Retro-style bikes can be polarizing. After all, a few bits of nostalgic bodywork tossed on to an existing machine with a marked-up MSRP doesn't indicate much beyond wanting to get on the bandwagon before it's out of sight. But the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE inhabits that retro space with a machine that is extremely well-designed, the pinnacle of what riders were trying to achieve with their customs back in the scrambler style heyday. All of Triumph's new modern classics are meticulously crafted, and the 1200 XE is no exception. Plus, its rugged, off-road looks are up to the task. Similar to the R 1200 GS, this bike is appealing because of what it suggests. Adventure, exploration, capability in a wide variety of situations, and fun.