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Triumph boosts Bonneville 900 power and features

Triumph Bonneville 900 Street Scrambler

The 2019 Triumph Bonneville 900 Street Scrambler and Street Twin get a subtle boost in power and features including two riding modes, upgraded front brake and improved front suspension.

Updates were announced at Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne overnight and the other 900cc models, T100 and Street Cup, are expected to receive similar upgrades soon.

There is no word on Australian arrival or pricing, but we don’t expect much of a price increase for the subtle updates, if any. Prices will be announced on November 23 at the Melbourne Moto Expo. They should be here early next year.

Bonneville 900

To meet tough Euro 4 emissions standards, Triumph have improved the 900’s liquid cooling and decreased warm-up time to minimise cold-start emissions.

The 900cc engine also gets an 18% power boost from 40.5kW to 47.5kW. Torque remains at 80Nm.

Triumph Bonneville 900 Street Scrambler
Street Scrambler

There are now road and rain riding modes and they still feature switchable traction control and ABS.

Also to meet the emissions standards, the Street Scrambler exhaust has been updated with an internal catalytic convertor.

Triumph Bonneville 900 Street ScramblerThat not only makes it cleaner, but also makes the exhaust slimmer and more attractive, although most riders swap them for the lighter factory commissioned Vance & Hines aftermarket exhaust anyway.

Front-end harshness has been decreased with new fork cartridges and the brakes are uprated with Brembo front callipers.

Styling has also been tweaked with new logos, a “Bonneville” logo on the instruments, and restyled seats. Triumph Bonneville 900 Street Scrambler

The Street Twin also gets a restyled headlight with machined detailing and brushed aluminium brackets.

It now comes with a tyre pressure monitor, lighter clutch, LED rear light, engine immobiliser and a USB charging socket under the seat.

Triumph Bonneville 900 Street Twin
Street Twin

The British manufacturer will also reveal the 1200cc version of the Scrambler on October 24.

  1. I bought a Street Twin on 29 September to take advantage of the Triumph promo of $13,990 R/A including Vance & Hines pipes. Pity there was no indication anywhere of the 2019 upgrade. Nevertheless, I’m really enjoying the bike. Without seeing or riding the new model I feel certain Triumph have made an excellent bike even better – proving that Triumph have listened to customers and reviewers.

    The key upgrades appear to be increasing power to 65 PS @ 7,500 rpm (500 rpm up) and leaving the torque figure at 80 nm’s but lifting it from 3,200 rpm to 4,000 rpm.

    The switch to Brembo brakes should address stopping ability. I’ve had one occasion to brake moderately hard and found that while the Nissin’s did pull the bike up with little front wheel dive I was a little surprised to find the rear moving out a little. Compare and contrast that with my previous Nissin equipped Honda that dived markedly at the front but held straight at the rear.

    The extra 10mm seat cushioning and re-positioned pegs – general ergonomics – should please taller riders.

    Given my Street Twin 2 model is already a great bike Triumph should be on a winner with the 2019 model.

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