2019 Triumph Street Scrambler: Five reasons why the updated motorcycle can be a hit in the Indian market

Triumph Motorcycles India launched the 2019 Street Scrambler on February 14 for a starting price of Rs 8.55 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). Ever since its introduction in 2017, Street Scrambler has been one of the company’s most loved bikes.

The new Street Scrambler comes in with several updates to deliver powerful performance and better ride quality. The modern technology made available in the bike by the company is only going to get it more fans.

Triumph has always been known to manufacture motorcycles that deliver complete satisfaction to the riders. In every department the company’s bikes stand out and the new Street Scrambler follows the suit. Below I give five reasons why the new offering from the British brand can be an instant hit in the Indian market.

More power

The 2019 Street Scrambler gets a 900 cc liquid cooled, eight-valve, parallel twin engine that can churn out 65 PS of power at 7,500 rpm and 80 Nm of torque at 3,200 rpm. It is 18 per cent more powerful than its predecessor and mated to a five-speed gearbox. The engine updates include:
— New magnesium cam cover
— New lightweight crankshaft, dead shafts and balance shafts
— New lighter clutch
— New mass optimized clutch cover

Better ride quality

A new chassis and suspension updates to the 2019 Street Scrambler bring stability in streets as well as dirt tracks. The new Brembo four-piston front brake caliper provides better braking power. New higher spec cartridge front forks, with scrambler-style rubber gaiters and a full 120 mm travel, deliver great road and light off-road capability and comfort. The wheels (19-inch at the front and 17-inch at the rear) add to the ride quality.

First-in-class technology

The company is claiming several first-in-class technology updates for the new Street Scrambler. These include:
— New road, rain and off-road riding modes.
— Switchable traction control
— Switchable ABS
— Torque-assist clutch
— Immobilizer fitted as standard with transponder incorporated into the key
— USB charging socket located under the seat

Modern design

Signature high-level exhaust, sculpted tank, minimal bodywork and premium modern finishes give the new Street Scrambler a spectacular look. The premium bike gets a host of updates, including:
— New number-board side panel graphics incorporating the more contemporary new logo
— Upgraded instrument styling with a new bezel and high-value metallic branded embellisher, and a new dial face with translucent silver detailing
— New adventure-oriented seat finish with durable leather and textile inspired material
— Wider spaced front forks with revised front mudguard, top yoke and headlight brackets

Triumph assurance

The 2019 Street Scrambler gets two year unlimited kilometers manufacturer warranty. This aspect is standard across all the motorcycles of Triumph. Besides, there is also a ‘Triumph two year extended warranty program’ that will allow customers to enroll immediately on purchase of a motorcycle. The scheme will have some key features like global coverage and transferability, along with unlimited kilometers coverage.