2012 Triumph Scrambler Review


Don’t let the retro 1960s style of the 2012 Triumph Scrambler fool you. It can compete with anyone in its class. It might look like it is a great road bike but its off-road capabilities will surprise you. Triumph introduced the Scrambler in 2006 and added a fuel-injection system in 2009. Since then, there has been no holding this fierce competitor back. Although the basic style of the Scrambler hasn’t had any recent major changes in look and style it has had upgrades in performance and quality. These upgrades in performance help to deliver one sleek and smooth ride.

The 865cc, four-stroke, parallel twin dual overhead camshaft (DOHC), fuel-injected engine is just what you need to handle the dirt road or the asphalt. Triumph upgraded the fuel-injection system for the 2012 model increasing the performance output. This classic looking motorcycle is a manual five-speed with a hand-clutch. The telescopic fork with adjustable pre-load paired with the dual adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load on the twin sided swing arm gives this ride the cushion it needs to take you off on those dirt roads. This powerful motorcycle manages give higher ground clearance for farther off road travels but the illusion that this is a low ride. This gives the rider increased balance and a smoother drive. The exhaust on this trail blazer is fitted with twin steel silencers to quiet your rumble through great outdoors.

The 2012 Triumph Scrambler Base model is the perfect marriage a retro 60s road motorcycle and a great off-road adventurer. This machine will be able to feed whatever type of adventure your soul desires and deliver it in style and performance. From the off road exploring trips to the daily commute to run errands, the 2012 Triumph is sure to delight just about any rider.

New For 2012

  • New matte black color was introduced for the 2012 line. The new color joins the popular military style khaki green. These are the only color choices currently available.
  • The center of gravity was lowered on the current models. This allows for optimal handling on off road conditions without taking away from the performance and handling of driving on paved roads.
  • Fuel injection system was revamped and improved. These changes increase the overall performance of the bike in all driving conditions.
  • Increased fuel efficiency on the present models. The bike now gets 46 miles per gallon in the city and 60 miles to the gallon on the highway.

2012 Triumph Scrambler Specs

  • Model: 2012 Triumph Scrambler
  • Engine Type: 865cc four-stroke parallel twin, fuel-injected
  • Bore and Stroke: 90mm x 68mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.21:1
  • Valve Train: Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC), eight-value
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed, hand-shifted
  • Final Drive: X-ring chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 40-50 miles per gallon (MPG)
  • Brakes (Front): Single hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Single hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork with adjustable pre-load
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with dual adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load shock absorbers
  • Wheelbase: 59 inches
  • Rake: 27.8 degrees
  • Trail: 4.2 inches
  • Seat Height: 32.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 506 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 100/90 R19
  • Tires (Rear): 130/80 R17


  • Windscreens that are color matched to the bike. These are designed to add extra protection from the wind and other elements. The colors available help to add an additional sense of style to the bike.
  • Anti-Theft alarm available to help keep your bike safe. The alarm also has immobilizing capabilities that can be activated with the click of a switch.
  • Dust cover that protects from dust while bike is parked for extended period of time indoors. Dust covers have a venting system and can be easily stored.
  • Custom gel seat inserts available. Seat inserts available for both driver and passenger seats. These inserts add additional comfort for those extended drives.
  • Center parking stands also available. Allowing one to park the bike safely and securely. Helps to balance the weight of the bike.
  • Rear rack which is great for adding additional storage. Easily attachable as well as easily removable.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Triumph Scrambler

  • 2012 BETA RS 350
  • 2012 BETA RS 520
  • 2012 BMW G 630 GS
  • 2012 Zero X Base
  • 2012 Husqvarna TE 511