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2024 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X Review | Video

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X

Triumph’s new entry-level machines – the 2024 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X – are powered by a liquid-cooled 398cc Single with a 4-valve DOHC cylinder head and have claimed wet weights below 400 lb, making them the smallest and least expensive Triumphs we’ve seen in decades. Similarities between these two Modern Classics are the swingarm, switchgear, display, and 3.4-gallon fuel tank; however, beyond that, the Speed 400 follows in the footsteps of the Speed Twin 900 and 1200 with a roadster aesthetic, while the Scrambler offers the potential for light off-roading with longer suspension, off-road-capable tires, a wider and taller handlebar, and other extras.

To test the bikes, we headed to Spain to attend Triumph’s press launch, swapping between the bikes throughout the day as we rode through city traffic and up into the mountains north of Valencia, even tackling a short gravel section. Watch the video below to see the 2024 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X in action, and read our full review here.

Triumph Speed 400 (Scrambler 400 X) Specifications 

  • Base Price: $4,995 ($5,595) 
  • Website: TriumphMotorcycles.com 
  • Warranty: 2 yrs., unltd. miles 
  • Engine Type: liquid-cooled Single, DOHC w/ 4 valves 
  • Displacement: 398cc 
  • Bore x Stroke: 89 x 64mm 
  • Horsepower: 39.5 hp @ 8,000 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Torque: 27.7 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch 
  • Final Drive: Chain 
  • Wheelbase: 54.2 in. (55.8 in.) 
  • Rake/Trail: 24.6 degrees/4.0 in. (23.2 degrees/4.3 in.) 
  • Seat Height: 31.1 in. (32.9 in.) 
  • Wet Weight: 375 lb (395 lb) 
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gal. 

GEAR UP

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2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 Review | First Look

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer
2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer

Triumph Motorcycles has announced its 2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer and Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer models, which include further refinements to the engine, enhanced comfort and ergonomics, improved cornering clearance, reduced seat height with Active Preload Reduction as standard, and new colors. The GT Pro and Rally Pro models will not be available in the U.S. market for 2024.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer
2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer

At the unveiling of the new bikes, Triumph’s Global Product Marketing Manager James Wood said that, similar to the recent changes made to the Tiger 900 line, when it came to the 2024 Triumph Tiger 1200, the company is “constantly looking for ways to improve and refine our bikes and always looking to make them better for our riders.”

Related: 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Review | First Ride 

The Tiger 1200 line still features the liquid-cooled, transverse inline-Triple with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder and a T-plane crankshaft with a 1-3-2 firing order. The irregular firing sequence gives the engine the feel and tractable response of a Twin down low and the sporty character of a Triple from the midrange to redline. In our 2023 Tiger 1200 GT Pro review, the Jett Tuning dyno showed 130.2 hp at 9,100 rpm and 81.8 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm to the rear wheel through the bike’s shaft final drive.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer

When asked at the unveiling if Triumph had considered changing the engine configuration, Wood said the T-plane was a “very conscientious decision … because of the extra character it gives you and because of the extra tractability it gives you at low rpm.”

“That is absolutely something that we love about this bike and something we know that customers love about this bike too,” he said. “So it was never an option to be changed to anything else. It’s a really nice engine, especially for adventure-style riding.”

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer
2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer

For the 2024 model, Triumph has made further changes to the crankshaft, alternator rotor, and balancer to increase engine inertia, plus some associated engine calibration changes, all with the goal of a smoother and more precise low-rev torque delivery. Triumph says customers will be able to feel the increased smoothness while accelerating or decelerating, especially at low speeds, and that an updated clutch design will create smoother engagement when changing into first gear.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer
2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer

Both Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer models still feature Brembo Stylema braking components, with dual 4-piston monoblock radial front calipers clamping down on 320mm floating discs and a 1-piston rear caliper and 298mm disc. Cornering ABS is standard, as is cornering traction control. The Showa semi-active suspension system has On-Road and Off-Road damping modes, with nine settings ranging from Sport to Comfort within each mode, as well as automatic rear preload adjustment. Travel is 7.9 inches front and rear. The Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer rides on tubeless spoked wheels (21-inch front, 18-inch rear), and the GT Explorer features cast aluminum wheels (19-inch front, 18-inch rear).

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer
2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer

The seat on both bikes has been redesigned with a flatter profile, providing more space for the rider, and the accessory low seat reduces the seat height by 0.8 inch from 33.5 inches to 32.7 inches on the GT Explorer and from 34.5 inches to 33.7 inches on the Rally Explorer. Seat height is reduced an additional 0.78 inch by the new Active Preload Reduction feature, which was revealed in August 2023 and offers the rider greater confidence by reducing the rear suspension preload as the Tiger 1200 slows to a stop simply by pressing the ‘Home’ button on the switch cube for one second.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer

Related: Triumph Announces Active Preload Reduction for Tiger 1200 Range

The cornering clearance of the Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer model has been increased by lifting the footpeg position and moving them closer to the bike, and a longer clutch lever has also been introduced, providing increased space for riders’ fingers, adding further comfort especially on longer journeys.

The Tiger 1200 Explorer technology package includes the Triumph Blind Spot Radar System, 7-inch TFT instrumentation with integrated My Triumph Connectivity System, Shift Assist, heated grips and seats, tire pressure monitoring, Hill Hold, and a keyless system that includes ignition, steering lock, and fuel cap.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer
2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer

Both variants of the Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer models will be available with new colors for 2024. The GT Explorer will be available in Carnival Red, as well as the previous options of Snowdonia White and Sapphire Black. Pricing starts at $23,795. The Rally Explorer will be available in the new Matte Sandstorm and Jet Black options, as well as the popular Matte Khaki. Pricing starts at $24,895.

For more information, visit the Triumph Motorcycles website.

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2024 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X Review | First Ride 

2024 Triumph Speed 400
The 2024 Triumph Speed 400 features a new 398cc Single, a wet weight of 375 lb, and an MSRP of $4,995, making it a smart and attainable choice for newer riders.

Prospective Triumph motorcycle owners need no longer pay their dues by wrestling large-displacement bikes until they build their riding skills. Instead, they can save their skin and wallets by honing their skills on Triumph’s new entry-level machines. Powered by 398cc Singles and with claimed wet weights below 400 lb, the new Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X are the smallest and least expensive Triumphs we’ve seen in decades, paving the way for newer riders looking for an affordable and manageable first or second bike. 

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
The Scrambler features a larger 19-inch front wheel and longer suspension travel than the Speed.

While these two Modern Classics share engines, they have different chassis and ergonomics and offer different riding experiences, giving riders two options to choose the bike that best fits their needs. The Speed 400 follows in the footsteps of the Speed Twin 900 and 1200 with a roadster aesthetic, while the Scrambler offers the potential for light off-roading with longer suspension, off-road-capable tires, a wider and taller handlebar, and other extras. 

2024 Triumph Speed 400
Newer riders will enjoy the Triumph Speed 400’s easy nature, upright riding position, and nimble handling.

When crafting small-displacement machines meant to draw in new riders, Triumph assessed what new riders value most. Beginner-friendly models need to draw the eye with an attractive attitude, they need to feel forgiving and easy to ride, and they need to have a pricetag that isn’t out of reach for the target customer. Triumph has struck this balance, offering the Speed 400 for $4,495 and the Scrambler 400 X for $5,595. 

Related: 2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X/XE Review | First Ride

The engine powering both models is the new TR-Series liquid-cooled 398cc Single with a 4-valve DOHC cylinder head. Triumph claims 39.5 hp at 8,000 rpm and 27.7 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. Other similarities between the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X are the swingarm, switchgear, display, and 3.4-gallon fuel tank. 

2024 Triumph Speed 400
All new for these two models, the 398cc Single proved to be a capable engine for a fun ride through Spanish mountains.

The differences between the two models begin in the chassis. They both have a tubular-steel frame with a bolt-on rear subframe, but the Scrambler 400 X features a longer wheelbase of 55.8 inches (compared to the Speed’s 54.2 inches) thanks to a different headstock. Both feature a 43mm inverted fork and a preload-adjustable monoshock, but the 400 X has longer suspension travel, with 5.9 inches front and rear compared to the Speed’s 5.5 inches front and 5.1 inches in the rear.  

2024 Triumph Speed 400
The Speed 400 strikes the balance of being inviting and forgiving while also being fun and engaging.

The Speed gets 17-inch wheels while the Scrambler has a 19-inch front and a 17-inch rear. The Scrambler’s front brake disc is larger than the Speed’s at 320mm compared to 300mm, both pinched by a 4-piston caliper. Both bikes get a 230mm rear disc paired with a 1-piston caliper. 

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
The seat of the Scrambler 400 X is comfortable and provides plenty of space to move around.

These differences between the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X are noticeable as soon as you swing a leg over them. The Speed 400’s 31.1-inch seat height is an easier reach for those of us with short inseams, and it also features an upright and comfortable riding position but allows the rider to more easily tuck into a sporty position when the speed picks up. 

Related: Best Motorcycles for Smaller Riders: Seat Height 31-31.9 Inches

In contrast, the Scrambler uses a wider and taller handlebar, a taller seat height (32.9 inches), and lower pegs, resulting in an overall roomier feel. The Speed 400 has a claimed wet weight of 375 lb, while the Scrambler 400 X has a wet weight of 395 lb. 

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
Upswept twin pipes add to the Scrambler’s off-road-ready styling.

To get a taste for how the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X perform, and to be able to compare them back-to-back, we hopped on a flight to Spain to attend Triumph’s press launch. During the riding day, we swapped between the bikes as we rode through city traffic and up into the mountains north of Valencia, even tackling a short gravel section. 

2024 Triumph Speed 400
With short gearing and easy maneuverability, the Speed 400 would make a convenient bike for around-town errands.

GEAR UP

I started on the Speed 400, drawn to its shorter seat height and more classic appearance. As we rolled down Valencia’s streets, I found the Speed 400 to be an adept city bike. Short gearing allows for reasonably quick acceleration, and the brakes were capable of shedding speed quickly when approaching a stop. The Speed is also quite nimble, aiding in low-speed maneuverability. 

We then headed north into the mountains. The 398cc Single ran like a champ, eating up miles of curvy roads. Power was available for a spirited ride, but the delivery was smooth and even, perhaps making things a little less thrilling for veteran journalists but allowing for a controllable ride for newer riders. The Speed 400 was easy to flick into curves, and tucking down delivered a more engaging experience. 

2024 Triumph Speed 400
The Triumph Speed 400 was our pick for curvy sections of road.

After a quick stop for a cup of café con leche, we were ready to continue farther into the mountains. The Speed 400’s suspension was pleasantly plush for soaking up any inconsistencies in the road, although it allowed the front end to dive when braking at speed. If a curve turned out to be tighter than expected, smooth and even braking was called for to slow the bike without pitching too far into the curve. Past 75 mph or so, the engine gets a little buzzy, but the power is still there, and we didn’t reach max speed during the ride. The engine’s sweet spot is around 4,000-7,000 rpm, and the exhaust has a pleasing note. 

Before we knew it, our stomachs were signaling lunch, and we parked the bikes in front of a family-owned restaurant in a small hillside town. We enjoyed some paella, had another cup of coffee, and then headed out on the Scrambler 400 X. 

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X in Matte Khaki Green and Fusion White.

The first thing I noticed while mounting the Scrambler was that the 32.9-inch seat height was quite a stretch for my 5-foot-1 height. Newer riders who are closer to my size will struggle with this taller seat height, but it seemed to be quite manageable for the other journalists who were a few inches taller than I am. The Scrambler 400 X offers a roomier cockpit with its taller and wider handlebar and lower footpegs. Even though I had a long stretch to the ground, I found the seating position of the Scrambler more comfortable for all-day riding than its Speed sibling. 

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
The seat height on the Scrambler was a stretch for my inseam, but the seating position is more comfortable than the Speed’s thanks to the taller and wider handlebar and lower footpegs.

The engine hasn’t been changed for use in either model, although the X has slightly taller gearing. While the Speed encourages spirited riding, the Scrambler prioritizes comfort. The Scrambler’s larger front wheel meant it didn’t lean into curves quite as gracefully as the Speed, but the wider handlebar helped provide the needed leverage to keep pace with the riders aboard Speeds. 

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
The Scrambler 400 X is a capable machine for light off-road use.

Both models feature ABS and switchable traction control, and the Scrambler adds an off-road mode and the ability to disable ABS. We only got a brief off-road experience with the Scrambler, but it proved capable of being up for some light off-roading. It wouldn’t be our first pick to tackle serious trails, but Scrambler owners need not worry about taking a dirt or gravel shortcut should the need arise. 

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
The headlight grille and handguards come standard on the Scrambler and are available as accessories for the Speed.

Aside from the off-road riding mode, the Scrambler 400 X offers a few other upgrades not present on the Speed 400. Adding to the bike’s scrambler styling and capabilities are protection for the headlight and radiator, handguards, a handlebar brace with pad, and a longer rear fender, all of which provide a little more peace-of-mind for those looking to venture off the pavement. 

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
The Scrambler 400 X enjoys a curvy section of asphalt.

Instrumentation is the same on both models and consists of a round analog speedometer with an integrated LCD screen that shows a tachometer, fuel level, and a gear indicator. On the right side of the instrumentation is a USB-C charging port, a convenient feature if you like to ride with your phone mounted on the handlebar. The display is also set up to show heated grip info for those who add that accessory. The instrumentation is simple yet intuitive. 

2024 Triumph Speed 400
Instrumentation comes in the form of a round analog speedometer with an inset LCD screen. On the right side of the LCD screen is a USB-C charging port.

Triumph has a reputation for quality and sophistication, so seeing models that are priced several thousand dollars below any other on-road model in the Triumph lineup led us to wonder if the lower price would reveal itself in lower quality components or poorer fit and finish. We’re happy to report that these two models look and feel like quality products that we’d expect from Triumph.  

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
The Scrambler 400 X includes a handlebar brace with pad.

They were created in a partnership with Bajaj Auto in India, and Triumph told us that the bikes are selling well in India for those who want something more premium than the 125-150cc bikes often seen on Indian streets. The bikes are manufactured by Bajaj, as well as in Triumph factories in Thailand and Brazil. 

It’s hard not to become dismayed when prices seem to be increasing everywhere you look, and motorcycles are no exception. Many bikes are becoming bigger with more technology and more features, which is exciting for customers with deep pockets, but they are receding farther out of reach for many buyers, especially younger riders. 

2024 Triumph Speed 400
2024 Speed 400 in Carnival Red

On U.S. shores, these models will arrive in dealerships in early March. The Speed 400 has an MSRP of $4,995, and the Scrambler 400 X is priced at $5,595. Color options for the Speed 400 are Phantom Black, Carnival Red, or Caspian Blue. Colors for the Scrambler 400 X are Phantom Black and Silver Ice, Carnival Red and Phantom Black, or Matte Khaki Green and Fusion White.  

It’s refreshing to see Triumph providing more accessible options that are affordable and inviting while still delivering the quality and riding experience of a premium brand. We’ll see how they catch on in the U.S. once they start arriving at dealers, but we expect them to draw serious attention and bring in a new customer base for Triumph. 

2024 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X
The 2024 Triumph Speed 400 in Carnival Red and 2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X in Matte Khaki Green and Fusion White

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Triumph Speed 400 (Scrambler 400 X) Specifications 

  • Base Price: $4,995 ($5,595) 
  • Website: TriumphMotorcycles.com 
  • Warranty: 2 yrs., unltd. miles 
  • Engine Type: liquid-cooled Single, DOHC w/ 4 valves 
  • Displacement: 398cc 
  • Bore x Stroke: 89 x 64mm 
  • Horsepower: 39.5 hp @ 8,000 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Torque: 27.7 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch 
  • Final Drive: Chain 
  • Wheelbase: 54.2 in. (55.8 in.) 
  • Rake/Trail: 24.6 degrees/4.0 in. (23.2 degrees/4.3 in.) 
  • Seat Height: 31.1 in. (32.9 in.) 
  • Wet Weight: 375 lb (395 lb) 
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gal. 

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21 Cool New Motorcycles at AIMExpo 2024

We’re at the 2024 American International Motorcycle Exposition (AIMExpo) in Las Vegas, where nearly 200 vendors from around the world are displaying the latest motorcycles and products to dealers, media, and other industry insiders. Here are 21 cool new motorcycles we’ve seen at the show.

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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2024 KTM 890 SMT
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R Evo
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2024 Moto Morini Calibro
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2025 Moto Morini Corsaro Sport
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2025 Moto Morini X-Cape 1200
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2024 MV Agusta LXP Orioli
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2024 MV Agusta Rush 1000
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2024 MV Agusta Superveloce 98
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GX+
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2024 Suzuki Hayabusa 25th Anniversary Edition
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New Motorcycles AIMExpo 2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
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2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X/XE Review | First Ride

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
Airing out the new 2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X in the California desert. (Photos by Ernie Vigil, John Hebert & courtesy Triumph)

Triumph has mastered the art of efficient motorcycle design. One engine – a liquid-cooled 1,200cc parallel-Twin with SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, and a 270-degree crankshaft – powers a diverse range of retro-styled models in the company’s lineup, including the Bonneville T120 retro standard, Speed Twin 1200 roadster, Bonneville Bobber, Bonneville Speedmaster cruiser, Thruxton RS cafe racer, and Triumph Scrambler 1200 X and XE. Different engine tuning and unique styling, chassis, exhausts, and features give each model a distinctive sound, character, and feel.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
Carving curves aboard the Scrambler 1200 XE on S22, a San Diego County road that climbs more than 3,000 feet in 10 miles.

We’ve reviewed all of them over the years (most recently the Bonneville Bobber), and Triumph kicked off the first week of 2024 by hosting a launch for the updated Scrambler 1200 XE and new Scrambler 1200 X in Borrego Springs, California, a small town surrounded by the 1,000-square-mile Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Triumph introduced the Scrambler 1200 platform for 2019, and it offered something few production scramblers did: genuine off-road capability. Whereas many scramblers are often styling exercises, the two Scrambler 1200 models – the base XC and the up-spec XE – were equipped with an Off-Road riding mode, tubeless spoked wheels with a 21-inch front, and ample suspension travel: 7.9 inches on the XC and 9.8 inches on the XE. Such tall suspension resulted in tall seat heights: 33.1 inches on the XC and 34.25 inches on the XE. While the XE had more bells and whistles than the XC, both models were more alike than different in terms of specification and price.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
On the left is the 2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE in Baja Orange / Phantom Black. On the right is the Scrambler 1200 X in Carnival Red.

For 2024, Triumph has broadened the appeal of the platform by replacing the XC with the Scrambler 1200 X, which has a more accessible seat and a different specification that allowed Triumph to hit a lower price point: $13,595, which is $1,150 less than the 2023 XC. Although the XE has been updated and retains a high level of specification, its $15,295 MSRP is $900 cheaper than last year’s model.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
Marzocchi suspension is new on both the Scrambler 1200 X and XE.

On the X, a lower 32.3-inch seat height was achieved by reducing suspension travel from 7.9 to 6.7 inches, and an accessory low seat can drop it to 31.3 inches. The X’s lower price point is mostly the result of changes in suspension and brakes. Whereas the previous XC and XE both had fully adjustable suspension front and rear, with a Showa fork and Öhlins dual rear shocks, the 2024 models are equipped with Marzocchi suspension that offers full adjustability on the XE but only rear preload adjustability on the X. The former XC and XE both had Brembo M50 radial monoblock front calipers, while the new X has Nissin axial calipers and the XE now has Brembo Stylema calipers.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
The Scrambler 1200 X has Nissin 2-piston axial front calipers. Metzeler Karoo Street tires are OE fitment, but test bikes we rode were shod with Michelin Anakee Wild 50/50 tires.

Previously, the XC and XE were both equipped with ABS and traction control, but only on the XE were both riding aids lean-angle-sensitive. For 2024, both the X and XE have cornering-optimized ABS and traction control, with a dedicated Off-Road ABS mode that turns anti-lock braking off at the rear and adds the ability to switch traction control off.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
For 2024, the Scrambler 1200 XE’s Bremo radial monoblock front calipers got upgraded from M50 to Stylema.

As before, both models have throttle-by-wire and multiple ride modes – Sport, Road, Rain, Off-Road, and Rider (customizable) – that adjust throttle response, ABS, and traction control settings. The XE also has an Off-Road Pro mode that disables ABS and TC completely. All modes are selectable on the fly except Off-Road and Off-Road Pro, which require the bike to be stationary.

Let’s Go Riding! | Triumph Scrambler 1200

In late 2018, I flew to Portugal for the press launch of the first-gen Scrambler 1200, which included two days of on- and off-road riding. I spent most of my time on the XE, and I was impressed with how capable and versatile the bike was. Triumph loves to host press launches on the Iberian Peninsula because Portugal and Spain have fantastic riding and generally mild weather during the late fall and winter months. Contributing editor Kevin Duke flew to Spain last December for the Tiger 900 launch, and other Rider staffers and contributors will be heading to Spain in the coming weeks for other Triumph launches.

RELATED: 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE Ride | First Ride

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
Although the Scrambler 1200 X has more suspension travel than most street bikes, it’s low pegs dragged early when cornering at speed.

GEAR UP

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
With its wide, flat seat and upright seating position, the Scrambler 1200 X and XE are both comfortable to ride, though they lack the wind protection that most ADV bikes offer. Handguards are standard on the XE and optional on the X.

Because North America got the Scrambler 1200 X and XE later than Europe (bikes are arriving in dealerships now), Triumph America hosted a launch on domestic soil, and it couldn’t have picked a better location than Borrego Springs. The town sits in a desert valley that’s surrounded by high mountains on three sides, and just a few miles to the west is the Ocotillo Wells off-highway riding area (and beyond it is the Salton Sea, California’s largest lake).

On the third day of 2024, still fat and happy from the holidaze, I saddled on up a Scrambler 1200 X for the street ride. The long, flat bench seat accepted my bulk without complaint, and the handlebar, which is 2.6 inches narrower than the one on the XE, was at an agreeable height. Perched atop the bar is a single round instrument that combines a monochrome digital display at the top and a color TFT at the bottom. It was a cool morning, in the upper 50s, and the X was equipped with accessory handguards but not accessory heated grips. Luckily, I was wearing Fly Racing Ignitor Pro battery-powered heated gloves.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
The Scrambler 1200’s high pipes look fantastic and emit a great rumbling sound. Shielding and strategic location of the cat helps manage radiant heat.

Firing up the bike, the parallel-Twin’s 270-degree crank produced a lively, rumbling exhaust note. The 1,200cc mill has a unique “high power” scrambler tune that makes a claimed 89 hp at 7,000 rpm and 81 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 rpm. For 2024, Triumph switched from dual 45mm throttle bodies to a single 50mm throttle body and revised the exhaust header for improved flow, which broadens the spread of torque in the upper rev range.

We hustled our way up San Diego County Road S22, a dramatic, winding byway that climbs from 600 feet to more than 4,000 feet in 10 miles. Because we’d be riding off-road during the launch, all the test bikes were fitted with Michelin Anakee Wild 50/50 adventure tires, which are OE-approved for both the X and XE (standard fitment are Michelin Karoo Street tires on the X and Metzeler Tourance on the XE). Riding at a spirited pace, the Scrambler 1200 X comported itself with reassuring stability and reasonable agility, but in tight corners I found myself dragging the footpegs sooner than expected.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
Fueling is spot-on and response from the throttle-by-wire is excellent regardless of ride mode.

Reaching the mountain pass, we were greeted by dark clouds and steady winds, and soon we were riding in cold rain. Damn. The same thing happened during the Scrambler 1200 street ride in Portugal, but at least this time I was wearing waterproof apparel. Our planned ride to the top of Mount Palomar was scrubbed because it was socked in with fog and getting covered in snow. After an extended coffee break to dry out and warm up, we retreated to Borrego Springs for a hot shower and lunch.

In the afternoon, we charged back up S22 for photos, which gave me an opportunity to ride the XE. Its wider handlebar opens the cockpit, a configuration that better suits my simian arms, and the taller suspension adds valuable cornering clearance. The additional suspension stroke results in more squat under acceleration and more dive under hard braking, but the chassis pitch is smooth and predictable. The Brembo Stylema calipers – some of the best binders in the biz – ratcheted up power and feedback at the front lever.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
Despite the Scrambler 1200 XE’s nearly 10 inches of suspension travel and 21-inch front wheel, its handling feels neutral and confident on pavement.

Dry, warmer roads allowed us to push the Scramblers harder in the afternoon than we did in the morning. The pleasantly lumpy Twin provided reliable grunt at nearly any rpm, and gear changes felt as light and smooth as buttercream thanks to the slip/assist clutch.

Let’s Scramble! | Triumph Scrambler 1200

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
On or off-road, the Scrambler 1200 XE is a blast to ride and looks good doing it.

After dinner at Carlee’s, an old-school dive bar and grill in the heart of Borrego Springs, we awoke the next morning to bluebird skies. The ride leader for my group on both days was none other than Jeff “Six Time” Stanton, who won six AMA 250cc motocross and supercross championships between 1989-1992. He now runs Jeff Stanton Adventures, a Michigan-based ADV training and touring company that uses Triumph Tigers and Scramblers. During the pre-ride briefing before our off-road ride on Day 2, he assured us that the route would be a walk in the park, which for a middling off-road rider like me meant it would be challenging. We were in the desert, which meant sand. Lots and lots of sand.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
The Scrambler 1200 X is just as capable off-road as the XE, but its reduced suspension travel is less forgiving of hard hits. All test bikes we rode were equipped with accessory engine guards.

Within a few minutes of leaving the hotel, we turned off the pavement and onto a sandy track. We paused briefly to switch over to off-road riding modes. I was on the XE and selected Off-Road, which turns off rear ABS and reduces traction control intervention. In the soft stuff, the TC light kept flashing and killing my drive. After struggling for about a mile, I stopped and realized I was still in Road mode. On the Scrambler 1200s, the mode button must be cycled to select the desired mode, and then the menu joystick must be pressed to confirm the change. I had overlooked that second step. Frustrated as I was by the TC intervention, I selected (and confirmed) Off-Road Pro mode (all nannies off, game on) and pinned it.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
The Scrambler 1200 X (shown) and XE are both well-balanced and is to control during climbs and descents.

In no time, I was up on the pegs, elbows out, gassing my way down sandy two-track and wide-open washes doing my best impression of Malcolm Smith, and having the time of my life. Sand is one of those surfaces that, if you can accept it rather than fight it and embrace the “gas on, brain off” riding style, brings special rewards. Keeping a light grip on the handlebar and bodyweight to the rear, letting the front tire float and find its way, and steering by weighting the pegs allows the bike to glide over the sand. At just over 500 lb wet, the Scrambler 1200 XE is more than twice the weight of dirtbikes that typically ply sandy trails, but with enough speed, it becomes a true desert sled.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
A skid plate is standard equipment on both the Scrambler 1200 X and XE.

After the sandy washes of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we entered the Ocotillo Wells OHV area and chased each other across sandy plains through Devil’s Slide, up and down steep hills and ridges near Shell Reef, and north through a rocky, hilly landscape to the Badlands. After working our way through the Arroyo Salado sand wash, we entered the tight, narrow, winding Tierra Del Sol canyon, which wasn’t much wider than the deeply rutted two-track trail at the bottom. We carved our way along the ruts like following a narrow bobsled chute, keeping our speed up to avoid getting bogged down in the sand.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
Mixing work and play at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Area.

By that time, we’d been riding for a few hours, and I was getting fatigued. A last-second twitch of the bars to dodge a big, embedded stone put me on a collision course with another one. I took a low-speed digger into the sand, which was a relief because it gave me a chance to catch my breath. Right behind me was Fred Britton, lead instructor at Jeff Stanton Adventures, who had been on my six riding a 650-lb Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer, making it look easy. He helped me pick up the fallen XE and encouraged me by saying “You’re doing great!”

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
The Scrambler 1200 XE has a full color TFT display with multiple themes.
2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
The Scrambler 1200 X has a more basic LCD/TFT display. Review

After climbing back on the XE and climbing out of the canyon, we did photo passes on a jeep hill with sandy approaches. During all photo stops, we did passes on both the X and the XE, which provided an opportunity for quick back-to-back comparisons. Launching them off a jump gave me more appreciation for the additional suspension on the XE to absorb big hits and landings, but I also liked the extra steering leverage of its wider handlebar.

Which is Better? | Triumph Scrambler 1200

After the morning’s off-road ride, our big group crowded around a long table in a dark, dingy back room at Alamo Mexican Restaurant in Salton City for lunch. Over stale chips and watery salsa, everyone talked loudly and excitedly about the ride, the route, the challenges, the fun, and how well the Scrambler 1200s performed. While most preferred the XE for the off-road portion of the ride, some appreciated its more compact feel and lower center of gravity.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE in Baja Orange / Phantom Black

Based purely on the riding experience, I’d pick the XE over the X. Its larger size better suits my large frame, and its additional cornering clearance on the street and extra suspension stroke in the dirt are big bonuses. Its top-shelf brakes, Off-Road Pro mode, and up-spec full TFT display also make it more desirable. But for those who spend most of their time on pavement and wants or needs the lower seat height, then the X will better fit their needs – and they’ll save $1,700.

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X XE Review
2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X in Ash Gray

Regardless of model, what I’ve loved about the Scrambler 1200 platform since it was first unveiled in 2018 is its drop-dead gorgeous styling. With its high pipes, round headlight, sculpted tank, bench seat, and spoked wheels, it has the undeniable magnetism of a classic. But hidden beneath the surface is a full-on adventure bike equipped with the latest tech. Without the physical and visual bulk of the bodywork that most Transformer-like ADVs have, the Scrambler 1200 looks and feels lighter while also conveying a carefree spirit.

2024 Scrambler 1200 X (Scrambler 1200 XE) Specs

  • Base Price: $13,595 ($15,295)
  • Website: TriumphMotorcycles.com
  • Warranty: 2 yrs., unltd. miles
  • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel-Twin, SOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
  • Displacement: 1,200cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 97.6 x 80mm
  • Horsepower: 89 hp @ 7,000 rpm (factory claim)
  • Torque: 81 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm (factory claim)
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Wheelbase: 60.0 in. (61.8 in.)
  • Rake/Trail: 26.2 degrees/4.9 in. (26.9 degrees/5.1 in.)
  • Seat Height: 32.3 in. (34.25 in.)
  • Wet Weight: 503 lb (507 lb)
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gal.

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2024 Triumph Daytona 660 Review | First Look 

2024 Triumph Daytona 660 Red Carnival
2024 Triumph Daytona 660 in Red Carnival

Following up on the success of Triumph’s other middleweights, including the Trident 660 roadster and the Tiger Sport 660 adventure sport-tourer, Triumph has revealed a new Triple-powered middleweight sportbike for 2024, the Triumph Daytona 660.  

Related: 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 | First Ride Review 

At the unveiling of the Daytona 660, Alastair Fairgrieve, Triumph’s global product marketing manager, said the name was originally chosen to honor Buddy Elmore’s victory on a Triumph in the 1966 Daytona 200, where Elmore came from the 46th on the grid to win the race. 

The name has appeared in various iterations of Triumph motorcycles over the subsequent years and returns in 2024 with the Daytona 660, which features a liquid-cooled 660cc inline-Triple with DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, and a 240-degree firing order. It makes a claimed 94 hp at 11,250 rpm (17% higher than the Trident 660), with redline at 12,650 rpm, and 51 lb-ft of torque at 8,250 rpm (9% more than the Trident), with more than 80% of the torque available from 3,125 rpm.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660

The bike has a 6-speed gearbox, throttle-by-wire, a slip/assist clutch, and 3-into-1 exhaust with a low stainless-steel silencer. Triumph’s Shift Assist is available as an accessory fit for clutchless up- and downshifts. 

2024 Triumph Daytona 660 Snowdonia White
2024 Triumph Daytona 660 in Snowdonia White

Stuart Wood, chief engineer of concept and electrical at Triumph, said the Dayton 660 is focused for “real-world use.” 

“Everything we do inspires us,” Wood said. “(With) everything we do at the highest level … we’re learning, and we’re getting more into the engine. We’re looking for better economy, cleaner, and more performance all the time. And I think we’ve delivered fairly well on this one.” 

2024 Triumph Daytona 660

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The Triumph Daytona 660 has three ride modes – Sport, Road and Rain – each offering a different throttle response and level of traction control intervention, with Sport mode geared toward more aggressive road riding or track sessions. The traction control system can be turned off for riders who prefer complete freedom from electronic intervention, and a new Emergency Deceleration Warning system activates the hazard lights to alert other drivers during heavy braking. 

2024 Triumph Daytona 660

Stopping power comes from twin 4-piston radial calipers biting 310mm floating discs up front and a single-piston sliding caliper and 220 fixed disc in the rear. ABS is standard. An inverted nonadjustable Showa SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork-Big Piston) fork provides 4.3 inches of travel, and a Showa rear monoshock offers 5.1 inches of travel and preload adjustability. When asked about the lack of adjustment on the front fork, Triumph Chief Product Officer Steve Sargent said that when supersport bikes evolved to become more track-focused, they became more tech- and spec-laden.  

2024 Triumph Daytona 660

“The price point moved up to a point where the (middleweight) class really kind of disappeared because they got to a price point where they were not that far away from the cost of going to a larger capacity machine,” he said. “But they weren’t delivering the same kind of performance.” 

Sargent said it became a question of delivering the balance between the specification and the price that a customer really wants. 

“So that’s the way we’ve ended up with this bike,” he said. “We think this really hits the mark.”      

2024 Triumph Daytona 660

Ergonomics also reflect the idea of “real-world use.” Clip-on bars are positioned above the top yoke, and footpegs have been moved slightly up and back for a balance of comfort and cornering clearance. Separate rider and passenger seats, with a rider seat height of 31.9 inches and a narrow stand-over make the Daytona 660 manageable for riders of all sizes, and an accessory low seat is also available, lowering the seat height almost an inch to 30.9 inches. The bike rides on five-spoke cast aluminum wheels wrapped in Michelin’s new Power 6 tires. 

2024 Triumph Daytona 660

The Daytona 660 has twin LED headlights that incorporate a central air intake, as well as a contoured LED taillight. The bike has a color TFT screen integrated into a white-on-black LCD display that is compatible with the accessory fit My Triumph Connectivity System, which enables turn-by-turn navigation plus phone and music interaction. 

2024 Triumph Daytona 660 Satin Granite
2024 Triumph Daytona 660 in Satin Granite

The 2024 Triumph Daytona 660 will come in Carnival Red, Satin Granite, and Snowdonia White starting at $9,195, available in dealers in March 2024. 

Check out more new bikes in Rider‘s 2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide 

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2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Review | Video

2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro jump
The Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro traverses topography you wouldn’t think was possible for a bike of this size.

The 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 adventure bike has been revamped just four years after its introduction, gaining a 13% boost in power from its inline-Triple, plus new TFT instrumentation, sharper styling, and updated electronics. The GT and GT Pro versions skew toward the sport-touring market, and the Tiger 900 Rally Pro is intended for tackling off-road terrain using a 21-inch front tire and riding on wire-spoke wheels.

To give us a chance to put the Tigers through their paces, Triumph invited us to southern Spain for two days of riding. The first day would be entirely on asphalt in the hills north of Málaga, while the second day was spent almost entirely off-road on some amazingly twisty and scenic trails in El Torcal de Antequera nature preserve. Watch the video to see the 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 in action and read our full review.

2024 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Specs (Rally Pro) 

ENGINE 

  • Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse in-line Triple, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl. 
  • Displacement: 888cc 
  • Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 61.9mm 
  • Compression Ratio: 13.0:1 
  • Valve Insp. Interval: 18,000 miles 
  • Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ throttle-by-wire, 44mm throttle bodies x 4 
  • Lubrication System: Wet sump, 3.9 qt. cap. 
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch 
  • Final Drive: Chain 

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Tubular-steel trellis frame, aluminum subframe & swingarm 
  • Wheelbase: 61.3 in. (61.1) 
  • Rake/Trail: 24.6 degrees/4.0 in. (24.4/4.6) 
  • Seat Height: 32.3-33.1 in. (33.9-34.6) 
  • Suspension, Front: 45mm inverted fork, fully adj., 7.1 in. travel (9.4)  
  • Rear: Single linkage shock, w/ spring preload and reb. adj., 6.7 in. travel (fully adj., 9.1)  
  • Brakes, Front: Dual 320mm floating discs w/ 4-piston radial monoblock calipers & cornering ABS 
  • Rear: Single 255mm disc w/ 1-piston caliper & cornering ABS 
  • Wheels, Front: Cast, 2.5 x 19 in. (Spoked, 2.15 x 21) 
  • Rear: Cast, 4.25 x 17 in. (Spoked, 4.25 x 17) 
  • Tires, Front: 100/90-19 (90/90-21)
  • Rear: 150/70-17  
  • Wet Weight: 483-489 lb (503)

PERFORMANCE 

  • Horsepower: 106.5 hp @ 9,500 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Torque: 66.4 lb-ft @ 6,850 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gals. 

GEAR UP

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Triumph Motorcycles America Launches 20-City ‘British Invasion Tour’ on Jan. 9

Triumph Motorcycles has already hit the road running – or rather rolling – in 2024, with a host of all-new bikes in a variety of segments, returning favorites, and limited-edition models. To give motorcycle enthusiasts a look at the bikes, the 20-city “British Invasion Tour” will showcase new Triumph models, including selections from each of the company’s model families as well as the new TF 250-X off-road motorcycle. The first stop is in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday, Jan. 9, coinciding with the unveiling of a new 660. All tour stops are free to the public, but guests must register to attend. For more information, read the press release from Triumph below.


Triumph Motorcycles British Invasion Tour

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, Triumph Motorcycles America kicks off a 20-city tour that will showcase an impressive array of all-new motorcycles. In 2024, Triumph is introducing an incredible amount of all-new motorcycles and is poised to make a major impact in the North American motorcycle market, reminiscent of when British rock bands took America by storm in the ’60s.

Triumph Motorcycles British Invasion Tour

To celebrate the large wave of new model motorcycles, Triumph is hosting 20 “British Invasion Tour” events across the United States in January and February, where each of the new models will be showcased. At every event, Triumph enthusiasts will gather for an exclusive one-night-only first look at the new 2024 models, which are not yet in dealerships, while also enjoying live entertainment, a variety of activities, and some light food and beverages.

“It’s been a few years since Triumph has planned a tour like this,” said Adam VanderVeen, marketing director for Triumph Motorcycles America, “but with a lineup like Triumph is bringing for 2024, the time is right to host a series of new model release parties like only Triumph can, because every one of these game-changing new motorcycles deserves to be showcased. In addition to offering enthusiasts the chance to see the latest new models, the best part of these tour events is creating a premium brand experience for our owners and fans to come out and enjoy an evening together as a Triumph community.”

Triumph Motorcycles British Invasion Tour

The British Invasion Tour will feature a curation of Triumph’s exciting new model year 2024 motorcycles, including the following:

All-New Triumph TF 250-X

2024 Triumph TF 250-X

Triumph Motorcycles has officially launched the new TF 250-X, revealing a class-leading power to weight ratio and the most complete specification package ever to launch into the ultra-competitive 250cc motocross market.

Developed entirely by Triumph in close collaboration with racing champions including Ricky Carmichael and Iván Cervantes, the new four stroke competition model is an all-new ground-up design. The performance racing powertrain and unique aluminum chassis are ultra compact and super light, with all the best components on the market, already fitted out of the crate.

Related: 2024 Triumph TF 250-X Review | First Look 

All-New Triumph Speed 400 & Scrambler 400 X

2024 Triumph Speed 400 Triumph Scrambler 400 X

Born into a peerless bloodline, the Speed 400 joins Triumph’s most successful modern classic lineup, the Speed Twin 900 and 1200, while the Scrambler 400 X takes its rugged design cues from the Scrambler 900 and 1200, with an off-road pedigree that goes back to the first factory Scramblers of the 1950s.

Designed from the ground-up with a new single-cylinder, four-valve, liquid-cooled engine platform at their heart, these new models are designed to deliver a fun, agile, and confidence-inspiring ride for riders of all ages and experience levels.

Related: 2024 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X | First Look Review

Updated Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE & All-New Scrambler 1200 X

2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X 1200 XE

The cool and capable Scrambler 1200 XE hits the road in the new year sporting updates including latest-generation Brembo Stylema calipers, new suspension with enhanced adjustability, enhanced styling details, and improved touring capability.

The new Scrambler 1200 X delivers the same exceptional core capability, commanding riding position, and torque-rich performance Scrambler customers love, combined with a generous specification of equipment and technology. Built to be more accessible, the Scrambler 1200 X has a seat height of 32.28 inches, reduced to 31.29 inches with the accessory low seat, and dedicated specification that offers exceptional functionality at a more competitive price.

Related: 2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X and XE Review | First Look

Fully updated Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro & GT Pro

2024 Triumph GT Pro cornering

Delivering more power, torque, capability, and comfort, the new Tiger 900 range from Triumph Motorcycles is raising the bar for middleweight adventure bikes in 2024. The new lineup includes the Tiger 900 GT, GT Pro, and Rally Pro, each providing a significant step-up in performance and specification.

Related: 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Review | First Ride 

New for 2024 Special Edition Models

Celebrated as the ultimate café racer since 1964, the Triumph Thruxton will finish its final production run.

2025 Triumph Thruxton Final Edition

In a fitting farewell to this award-winning motorcycle, Triumph has unveiled the Thruxton Final Edition, an exclusive and striking motorcycle with incredible specification, performance, capability, and timeless style.

Related: 2025 Triumph Thruxton Final Edition | First Look

Available for one year only, the new Triumph Stealth Edition models are an exclusive collection of eight beautiful Bonneville motorcycles. Each model features its own unique tank design which showcases a dramatic hand-painted finish that intensifies in the light to reveal vivid color.

2024 Triumph Stealth Edition

Related: 2024 Triumph Stealth Edition Lineup | First Look

Soon to be announced all-new Triumph 660 Model

A new legend is about to hit the streets. On Jan. 9, an all-new 660 Triumph motorcycle will be announced and will be on display at the kick-off British Invasion Tour event in Los Angeles, California.

The British Invasion Tour is free and open to all. Guests must register to attend. All guests may RSVP and find details about each tour location at the Triumph Motorcycles Events webpage.

See all of Rider‘s Triumph coverage here.

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2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Review | First Ride

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
The Triumph Bonneville Bobber delivers a pure motorcycling experience with a unique look and confident attitude.

The Triumph Bobber is the kind of bike that stops you in your tracks when you see it. It has the personalized look of a custom bike with the coherence and harmony of a factory model. Not long after picking up our test bike, I found out the Bobber will help you make new friends wherever you ride it. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
The Bobber enjoys sunny afternoon rides on favorite roads. Who doesn’t?

When I see a bike that looks as cool as the Bobber, I think, Nice, but how does it ride? I wonder if the builder, or in this case the manufacturer, sacrificed attention to ride quality, comfort, or performance for the sake of appearance. Fortunately, Triumph took measures to ensure that function was not the sacrificial lamb of form. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
The Bobber’s unique appearance stands apart in the parking lot. If you don’t like people approaching you to admire your bike, this one isn’t for you.

Bare Necessities 

The “bobber” style emerged in America in the 1940s. Motorcyclists stripped their rides down, threw out everything that wasn’t essential, and tuned motors for a more exciting zero-to-full-power experience. These bikes were the simple bare necessities of motorcycling, and they appealed to riders who wanted a pure motorcycling experience without anything bogging them down. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
The fat front tire and bar-end mirrors are additional styling elements that give the Bobber a custom look straight out of the factory.

Triumph’s attempt at a bobber-styled factory bike also involved cutting down and tuning up. Although it’s not a lightweight motorcycle – claimed wet weight is 553 lbs – the stripped-down look comes in the form of well-hidden cables, a solo tractor seat, and of course, bobbed fenders. Adding to the look of an old-school bobber are the battery box wrapped in a stainless-steel strap and the twin throttle bodies that look like carburetors.  

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Engine
Extra space around the 1,200cc parallel-Twin paired with the throttle bodies disguised as carburetors add to this bike’s stripped-down old-school aesthetic.

The Triumph Bobber is powered by the liquid-cooled 1,200cc parallel-Twin with 4 valves per cylinder – the same engine found in Triumph’s popular Bonneville T120 model. However, the Bobber version of the engine gets a special tune and taller gearing. Adding to the experience is a set of slash-cut exhausts that direct sound to the rider for a powerful and pleasant rumble. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
A 3.2-gallon fuel capacity and 61 mpg give the Bobber a range of nearly 200 miles.

When the Bobber was introduced in 2017, we were there for the press launch in Spain. Although our overall impression was positive, we noted some shortcomings. The small fuel tank had a limited range, and the single-disc front brake was mediocre. The Bobber Black remedied one issue by adding dual-disc front brakes, along with an up-spec 47mm KYB fork, a fat front wheel, and other extras. In 2021, the Bobber got an update that moved those Bobber Black components to the base model, as well as adding a larger fuel tank, LED lighting, cruise control, and new instrumentation. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
On the front end, the bobbed fender pairs with fork boots and the round headlight for a dose of nostalgia.

Take Me Higher 

My first day on the test bike would take me through the Appalachian Mountains of Georgia and North Carolina. The Bobber is easy to pick out in a parking lot, not because it’s super bright or super big (it isn’t either) but because it sits with a poise of cool confidence, ready to be admired. The solo tractor seat is a focal point of the Bobber, appearing to float above the hardtail-looking rear. Add in the blacked-out components, brushed steel slash-cut dual exhaust, chunky front tire, bar-end mirrors, and fork boots, and it’s hard to look away. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
The ergonomics were comfortable for my frame, and riders can slide the seat back for a more long-and-low seating position. The hardtail-looking rear hides a monoshock below the floating seat.

Gear Up 

The ergonomics of the Bobber provide a long and low riding position. The seat is adjustable fore and aft, which also changes the seat height from 27.6 inches in the forward position to 27.2 inches in the rear position. The seat is deceptively comfortable, appearing too thin to offer much support while actually providing plenty. The handlebar is a bit of a stretch for my arms, even with the seat positioned as far forward as it’ll go, but I became accustomed to the reach after a few miles, and it didn’t result in any discomfort or achiness after long hours. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Seat
The floating seat’s brushed-steel underside adds some contrast to the blacked-out components. The black arm underneath the seat allows for quick seat position adjustment.

Upon turning the key and starting the Bobber, the bike comes to life with a satisfying rumble befitting the Triumph name. The engine got an upgrade in 2021 with lower emissions and a lift in power at 5,500 rpm. In the Bobber tune, this engine is claimed to make 76.9 hp at 6,100 rpm and 78.2 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. There’s always grunt on tap in any gear. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
Great for a cruise around town or a jaunt away from traffic, the Bobber has both looks and performance.

Upon picking the Bobber up in Atlanta, I had to wade through traffic for what felt like forever before I could get out of the city and see what it’s capable of. While my impatience grew as the pleasing rumble reached my ears and low-end torque pulled hard off the stoplight, the crazy Atlanta traffic gave me the chance to test out the brakes. As cars darted around like pinballs, I was relieved to find abundant stopping power at the ready. Dual 300mm discs up front with Brembo 2-piston calipers, paired with a 255mm rear disc and a Nissin single-piston caliper, were up to the task and shed speed quickly. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Front Brakes
Twin Brembo front brakes provide plenty of stopping power, and ABS comes standard.

When I finally got out of the city, I headed for higher ground. The Bobber’s tall gearing and smooth delivery allowed for both relaxing and sporty riding – a great combo for someone who likes to do both. I could cruise down the two-lane country roads with my hair in the wind, or I could twist around curves through the mountains with plenty of gusto. The Bobber is easy to maneuver and handles tight turns with grace – the downside being that the pegs often meet the pavement when ridden aggressively. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
A wide handlebar provides leverage for responsive handling – a pleasure for an afternoon ride on your favorite curvy road.

Where the original Bonneville Bobber had a fuel capacity of 2.4 gallons, resulting in a frustrating number of gas stops required, the current Bobber bumps capacity up to 3.2 gallons. During my time with the bike, my average fuel consumption was 61.1 mpg, netting nearly 200 miles from full to empty. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
Sometimes extra gizmos and gadgets just get in the way. The Bobber’s simplicity invites the rider to enjoy the ride and the view.

The Bobber’s handling was an absolute pleasure – as long as the roads were smooth. When I got to a bumpy road, I discovered the first and perhaps only change I would make if I owned a Bonneville Bobber: the suspension. The monoshock with linkage at the rear didn’t soak up bumps well enough for me, and I found myself lifting up on the pegs when I saw inconsistencies in the road ahead to save my spine. My only other complaint about riding the Bobber is that speeds past 75 mph produce a strong gust of wind at my upper body and helmet, but I’ll take the excuse to stay off the highways rather than dilute the muscular attitude of the Bobber with an unsightly windshield. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
The 47mm Showa fork and monoshock handled well on smooth pavement, but additional rear travel would be a welcome addition for bumpier roads.

K.I.S.S. 

While the soul of the bobber style is stripping down to the basics, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber comes with some electronics that are simple and easy enough to use that they don’t take away from that pure motorcycling experience but rather enhance it. Two ride modes (Road and Rain) can be selected with a toggle on the right switchgear to change the throttle map. The Bobber also has cruise control, operated with a single button on the left switch. Switchable traction control and ABS are both standard. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
The Bobber’s simplicity is one of its virtues. A single round speedometer with an inset LCD display provides enough functionality without distracting from the ride.

The dash is graced by a beautiful round analog speedometer with an inset LCD screen that shows fuel level, gear indicator, and ride mode. A round button on the left switch is used to cycle through extra information, including two tripmeters, odometer, rpm, average fuel consumption, fuel range to empty, and a clock. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Headlight
The Bobber is equipped with full LED lighting, and the round headlight adds a classic touch.

The 2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber comes in four color options with a starting MSRP of $13,795. Our test bike was in the Matte Storm Grey / Matt Ironstone color with an MSRP of $14,295. For 2023 only, Triumph is also offering a Bobber Chrome Edition with chrome treatment on the gas tank.  

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
The Bobber handles well on smooth pavement, and its 1,200cc parallel-Twin in the High Torque tune is a treat out on the road.

Keeping true to the history of bobber-styled bikes, Triumph also offers a list of accessories for customization, including an ape-hanger handlebar, a diamond-stitched comfort seat, a forward-controls mounting kit, footboards, saddlebags, heated grips, a Fox rear suspension unit, and more. 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
Although far from a touring bike, the Bobber makes for a fun sight-seeing cruise, like my trip to Fontana Dam in North Carolina.

I tested the Triumph Bonneville Bobber over the span of a few weeks, and it continued to grow on me during that time. When the sunlight hit the Bobber upon opening my garage door before a ride, I knew I had a fun time ahead of me. I had people sticking a thumbs-up out of car windows as I rode by and plenty of compliments about the bike at gas stops. Whenever someone asked me if it rode as good as it looked, I was pleased to be able to say, “Yes, absolutely.” 

Check out more motorcycles in Rider’s 2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide.

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber in Matte Storm Grey / Matte Ironstone

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber 

  • Base Price: $13,795  
  • Website: TriumphMotorcycles.com  
  • Warranty: 2 yrs., unltd. miles  
  • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, parallel-Twin, SOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.  
  • Displacement: 1,200cc  
  • Bore x Stroke: 97.6 x 80mm  
  • Horsepower: 76.9 @ 6,100 rpm (factory claim)  
  • Torque: 78.2 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated assist wet clutch 
  • Final Drive: Chain  
  • Wheelbase: 59.1 in.  
  • Rake/Trail: 24.5 deg./3.6 in.  
  • Seat Height: 27.2-27.6 in.  
  • Wet Weight: 553 lb   
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.2 gal.  
  • Fuel Consumption: 61.1 mpg 

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2024 Triumph TF 250-X Review | First Look 

2024 Triumph TF 250-X
The 2024 Triumph TF 250-X motocross bike comes in the Triumph Racing Yellow and Black graphics scheme.

Triumph Motorcycles has launched the new 2024 Triumph TF 250-X motocross bike. Recognizing that the 250cc motocross market is highly competitive, Triumph said it worked in close collaboration with racing champions Ricky Carmichael and Iván Cervantes to develop the 4-stroke competition model from the ground up, including a new engine, chassis, and electronics. 

2024 Triumph TF 250-X

A network of Triumph dealers will offer sales, service, parts, and a new dedicated range of apparel, and the network will be backed by a mobile-optimized 24/7 online parts supply system, so owners can order for express delivery, straight from the track. Additionally, Triumph says that with the development of the bike, it is well-placed to begin its motocross racing program in 2024.  

“The launch of the TF 250-X is the culmination of a significant commitment and investment from Triumph, to not just bring a totally new bike to the motocross world, but to deliver a winning performance,” said Steve Sargent, Triumph’s chief product manager.

“To achieve this,” he continued, “we are focused on delivering the most complete package for any riding level, from champion to amateur.” 

2024 Triumph TF 250-X

As part of the Triumph TF 250-X development, the company developed an all-new performance racing powertrain. The new competition Single with DOHC is compact and lightweight, with a forged aluminum piston and titanium valves, and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine also has DLC low-friction coatings, lightweight magnesium covers, and an Exedy Belleville clutch.  

2024 Triumph TF 250-X

Advanced engine management and tunability is complemented by the optional accessory MX Tune Pro app, enabling riders to use real-time user-selectable mapping, a real-time engine sensor dashboard, and live diagnostic functionality through a controlled and programmable engine management system.   

The aluminum chassis has a lightweight, high-strength spine frame with twin cradles, designed for a balance of performance, mass, and flexibility. Triumph says the total weight of the bike, with a claimed curb weight of 229 lb, will see the TF 250-X set a new benchmark for the best ‘power-to-weight’ ratio in the category. It also delivers a high level of tunability to suit different riders and styles.  

2024 Triumph TF 250-X

For suspension, the bike has KYB components, with a 48mm AOS coil fork adjustable for compression and rebound, forged and machined 7075-T6 aluminum triple clamps, and a three-way piggyback coil rear shock adjustable for rebound and both high- and low-speed compression. Travel is 12.2 inches in the front and 12.0 inches in the rear. 

For stopping power, the bike features a Brembo 2-piston front caliper with a Galfer 260mm disc and a 1-piston rear caliper with a 220mm disc. DirtStar 7000 Series aluminum rims and machined aluminum hubs are fitted with Pirelli Scorpion MX32 mid-soft tires (21-inch front, 19-inch rear). Finally, Pro-Taper ACF carbon core bars and ODI half-waffle lock on grips complete the set up.  

2024 Triumph TF 250-X

In addition to the specifications already included as standard, Triumph has worked with premium brands to create a dedicated range of competition accessories to further enhance performance and capability, including the following:  

  • Akrapovič full titanium exhaust system 
  • XTrig hole shot device 
  • Athena LC-GPA launch control module with rider-selectable enhanced traction control and launch control settings and LED engine speed indicator 
  • MX Tune Pro wi-fi module 
  • Performance gripper seat and seat cover 
  • Bodywork replacement kit 
2024 Triumph TF 250-X

Starting in spring 2024, specialist Triumph Off-Road/Dual Sport dealers will begin carrying the new TF 250-X. These dealers will be fully trained to provide a comprehensive sales, service, parts, clothing, and race support experience that meets the needs and expectations of off-road riders. 

This network will be backed up with a unique 24/7 parts and accessories supply system. Riders can select what they need, check availability and price, and place an order for express delivery, standard delivery, or click and collect from their local Triumph off-road dealer.   

The 2024 Triumph TF 250-X will start at $9,995 in the Triumph Racing Yellow and Black graphics scheme, and orders can be placed now at Triumph’s new motocross dealers. For more information or to find your local dealer visit the Triumph Motorcycles website.  

Check out more new/updated bikes in Rider’s 2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide 

Racing Pedigree Behind Triumph TF 250-X 

Some of Triumph’s racing achievements include the Moto2 championship where Triumph engines have helped to transform the class, setting new Moto2 lap and speed records at tracks around the world. From factory World Supersport racing to multiple Supersport wins at the Isle of Man TT and the Daytona 200, the Triumph teams are focused on success.  

2024 Triumph TF 250-X

Ricky Carmichael, one the greatest MX rider of all time, worked with the Triumph chassis and engine teams across the journey of scoping, prototyping, testing, and development.  

“This is the bike that we set out to build,” Carmichael said of the TF 250-X. “When you talk about the chassis, the powertrain, the components – it’s the best of everything you could ever want. And whether you’re a professional rider or an amateur rider, you will not be disappointed.”  

Iván Cervantes, five-time enduro world champion, five-time Spanish MX champion, and Dakar Rally finisher has also worked across the project with Triumph’s in-house teams to bring his experience to the Triumph bike development and prototyping. 

2024 Triumph TF 250-X

Triumph Racing will be entering the prestigious FIM Motocross World Championship for 2024, competing with a factory supported program set-up in partnership with Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni, one of the sport’s most experienced and successful team owners. Thierry will start his campaign with two of Triumph’s TF 250-X bikes in the MX2 class, supported by Monster Energy. The team will be managed by Vincent Bereni. Chizat-Suzzoni’s and Bereni’s past racing records include over 80 MXGP World Championship victories.  

Clément Desalle, who joined the TF 250-X team as test rider, is a very experienced racer, competing at the highest level in the MXGP World Championship for 15 years. As one of the most consistent racers in the series, he claimed three Vice Champion finishes, was third in the World Championship three times and twice finished fourth. Finishing on the top step of the podium 23 times in his career, he was also crowned the Pro Open Belgian champion.  

2024 Triumph TF 250-X

Triumph Racing’s U.S. SuperMotocross World Championship Team is headed up by Bobby Hewitt and team manager Steve ‘Scuba’ Westfall. They brought in a team that includes Dave Arnold, an industry AMA Hall of Fame legend for chassis development, and Dudley Cramond, who has over 25 years of experience building race-winning engines. The team will field the all-new TF 250-X motorcycles in the 2024 World Championship. 

See all of Rider’s Triumph coverage here. 

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