James Bond has left active service and is now retired in Jamaica but his old friend from the CIA turns up asking him for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist leads Bond into a treacherous situation and onto a trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Yes, the 007 Bond franchise is coming back with a new film, “No Time to Die”, due to be released in November 2020, but iconic British motorcycling brand Triumph has launched the first-ever official ‘007’ motorcycle, the new Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition in a limited production run of 250 examples worldwide at the price of GBP 18,500 OTR.
Aston Martins are cool but combating with villains on motorcycles is way cooler and Triumph makes the new bike come to your garage with added touches that befit a secret agent. The Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition is based on the Scrambler 1200 XE but features a dark theme with blacked-out parts and premium 007 brandings.
Triumph has used the Sapphire Black paint scheme with a large Triumph badge on the tank and brushed decal on the knee pad along with a hand-drawn coachline in gold around it. The tank also gets a brushed band on the spine along with the offset gas cap finished on brushed silver. The ‘007’ brandings can be seen on the Arrow exhaust with carbon-fibre tips along with ‘007’ engraved heat shield and the covers on the opposite side. The ribbed real leather seats also get ‘Bond Edition’ embroidered on the back, making the bike distinguishable from the rear.
The Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition also includes a high raised front mudguard, stainless steel headlight grille, fog lights with black anodised shrouds, machined front brake reservoir, black rear wheel adjusters, black-out finishes that include anodised rear mudguard, blacked-out pillion grab rails, blacked-out front forks as well as sump guard and infills. The limited-edition motorcycle also comes with a black powder-coated swingarm and gold accented engine badging.
Each Bond Edition motorcycle features a unique billet riser clamp with laser-etched individual edition numbering, a unique Bond TFT instrument start-up screen and a special Bond Handover Pack that includes a numbered certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor
Powering the Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition is a 1200cc parallel twin-cylinder liquid-cooled 8-valve SOHC engine with a 270-degree crank angle and multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection that produces 90 PS of power and 110 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed transmission with a wet multi-plate clutch.
The engine is wrapped around by a steel tubular chassis with an aluminium cradle that rides on 47mm fully adjustable upside-down Showa forks on the front with 250mm of travel 50mm more than the standard and an Öhlins fully adjustable piggy-back rear suspension unit with 250mm of wheel travel which also provides 50mm more than the standard Scrambler 1200. The Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition comes with a 21-inch front and 17-inch rear laced aluminium rims shod in 90/90 front and 150/70 rear dual-sport tyres.
Triumph has commenced bookings for the Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition and with only 250 units available worldwide the Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition could become one of the most exclusive motorcycles in the world.