Last week, when we visited the Triumph Motorcycles’ Pune showroom, we got an opportunity to meet a one-off Triumph Boneville Scrambler that was customised for the showroom’s Business Head and off-roading junkie Ashwin Deshpande.
This one-of-a-kind Boneville turns into a Scrambler by borrowing an array of hardware from the Triumph Tiger, enhancing its off-roading abilities. This matt greyish blue painted Scrambler with orange highlights gets its front upside down telescopic suspension, footpegs, spoked wheels and brake setup from the Tiger, the hallowed British adventure tourer. The wheels are wrapped with dual-purpose Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres — 150/70-R17 at the rear and 90/90-21 upfront. Highlighting its scrambler design is the high mounted Arrow exhaust.
Other features include Barkbusters knuckle guards, an aftermarket LED illuminator, luggage rack that replaces the pillion seat and a custom rider seat. The ergonomics were tailor-made for Ashwin with an increased seat height and low set footpegs. The motorcycle has been made by Triumph Motorcycles Pune and you can see the “Made In Pune” badge in Marathi proudly occupying the rear panel near the luggage rack.
We were on a tight schedule so we could not take this Scrambler out for a spin but we were told that the motorcycle carries the stock engine. The motorcycle draws power from the stock 865cc Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin engine with 270º firing interval that delivers maximum power of 59 bhp at 6800 rpm and peak torque of 68 Nm at 4750 rpm.
The motorcycle, in our opinion, is neatly designed and a well-executed project that can conquer muddy off-roads while being a mile-muncher on terra firma. Check out some more images of the Triumph Bonneville Scrambler by Triumph Motorcycles Pune showroom in the image gallery. We’d like to hear from you about the motorcycle. Let us know your views through the comments section below.