Unboxed: Five new Triumph motorcycles

By thoriq, 21 March 2019

Heads up, five new British modern classic bikes have made landfall, and they’ve made their entries in perhaps the most fitting way. We’re talking about Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia and its special ‘unboxing’ event held last night (Click the image below to watch the affair).

Touted as the ‘world’s first motorcycle unboxing’ event of its kind, the spectacle took place in the flagship Triumph Motorcycles PJ showroom and service centre in the presence of both local press and RATPack (Riders Association of Triumph) members.

Five new offerings were presented, starting with the heavily upgraded MY2019 Triumph Street Twin. Debuting alongside it were the Street Scrambler, the Scrambler 1200 duo (XC and XE), as well as the new Speed Twin offering.

Here’s a quick glance at all five offerings from the now ramped up Triumph Modern Classics range that goes on sale locally starting now.

2019 Triumph Street Twin

2019 Triumph Street Twin
The entry-level offering in Triumph’s Modern Classics range has undergone a mid-life refresh, packing more features than before. Chief amongst which is its 900cc parallel-twin heart, which benefits with increased outputs of 64hp and 80Nm.

There’s some new hardware in the mix too, starting with its new 4-piston Brembo brake up front plus a new pair of cartridge front forks. These new bits in this updated MY2019 model promises greater handling and control over the outgoing street twin.

On top of that comes two new rides modes, those being Road and Rain. Next comes an upgraded switchable traction control suite that grants riders the means to choose varying levels to suit various situations, not forgetting a neat new tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for increased safety.

With these key upgrades, the ‘baby’ in Triumph’s signature Modern Classics range is now on sale with a base price of RM55,900.

2019 Triumph Street Scrambler

2019 Triumph Street Scrambler
Want a more rugged character from the Street Twin? Then you’d best be looking at its aptly-named retro scrambler twin. In Street Scrambler form, much of the Street Twin’s core hardware and features are retained, albeit with some differences of course.

Apart from the fittingly styled high-mounted pipes and wire-spoke wheels design, the Street Scrambler also benefits with new cartridge-type front forks too, only they’re spaced wider for greater off-road capability.

Additionally, there’s Off-Road riding mode added on top of Road and Rain. In other words, this is the Street Twin’s more adventurous twin that’s ready to take you in and out of the rough in high style and stride.

Of course, this added ability to get in and out of the rough – not to mention the matching style! – sees this adventurous offering command a higher base price tag of RM64,900 instead.

2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200
Want a bigger-sized retro adventurer with more power to match? Then you need not look further past the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 duo. You can have this in two flavours – a more road-focused XC and a off-road-biased XE.

Loosely based off of the Bonneville T120 platform, Triumph have extensively reengineered the Scrambler 1200 to make it a true retro-skinned dual purpose. There’s plenty of features ensuring this like its adoption of Triumph’s ‘High-Power’ 1,200cc parallel-twin powertrain that outputs 89hp and 110Nm of twist.

Supplementing that is a ride-by-wire throttle suite with six selectable modes featuring Sport, Road, Rain, Off-Road (plus Off-Road Pro in XE), and a rider-set Custom mode too. The presence of an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) have also granted the addition of Optimised Cornering ABS and Optimised Cornering Traction Control modules too.

Whilst all that sounds overwhelming, riders need not fret as they’re easily toggled and controlled via new and customisable fully digital TFT instrument display. Integrated here too is a turn-by-turn navigation feature that’s powered by Google and supplemented with Bluetooth connectivity.

Additionally, both variants come primed with fully-adjustable Öhlins rear shocks. In the XC, there’s 200mm of travel whilst the he XE benefits further with piggyback reservoirs to provide 250mm of travel instead. The off-road focused XE also benefits with a beefier pair of front forks, which all adds up to its off-road ready credentials.

With four exciting colour scheme options available in each variant, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 goes on sale with a base price tag of RM80,900 in XC form, and from RM86,900 in XE form.

2019 Triumph Speed Twin

2019 Triumph Speed Twin
We saved the best for last, and it comes in the form of the new Speed Twin. Inspired by the original from 1937, this new-for-2019 iteration underpins the racy Thruxton R café racer platform, boasting several core tweak to make it more accommodating.

Power comes from the Thruxton’s 1,200cc High Power parallel-twin that makes 96hp and 112Nm. There’s also ride-by-wire with three modes, those being Rain, Road and Sport. Other notable features include Brembo twin-discs up front, as well as adjustable cartridge-type front forks amongst many others.

In terms of styling, there’s plenty to marvel in to likes its twin upswept exhausts, 17-inch cast aluminium wheels wrapped in high-performance tyres, bar-end mirrors, as well as various brush aluminium exterior trims (mudguards, throttle body covers, side panel finishers, and heel guards).

With the Speed Twin, Triumph is promising the delivery of performance in contemporary style. Available in three colourway choices, Triumph’s latest sporty yet stylish retro-skinned offering goes on sale with a base price of RM73,900.