Triumph has released full specifications U.S. pricing for the new 2016 Street Twin. John Burns just attended the press launch test of the new Street Twin and we will have his review of the reborn Twin published shortly but here’s what we know.

The 2016 Triumph Street Twin will be offered in five color options. Pricing starts at $8,700 for the Jet Black option. For $8,950, you get a choice of the Aluminum Silver, Cranberry Red, Matt Black and Phantom Black color options.


From the outside, the Twin’s engine looks identical to the 1200cc parallel-Twin in the Bonneville and Thruxton models but the Street Twin’s actually only displaces 900cc , making it the entry-level model in the revamped Bonneville line. It has an extra 35cc on the 2015 Bonneville engine but at a claimed 54 hp, it’s actually down about 13 horse from the old engine. The Street Twin makes up for it in torque, claiming 59.0 lb-ft., a 17.6% improvement from the previous engine.


The classically-styled Street Twin also comes with modern technology, equipped with ride-by-wire throttle control, switchable ABS, traction control and even a USB socket which surprisingly isn’t still isn’t commonly offered on current motorcycles.

Check back later this week for Burns’ full first ride review.

2016 Triumph Street Twin Specifications
Engine Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel Twin
Displacement 900cc
Bore/Stroke 84.6 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio 10.55:1
Maximum Power (claimed) 54 HP (40.5kW) @ 5900 rpm
Maximum Torque 59.0 lb-ft (80Nm) @ 3230 rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin brushed silencers
Final drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 5-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheel Cast aluminum alloy multi-spoke 18 x 2.75in
Rear Wheel Cast aluminum alloy multi-spoke 17 x 4.25in
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 150/70 R17
Front Suspension Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Rear Brake Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display/Functions LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll button on handlebars, TPMS ready, heated grips ready, fuel consumption display and traction control status display.
Dimensions and Weights
Length 2090 mm
Width (Handlebars) 785 mm
Height Without Mirrors 1114 mm
Seat Height 750 mm
Wheelbase 1439 mm
Rake 25.1º
Trail 102.4 mm
Dry Weight 198 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 L
Fuel consumption 87.4 mpg at constant speed of 56 mph
62.4 mpg at constant speed of 75 mph
Combined 76 mpg*
* Figures obtained according to the emissions procedure GTR2 of the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC).
Emissions Euro4 Standard: CO2 – 87.0 g/km
Other Standard equipment ABS, Traction Control, Ride-by-wire, Immobiliser, USB socket, LED rear light