The Sandstorm’s existence comes from filings with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To seemingly confirm the bike, type-approval documents have been filed with appropriate European agencies.
In the EPA filing, Triumph classifies the Street Scrambler Sandstorm as a 2022 model. But Cycle World suggests that it will make its debut long before then.
Interestingly, the filing documents also confirm a new version of the Street Twin, called the Street Twin Goldline. Also found in the documents is data showing that the Bonneville T100, Street Scrambler, and Street Twin, 1200cc Bonneville Bobber, Bonneville Speedmaster, and Thruxton RS will continue in 2022.
The U.S. EPA paperwork indicates that the new version of the Street Scrambler, including the Sandstorm, will have performance similar to their predecessors. The machines will have roughly 64 hp. However, that hp will reach its peak lower in the rev range at 7,250 rpm versus the previous version’s 7,500 rpm.
The European filings provide a bit more detail, but little else changes. Horsepower is the same, and it indicates that the new bike’s torque figure is unchanged at 59 lb-ft. Like the hp figures, the torque arrives a bit later at 3,250 versus the previous 3,200 rpm.
European paperwork lists the updated Street Scrambler as having identical weight and dimensions as the current bike. Both weigh in at 492 pounds with all fluids. This seems to put the bike’s weight at Triumph’s 447 pounds dry.
Precisely how the Street Scrambler Sandstorm will differ from the current bike remains to be seen. Hopefully, it’s more than a paint job and an engine tweak. Cycle World says that the machine could get some styling cues from the machine that Ernie Vigil’s Triumph backed Mexican 1000 machine. It had a high mounted front fender.
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