One benefit to owning a 2009 Triumph Scrambler, rather than a truly vintage 1950s motorcycle, is you aren’t limited to 1950s technology. Triumph’s 865cc parallel twin engine powers the 2009 Scrambler. On the Scrambler, this modern engine produces a healthy 59 hp, with 51 ft. lbs. of torque. While this won’t win any races against modern super bikes, it is plenty of power for the rider who wants a bike to cruise boulevards, to commute to work in style, or simply to enjoy a leisurely ride on Pacific Coast Highway. Triumph changed the crank and firing interval on the Scrambler’s parallel twin from 360 degrees to 260 degrees to give the Scrambler a distinct exhaust note from the Bonneville’s 865cc parallel twin engine. The Scrambler also uses a modern sequential multiport fuel injection system, but it’s disguised as a carburetor to keep with the Scrambler’s classic profile. A 5-speed gearbox with an x ring chain final drive delivers the engine’s power to the wheels.