2010 Triumph Scrambler Review


The makers of the Triumph motorcycles have created their Scrambler series from a purely retro perspective. The bike sports a no-nonsense 1960s attitude which definitely brings back a nostalgic sense of adventure from back in those days. It is definitely a legendary and timeless classic nicely recreated and interpreted to suit modern requirements. This classic does attract attention wherever it goes as this unique model is a take on the off-road sport motorcycles that were actually created for competing and racing in the 1960s.

This time machine’s features spell retro all the way. At first glance it does seem best suited to be displayed in a museum. It has narrow, post-WWII-style seating, with an army-inspired green color, knobby tires, and fork gaiters with high-mounted dual exhaust pipes which are full length. It has a 270-degree firing interval with a parallel twin-cylinder which has no vibrations and a very good electronic injection system.

The Triumph Scrambler has a smooth, air-cooled engine that delivers 58 hp at 6800 rpm and 50 lb-ft of torque at 4750 rpm, and it has a nice, flat torque curve from about 2500 rpm. When riding in the city, it has a neat thrust at about 2000 rpm. The clutch lever basically operates on a light-action, easily modulated clutch coupled with a five-speed transmission. The parallel twin cylinder engine offers a cubic capacity of about 865cc for a good mid-range torque. It has a good fuel injection system that is designed for smooth, clean riding and conforms to all required standards. Some of the Scrambler’s tough features include the strong tubular cradle frame, supple front and rear suspensions of 41 mm telescopic forks, and wide handlebars for good control and low-speed maneuvers. The rake is at about 27.8, with 105mm of trail and a wheelbase of 1500mm. Both the brakes have twin piston calipers to aid the stopping power.

The Triumph Scrambler’s visual appeal is simply unique. The uncompromising retro style is carefully maintained, so much so that the fuel injectors are nicely covered by the throttle bodies and this design gives the appearance of traditional carbs. In addition, the sophisticated, chromed, stainless exhaust pipes, retro-styled silencers and indicative heat shields all contribute to the Scrambler’s distinctive look.

One of the delights of riding a Triumph Scrambler is that in the city you can ride the motorcycle at 2000 rpm. And if you are out riding it on dirt roads, pavements or in pastoral settings, the design of the seat, the cargo rack, sump guard, wide and raised off-road handlebar, high-mounted exhaust and dual-purpose knobby tires all contribute to giving you the ride of your life in typical retro style. Even long hours of riding do not stress tall riders because of the seating position and they can ride with ease. On rough roads, the soft suspension takes care of the bumps.

So if you are looking for a versatile bike, retro style, good riding dynamics and looks, a natUral riding position that is perfect for long drives, off-road driving, and a motorcycle that is a blast from the past, then go for the highly adaptable 2010 Triumph Scrambler. Color options include Jet Black and Matt Khaki Green.

New For 2010

  • N/A

2010 Triumph Scrambler Specs

  • Model: Triumph Scrambler
  • Engine Type: Twin, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.5 x 2.7 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Fuel injected
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: five-speed
  • Final Drive: X ring chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.23 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Single 12.2-inch disc. Nissin 2 piston floating caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): Single 10-inch disc. Nissin 2 piston floating caliper
  • Suspension (Front): Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Kayaba chrome spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm travel
  • Wheelbase: 59.1 inches
  • Rake: Fork Angle 27.8°
  • Trail:4.1 inches
  • Seat Height: 32.5 inches
  • Curb Weight:506 pounds (wet)
  • Tires (Front):100/90 R19
  • Tires (Rear):130/80 R17


  • Chrome chain guard
  • Headlamp grille
  • Tank knee pads
  • Seat cowl kit

Key Competitors For The 2010 Triumph Scrambler

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