Triumph Street Scrambler Review (2019)
What Is It?
The Triumph Street Scrambler is an A2 licence friendly retro style bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 900 cc parallel twin engine, producing 64.4 bhp at 7,500 rpm and maximum torque at just 3,200 rpm.
- Seat Height: Low (790 mm / 31.1 inches)
- Dry Weight: Heavy (198 kg / 437 lbs)
- Economy: Good (60 mpg / 4.7 l/100km / 21.2 km/l)
- Range: High (160 miles / 257 km)
- Top Speed: High (110 mph / 177 km/h)
What Is It Like?
Triumph Street Scrambler 2019
Tell us a bit about you
I'm a 36 year old male, 6ft 1inch. I've been riding since 2019 and this was my first bike. It has been a fantastic bike to learn on.
Why did you choose it?
I always loved the old Bonneville models. I was into scramblers as a kid too, so when they released the air cooled scrambler I fell in love. Then in 2017 they updated the model to the liquid cooled version I had to have it!
What is good about it?
The looks. The Steve McQueen factor is real! Also the handling is superb, honestly it rides around twisties like a sports bike.
What could be improved?
The front suspension, although not at all bad, would be better if it was adjustable.
Any mods or upgrades?
The bench seat from British customs. It looks the part, plus it gives me more room to move forward and back. Also:
- Bar end mirrors (had to)
- Crash bars
- Centre stand
- Heated grips
- Tec luggage rack
What is the economy like?
I haven't exactly figured out the mpg, but a full tank will get you approximately 250 kilometres / 155 miles.
How is the engine?
It's a lovely parallel twin with a great feel and sound, especially for a Euro 5 reg. It's all about the torque, roll on in nearly any gear. It loses a bit of puff at high speeds and the bike will not instil you with confidence at illegal speeds.
How does it handle?
Beautifully. I live in the countryside and it twists and turns like a sports bike. Well, almost.
What are the brakes like?
The front is very good. Brembo brakes, can't be faulted. Good feel and strength. The rear is Brembo too but not as good as the front, but perfectly adequate.
Is it comfortable?
Yes. And no. I had to replace the original seat with the bench seat. At 6'1 I felt a little cramped. The bench seat gives you room to move around more. You can also lean forward and make it a sporty ride, then sit back and cruise. I find it comfortable for several hours but I am considering buying an adventure bike for the really long trips.
How reliable have you found it?
Generally no problems. A small seal went early on and leaked a little oil but was fixed under warranty and it has been fine ever since.
What's the servicing frequency and cost like?
Service annually. Approximately 250-300 euro.
To Sum Up
Excellent. As a second bike, or a bike to enjoy on weekends, small commutes or short trips, it's brilliant. A real head turner, if you like people asking you about your bike you will love this. And if not, stay well away, you will hate it! Haha.
- Peter M, 2021
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