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Home Forums General Discussion Chit Chat Does Anyone have a 1200 scrambler (Triumph)

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  • #30968

    harrywatson
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    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Do any Adventure Riding members have or know of someone who has a Triumph Scrambler 1200 xc or xe?
    I’ll soon be in a position to get an xc and although I’ve seen numerous reviews, it would be great
    to get ‘word on the street’.

    It would be great to get some perspectives. Opinions about the bike welcome.

    Thanks Harry

    #31024

    Mark Donnelly
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    • Bike: Triumph 1200 Scrambler
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi Harry
    Picked mine up last week, went for the xc
    Mark

    #31025

    harrywatson
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    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    What’s it like? Does it take some getting used to? I’ll be getting the xc as well. The xe is too tall for me.

    #31026

    Mark Donnelly
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    • Bike: Triumph 1200 Scrambler
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Xc is the best choice for me
    I’m 5’10 flat foot 1 foot, balls for 2 feet.
    Yes big Cc, but good torque through the gears.
    Once riding because it’s slim it feels smaller than stationary
    Still taking it easy but have 2 x 2 day trips away later this month, I’ll post my thoughts after that.
    But have to say I can’t see me being disappointed.
    Mark

    #31032

    harrywatson
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    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    @mark, thanks for that. Looking forward to an update.

    #31048

    Russell Braham
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    Hello Harry,
    I also have a 1200xc,the xe is actually better value for money but way too tall to be sensible as all rounder and I am not exactly a shorty at 5feet 10inches.Am still running in so early days but I also have a 1200 Bonneville and the scrambler is much more lively.So far very pleased but am not a fan of keyless ignition but no doubt will get used to it.Will update when it’s fully run in.

    #31052

    harrywatson
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    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Thanks Russell. I’m five nine and will be getting a lower seat and adjusting the preload to get the bike as low as I can.
    Some of my camping spots involve rutted terrain, in out of the way places. I’ve dropped the DR 4 times and it was no drama.
    I agree about keyless ignition. Why? Look forward to update.

    #31055

    Mark Donnelly
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    • Bike: Triumph 1200 Scrambler
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi Harry

    Just been ex Auckland to coromandel loop and then down to Whangamata, overnight, then across to Port Waikato then back to Auckland.
    Fantastic on packed gravel and ruts, and drops into corners on sealed like a road bike, great low down torque 2nd through 4th.
    Very effective engine breaking in 3rd down twists.

    Very happy camper
    Mark

    #31100

    harrywatson
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    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Not long now, about the end of this month I get the Scrambler xc. Thanks for your posts. I love my DR650 though.
    I can’t justify having both bikes. Does a bike have a soul? I feel as though my bike is my companion rather than just a machine. Perhaps someone could start a topic on this. Does a bike have a soul? Thanks for the scrambler stories Mark and Russell.

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