Home > Powersports > Motorcycle Culture >  

From Britain With Love: 2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

The Limited-Edition Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition Is For Your Eyes Only

2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition side view

In celebration of the upcoming installment in the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die, Triumph has pulled the covers off a limited-edition Bond-themed Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE to get you in the mood. This is the 2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition.

Only 30 examples of the Bond-inspired 2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 will arrive in the United States. Despite relative exclusiveness, you don’t require a bank account the size of Auric Goldfinger’s to afford one. With an MSRP of $18,500 it’s one of the most exclusive yet affordable limited-edition motorcycles out there.

Made in Hinkley, rather than Q-branch, the 2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition lacks the usual gadgets, weapons, and top-notch technology usually found on Bond’s vehicles. However, what it lacks in the cliché department, it makes up for in style.

Triumphs Are Forever

2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition right side view

Built on top of the existing Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE model, the Bond Edition is equipped with the same tried and tested 1200cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine. In terms of power, it produces up to 89 horses of peak power and 81 lb-ft of peak torque.

The frame is a tubular steel unit with aluminum cradles and an aluminum swingarm. Other cool features found on the stock model include an adjustable Showa front fork and adjustable Öhlins piggyback-reservoir shocks. Metzeler Tourance tires and Brembo brakes are also included as standard.

While the standard Scrambler 1200 XE is already a fantastic motorcycle, it’s the additional embellishments that truly make this a bike worthy of James Bond.

Swapping hidden guns, bulletproof armor, and smokescreens for more conventional upgrades, Triumph has decided to stick to upmarket add-ons rather than tired clichés.

A License To Thrill

2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition Side Panels

Emblazoned with “007” on the number plate, seat, and exhaust, there’s no denying that you’re riding a Bond bike. Especially since the new TFT-display introduces itself as a Bond Edition on startup.

The paintwork now shines in a color better suited to an agent working On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Triumph developed a unique Sapphire Black color for the model. The blacked-out look features brushed silver accents and a hand-painted gold pinstripe.

2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition handlebars

Almost everything is black. Only the headlight grill, aluminum handlebar clamps, and engine badges buck the trend.

Other unique features include carbon-fiber end caps on the Arrow mufflers and a numbered ownership plaque. As a bonus, owners also receive a signed letter from Triumph CEO Nick Bloor, along with a leather backpack.

2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition Price & Availability

2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition gas tank

Only 30 units of the limited edition 2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition will arrive in the USA. Prices for these exclusive machines start at $18,500. That may be enough to blow The Living Daylights out of your bank balance. Still, it’s actually quite affordable for special edition motorcycle.

For those of us who can’t spare the expense, you can see it on the big screen instead. The next installment of the James Bond franchise No Time To Die premiers in November.

Joe Appleton
About Joe Appleton

Joe is a motorcycle industry veteran who has not only been paid for his words on the industry but also to throw a leg over a bike on the track. Besides riding, and occasionally crashing motorcycles, he also likes to build up older bikes in his garage in Germany. He says; "I like what I like but that certainly doesn’t make my opinion any more valid than yours…" We like Joe's educated opinion and hope you do too.