Despite only being launched last year, Triumph’s Street Scrambler has proved incredibly popular, and the new model year sees a number of improvements and alterations to the bike that hark back to the halcyon days of the Bonneville T120TT and TR6 C. A
nd these improvements also apply to the bike that many see as being the Hinckley factory’s entry-level machine, the Street Twin. Power from the 900cc ‘High Torque’ engine has been increased by 18%, and the rev limit is now 500rpm higher, with a new Brembo caliper and higher spec front forks to help tame the increase in output.
Alien to any original Triumph scramblers is the array of technology that the new bikes wear, with traction control and ABS (both of which are switchable for the time that you do decide to go off-road), dual riding modes (‘road’ and ‘rain’), and even a USB socket to charge your ‘devices’.
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