The Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE can be raced on the historic Baja 1000 desert endurance occasion, piloted by stuntman and skilled off-road and desert racer Ernie Vigil. The information comes simply after the bike has been formally unveiled, and the Baja 1000 occasion, within the California Baja peninsula of Mexico, can be held from November 14-18, 2018. The race bike is sort of inventory aside from the addition of engine safety bars, an prolonged sump guard and race-specification lighting, and a race exhaust system and tuning. The entrance and rear flip indicators can be eliminated, in addition to the pillion footpegs.
The Scrambler 1200 XE is the extra off-road oriented variant within the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 vary, and in inventory kind comes with 250 mm of suspension journey. The engine is the “excessive energy” 1200 cc parallel-twin unit shared with the Triumph Thruxton R, however has been re-tuned for higher low-end energy and torque on the Scrambler 1200, which places out 89 bhp at 7,400 rpm, and peak torque of 110 Nm at three,950 rpm.. After all, the race exhaust and subsequent tuning on the race-spec Scrambler 1200 XE is predicted to have barely totally different engine traits than the inventory engine.
The rider, Ernie Vigil, is a extremely succesful off-road rider, who additionally races and doubles up as a stunt rider. He has over 15 first place finishes and is a veteran of the Baja 1000 course, having ridden the identical terrain through the Mexican 1000 on a Triumph Tiger 800. Triumph performed an vital position within the early racing scrambler scene within the 1960s. Steve McQueen rode a Triumph TR6 within the 1964 Worldwide Six Days Enduro, alongside Cliff Coleman, and Dave Ekins. And McQueen’s stunt double for ‘The Nice Escape’ film, Bud Etkins.