2019 Triumph Street Scrambler – Full review

5.7 reasons why you should consider the 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler

You can watch the full review below, as well as read a few highlights as to why you should take a look at the 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler.

1. It’s more powerful than the outgoing model.
For 2019, the Street Scrambler packs a healthy 64bhp, up around 14 horsepower on the current model. Lightweight crank, cams and cases help, as does reprofiled cams and increased valve lift on both intake and exhaust. Triumph has also increased the rev ceiling by 500rpm, to 7500. Torque stays the same at 80Nm, although this figure has been spread further across the rev range, giving you a more useable range of revs to play with.

2. It has proper brakes now.
The Street range (Street Twin, Street Cup and Street Scrambler) all share a single disc and single caliper set up. Owner feedback (along with journo comments) helped Triumph understand that they needed to improve the stopping capability of the range. The 2019 Street Scrambler has a healthier four-piston Brembo caliper up the front now. It’s a noticeable improvement over the old model and enhances the performance of the bike.

3. The forks are better.
To match the improvements in braking, Triumph has added a cartridge kit to the forks. They’re still 41mm KYB jobs and they’re still un-adjustable, but they do a better job all round compared to the current bike. They feel plusher at the same time as being able to cope with that increase in braking performance. If you want to fiddle with your springs, you can play with the preload on the KYB shocks at the back. Both ends offer 120mm of travel.

4. It’s more comfortable.
Triumph has played with the ergonomics and they’ve increased the seat depth by 10mm for both rider and pillion. The riding position is very comfortable and gives a commanding view of the road over the wide bars. If you’re nearly six foot tall and you’re a sausage roll away from 14 stone, you’ll find this bike a very comfortable place to be indeed.

5. It has some great detail touches.
We used the USB charger under the seat, it works a treat. It would have been nice to see a little compartment to stow our phone (rather than sitting it on the battery and just whacking the seat back down), but it was a handy thing for sure. The rider modes are handy as well. You can choose from Rain, Road and Off-Road. In Off-Road mode, you can turn the ABS off completely. The traction control can be managed in any of the modes.

5.7 It’s just a properly cool bike.
Of course you’re going to look at the spec sheet and compare notes against obvious competition from Ducati and BMW, but don’t forget that this style of bike is about so much more than just numbers. Riding one will enhance your day. The moment you poke the key in the thing you’ll start smiling, it’s a feel good bike from the 19 inch Metzeler Endurance front all the way to the tip of the sweet side-swept over and under exhaust. You will look good, you will feel good and when you get off the Street Scrambler, you’ll walk away knowing that you’ve got a proper motorcycle that you can be proud to own.

There are a host of accessories and a range of colours available. The base model costs £9300. Click here for the full specification and to find your nearest dealer.

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