2011 Triumph MotorcycleYoungsters will have no idea that off-road racing grids used to be filled with British twins sporting upswept pipes and wide bars.
Those days are gone-even though we did threaten to enter the modern Scrambler in a desert race over Triumph’s objections-but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the styling exercise on the street.Triumph gave the Scrambler a 270-degree firing order to make it more tractable and give it a unique sound on the street.Ride it out to the starting line at a desert race and guys in gray beards will nod knowingly.2011 Triumph Scrambler Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-twin
BORE x STROKE: 90mm x 68mm
COMP. RATIO: 9.2:1
WHEELBASE: 59 inches
RAKE: 27.8 degrees
WET WEIGHT: 506 pounds
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