I would like to hear from some Scrambler owners on how the bike handles off road? What is the most extreme condition you would feel comfortable taking your Scrambler into? Gravel road? Mud? Trails?
It's a street bike that you'll be taking off road. Luckily, you can expect it to handle pretty well for a street bike off road.
I can say it's a street bike because Triumph told me my warranty was nullified because I had "obviously" taken my Scrambler off road (they caught some pics on social media), and Scramblers are not meant to be "taken off road."
But, guys have been taking street bikes off road since the early days of motorcycling. It's fun, dangerous and can get expensive really quick. That's why dirt bikes were developed.
And that's the intelligent answer. Get a dirt bike if off roading is something you plan on doing for a while. Scramblers are good looking street bikes meant to ape the looks of early dual sport bikes. They are really not meant to be out in the wilderness. At best, they are street scramblers.
All that said, my Scram has gone anywhere a BMW GS1200 can go - and some places they can't. And if you keep in mind that most people who have seen "Long Way Around" or "Long Way Down" think those Beemers can go anywhere, the only thing that will really stop you while off-roading your Scram is good judgement (hint hint - smart owners don't do it!).
Unfortunately, I'm an idiot. I never let good judgement stop me. I took it off roading. ADV rider events, hit all the "hero" courses and tried all the trails the real dirt bikes rode. It was super dangerous and I recommend this to no one.
But you have to give my beat up old '06 Scram it's props. I took it to a couple of Pine Barrens runs, off road trails in Malibu, desert trails outside Phoenix, not to mention being my daily rider in NYC for years (year round) as well as being the same bike I've crossed the country on (7,000 mile road trips), four or five times - I forget exactly how many.
My guess is, your Scram will be able to handle what you throw at her. Where were you planning to ride?