July 8, 2019 at 1:47 pm #30968
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 HarryJuly 16, 2019 at 4:24 pm #31024
Picked mine up last week, went for the xc
MarkJuly 16, 2019 at 4:35 pm #31025
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.July 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm #31026
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.
MarkJuly 17, 2019 at 10:48 am #31032
@mark, thanks for that. Looking forward to an update.July 24, 2019 at 12:09 am #31048
Rank: 50cc Rider
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.July 25, 2019 at 10:00 am #31052
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.July 28, 2019 at 7:03 pm #31055
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
MarkAugust 3, 2019 at 8:33 pm #31100
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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