The new Street Twin is priced at Rs. 7.45 lakhs (ex-showroom) and the new Street Scrambler is priced at a premium at Rs. 8.55 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Triumph has started off 2019 with the addition of two more motorcycles to their fleet – the new Street Twin as well as the new Street Scrambler. Earlier, Triumph officially articulated to introduce six new models to the Indian market in the year 2019.
2019 Triumph Street Twin
The new Triumph Street Twin has been introduced to the Indian market at Rs. 7.45 lakhs (ex-showroom). It is powered by Triumph’s signature 900cc, high torque parallel-twin, 8 valve, SOHC motor. The new Street Twin is tuned to deliver a congenial riding experience. The powertrain although remains quite similar to the outgoing model, changes have been made to the peak torque which is now rated at about 80 Nm which also kicks in as early as 3200 RPM. The power has also increased by 10 PS to 65 PS now.
Triumph also includes their next generation ride-by-wire and engine management system on this motorcycle. The bike comes equipped with dual-channel ABS as standard with the updated Brembo four-piston caliper brakes at the front. It also gets torque assist clutch and a switchable traction control system to smoothen out the power delivery which is now rated at 65 PS. This also leads to the inclusion of two riding modes – Rain and Road.
Apart from the mechanical changes, the bike also comes with updated styling which includes new alloy wheels – 18-inch at the front and 17-inch at the rear. The bike also gets updated side panels and a premium touch on the headlight brackets to make it look distinctive from the outgoing model.
The Triumph Street Twin will compete against the likes of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in the big capacity cruiser segment. The Royal Enfield although isn’t as equipped as the Triumph in terms of features, hardware or electronics, it still offers commendable performance at fraction of a cost.
2019 Triumph Street Scrambler
The new Triumph Street Scrambler has been introduced to the Indian market at Rs. 8.55 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Street Scrambler is more of a purpose built variant of the Street Twin. It continues to emanate the mild off-road capabilities with the incorporation of spoke wheels, a 19-inch front wheel, bash plate for additional protection, wider handle bars, lower seat height, and a high set twin exhaust pipe. The Scrambler comes with the same engine and produces an identical 65 PS and 80 Nm.
Dual purpose tyres coupled up with the dedicated scrambler chassis and rugged suspension setup further adds to its character. To enhance the off-road usability of this motorcycle, Triumph also includes three riding modes as compared to two on the Street Twin. The Triumph Street Scrambler’s arch rival would be from an Italian manufacturer, better known as the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled.