Amid a sea of media-types, Natalie Kavafyan, General Manager of Germany and Austria, addressed the crowd before leading into the presentation of the new bikes, which were ridden up onto raised platforms that extended out on each side of the Triumph center stage.
New technology and performance improvements have been added to the new 2019 Triumph Street Twin and Scrambler along with optional “inspiration kits.”
Power output is upped to 65hp, increased by 10hp from the previous year. A higher revving engine and 59 ft-lbs. of torque round out the performance.
Braking is provided by a new Brembo 4-piston front brake caliper and new higher-specification cartridge front forks provide a more comfortable ride, along with wide bars, forward set pegs and a 19” front wheel. Dual-purpose tires offer street or light off-road traction and a low seat height benefits a wider range of riders.
Technology comes in the form of new Road and Rain riding modes, Switchable ABS and traction control, a torque assist clutch, LED rear light, immobilizer and USB power socket.
The Scrambler features a new logo, premium instrument styling, adventure-oriented seat finish and wider spaced front forks add to the new style of the Street Scrambler. And it is built to personalize with over 120 custom accessories and a new ‘Urban Tracker’ inspiration kit.
The new and improved Street Twin model, which has been a popular choice for a wide age group of new riders, comes with many of the same features as the Scrambler, including the increased power and torque.
The Street Twin’s style has been “enhanced” by new cast aluminum multi-spoke wheels, a contemporary logo and premium instrument styling. The 2019 Street Twin is built to personalize with over 140 custom accessories and two new inspiration kits, the ‘Urban Ride’ and ‘Café Custom,’ which were featured at the press conference on Tuesday.