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Triumph South Africa were good enough to launch the Scrambler 1200 XE. These are me thoughts:

https://thebikeshow.co.za/review-triumph-scrambler-1200-xe-the-bike-that-will-make-sa-go-hey/
 
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Lovely bike, lovely stance. Kisors needs to go. Pronto.

You really liked the Ducati 1200 scrambler. How do they compare?

And compared to the R9T Scrambler?

V-twin, Boxer twin, Parallel Twin..

Eish, how do you choose...?

 

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I had a ride with a couple of them 2 weeks back.  I really like the proportions of the bike. The old scrambler never really looked right to me, this one looks like a proper sized bike, kind alike an old 70s dirtbike.

Ergos are surprisingly nice, even for standing, and the dash is very cool. I like how customizable the TFT dash is....Thats something I wish KTM had opened up a bit. With ours you just get what you get and thats it.

Those hand guards don't seem to be the strongest though.
 

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Lovely bike, lovely stance. Kisors needs to go. Pronto.

You really liked the Ducati 1200 scrambler. How do they compare?

And compared to the R9T Scrambler?

V-twin, Boxer twin, Parallel Twin..

Eish, how do you choose...?

This one can really go off-road. The others cannot.
 

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Lovely bike and proper report  :thumleft:
 
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Lovely bike, lovely stance. Kisors needs to go. Pronto.

You really liked the Ducati 1200 scrambler. How do they compare?

And compared to the R9T Scrambler?

V-twin, Boxer twin, Parallel Twin..

Eish, how do you choose...?

This one can really go off-road. The others cannot.

We were actually having a discussion on this topic over the weekend.  The fact that most scramblers are not made for off-road use.
Glad to hear there is now one that can actually properly do this.

Thx for the report  :thumleft:
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WOW! Googled some other reviews as well, and they all make one drool! Just bout the only spec that I would like to change would be the 15.6 litre fuel tank. Otherwise, it sounds more exciting / standout than any of the other adventure bikes in the same class. Wonder what fuel consumption would be like?
 

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At last someone seems to be listening to what we really really want.

And I really really want one, alas for me it's an impossible dream.  :(
 

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Comfy ish position, lekka suspension, useable power. And looks....what more do you need. And its naked. Do you need to be doing 200 plus to have a good time? No.
Nice review Don, makes me want to go ride this big boy.
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What a shame that Triumph got divorced by KMSA where one had a good chain of dealerships around the country.
I still do not know what their future plans are in the SA market but I know a lot of clients are now ex-clients for good.
I know this because I have owned a total af 3 Triumphs in my life, and I am still in touch with some of the guys who also loved and owned Triumph in SA before they left.
Not one is willing to touch the product again, but all of them are still fans of the product just like me.

Great bike this scrambler, and once again an excellent write-up Donovan! I just don't know how Triumph is going to grow (recover) in this market. I hope they do, but it will take time sure thing.
I can't think of one bike in their lineup that I don't like, in fact - I love most Triumphs!
 
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Nice looking bike for sure!

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What a shame that Triumph got divorced by KMSA where one had a good chain of dealerships around the country.
I still do not know what their future plans are in the SA market but I know a lot of clients are now ex-clients for good.
I know this because I have owned a total af 3 Triumphs in my life, and I am still in touch with some of the guys who also loved and owned Triumph in SA before they left.
Not one is willing to touch the product again, but all of them are still fans of the product just like me.

Great bike this scrambler, and once again an excellent write-up Donovan! I just don't know how Triumph is going to grow (recover) in this market. I hope they do, but it will take time sure thing.
I can't think of one bike in their lineup that I don't like, in fact - I love most Triumphs!


Yes! Yes! Maybe if the present importers drop them again like last time and leave the dealers dumping them at huge discounts, then there just might be a chance for me.  :biggrin:
 

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Compared to Ducati Desert Sled?

Always wanted a Triumph.... maybe this is the one...
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Well priced as well compared to the others.
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What a shame that Triumph got divorced by KMSA where one had a good chain of dealerships around the country.
I still do not know what their future plans are in the SA market but I know a lot of clients are now ex-clients for good.
I know this because I have owned a total af 3 Triumphs in my life, and I am still in touch with some of the guys who also loved and owned Triumph in SA before they left.
Not one is willing to touch the product again, but all of them are still fans of the product just like me.

Great bike this scrambler, and once again an excellent write-up Donovan! I just don't know how Triumph is going to grow (recover) in this market. I hope they do, but it will take time sure thing.
I can't think of one bike in their lineup that I don't like, in fact - I love most Triumphs!

They are busy building up a dealer network , spares and support are not a problem , in CT the old dealer is still operating until the new dealership opens which should be happening a bit later in the year .
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HI Don, do you perhaps have some video of the ride, would be good to see. This looks like a really great bike and wind protection isn't difficult to add, if you had to have it. Thanks for sharing :thumleft:
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HI Don, do you perhaps have some video of the ride, would be good to see. This looks like a really great bike and wind protection isn't difficult to add, if you had to have it. Thanks for sharing :thumleft:

We are shooting video next week and should be on The Bike Show soon.
 
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Great looking bike!

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