MCN will be riding Triumph’s new Street Twin at its world launch in Valencia on Monday.
The Street Twin was unveiled at the end of October, as part of Triumph’s new five-bike modern classic range, which also includes the Thruxton, Thruxton R, T120 and T120 Black.
Each machine is new from the ground-up. They bristle with new technology, are loaded with grunt and have uber-fashionable retro styling. They have new frames, electronic rider aids and water-cooled parallel-twin cylinder engines. The Street Twin is powered by a new 900cc ‘high-torque’ motor, while the other bikes in the range have 1200cc powerplants.
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.
Prices haven’t been released yet, but the Street Twin’s natural rivals will be the £7250 Ducati Scrambler Icon, £6249 Yamaha XSR700, £5795 Harley Davidson Street 750 and £7135 Moto Guzzi V7 II Stone.
Check back on Monday when Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will give us his initial riding impressions.