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The rough yet sleek off road styled Scrambler was the last of the Triumph Motorcycles to be designed by legendary John Mockett.

In 1989 Mockett joined the small motorcycle corporation team and would continue to be a principal stylist till 2006. While considered one of the more influential men in British motorcycle design, quite interestingly Mockett also wields his pen for comedy with his popular Sprocket cartoon creations. Check out the home of Sprocket cartoons here.

Along with the Scrambler, Mockett had his hand in the styling of the following Triumph motorcycle models: Tigers, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Sport, Trophy, Sprints, T595/955 Daytona, Speed Triple, the Bonneville, Bonneville America, and the Thruxton.

Get a little more personal with John Mockett by checking out his ‘20 Questions’ interview with Visor Down.

About the Triumph Scrambler:

With looks and styling similar to the Bonneville, the Scrambler incorporates more off road styling coupled restricted off road capabilities. The Scrambler features more visible high level stacked exhaust and crossover exhaust headers, with wide-set handlebar, twin chromed Kayaba rear shock absorbers and front forks.

Similar engine to the Bonneville, the Scrambler sports a 865cc parallel with twin carburetors capable of 47hp at 6400 rpm and 44 foot-pounds of torque at 5100 rpm.

I spotted this Scrambler outside Hotel Vegas in Austin, Texas-March 2019


The Bad Blonde aka Caitlin Shook has grown up in the mechanic shop world. Shook Enterprises is a south Texas automotive repair shop that focuses on the antique, classic, rare, awesome, and sometimes just plain hard to fix vehicles.

An avid fan of travel and adventure, she’s popped into every car MUSEUM and car SHOW + AUCTION she can along the way.

She began an arduous car restoration of a 1976 Porsche 912e at the age of 14 and she’s not stopped loving difficult cars since. Enjoy the journey with The Bad Blonde!