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Triumph First ride: 2019 Triumph Street Twin

2019 Triumph Street Twin

A perkier engine, uprated spec and first-in-class technology makes the 2019 Street Twin a modern classic worth owning

Verdict:

Triumph is the undisputed king of modern classics and it’s easy to see why. With a 12-strong line-up, the manufacturer has something for everyone, and the Street Twin is definitely the most adaptable, everyday bike among them. It’s so easy and enjoyable to ride, and looks great in the flesh.

The 2019 model is even more of a winning combination than the previous guise, with a delightful engine, top-quality spec, an accessible nature and, best of all, a decent price point.

Specs:

Model: Triumph Street Twin
Engine: 900cc High Torque liquid-cooled parallel twin
Power: 64bhp (48kW) @ 7,500rpm
Torque: 80Nm (59lb-ft) @ 3,800rpm
Tank size: 12 litres
Claimed fuel consumption: 72mpgSuspension: 41mm KYB cartridge fork, KYB twin shocks – both 120mm travel
Seat height: Standard – 760mm
Dry weight: 198kg
Brakes: Front – Single 310mm disc, Brembo four-piston. Rear - Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating calliper
Wheels: Front - 100/90 R18, Rear - 150/70 R17
Tyres: Pirelli Phantom