Ad closing in seconds....

TRIUMPH STREET TWIN (2019-on) Review

Published: 28 November 2018

Tweaked and improved for 2019

Triumph's 2019 Street Twin

Tweaked and improved for 2019

  • At a glance
  • 900cc  -  64.1 bhp
  • 63 mpg  -  164 miles range
  • Medium seat height (790mm)
  • New: £8,100

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

The updated 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.

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.

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.

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 -
Warranty term Two years
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £88
Annual service cost -
Performance
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
Specification
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

No owners have yet reviewed the TRIUMPH STREET TWIN (2019-on).

Review your TRIUMPH STREET TWIN (2019-on)

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
All related reviews
Bauer Media

Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141
Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,
Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT.
All registered in England and Wales. VAT no 918 5617 01
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd are authorised and regulated by the FCA(Ref No. 710067)