Bought this motorcycle new and I just can't get enough of it.
The Triumph Scrambler is not a super fast bike, but the torquey nature of the engine makes it so much fun to ride.
I love the upright riding position with the wide handlebars. It bring a new meaning to "counter steering". It absolutely loves a winding mountain road, and the sound from the organ up swept pipes is music to the ears. If you don't like striking up conversation with strangers, you may have a problem if you ride this bike. It seems to attract a curious crowd around it when you return from the shops.
If you like classic looking British bikes, especially Scramblers, you will fall in love with the Triumph Scrambler 900 (865cc).
It is a joy to ride, and you may find yourself spending hours just looking at it in every different angle, trying to find a bad profile (I haven't found one yet).
A great all-round bike, that you can ride all day long, with some fire trail riding if you ever want to (Bridgestone Trail Wings are were fitted and seem to do a good job.
The balance shaft Triumph uses is a work of art, as the 865cc engine must be one of the smoothest, sweetest parallel twins in the world!!!
2nd Apr 2009, 18:09
I totally agree with your comment's about the Scrambler. I just purchased the last of the naturally aspirated ones available in NZ before they all become E.F.I.
So far I absolutely love the machine. My only comment would be that for a bike that you might take up a rough road, having the rear brake calipers positioned where they are, they are prone to pick up dirt. I wonder why the designers at Triumph didn't put it to the top position?
Apart from that, this is a fun bike all round to ride and own, and I will be keeping this one for a long time.