Sandstorm Edition tops updated Triumph Street Scrambler range

Triumph Street Scrambler SandStorm 2021_02

 

Just a week after unveiling its revamped Scrambler 1200 models Triumph has revealed the 2021-spec 900cc Street Scrambler range including a new Sandstorm Edition.

In line with other members of the Bonneville family, the 2021 Street Scrambler gets modifications to meet Euro 5 emissions limits, but Triumph has also taken the opportunity to apply visual improvements to a bike that’s proved remarkably popular since its launch in 2017. More than 13,700 Street Scramblers have found buyers since then, with the model’s customisability clearly forming a large part of the appeal, with 120 optional accessories on offer and some 80% of customers opting to add extras when placing their order.

 

NEW Triumph Street Scrambler Range
In line with other members of the Bonneville family, the 2021 Street Scrambler gets modifications to meet Euro 5 emissions limits, but Triumph has also taken the opportunity to apply visual improvements to a bike that’s proved remarkably popular since its launch in 2017

 

That suggests the new Sandstorm Edition, which is limited to 775 examples worldwide and comes complete with an array of extras and a unique three-tone paint scheme, will be a popular choice. And since it only carries a £600 price penalty, barely covering the cost of its add-ons, let alone its limited-edition status, the Sandstorm is likely to sell fast.

In total, the Sandstorm comes in at £9900, compared to an unchanged £9300 for the base Street Scrambler. For that, you get the addition of a high front mudguard, a tail tidy, a brushed alloy sump guard, a new headlight bezel and black grille, plus the reinstatement of rubber kneepads on the tank – something that’s been removed from the base Street Scrambler for 2021.

As a limited-edition, the Sandstorm also comes with a certificate of authenticity marked with the bike’s VIN. Unusually, buyers of the Sandstorm will also be able to get their bikes sooner than customers of the normal 2021 Street Scrambler. Sandstorm deliveries are expected to start in May, while the Street Scrambler won’t be reaching customers until July.

 

 

Whether you get the Sandstorm or the normal Street Scrambler, the 2021 models have updates to meet Euro 5 emissions limits, including a new catalytic converter and a secondary air injection system. These parts add 3kg to the bikes, bringing the wet weight to 223kg, but they don’t sap any power. The updated engine, which also has revised mapping to suit its other changes, still makes 64.1bhp (65PS) – now at 7250rpm instead of 7000rpm – and 59lbft of torque at a lowly 3250rpm, a mere 50rpm higher than last year’s version peaked.

In short, you won’t notice the performance difference between the 2020 and 2021 models. What you will spot are the visual updates for this year. They’re particularly noticeable from the left of the bike, where there’s a new aluminium number board on the side panel, complete with an embossed Street Scrambler logo. The covers over the throttle bodies are new, too, and so are the aluminium headlight brackets. From the other side, you might notice a new heel guard, and there’s a change to the seat material to make it more upmarket.

In base form the rubber kneepads that were standard in the past have been removed, giving a cleaner look to the tank and its new 2021 colour schemes of jet black, urban grey or matt khaki. The pads are still available as an optional extra if you want them, though.

 

 

In terms of chassis spec, there’s no change to the main components including the suspension, frame, wheels, and brakes. That means you still have a steel frame with simple 41mm forks and twin shocks that are adjustable only for preload. There’s just one front brake disc, with a Brembo four-pot caliper, and the spoked wheels are traditional designs that mean you still need innertubes under the 100/90-19 front and 150/70-17 rear tyres.

You don’t get the sort of colour TFT instruments that are proliferating elsewhere – the Street Scrambler sticks to a simple analogue speedo with a small inset LCD screen for other information. There are three riding modes, though, and of course ABS and traction control are standard – switchable so they can be turned off when you’re away from the Tarmac.

As a back-to-basics bike with the high-end appeal of the Triumph brand and retro looks, the Street Scrambler’s formula – like the Bonneville Scrambler that preceded it – has proved enduringly appealing. The changes for 2021 are only likely to boost that appeal.

 

Triumph Street Scrambler 2021_21

 

ENGINE

Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Capacity

900 cc

Bore

84.6 mm

Stroke

80 mm

Compression

11.0:1

Maximum Power

65 PS / 64.1 bhp (47.8 kW) @ 7250 rpm

Maximum Torque

80 Nm @ 3250 rpm

Fuel System

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin high-level brushed stainless-steel silencers

Final Drive

O-ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch

Gearbox

5-speed

CHASSIS

Frame

Tubular steel, with twin cradles

Swingarm

Twin-sided steel fabrication

Front Wheel

Spoked steel rims, 19’’ x 2.5’’

Rear Wheel

Spoked steel rims, 17’’ x 4.25’’

Front Tyre

100/90-19 Metzeler Tourance

Rear Tyre

150/70 R17 Metzeler Tourance

Front Suspension

Ø 41mm forks with cartridge damping. 120mm travel

Rear Suspension

Twin shocks with adjustable preload. 120mm rear wheel travel

Front Brakes

Single Ø310mm floating disc, Brembo 4-piston fixed axial caliper, ABS

Rear Brakes

Single Ø255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Instruments

Analogue speedometer with LCD multi-functional display

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS

Length

2125 mm

Width (Handlebars)

835 mm

Height Without Mirrors

1180 mm

Seat Height

790 mm

Wheelbase

1445 mm

Rake

25.6 °

Trail

109 mm

Wet weight

223 kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

12 litres

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Fuel Consumption

4.3 litres / 100 km

CO2 Figures

99 g/km

Standard

EURO 5

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

SERVICE

Service interval

10,000 miles (16,000km)/12 months

 

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