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Offline Wassers

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New Triumph Scrambler 1200 - I'm tempted
« on: December 28, 2018, 05:57:07 PM »
You may know that in addition to Ducati's I love Triumph's too, being lucky enough to have a fantastic Triumph Thruxton R in my garage (in addition to the Multi).

My Thruxton will be 3 years old this summer.

Although I still love the Thruxton to bits I have a scratch to change it for another Triumph.

I must admit I am rather taken with this...



Awaiting my local Triumph dealer to let me know when the demo model arrives. I'll let you know my thoughts.

All the initial reviews are all saying its a fantastic bike
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Re: New Triumph Scrambler 1200 - I'm tempted
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 06:25:59 PM »
That looks a great choice Wassers.
I love the Scramblers and love the 1100 Ducati too.
I wish I could have 2 bikes...i would have either a scrambler or the Kwak 900 RS cafe racer 👍

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Re: New Triumph Scrambler 1200 - I'm tempted
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 09:02:50 PM »
one of the nicest retro triumphs that have been made, If we had the weather that would be the bike.
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Re: New Triumph Scrambler 1200 - I'm tempted
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 11:48:56 AM »
The Desert Sled has turned my eye...

Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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Re: New Triumph Scrambler 1200 - I'm tempted
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 05:43:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wassers [+]
You may know that in addition to Ducati's I love Triumph's too, being lucky enough to have a fantastic Triumph Thruxton R in my garage (in addition to the Multi).

My Thruxton will be 3 years old this summer.

Although I still love the Thruxton to bits I have a scratch to change it for another Triumph.

I must admit I am rather taken with this...




Awaiting my local Triumph dealer to let me know when the demo model arrives. I'll let you know my thoughts.

All the initial reviews are all saying its a fantastic bike

Really! To my eyes, that shouldnt be mentioned in the same breath as the Thruxton R. Still, as is said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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Re: New Triumph Scrambler 1200 - I'm tempted
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 12:48:59 PM »



I quite like the Royal Enfield Himalayan
4k on the road two year warranty
Simple fun machine
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Re: New Triumph Scrambler 1200 - I'm tempted
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2018, 02:34:01 PM »
I like the Royal Enfield 650 interceptor

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Re: New Triumph Scrambler 1200 - I'm tempted
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2018, 04:34:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by thenozzle [+]
I like the Royal Enfield 650 interceptor

And Im looking forward to riding the 650 Continental GT. Whether the twin will have as much charm as my single remains to be seen.

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Re: New Triumph Scrambler 1200 - I'm tempted
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2018, 04:57:52 PM »
It has a 3rd world cheapness to it, something that is made by the millions & seen on every Asian corner
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Re: New Triumph Scrambler 1200 - I'm tempted
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2018, 01:41:17 PM »
Enjoy the test-ride and let us know how it goes!
It is apparently genuinely decent off road. It is also reasonably powerful with a similar engine to the Thruxton.

However, in a second bike, i don't need either of those things, so if I wanted a Triumph in that style, I would be looking at the Street Scrambler instead, for 2,500 less.



But motorcycles are one of those things that the heart wants what the heart once and there's no point trying to apply reason to such a purchase.


To prove my point, and demonstrate how little my opinion should be worth, I am currently just about resisting the urge put my Xmas bonus towards one of these. Smiles per ratio through the roof!

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