Triumph-ant Duo

Triumph-ant Duo

There is something about modern classics that resonates very deeply for all riders. Many bike makers who specialised in classics are all set to either relaunch their bikes, or, like Jawa, reenter the Indian Market. It is not a surprise then, that one of the most iconic motorcycling brands, Triumph is buckling up for the influx classic reprisals, by offering two of their most iconic bikes at a very reasonable price. The new Street Scrambler and the new Street Twin may very well turn out to be the most crucial bikes for the British Motorcycling company, as far as the Indian market is concerned, where pricing, the single most important factor, either makes or breaks a product in most premium categories. That is why the Street Twin is priced at 7,45,000 and the Street Scrambler at 8,55,000 respectively. Targeted primarily at people who are looking to get into the realm of Triumphs and premium modern classics, these price points seem very competitive if one considers the competition, Triumph’s options and the brand’s impeccable and glorious heritage. However, Triumph does not want you to focus on the brand’s heritage. Rather they would have potential customers look at these bikes as completely new and refreshed entities. To facilitate that, both the bikes come with switchable traction controls, the same, refined 900 CC liquid cooled 8-valve engine, at 84.6 mm bore generating the same power and exactly the same torque. Ergonomically as well, both the bikes have been given roughly the same enhancements that are mainly focused to improve the ride quality and seating position, a factor that has been an Achilles’ heel of sort for Triumph. As for modern touches, you get various settings in the ABS and traction control as well as creature comforts such as a USB charging point, LED lights, different riding modes and a torque assist clutch. You also get tyre pressure monitoring systems as an optional extra. The Street Scrambler and the Street Twin differ only in a number of key areas. While the Street Twin has two riding modes, namely ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’, the Street Scrambler has one more, named ‘Off Road’ which allows a rider to have a bit more fun by taking it off the beaten track. The Street Scrambler also allows users to switch the ABS and traction control completely off, allowing experienced riders to engage with the bike at a much deeper level. It seems that the war for the crown of the modern classics will only get intense from here on out. Which we believe is a good thing.

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