Triumph is set to launch a new version of the 900cc Street Scrambler under the name “Sandstorm” later this year along with revisions to the base model and updates to the Street Twin that shares its engine. The bike’s existence has been betrayed by new documents published by the EPA and confirmed by type-approval details filed with authorities in Europe.
The EPA filing shows that the Street Scrambler Sandstorm will be classed as a 2022 model, but the fact that it has already been approved around the world suggests it’ll make its debut long before the end of 2021. The document also confirms a new version of the Street Twin, called the Street Twin Goldline, will be added to the range at the same time. The normal Bonneville T100, Street Scrambler, and Street Twin will also continue into 2022, along with the 1,200cc Bonneville Bobber, Bonneville Speedmaster, and Thruxton RS.
The US paperwork confirms that the new version of the Street Scrambler, including the Sandstorm, will have largely unchanged performance, with 47.8kW (65 PS or 64.1 hp) on tap, though the power peak will arrive slightly earlier in the rev range, at 7,250 rpm instead of 7,500 rpm. Matching European documents show a little more detail; in addition to confirming the updated bike’s power, they reveal the new model’s peak torque of 59 pound-feet is unchanged, though there’s further evidence of engine tweaks since that peak will arrive at 3,250 rpm instead of 3,200 rpm.
German emissions documents, which name the updated bike “Street Scrambler Sand” rather than “Sandstorm,” show a reduction in hydrocarbons and NOx compared to the existing model. That’s vital, as the new bike must meet Euro 5 emissions limits to be sold in Europe and many other markets aligned with the same standards. Euro 5 puts particularly tough restrictions on hydrocarbon and NOx emissions, as reflected in the new bike’s German paperwork.
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The European paperwork also lists the updated Street Scrambler as having identical weight and dimensions as the current model, with a ready-to-ride mass of 492 pounds for both the current and future machines. That includes a full tank of fuel as well as filled oil and water systems, putting it roughly in line with Triumph’s claim of a dry weight of 447 pounds.
What will differentiate the Street Scrambler Sandstorm from the normal version of the bike? That remains to be seen, though it’s clearly more than a paint job since it’s earned its own designation in type-approval listings. In 2019 Triumph backed Ernie Vigil’s campaign in the Mexican 1000 by providing a modified Scrambler 1200 XE, so it’s possible the Sandstorm will carry some of the same styling cues seen on that bike, which had a high-mounted front fender (also seen on the Scrambler 1200 Bond edition). Triumph’s existing Urban Tracker kit of update parts for the Street Scrambler, which includes a high fender, could give a clue to the Sandstorm’s appearance.
The second new model revealed in the EPA filings is the Street Twin Goldline, though the documents and name give fewer hints to what will differentiate it from the standard model. “Goldline” is likely to refer to cosmetic changes or an improved level of equipment, since there’s no difference in its performance or emissions levels compared to the normal Street Twin.