optimizing air flow.

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Special Edition
2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Special Edition

The Steve McQueen Edition also features a premium brown bench seat, with stitched ribbing and Triumph branding, which further enhances the overall classic style and elegance.

The new Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen edition is also pre-enabled for the accessory My Triumph connectivity system. This allows the rider to access phone calls, operate music, use turn-by-turn navigation and manage a Go-Pro through the intuitive handlebar controls and TFT interface.

2022 Scrambler 1200 Pricing and Availability

While the McQueen Edition comes in its dedicated premium livery, the XC and XE are available in three colors: Cobalt Blue with a Jet Black stripe, Matt Khaki Green with a Jet Black stripe or the single tone Sapphire Black option. All models are scheduled to hit dealer floors in June, 2021. 

  • Scrambler 1200 XC $14,000 USD / $15,200 CAD 
  • Scrambler 1200 XE $15,400 USD / $16,300 CAD
  • Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition $16,400 USD / $17,800 CAD 

2022 Scrambler 1200 Highlights 

  • New Euro 5 engine update with lower emissions.
  • New Euro 5 exhaust system update with improved heat distribution.
  • Liquid-cooled, 8-valve 1200cc parallel-twin engine.
  • Wide adjustable handlebars.
  • 21” front and 17” rear side-laced tubeless spoked wheels.
  • Öhlins long travel fully adjustable RSUs and long travel Showa forks.
  • Twin Brembo M50 radial monobloc calipers.
  • Long-travel aluminium swingarm.
  • Full-color TFT instruments with illuminated switches.
  • Up to 6 riding modes, including Off-Road Pro (XE).
  • Optimized cornering ABS and optimized cornering traction control (XE).
  • All-LED lighting with DRL headlight (market specific).
  • Keyless ignition, single button cruise control and USB charging socket .
  • Sculpted bench seat and signature high level twin exhaust.
  • 70+ accessories, including new Dakar inspired fly screen.

Scrambler 1200 XC Specs

Engine Type:Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity:1200 cc
Bore:97.6 mm
Stroke:80 mm
Compression:11.0:1
Maximum Power:89 Bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Maximum Torque:81.1 ft-lbs (110Nm) @ 4500 rpm
Fuel System:Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust:Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with brushed high level twin silencers
Final Drive:X ring chain
Clutch:Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch
Gearbox:6-speed
Frame:Tubular steel
Swingarm:Twin-sided, fabricated aluminum, 547mm long
Front Wheel:Tubeless 36-spoke 21 x 2.15in, aluminum rims
Rear Wheel:Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminum rims
Front Tire:90/90-21 
Rear Tire:150/70 R17
Front Suspension:Showa ⌀45mm fully adjustable upside-down cartridge forks. 200mm wheel travel
Rear Suspension:Öhlins fully adjustable piggy-back RSUs with twin springs. 200mm rear wheel travel
Front Brakes:Twin 320mm discs, Brembo M50 monobloc calipers. Radial master cylinder
Rear Brakes:Single 255mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
Instruments:Full-color TFT instruments
Length:90.0 in (2285 mm)
Width (Handlebars):33.1 in  (840 mm)
Height Without Mirrors:47.2 in (1200 mm)
Seat Height:33.1 in  (840 mm)
Wheelbase:60.2 in (1530 mm)
Rake:25.8 °
Trail:4.76 in (121 mm)
Wet weight:507 lb (230 kg)
Fuel Tank Capacity:4.2 US gal (16 liters)
Service interval:10,000 miles (16,000km)/12 months

Scrambler 1200 XE Specs

Engine Type:Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity:1200 cc
Bore:97.6 mm
Stroke:80 mm
Compression:11.0:1
Maximum Power:89HP @ 7,250 rpm
Maximum Torque:81.1 ft-lbs @ 4500 rpm
Fuel System:Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust:Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with brushed high level twin silencers
Final Drive:X ring chain
Clutch:Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch
Gearbox:6-speed
Frame:Tubular steel
Swingarm:Twin-sided, fabricated aluminum, 579mm long
Front Wheel:Tubeless 36-spoke 21 x 2.15in, aluminum rims
Rear Wheel:Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminum rims
Front Tire:90/90-21 
Rear Tire:150/70 R17
Front Suspension:Showa ⌀47mm fully adjustable upside-down cartridge forks. 250mm wheel travel
Rear Suspension:Öhlins fully adjustable piggy-back RSUs with twin springs. 250mm rear wheel travel
Front Brakes:Twin 320mm discs, Brembo M50 monobloc calipers. Radial master cylinder
Rear Brakes:Single 255mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
Instruments:Full-color TFT instruments
Length:91.7 in (2330 mm)
Width (Handlebars):35.6 in  (905 mm)
Height Without Mirrors:49.2 in (1250 mm)
Seat Height:34.2 in  (870 mm)
Wheelbase:61.8 in (1570 mm)
Rake:26.9 °
Trail:5.09 in (129.2 mm)
Wet weight:507 lb (230 kg)
Fuel Tank Capacity:4.2 US gal (16 liters)
Service interval:10,000 miles (16,000km)/12 months

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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