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TRIUMPH STREET TWIN (2019-on) Review

Published: 25 March 2020

Updated: 02 April 2020

Now with improved braking, comfort, safety and more importantly performance

Triumph's 2019 Street Twin

Now with improved braking, comfort, safety and more importantly performance

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

The 2019 Triumph Street Twin will continue the success of the previous model and does everything you want from a modern classic, but now with improved braking, comfort, safety and more importantly performance.

The increase in power and more significantly the mid-range grunt has increased the appeal of the Street Twin and injected some excitement to the bike, whist still retaining its ease-of-use and rider-friendliness.

In October 2019 Triumph announced a £500 "personalisation contribution" to make the bike your own.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

The ‘entry-level’ Street Twin has increased handling and braking, with upgraded 41mm KYB cartridge forks and a new Brembo four piston caliper gripping a single floating disc, replacing the Nissin of old.

The huge Brembo caliper is not just eye-catching, but also delivers impressive braking performance, backed up by conventional ABS. The racing looking stopper is still user friendly and progressive, though.

The 2019 Triumph Street Twin

Engine 4 out of 5

The old 900cc machine was a little gutless, and could never have been described as exciting. However, that has been rectified thanks to an 18% increase in power - up from 54bhp to 64bhp. The upgraded engine revs quicker and to 500rpm higher, due to lighter internals. The result of this is a 2019 model that pulls stronger in the mid-range and feels more alive, underneath you.

Although peak torque is identical to the old model, there’s significantly more torque throughout the rev range, noticeable from 3500rpm onwards. Tap back one gear for a fast overtake and the new Street Twin delivers, whereas the old model was a little shy. A dealer fitted A2 licence kit is still available.

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

Reliability shouldn’t be a problem as the motor is based on the previous model with lighter internalsa and service intervals remain at 10,000 miles.

Our sole Triumph Street Twin owner review is very positive, with the exception of the standard tyres, which the reader believes should be upgraded. 

Insurance, running costs & value 4 out of 5

The OTR price of the Triumph Street Twin has jumped up from £7300 in 2016 to a launch price of £8100 for the new 2019 model. That said, prices remain on par with the competition for the Hinkley designed Triumph, which is actually built in Thailand.

The Street Twin is a rival to the Kawasaki W800, Moto Guzzi V7 and Royal Enfield Continental GT.

Equipment 4 out of 5

For 2019, the Street Twin comes with class leading rider modes; 'rain' and 'road,' which alter the ride-by-wire  throttle map and traction control intervention accordingly. Both modes allow full power and can be changed on the move.

There’s a noticeable difference between the modes, with the rain mode significantly reducing the low to mid-range performance and giving the rear Pirelli Phantom an easier time in the tricky conditions we encountered; wet cobbles for example. Triumph have also installed an optional tyre pressure monitoring system, (TPMS).

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2019
Year discontinued -
New price £8,100
Used price £6,700 to £10,000
Warranty term Two years
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £91
Annual service cost £150
Max power 64.1 bhp
Max torque 59 ft-lb
Top speed 120 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 63 mpg
Tank range 164 miles
Engine size 900cc
Engine type water-cooled, 8v. twin
Frame type Steel cradle
Fuel capacity 12 litres
Seat height 790mm
Bike weight 198kg
Front suspension 41mm, Kayaba non adjustable
Rear suspension Twin Kayab rear shock, pre-load only
Front brake 310mm single disc with four-piston Brembo
Rear brake 255mm single disc with two-piston caliper
Front tyre size 110/80 x 18
Rear tyre size 150/70 x 17

History & Versions

Model history

2016: Street Twin released, featuring a new liquid-cooled 900cc engine, chassis, suspension, traction control and ABS. The first of five new-generation Bonnevilles released in 2016

Other versions

Street Scrambler

Owners' Reviews

1 owner has reviewed their TRIUMPH STREET TWIN (2019-on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your TRIUMPH STREET TWIN (2019-on)
Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 3 out of 5
5 out of 5

26 October 2019 by Charles Brice

A separate tachometer would be more convenient. Lack of possibility to install rear spools. Really confortable on long ride (500 km) all day. Shifting is precise and smooth. Otherwise an excellent machine

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
As I said, It has a confortable seat.
5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
I do my own maintenance.I had 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650LT and parts and accessories were really more expensive
3 out of 5
Choice of tyres. Rear tyre is sometime at limit on wet pavement. Why not 2 radials?
Buying experience

Excellent service from my dealer

Photo Gallery

  • Triumph's 2019 Street Twin
  • The 2019 Triumph Street Twin
  • The 2019 Triumph Street Twin engine
  • The 2019 Triumph Street Twin tank and seat
  • The 2019 Triumph Street Twin
  • MCN Senior Road Tester riding the 2019 Triumph Street Twin
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