I’ve always thought that the stock Triumph Scrambler has lots of potential for an edgier vibe. And Jim Good of Ohio was obviously thinking along the same lines when he set to work on his 2008 model bike.
He’s given the 865cc engine a power boost with a Wiseco 904 kit and K&N filters, and attached a low-slung D&D Thruxton TT exhaust system. He’s also upgraded the suspension with Progressive components, with new fork springs and 970 Series piggyback shocks. The tidy-looking back end is thanks to a British Customs fender delete kit, and the rearsets are from LSL.
The look of Jim’s bike is dominated by the tires, though. They’re Continental TKC 80s, a well-regarded dual-sport tire fitted as original equipment to some BMW GS bikes and the KTM 690 Enduro R. The new rubber is attached to lovely Excel rims: 19” at the front, and 17” at the back.
The finishing touches come from classy Oury grips, JMF mirrors and bars, and a subtle paint job from 8up Kustoms. It’s not a huge deviation from the stock Scrambler, but doesn’t it look good?