Triumph has updated its popular Street Scrambler model for 2019, giving the 900cc twin a welcome 10bhp power boost, new riding modes and improved brakes.
First introduced in 2017, the Street Scrambler was warmly received by press and public alike, even if it lacked the performance of Ducati’s lighter and more powerful Scrambler model.
Next year’s model revs harder, with the rev limiter moving from 7000rpm to 7500rpm and has its peak power boosted by 18%, going from 54bhp to a more respectable 64bhp. Torque, always a strength of the Triumph twins, stays the same, with 80Nm being pumped out at just 3200rpm.
Visually, you’ll be hard pressed to tell the difference between a 2017 and a 2019 at the local bike meet. The main difference is the adoption of a new four-piston Brembo front brake caliper, which Triumph says gives more feel and improved bite than before. Colours and graphics also get a (subtle) tweak, with three colour options: white, cranberry red and a khaki green/matt aluminium combo available. There’s also a new saddle design that’s said to be more comfortable, as well as some more premium detailing on the instrument panel.
The Street Scrambler also gains new switchgear, which now allows the rider to switch between two riding modes. The road and rain settings both give the same peak power but with different power delivery characteristics to suit the conditions. Switchable ABS and traction control are also standard fitment, as per the previous model.
Otherwise the only other significant change is slightly wider spaced front forks, which give a more off-road stance and have led to a revised front mudguard, top yoke and headlight bracket, as well as some new accessory options.
No details on the price or availability date, however we would expect these to be announced when the Street Scrambler goes on display at next month’s Motorcycle Live, held at the NEC Birmingham, between 17-25 November.