The latest James Bond film No Time To Die was originally supposed to make its debut over a month ago, but the rapidly evolving situation surrounding the novel COVID-10 outbreak forced its premiere to be postponed until fall. Despite this, some of the product tie ins that were bundled in with the movie are still moving forward with their original time tables. One of these is the all new Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition which will serve as the most compelling preview of the movie (for now) when it makes its way to Triumph showrooms.
The most immediate differences that will certainly stand out when it is viewed alongside its mainstream 1200 sibling will be the numerous 007 logos and Bond Edition badging that are scattered throughout the bike. But move past the promotional eye candy, and you are greeted with the copious amounts of black that are scattered throughout the bike. Just about everything here is black, with the suspension forks, mud guard, grab rail, swing arm, sump guard etc all being coated with the dark hue. A few gold accents are also applied for contrast, though we really suspect that the hue pays tribute to some movies in the franchise especially Goldeneye and other more recent Bond movie entries. Meanwhile new fog lights, stainless steel headlight guard, and a model exclusive Arrow exhaust system with carbon fiber caps round out the package.
Like other Scramblers, performance comes from a 1200 cc water cooled twin engine that is good for 90 horsepower. Ohlins rear dampers and Brembo brakes help bring some serious handling chops to the bike as well as potent stopping power to match. Buyers looking to buy a Bond Edition Scrambler of their own will have to act quickly. Triumph is only building 250 units, with each one starting at £18,500 which converts to $22,620 in U.S. dollars. That’s roughly a £5,000 premium over a standard Scrambler, but we suspect that the black paint, the James Bond connection, and the performance on hand will be enticing enough for many buyers to sign on the dotted line.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.