Triumph Street Twin launch

Published: 07 December 2015

Triumph has announced more facts and figures for the Street Twin today:

The 900cc ‘high torque’ motor makes a claimed 54bhp@5900rpm. It has 22% more power and 18% more torque than the old air-cooled Bonnie motor.

It weighs 198kg dry, does a claimed 75.5mpg and service intervals have been increased from 6000 to 10,000-miles.

The Street Twin will cost £7300 when it hits dealers next month.


There are shed-loads of cool official Triumph accessories available for the Street Twin, including three pre-formed ‘Inspiration Kits’. This one turns your Street Twin into a Scrambler...


We’re riding Triumph’s new Street Twin today. With its new liquid-cooled, ‘high torque’ 900cc parallel twin engine the Street Twin cleverly mixes retro style with new technology. It has a new chassis, traction control, ABS and elegant styling touches including double-skinned down pipes to hide the cat.

We’ll be testing the new 1200cc Thruxton and T120 Bonneville models when they come out early next year, but in the meantime check back later to see what the fabulous-looking Street Twin is like to ride.


Today, Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in Valencia for the launch of the new Triumph Street Twin, which was unveiled at the end of October.

Powered by a new 900cc ‘high torque’ motor, the Street Twin is a completely new bike and has been built around the success of the Hinckley firm’s successful Boneville range, joining a host of other retro themed models in Triumph’s new bike line up for 2016, including the Thruxton, Thruxton R, T120 and T120 Black.

The new Street Twin promises to appeal to the widest range of riders. It should have the performance and handling to keep the experienced happy, but with its low seat and smooth torque it will be just the thing for newer riders, too.

Its pared-down styling will also make it ripe for customising. Triumph are offering over 160 official accessories, as well as three option packs called ‘Inspiration Kits’. They’ll the high exhaust ‘Scrambler’, minimalist ‘Brat Tracker’ and the ‘Urban’, complete with a waxed cotton or leather pannier.

Keep checking this page throughout the day to view the latest on the machine and our first impressions ahead of a full report in next weeks MCN.


 

Engine and Transmission

Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Capacity

900cc

Bore/Stroke

84.6 x 80 mm

Compression Ratio

10.55:1

Maximum Power

55 PS / 54 BHP (40.5kW) @ 5900 rpm

Maximum Torque

80Nm @ 3230 rpm

Fuel system

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin brushed silencers

Final drive

O ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox

5-speed

Chassis

Frame

Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm

Twin-sided, tubular steel

Front Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 18 x 2.75in

Rear Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke  17 x 4.25in

Front Tyre

100/90-18

Rear Tyre

150/70 R17

Front Suspension

Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel

Rear Suspension

Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel

Front Brake

Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Rear Brake

Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Instrument Display/Functions

LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll button on handlebars, TPMS ready, heated grips ready, fuel consumption display and traction control status display.

Dimensions and Weights

Length

2090 mm

Width (Handlebars)

785 mm

Height Without Mirrors

1114 mm

Seat Height

750 mm

Wheelbase

1439 mm

Rake

25.1º

Trail

102.4 mm

Dry Weight

198 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

12 L

Fuel consumption

 Constant speed 56 mph: 87.4 MPG

 Constant speed 75 mph: 62.4 MPG

 Mixed Riding*: 76 MPG

* Figures obtained according to the emissions procedure GTR2 of the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC).

Emissions

 EUR4 Standard:  CO2 - 87.0 g/km        

Standard equipment

ABS, Traction Control, Ride-by-wire, Immobiliser, USB socket, LED rear light

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