2016 Triumph Street Twin -2

The 2016 Triumph Street Twin, part of the latest Bonneville line-up, has landed in Malaysia, and we were in the Fast Bikes showroom in Petaling Jaya this afternoon to have a first look.

First of the in-coming models for this year to feature the new water-cooled twin engine that is also used in the Triumph Bonneville T120 and Thruxton R, the Street Twin is a distinctly retro-styled roadster designed to go head-to-head with the Ducati Scrambler and Harley-Davidson Iron 883.

Coming with a brand-new engine using liquid-cooling – to comply with emissions regulations – the Street Twin has a 900 cc parallel-twin engine with EFI that puts out 54 hp and 80 Nm of torque at 5,900 rpm.

The 2016 Street Twin has more torque than the previous model, delivering 18% more, up from 65.6 Nm. The Twin also has 22% more hp available between 2,750 and 4,750 rpm.

With a completely redesigned chassis, the 2016 Street Twin sits low to the ground, with a seat height of only 750 mm, compared to the Harley-Davidson Iron 883’s 775 mm. Despite its old school looks, the Street Twin comes with ride-by-wire, switchable traction control and ABS as standard.

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Five colours are available – Jet Black, Phantom Black, Matte Black, Silver, and Red – with cast wheels and LED rear lights. A USB charging socket is provided, and an immobiliser is included.

There are over 150 different accessories available from Triumph for the 2016 Street Twin, as well as three styling kits – Urban, Scrambler and Brat Tracker.

The Street Twin retails in Malaysia for RM55,900 including GST, excluding road tax and insurance. Additionally, the Bonneville T120, T120 Black and Thruxton R are expected to hit the showroom floor in two weeks time.