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2019 My Triumph Connectivity System arrives in dealers

2019 My Triumph Connectivity System & My Triumph app

Triumph Motorcycles have announced the availability of the 2019 My Triumph Connectivity System, for the Scrambler 1200 XC and XE models, as well as the Rocket 3 R and GT models, with the module now in dealers for $295.00 RRP, plus the cost of a fitment kit and installation.

The announcement comes alongside the launch of the new My Triumph app, which is available on Android and iOS compatible phones, allowing easy control of the many features available on the My Triumph Connectivity Systems.

Customers can now visit their Triumph Dealer in order to purchase and have the My Triumph Connectivity System fitted to their Scrambler 1200 or Rocket 3 motorcycle.

2019 My Triumph Connectivity System

The accessory My Triumph Connectivity System includes the My Triumph Connectivity module, as well as a software update for the My Triumph Connectivity module, and a software update for the TFT instruments. The price of the module will be $295.00 (Inc GST) plus fitment kit and installation cost. Installation will take 60-minutes and will include fitting kit and software upload.

Triumph Scrambler XC Detail
The 2019 My Triumph Connectivity System is now available for purchase

Triumph also introduces the first motorcycle integrated GoPro control system, functionality which is only available from Triumph, allowing the rider to capture every moment on their ride by connecting their GoPro to the TFT display where they can intuitively access and control key GoPro functions through the motorcycle’s TFT instruments and left hand switch cube.

The TFT instruments display simple graphic icons on the screen, indicating the status of GoPro camera, including mode, start film, stop film, take photo and battery level. This system is compatible with all GoPro cameras from Hero 5 and Session 5 onwards.

The first for any Triumph motorcycle and the very first Google partnership with a premium motorcycle manufacturer – the Triumph ‘turn-by-turn’ navigation system facilitates navigation through the My Triumph Connectivity module, which can be installed by your local dealer.

Triumph Scrambler Go Pro Integration
The My Triumph Connectivity System also allows GoPro connectivity and control via the bike switchblocks and TFT

This functionality will enable you to connect with hundreds of millions of places and businesses, and add up to 21 destinations along the route if required, with reliable, location aware search suggestions.

Once the rider has selected the route on the ‘My Triumph’ app and set-off, the instruments present clear graphic turn symbols on the screen using icons, providing precise turn indications.

This sophisticated navigation system gives riders a simple and easy way to set their route and find their destination, both on short and long journeys.

This functionality is facilitated through the My Triumph Connectivity module, enabling the rider to pair their smartphone and Bluetooth headset to the connectivity system, providing full and intuitive control on the move.

Phone functions such as making and receiving calls and SMS message notification can be controlled via the left hand switch cube, as can music track selection.

New My Triumph App

The new ‘My Triumph’ app is also available to download for free and the the core functionality of the ‘My Triumph’ app includes the ability to records your route, and at the end of your ride displays a summary of your journey and allows for it to be shared with friends.

My Triumph Connectivity System App menu
The My Triumph app is also now available

It also allows for live navigation, built with Google, on the Triumph motorcycle’s TFT instruments, facilitated through the new My Triumph Connectivity system.

The app monitors the status of the Triumph motorcycle, presenting key information such as odometer, average fuel consumption and time/distance to service, facilitated through the new My Triumph Connectivity system.

Source: MCNews.com.au

Triumph’s Scrambler 1200 XE Takes On NORRA’s Mexican 1000

When we heard Ernie Vigil was going to compete in the 2019 NORRA Mexican 1000 rally we were not surprised. The Triumph factory frontman has been blowing people’s minds with his riding exploits aboard these British-born beasts for more than a decade. Obviously, there is a big difference between riding wheelies and drifting on a turbocharged Daytona and racing in Baja aboard a relatively stock Scrambler 1200 XE, but that’s exactly what he did.

The coolest part of the effort is that he competed under the number 278, which was a shout-out to Steve McQueen who rode a Triumph Scrambler with that same number during the 1964 ISDT. Honoring the man who helped make Triumph a household name was a nice touch to a truly ambitious endeavor. Oh, and did we mention he finished fifth in the Modern Open Class as well?

Not only did Vigil finish the five-day, 1,347-mile competition in 25 hours and 37 minutes, but he did the deed without any major mechanical problems to speak of besides a blown-out bib mousse. Basically, he got a flat tire that held him up for a few hours.

“We made it. It was a super-long week at the NORRA Mexican Rally,” Vigil said in the postrace press release. “I couldn’t ask for a better result, and on a stock bike. It was a super-rad week ripping in the desert with a bunch of dirt bikes. We had zero issues, she ran like a dream. Two of the longest days were in some really technical, rocky sections; you really have to stay focused and pick your lines without slowing down too much. But when we hit the open desert I could really let the bike eat; she was a rocket and took everything we threw at her. I’m very sad it’s all over, but I’m hoping we can get to the Baja 1000 later this year to run her in the Ironman Class. We not only proved the Scrambler 1200 XE could finish this rally, but be competitive.”

Just how stock was his Scrambler? According to Triumph, the suspension components were completely stock. The team did completely remove the ABS and TC equipment and installed a skid plate to protect the sump, but other than that, the only changes were softer grips and a set of Metzeler tires. They used an MC360 on the front and a Karoo 3 out back.

The objective of this adventure was to show the durability and potential of the Scrambler to the modern consumer and now that the dust has settled, we have to give them credit for kicking butt and ticking another item off of Vigil’s bucket list.

Source: MotorCyclistOnline.com

5 Best Scrambler Motorcycles Of 2019

As with café racers, scrambler-style motorcycles are in the midst of a mainstream revival, custom builders across the globe often turn to this aesthetic in their projects, and manufacturers are seeing enough mass-market appeal to dedicate resources to creating off-the-shelf versions. For fans of the look and function of a scrambler, these are good times indeed. We’ve chosen five of the best versions available today that prove the point.

Starting things off is the 2019 BMW R nineT Scrambler. Even though it looks a little too polished to take in the dirt, BMW was smart about the roadster’s conversion. This bike is much more capable off road than it appears. A few years back, Ari Henning put one to the test and found its 1,170cc boxer twin capable, it’s weight well balanced, and the 19-inch front and 17-inch wheel combination a good fit for an off-road ride. Now, as with all of the bikes in this list, if you’re looking to do serious adventure riding, get an adventure bike. But if you want a great roadbike with the ability to explore a fire road on a whim, complete with nods to the scrambler style like high exhaust, fork gaiters, and a stripped-down look, then the R nineT Scrambler is a great choice.

The 2019 Indian FTR 1200 S isn’t a scrambler in the strict sense; it’s clearly a tracker based on a competition machine. But it warrants inclusion on this list for two reasons. First, it’s an able-bodied roadbike with off-road chops. This motorcycle will blast down a dirt road as well as it leans into the corner on an oval. Plus it’s got solid, fully adjustable suspension, a 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel configuration, and is pared down to the essentials. Second, it’s ripe for customization. Indian Motorcycle already offers curated kits to turn the motorcycle into a more sporty, more rugged, more touring-friendly mount. That means you can easily transform this already off-road-capable streetbike into a motorcycle more in keeping with the scrambler aesthetic. The scramblers from the ’60s generally started life as roadbikes and were altered to better handle the demands of the dirt, so customization was a necessary facet of the type. The FTR 1200 S honors that tradition.

There is hardly any rival to the new Triumph Scrambler XE. It’s the epitome of the scrambler look from a brand that made this type of bike famous in the mid-20th century. This is the more off-road-focused version, there’s also an XC that is geared toward the road a bit more, so will have no trouble at all getting on it in the dirt. It’s packing a 1,200cc parallel twin with huge amounts of torque, long-travel Öhlins suspension, a 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel configuration, and electronic aids that can be switched off to really get spinning off-road. This bike impressed during our first ride review earlier this year and is really the standard-bearer of the segment currently. It’s so good off-road and on that it could hold its own against some adventure bikes.

The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is the closest rival to the Triumph in this list in terms of off-road capability. Ducati delivered a version of its versatile Scrambler line with long-travel suspension, a stout trellis frame, good power delivery on the low end, 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, and all the aesthetic touches one would want on a truly on-/off-road-worthy motorcycle. It’s not as completely authentic in terms of the scrambler elements as the Triumph, a single shock out back and a somewhat low exhaust setup being the main offenders in this regard, but it’s still a really sharp machine.

Husqvarna came at the café segment with a fresh perspective with the Vitpilen bikes, and does the same with the scrambler segment with its Svartpilen 401. We chose the 401 over the 701 version because it’s the more rugged of the two, better equipped off the showroom floor for some fun off road. It’s more of an urban scrambler than a true competitor to the Ducati or Triumph, but it wins points in our book for the bold design that Husqvarna has achieved.

Source: MotorCyclistOnline.com