Triumph has given its best selling Street Twin a 10bhp upgrade for 2019, along with a number of small tweaks aimed at improving the comfort and usability of its entry level model.
The Street Twin has been a smash hit for the Hinckley company since its introduction, attracting a wide range of men and women across all age ranges, as well as many riders who are returning to motorcycling.
Next year’s model receives a number of small but significant engine changes, including a lighter clutch, magnesium cam cover, mass optimised clutch cover and a lighter crank and balance shaft. The tweaks should make for a higher revving and livelier engine that still remains mellow and extremely drivable. Triumph says that power goes up from 55 to 65bhp, with the red line rising 500rpm to 7500rpm, while the torque remains a healthy 80Nm at 3500rpm.
The 2019 Street Twin also gains rider modes for the first time, with Road and Rain settings giving the option of a softer throttle map for wet conditions. ABS, a slipper clutch and switchable traction control are also standard fitment.
As with the revised Street Scrambler, the Street Twin gets an upgraded four-piston front brake caliper from Brembo, while the front forks receive new internals that are said to give a plusher ride. Also improving comfort is a revised seat and slightly revised ergonomics.
Otherwise, the 2019 Street Twin has more of the same with just a few detail changes. The instruments have been given a more upmarket makeover, while the new multi-spoke alloy wheels can now be specified with Triumph’s tyre pressure monitoring system.
Triumph’s research suggested that more than nine of out ten Street Twins sold left the showroom with accessories fitted, so it is no surprise to see even more options in the accessories brochure, with more than a 140 available and two ‘inspiration’ kits available to provide a base for riders looking to create a café racer or city bike special.
Prices of the updated Street Twin have yet to be announced, but don’t expect a massive premium over the £7800 of the 2018 version.