2019 Triumph Street Twin, Street Scrambler India Launch Tomorrow
The updated models are likely to be priced at a premium of Rs 50,000
- Both bikes are 18 per cent more powerful than before.
- Design changes are quite subtle though.
- Gets more premium front suspension and brakes.
Triumph India is all set to launch the 2019 Street Twin and Street Scrambler in the country tomorrow. The two motorcycles will be sold via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route and are likely to cost around Rs 50,000 more than the previous-gen bikes that are sold currently. At present, the Street Twin is priced at Rs 7.7 lakh whereas the Street Scrambler is priced at Rs 8.6 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India). The 2019 iterations of both motorcycles get subtle design changes, particularly the side body panels and the wheels.
However, the changes in the powertrain and underpinnings are quite extensive. To begin with, the 900cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled DOHC motor now produces 10PS more than the previous iteration, at 65PS. At 80Nm, the peak torque figure remains the same as before. The engine also gets a magnesium casing for weight savings, a lighter clutch and crankshaft, as well as a balancer shaft. Triumph has also added two new riding modes - Road and Rain - in addition to the already-existing rider aids like switchable traction control and dual-channel ABS.
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Upfront, the bikes come with new 41mm KYB forks with cartridge damping whereas the twin shock absorbers at the rear are the same KYB units as before. Even the front brake is now more premium thanks to the Brembo four-piston calliper instead of the Nissin two-pot unit. At the rear, the Street Twin comes with a 220mm disc brake whereas the Street Scrambler employs a 255mm unit.
In India, the Street Twin doesn’t really have any natural rivals. The Street Scrambler, on the other hand, locks horns with the Ducati Scrambler 800. Stay tuned to BikeDekho for more updates!