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Triumph Street Twin and Street Scrambler updated for 2019

Friday 05 October 2018 at 20:26 PM   /   by

Triumph‘s uber-popular Street Twin range has sold by the bucket load (especially to new riders). So for 2019, the British marque has given the Street Twin and Street Scrambler a bit of a mid-cycle update to keep sales ticking along nicely.

Both bikes in the 900cc range share an update to the engine – it’s going to be kicking out about 18% more power than before, meaning about 65 BHP (up from 55). To do that, it’s got a lighter crank, clutch and balance shaft and the redline has been raised to 7,500 RPM (from 7,000). On top of that, both bikes get riding modes (road and rain) which were previously only available on the 1200cc models.

In terms of chassis updates, again both bikes share an upgrade in the braking and suspension department – the old Nissin two-pot sliding front caliper has been replaced with a 4-pot Brembo, and there’s a higher spec cartridge fork.

On to individual changes, the Street Scrambler gets a new logo, a new dashboard and a comfier seat… as does the Street Twin, but what the Street Twin gets that the Scrambler doesn’t is new cast wheels.

Phew. Anyway, we’re riding these two bikes next month, so stay tuned for a full review!

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