What can be said about the success of the Triumph retro modern line? Following a successful transition to water-cooling in 2016, the Bonneville range is not only a successful modern classic but one of the most successful Triumphs of the modern era. This raises the stakes with each new revision, and keeps Triumph on its toes to continually innovate the line without ruining the magic.
For 2019, Triumph tweaks the looks, while adding a much bigger boom to performance. Call it a mid-cycle refresh to deliver a faster and more enhanced 900cc model range.
Both the 2019 Street Scrambler and Street Twin share a few changes related to power and handling. Power is up significantly, 18 percent more specifically to 65 hp. Chalk the increase to a redline that’s now 500 rpm higher. In addition, there are also riding modes implemented that were previously only available on the 1,200cc models. Now, riders can select between Road and Rain riding modes.
On the handling and componentry side, both models receive a new Brembo four-piston front brake caliper. There’s also a new “higher-specification” cartridge fork. Details on the fork will come with a full ride review, but both changes are improvements to two weaker areas of the Street Twin and Street Scrambler.
On the appearance front, the Street Scrambler receives a new logo, revised instrument styling, and seat finish. There’s also an optional Urban Tracker inspiration kit.
The Street Twin also receives a new logo and instrument styling, but adds new cast aluminum multi-spoke wheels and finish and detailing throughout the bike. The Street Twin also gets new inspiration kits—Urban Ride and Café Custom.