By Dennis Chung
Triumph has released full specifications U.S. pricing for the new 2016 Street Twin. John Burns just attended the press launch test of the new Street Twin and we will have his review of the reborn Twin published shortly but here’s what we know.
The 2016 Triumph Street Twin will be offered in five color options. Pricing starts at $8,700 for the Jet Black option. For $8,950, you get a choice of the Aluminum Silver, Cranberry Red, Matt Black and Phantom Black color options.
From the outside, the Twin’s engine looks identical to the 1200cc parallel-Twin in the Bonneville and Thruxton models but the Street Twin’s actually only displaces 900cc , making it the entry-level model in the revamped Bonneville line. It has an extra 35cc on the 2015 Bonneville engine but at a claimed 54 hp, it’s actually down about 13 horse from the old engine. The Street Twin makes up for it in torque, claiming 59.0 lb-ft., a 17.6% improvement from the previous engine.
The classically-styled Street Twin also comes with modern technology, equipped with ride-by-wire throttle control, switchable ABS, traction control and even a USB socket which surprisingly isn’t still isn’t commonly offered on current motorcycles.
Check back later this week for Burns’ full first ride review.
|2016 Triumph Street Twin Specifications|
|Engine Type||Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel Twin|
|Bore/Stroke||84.6 x 80 mm|
|Maximum Power (claimed)||54 HP (40.5kW) @ 5900 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||59.0 lb-ft (80Nm) @ 3230 rpm|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin brushed silencers|
|Final drive||O ring chain|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch|
|Frame||Tubular steel cradle|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, tubular steel|
|Front Wheel||Cast aluminum alloy multi-spoke 18 x 2.75in|
|Rear Wheel||Cast aluminum alloy multi-spoke 17 x 4.25in|
|Rear Tire||150/70 R17|
|Front Suspension||Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable …read more