Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the entry-level Street Twin modern classic in 2020MY BS6 format. Ex-showroom prices start at Rs 7.45 lakh and increase by about Rs 13,000 depending on colour. There are three colour choices: Jet Black (no extra cost), Matte Ironstone and Korosi Red.
It was only recently that the British motorcycle manufacturer launched the 2020MY BS6-compliant Street Triple R inline-3 naked sports motorcycle with price tag of Rs 8.84 lakh ex-showroom. The company has already updated its other premium Bonneville modern classic models such as the T100, T120 and Speedmaster to BS6 specifications, alongside a few improvements in terms of aesthetics, equipment and performance.
The Triumph Street Twin is one of the most affordable ‘premium’ twin-cylinder street bikes on the Indian market. Harley-Davidson’s Street 750, a popular alternative to the Street Twin, currently comes at an ex-showroom starting price of Rs 5.34 lakh. However, this could see a major hike since the American motorcycle maker plans to wind up local production at its Bawal (Haryana) manufacturing facility.
Key highlights of the new Street Twin include 4-piston Brembo front brake (310mm single disc; 220mm Nissin 2-piston disc at the back), torque-assist clutch, single-pod semi-digital instrument console, riding modes (Road & Rain), TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), dual-channel ABS, switchable TCS (Traction Control System), etc. When it comes to styling, the motorcycle gives complete justice to its ‘modern classic’ tag.
Triumph Motorcycles’ entry-level choice rides on 100/90R18 (F) and 150/70R17 (R) tyres shod on cast aluminium alloy wheels. The motorcycle is built on a tubular steel cradle chassis, supported by 41mm forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. Both offer 120mm of suspension travel.
It weighs 198kg dry and packs a 12-litre fuel tank. At a seat height of 760mm, the Street Twin is one of the best accessible premium middleweights for beginners.
Powering the 2020MY Indian-spec Triumph Street Twin is a 900cc liquid-cooled SOHC parallel-twin engine. It churns out 65bhp @ 7,500rpm and 80Nm @ 3,700 while mated to a 5-speed transmission. Compared to the previous version, the brushed dual exhaust system has undergone some modifications to meet BS6 emission norms.
At present, Triumph Motorcycles has eight products in its Indian portfolio. The range starts from Street Twin BS6 and goes up to the longitudinal inline-3 sports cruiser, Rocket III (costs Rs 18 lakh ex-showroom).