There’s only one major change on Triumph’s Street Scrambler for 2021 - the introduction of a Euro 5 compliant 900cc parallel twin, but there are some styling upgrades to freshen this model’s look.
2021 Street Scrambler highlights
- Euro 5 compliant 900cc twin with lower emissions
- New detail finishes, including side panel, headlight brackets and seat material
- New paint options
- ALL NEW Street Scrambler Sandstorm Limited Edition
Making the 900cc parallel twin emissions compliant hasn’t impacted the Street Scrambler’s power or torque, with the same 47.8kW peak at 7250rpm and 80Nm at a low 3250rpm as previously.
While the Street Scrambler seems unchanged from when it was launched back in 2017, there have been some changes over the years, including this year.
The list of cosmetic changes for 2021 include a new nearside number board, new heel guard, a brushed aluminium finish for the headlight brackets, new throttle body finishers and a new “adventure-oriented” seat material, which means it offers more grip.
Colours for 2021 include Jet Black, Urban Grey and Matte Khaki/Matte Ironstone. The latter two are new and add a dual tank stripe.
Unchanged Street Scrambler specs include KYB 41mm forks and twin rear shocks with preload adjustment, a Brembo 4-piston caliper on the single front brake disc, switchable ABS and switchable traction control, three riding modes – Road, Rain and Off-Road (with the latter automatically deactivating ABS) – and cruise control.
The single gauge instrument cluster is similar to that on other 900cc Bonnevilles, with an analogue speedometer and LCD menu display. An under-seat USB charge port and immobiliser are also standard, but full LED lighting has yet to reach the Street Scrambler, with only the tail light in LED for 2021.
Seat height is reasonable at 790mm, while weight has risen by around 3kg with the additional elements in the exhaust to make it cleaner.
There are a big range of accessories available to personalise the Street Scrambler, including luggage, short and tall windshields, heated grips, sump guard, adjustable levers and more.
2021 Street Scrambler Sandstorm Edition
Taking the base Street Scrambler and adding some individual styling touches, the Sandstorm Edition is said to be inspired by Triumph Scramblers that took to the deserts of El Mirage and Mojave in the USA.
The custom Sandstorm paint scheme on the tank incorporates Matte Storm Grey and Ironstone accents in a unique tri-tone style, plus a Matte Storm Grey high-level front mudguard.
Other Triumph accessories factory-fitted to this limited edition as standard include a sump guard, headlight grille, knee rubbers and a tail tidy that incorporates compact LED tail and number plate lights.
Of the limited editions offered in the Bonneville family for 2021, the Street Scrambler Sandstorm Edition is the rarest of the lot. While 1,000 units of some limited editions are being produced, only 775 copies of the Sandstorm Edition will roll out of Hinckley. Australian allocation from that total is unconfirmed.
See your Triumph dealer for more details on the 2021 Street Scrambler and Street Scrambler Sandstorm Edition.
2021 Street Scrambler – from $18,190 ride away
2021 Street Scrambler Sandstorm Edition – from $18,990 ride away