-To be launched in India tomorrow, 14 February
-Get mechanical, electronic and minor cosmetic updates
-Likely to be priced Rs 20,000 higher than the outgoing model
The bikes are based on the same platform and get a few updates for this year. Cosmetically, there is a new seat, redesigned side panels and brushed aluminium brackets that hold on to conventional headlamps. Furthermore, the Street Twin will be offered in a new matte black colour while the Street Scrambler gets new graphics.
In terms of performance, both motorcycle’s 900cc, parallel-twin mill now generates 64bhp; a bump of 10bhp from the outgoing model. However, the torque figures remain unchanged. Triumph has also updated the front braking hardware on the Street Twin and Street Scrambler with a four-pot Brembo caliper that holds onto a 310mm disc. The rear continues to get a 255mm disc and a two-pot Nissin caliper. While the components are still the same, the manufacturer claims to have retuned the suspension. The bikes’ electronic kitty also gets stocked with two riding modes; Road and Rain and an additional Off-Road mode for the Street Scrambler.
They might get similar updates and be based on the same platform but the characters of the bikes are worlds apart. The Street Twin, Triumph’s most affordable and highest-selling motorcycle dons modern-classic attire. While most of its bodywork exudes a classic appeal, the blacked out components give it a modern appeal. On the other hand, the Street Scrambler, to support its name, offers spoke wheels wrapped in dual-purpose tyres. To top it all, it even gets neatly designed, high-set exhaust pipes.
Given all the updates, the 2019 Triumph Street Twin and Street Scrambler are likely to demand a premium of around Rs 20,000 over the outgoing models which retail at Rs 7.83 lakhs and Rs 8.90 lakhs (ex-showroom) respectively.